Elsie reminded me so much of my own babies! She was pretty much the same weight and length as my oldest, and floppy like my boys were. Just something about her was so sweet and familiar! And she did so well during her session. She slept through just about everything and looked good in every color. Big bro Cooper surprised us all and was so sweet and loving for his photos with her…don’t miss those at the end. Such a wonderful session!
Such a snuggly little lady! Lainey loved being held. Her momma brought some cute little things to use in her session, so we did those first and she struggled a bit with sleeping. She finally gave in, and we finished up the naked stuff before wrapping her up. Once wrapped, she literally snoozed without a peep the rest of our session! We loved playing dress-up with Lainey, she’s such a doll. I have gotten to photograph her since then, at about 3 months old but you’ll have to wait awhile to see that session…I’m so behind on blogging! Also…make sure to check out the last photo to see how she SMILED for her family photo!
Sweet baby Kramer. She took some calming and feeds, but she finally let us pose her how we wanted…for a bit, haha. Once we wrapped her, she was good to go the rest of the time! This family was so sweet to get to know, and we loved finding out their story as the session went on. We knew a lot of people in common which was fun! At the end, Dad had a super fun idea for a color combo and everyone loved how it turned out. My assistant Jess and I were very blessed by this session!
We had a bit of a baby boom in January, so you may have noticed lots of newborn posts comin atcha! Little Preston did really well for his session. He didn’t love being on his tummy, but we got him there eventually. He started things off by pooping on my white backdrop right off the bat, haha. Newborn photographer problems! 🙂 He really fell asleep after we wrapped him up and he did great…we got everything done in under 2 hours. Such a sweet little snuggle bunny, and very handsome!
Maxwell’s parents talked about how sleepy he usually is and about how they have trouble keeping him awake to EAT, especially during the daytime. HOWEVER…Max decided that deep sleep was not going to happen this day. We got him in the perfect pose on the bean bag, but the second I took my hands or his pacifier away, he started wiggling out of his pose. After being swaddled + a few feedings, we finally got him asleep and did all our wrapped prop poses. At the end, we tried again for naked baby, but he said no. Mom fed him one more time before they left…and we made the last minute decision to try again…SUCCESS! I had 2 minutes of him being happy on his tummy on the beanbag and that was all I ever wanted, haha! Thank you Max!
This is my sweet friend Val’s third baby! It took a lot of work to get Rori to sleep…we let her eat and she started snoozing, but then when I went to pose her, she decided she wanted to be awake! We found out the pacifier made her more awake, so we scrapped that idea. We decided to to swaddled poses first then, but then the problem became that she scowled whenever I had my light on her! We switched to natural light for awhile. At the end, we really tried hard for some beanbag poses on her tummy and it took a bit of work, but we prevailed! So much fun choosing out colors and setups, and getting to photograph this precious new addition…seems like just yesterday that we were announcing their pregnancy! Click here to see that post, and here to see her maternity photos.
We had a streak of babies who just didn’t want to sleep! Maverick is super cute and squishy, but after we undressed him, he just didn’t want to miss out on anything. We ended up starting with family poses, and after a few feedings, he finally fell asleep. We got several swaddled poses out of him, then went to the bean bag to finish up. Big sister Myla was very entertaining and even serenaded us with some Justin Bieber!
Sweet little Milo was the cutest and had super soft little cheeks! I loved them! He was my first baby of 2019, though he was actually born just before the new year. He was a very calm baby but just did NOT want to fall asleep. We got some awake stuff, did all the family stuff, then really tried to get him to sleep. After awhile trying to outwit him for quite some time, I re-wrapped him super snug and had momma feed him. He finally dozed off and we got several cute wrapped poses but then when I went to unwrap him and do the naked baby stuff, he couldn’t settle. Then he decided to “go” everywhere and we were done! Ha! Sweet little guy, he’s one lucky baby brother with all those big siblings!
Well friends, we’ve made it! This is the last session I had in 2018, so we are caught up to the present year finally! Miss Blakely was born just before Christmas, and I was able to meet her on the 27th for a quick newborn shoot! I photographed Blakely’s parents’ wedding a few years ago (and even her momma’s senior photos!) and was SO excited to hear that they were expecting. Blakely is just as sweet as could be expected. She didn’t want to go to sleep during the first part of our session, but I was able to sneak some photos in between her opening her eyes. Then she got hiccups so momma fed her and she was able to finally catch some Zzzz’s. She fought us a little on the last pose (on her tummy) but we were successful and got the sweetest photos of this little lady!
Oh, sweet Wilmer Dean. He was born just before Christmas, and we heard that mom and dad had sung him Christmas carols as loud as they could on the way to our session in order to keep him awake. But he still wanted to stay awake to see what was going on when he got to the studio. Mom fed him and then we ended up wrapping him and he fell asleep for awhile. We were able to get in all of our prop poses. We decided to do the beanbag last and he was NOT a fan of being on his tummy. I finally won the battle and got ONE beanbag pose out of him and then we decided to call it a day. Sweetest little squish ever! Such a cutie!