This little girl was such a sweet gift for this family! Big brother was super proud to watch over her :)
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Yep - I just love her! She came into the studio for a modeling session so I could test out my new lighting and I'm in love with the pictures I took!
How amazing is this little guys name? Knox! I love it. It might be one of my top 5 favorite names for a baby boy. Well, Knox came in for a wrapped up mini session - and he rocked it. This isn't the first time I've photographed this family. His older brother also came in to see me for newborn pictures!
This past week I got to photograph Baby Nate! I took his sisters newborn pictures almost 3 years ago and I was so excited when his family asked me to be his newborn photographer! I absolutely love his session and it was hard to narrow down my favorites! We did a mini newborn session so it lasted about 60 minutes.
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Little Henley came into my studio for a Mini session! I love mini sessions because they're simple and quick and perfect for those parents who don't need a whole lot of pictures, just a few for announcements. Henley's Dad made arrangements for the session as a surprise for the Momma-To-Be! Isn't he the sweetest?
I'm really excited to share some recent updates I made to my home studio. When we first bought our home a few years ago it was because my husband needed a home office and I needed a home studio. I was tired of taking my dining room apart to set up for a newborn session! And after the session I was normally too tired to put everything back together.
When I first put my home studio together I wasn't sure what type of storage I would need, and really, what my work flow would be like. I had ugly carpet, which was not easy to clean when a baby peed or pooped! I also didn't have very comfortable seating for my parents, and if I'm honest with you, I felt bad they didn't have a more comfortable seating area. Wondering what my old studio looked like? Here you go: Ugly Old Studio
But all that has changed. This past month I updated my home studio! I have fancy new flooring which makes clean up a breeze. As you enter my newborn home studio you'll see my comfy parents area! I have this amazing love seat that is so so comfortable! I want my parents to feel like they can sit and relax while I take their newborns pictures. This is a time when they literally have 3 hours, to themselves!
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My studio has a closet that I store my posing bean bag in when I'm not using it and also some miscellaneous items that I use for cake smash sessions or milestone sessions - Oh and my favorite cart from IKEA! I like to keep my macro lens, shooting lens and baby wipes, blankets and other items on it and it's easy to wheel over to where ever I'm shooting!
I hope you've enjoyed my studio tour! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email!
There's definitely something in the water! My 4th set of twins in as many months. Can you believe it?! These two were a blessing and a miracle for the family and they were amazing in the studio.
Little Leela is One! This time last year we were taking her newborn pictures. I can't believe how much she's grown over the last year. We took a couple pictures of Leela and her sisters and then set up for her cake smash. Can't you tell how much she just loved it? We were all laughing the whole time. Her parents informed me that their other daughters had the same reaction. Not all kids like to get messy!
Little Spencer came in for a mini newborn session! We were in and out in under and hour and a full gallery to show off. I loved his session and look at that sweet smile!
Ariel is one!
She was just a newborn, in my studio, like last week. I don't believe she's one. But look how much fun she had at her cake smash session!