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… 🙂
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!
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!
Little (big!) William’s mama was a rock star, she went to a Saints game literally the DAY before she went into labor, past her due date! She thinks all that walking around downtown might have helped him decide to make his entrance into the world. William has the MOST adorable button nose, don’t you think? He was very good for his session, awake for pictures with Mama and family shots, asleep when we needed his posed shots, and flashing us a BIG grin in between! A newborn photographer can’t ask for more than that! 🙂
Miss Vivian is so perfectly petite, and she has the most perfectly round head I’ve ever seen on a newborn! 🙂 She also has an adorable button nose, the lightest fluff of hair and eyelashes, and the tiniest fingernails (especially the pinkies!) you’ve ever seen. I just adore her. The angel on her mama’s charm bracelet has a very special meaning, and we have a shot of the “LOVE” charm on that bracelet with Mama’s belly from her maternity session…so we had to take a shot of the angel charm with Miss Vivian once she arrived. I am really in love with this sweet family, and I enjoy every minute I get to spend with them. I can’t wait for Vivian’s 4 month session — she’s the boss of the household already, and I know she’s going to have some amazing expressions to show me!!!
Meet sweet Jane. I love her, and her awesome family — I’m so glad they called me up to photograph Jane’s first year (and her brother’s 2-year-old pictures next month)! She was a darling and slept nearly her entire session, obligingly opening her bright eyes for family pictures. She looks EXACTLY like her adorable brother, which I didn’t really notice while I was with her — but prepping her photos for edit afterward, I could definitely see a perfectly petite little girl version of her brother. He is so sweet and gentle with her, I loved photographing them together. I can’t wait to see them again at his 2-year-old session in a few weeks, and Jane’s 4 month session a little while after that!