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!
Would you like to chat about a session for your family? Call 504.421.4130 or visit our contact page at www.oliviagreypritchard.com!
Sweet, petite Clementine had a beautiful newborn session, complete with grandparents and aunt! Whenever family is present, I always like to ask if they’d like to take a picture with baby. I think it’s so important to include family whenever possible, and I LOVE multi-generational photographs. I used to spend hours as a child going through old family photo albums, and I think that’s part of the reason I opened my studio — to create such treasured items for other families. Little Clementine has a family full of love, and I know she will treasure these photographs when she’s grown, especially the ones with her Grandpa and her aunt, because I think from watching them with her that she’ll have a very special relationship with both of them. So sweet!
Mr. Clayton was a chunky guy already, such big cheeks on a newborn babe! I love a chubby, squishy newborn. He was such a good baby, just taking a couple of nursing breaks and otherwise sleeping almost the entire session. He has beautiful lips and lashes, and I think he looks like both his mama and his daddy. He’s such a handsome little guy! I loved spending my afternoon with him and his sister-pup, who still isn’t quite sure what to make of him… 🙂
This sweet little beauty was born on my birthday, and I was lucky enough to be able to photograph her birth! I’m sure you remember her lovely mama’s maternity session below on the blog…as you can see, motherhood suits this mama very well, and Daddy is absolutely smitten with his little daughter. I was excited for this newborn session because I have loved photographing this little family on their journey from becoming a couple to a trio. Those fat cheeks, that perfect little rosebud mouth, and those huge eyes…baby Mimsy looks exactly like her mama with her daddy’s coloring. And she was born on the best day of the year, so now I have a new Birthday Buddy! 😉
Preston was a big boy already at his newborn session at two weeks old! He and his brother both have heads’ full of gorgeous hair and beautiful dark eyes. Preston was super-hungry, wanting to eat every hour or so, but then his little tummy was hurting so it was quite awhile before he calmed down enough to sleep through the posed shots. But no worries, we waited him out! I took some photographs of big brother Gracen while Mama was walking around soothing the baby. And I love the pictures of the boys together, especially the one where it looks like Preston is talking to his big brother!
Little Nolan was a little older than most of my newborns, but he was super sweet and we got some beautiful images of him along with him with his mama. He was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed that afternoon (as 5-week-olds often are!), just holding his head up with confidence, kicking those legs, and starting to be a baby rather than a newborn. I love his lips and the little faces he made for me, expressive even at 5 weeks!
Isn’t Miss Eleanor the most beautiful little newborn? With the most perfect lips and most expressive eyebrows? (Though look at her mother and it’s no surprise!) Little Eleanor was born on Halloween (I know, we’re super behind on the blog — but we didn’t want to spoil the Christmas card and announcements by posting this before family and friends got their cards!) and her mommy had the cutest little pumpkin hat for her. Eleanor is really hilarious — her eyebrows and pursed lips cracked us up for the entire session. She was super alert and it took her awhile to go to sleep, but she finally did and so we got posed, sleepy shots as well as images with her mommy and daddy. I still, three months after we took these, just can’t get over how gorgeous she is!
I always feel this way about babies. Their love is entirely unconditional, given freely with no judgement. There are very few things in this world, I’ve found, that can make you feel warmer and fuzzier inside than a baby who makes eye contact with you and then gives you a big, gummy grin. It makes my heart stutter every time a client comes in for a Baby’s First Year session and gives me a big smile, though I often haven’t seen them in four months. I have such an amazing job. Thank you to my parent clients who allow me to capture their children’s lives. It is such a joy!
I just adore this couple. Really and truly. They are so sweet, so genuine, so laid-back, and so in love with their baby boy. Sweet Colton is their first baby, but you would never have known it in the delivery room. Danielle handled her labor beautifully, through some trial and error with pain medication that just didn’t seem to make a difference. Before the pain meds kicked in, Danielle said, “If I had known having a baby would be like this, I wouldn’t have asked for one!” But once they finally got her meds worked out and she was able to relax a bit, she rested up before pushing like a pro. Dad Josh had a hard time watching her be in pain, but they both worked together beautifully to deliver little Colton. Over in the warmer, when Colton was crying, it was amazing to watch Josh lean over and speak to his son softly, and then see Colton quiet instantly upon hearing his dad’s voice. I can tell Colton was used to hearing his daddy talk to him in mama’s belly! And then back over to Mama, where she nursed her baby boy and Colton latched like they’d been doing it for weeks. It was such a calm, wonderful birth to be present for. Right before I left, Danielle said, “Ok, I could do that again.” 🙂 Much love to the three of you, and thank you for letting me photograph Colton’s entrance into our world!
The baby Longhorn has arrived (for those of you who remember his maternity session)! Little Will is long and slim, and definitely gonna be a tall dude like his daddy, though he looks exactly like his mama! His (four-legged) big sister Maggie likes to keep a watchful eye, and I cannot wait to see how they interact with each other as he gets bigger and wants to play! Will was so awake at his newborn session; completely calm, just wide awake and taking it all in. He always looks very serious, even at his ordering appointment he had his brow scrunched up. As his mom says, “He’s an old soul.” LOVE that! I definitely agree with her every time I look into those deep blue eyes!