fine art maternity, birth, newborn, baby, child and family photography

birthday parties

brand new year, brand new LOGO! {New Orleans photographer}

After a loooooong hiatus on the blog, we’re finally back!  We’ve been SOOO busy creating beautiful portraiture for families since our last post in July, we got too busy to blog!  So we’re hiring additional help so that we can manage it all. 🙂  The next few posts are going to let you in on all the new things going on at Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography!  First off, you’ll see a new look to our site, blog, and marketing materials.  We hired the amazing Katie Loerts of Katie Loerts Design to create a new interpretation of our brand. The most important thing I wanted the new design to convey were our standards of simple and timeless beauty and our commitment to excellence.  I think Katie’s design beautifully illustrates these principles!

The new logo was just one part of the many new things we are doing at the studio to refine both our craft and the way we do business.  We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality images, experience and products, and we will continue to invest in every area to provide that.  This year, we have invested in enlarging our studio space, a new continuous lighting system for the studio that newborns and babies prefer to strobe (flash) lighting, our new brand look, remodeling our studio viewing space, and an amazing private mentoring class with the world-renowned Julia Kelleher of Jewel Images.  I traveled to Oregon to spend several inspiring days with Julia and some model newborns in Julia’s lovely studio so that I could bring back such timeless, beautiful studio newborn portraiture to the heart of New Orleans.  More on that later!  For now, please enjoy our new look and new logo!

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Would you like to chat about a session for your family?  Call 504.421.4130 or visit our contact page at www.oliviagreypritchard.com!


sareena + zaina turn one!!! {New Orleans twins photographer}

Beautiful Sareena and Zaina, twins born a year ago on my birthday, are one year old!  They had a lovely party, complete with the Easter Bunny and an Egg Hunt, with all their little friends over to play in April.  Big sister Ava was a big help in getting things ready, and the decorations (and food!) were to die for.  Family was visiting from all over the world, which made things even more special.  Happy Birthday, beautiful Sareena and Zaina!

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isabella’s 1st birthday party in one-derland…{New Orleans party photographer}

Miss Isabella is one year old, and I got to photograph her gorgeous birthday party with an Alice in Wonderland theme.  Everywhere I looked there was a beautiful arrangement and delicious (looking and tasting!) treats, with sweet touches everywhere, including pictures and canvas from her last year!  The guest book was an actual copy of Alice and Wonderland, and everyone wrote sweet notes to the birthday girl on the pages.  Her big gift was a playhouse (that her daddy got in to show her how it’s done!), and she she wanted to carry a balloon everywhere with her.  It took Izzy a little while to get into the cake, but once she did, it was everywhere.  She shared well with Daddy, and kiiind of well with Mama (Daddy got 3 bites for every one she gave to Mama!), and then she tore into some presents.  I love her fat cheeks, sweet smile, and attitude!!!  Happy Birthday, little Isabella!!!

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Izzy just chillin’…

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kai’s monkey birthday bash…{New Orleans party photographer}

Mr. Kai, one of my favorite kiddos of all time, is TWO!  I met him not long ago when I tagged along to the Zoo with him and his Nona on their regular Wednesday visit.  After that morning with him, I was smitten!  And lucky for me I got to photograph his birthday party this past Sunday morning at his beautiful home. Mom Natasha is an interior designer, and the color scheme she has chosen for her home just makes me feel relaxed every time I walk inside.  The backyard is absolute heaven, I swear I would blissfully live back there.  Not in the summertime, you say?  Well, there are misters around the entire yard, not to mention a small, calming oasis (a pool, but it looks like an oasis!), so even in the steamy New Orleans summer it’s possible to stay cool.  The party was a huge hit with both grown-ups and kiddos, with plenty of fun for both.  The kids (and most of the adults!) got their faces painted, watched a live Magic Show, and then an ICE CREAM TRUCK pulled up to give them whatever their little hearts desired!  Really, those kids thought they’d died and gone to heaven.  Kai did beautifully, no melt-downs at all throughout each new activity, even though he was absolutely exhausted by the time things were wrapping up.  I could tell how tired he was by how quietly he watched the Magic Show!  Happy Birthday, Little Monkey, I’m so glad I got to be there for your big day! 🙂

Watching for friends arriving…

With Dad and Poppa, trying his best to get that darn thing to blow!

Love, love, LOVE these…the one on the right especially! 🙂

A pair of sisters and a pair of brothers!

And a pair of first cousins…

The Magic Show!!!

An anonymous birthday card/drawing…

I adore this picture of Mama and her boys (that’s baby brother Max, just awake from his nap!)

Happy Birthday, sweet Kai!!!

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hartley’s 1st birthday party…{New Orleans party photographer}

Miss Hartley is ONE, and since we started her Baby’s First Year package at her 4 month session, we added her birthday party in as her 4th session —  and I’m so glad we did!  I knew Hartley’s mama Nikki would do an amazing job with the party and everything would be gorgeous, but I also knew it would be fun, too.  I don’t ever think a party is any fun unless the hosts/hostesses are laid back and having a good time themselves rather than stressing over every little thing…and Nikki can plan everything down to the tiniest detail and still make it look easy and fun.  There was something for everyone at Hartley’s Birthday Brunch: fruit and mini-pancakes for the babies, a cereal bar for the kiddos, and snacks and drinks for the grown-ups.  The Birthday Bebe herself slept through the first bit, but it was her party, and she could nap if she wanted to!  Nikki, I know you must have worked really hard to pull everything together so flawlessly, and it totally paid off.  I had a great time visiting with you guys and catching up with college friends (Nikki and I are sorority sisters from Southern Miss), and most of all, I have loved watching your gorgeous baby girl grow.  The first birthday is always bittersweet, I know, so I hope these photographs will help you remember and cherish all the details…before we know it, we’ll be doing her 18 month session!

Cereal bar…

Fun for the grown-ups…

Sleepy face, just awake from her nap…

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