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I’m so excited to share this lifestyle newborn session with you. Miss Lakelee was an absolute dream to photograph, and her mama and daddy’s home is a perfect treasure trove of vintage and antique items that were ideal to use as newborn props. The light was absolutely lovely in just about every room of their home, and I was seriously in heaven while photographing her newborn session.

This beautiful cradle has been in the family for a long time, and mom and dad requested that I use it for part of the session. I was more than happy to oblige. The warm color of the wood and the sweet floral bedding created such a pretty, feminine look that I just adore. I love love LOVE how she sleeps with her arms above her head!

This gorgeous bassinet has also been in the family for generations. And these little bonnets are all the rage right now, but this one is a genuine family antique that mama provided for the session.

This pretty little table? Yep, another antique! I think it’s so neat when the props used in a session mean something special to the family.

I can’t get over the gorgeous color scheme in the nursery. Gray is kinda my thing right now. I’m trying to find a dresser like that so that I can paint it in a similar fashion – LOVE IT!!!

And who can resist close-up shots of those tiny little hands and feet?

And pretty little pink diaper covers?

We made sure that mama and daddy participated in the session, as well. This little girl will definitely know how much she’s loved when she looks at these images.

  • August 29, 2013 - 1:05 am

    Mary - Ah I love these! That cradle is suuuuuper sweet.ReplyCancel

I was so excited when Anna contacted me for a maternity session. It took us a while to figure out a location, but we finally settled on one of my favorite parks that fulfilled her wish to include lots of grass, sky, and beautiful foothills in her images.

The day of our session arrived, and I was so disappointed. I arrived at the park, and the wind was cra-zy. Yes, it was two syllables worth of craziness – the trees were practically blowing sideways.

My lovely subjects arrived dressed for their session, and I originally suggested that we reschedule. Hair and clothing was blowing everywhere, and it seemed like Mother Nature was working against us. We decided to stick it out for at least a couple of poses, and I’m SO glad we did. It required a little bit of patience between poses, but we captured SO many images that I absolutely love. This is my favorite maternity session to date!


I recently had the privilege of photographing a sweet baby girl in the comfort of her own home. The master bedroom had the most beautiful light, and Miss “M” slept like an angel for me throughout the entire session. She allowed me to photograph her with a variety of my favorite props from Traditions in Thyme, Crickets Creations, and Simplistic Inspirations. With her gorgeous hair, rosy cheeks, and perfect little rosebud lips, I think she could have a career in baby modeling!



Every once in a while, the stars align perfectly, and a photographer has one of those sessions where everything just goes right. This newborn session was one of those. The lighting was gorgeous, the baby was an absolute dream to photograph (she slept for a good portion of the session, and was adorably awake for part of it), and mom and dad were SO in love with their beautiful baby girl. The most difficult thing about this session was narrowing down my favorites to edit – I ended up with a LOT of favorites.;)

The lighting in the master bedroom was absolutely perfect for lifestyle newborn portraits. We were able to capture adorable images with mom and dad, as well as some of my all-time favorite images of baby girl by herself. /Sigh. I just can’t get over how much I love the portraits we captured during this session! After the master bedroom portraits, we went out in to the foyer where the yummy hardwood floors provided the perfect backdrop for some basket poses. I love the warmth that the hardwood floors provided!

I know I say it all the time, but I love love LOVE lifestyle newborn sessions. When I’m photographing a baby in their home with their family and their everyday surroundings, I just really feel like I’m in my element – like I’ve finally found that elusive “style” that all photographers obsess over finding for themselves. I enjoy the posed newborn sessions too, of course, but there’s just something about lifestyle! I still like to incorporate wraps, hats, and headbands, and I still do a bit of posing, but I adore the clean, simple look of the images from this type of session.





  • April 14, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Regan Espinosa - Sorry I did not know the time frame for newborn pics my daughter was born 4.4.14 a week early do you have any openings this week?ReplyCancel

Earlier this evening, I was searching for a few images on my hard drive, and I came across this session from last year that I never blogged. I was absolutely shocked, because this is one of my all-time favorite not-quite-newborn sessions!

When Emma’a mama contacted me for a session, I was a wee bit nervous, because she mentioned that her beautiful baby girl was a little bit older than my usual newborn. She contacted me when Emma was about 3 weeks old, and since they were coming in from out of state, the session would have to be scheduled around their visit. She was about 6 weeks old on the date of our session, which can sometimes be a bit tricky (older babies don’t always sleep as well, but they’re not yet old enough to smile for the camera on cue). I really shouldn’t have worried, though. She was the sweetest, most easy-going baby I’ve ever met. And absolutely gorgeous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful pair of lips on a baby – and her peaches and cream coloring is just stunning!

She slept like a champ for the first part of our session, and allowed me to capture her sleeping with some of my very favorite props and backgrounds. Towards the end of the session, she woke up, and she was just as happy as could be. She gave me beautiful eye contact with those lovely baby blues of hers, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the images we captured from her session.