Lifestyle Newborn Session

newborn lifestyle photo
At 6 days old I think this little guy has the modeling gig down!

When you do a lifestyle session in someone’s home you aren’t quite sure what you will have to work with but as soon as I saw this table — yes, he is laying on a table — I had to ask mom if we could use it. I’m sure they thought I was a little crazy at first but the final image turned out to be one of their favs and mine

Family Fun ~ Newborn Lifestyle Photo Session

Family Fun Newborn Lifestyle photo session

There are “moments” when your rowdy almost two-year old can’t sit still. This for sure is going to happen when trying to get a family shot during your newest additions newborn session. BUT, this is real life. Big brother’s contagious laugh and smile is all him so how can it not make you grin?! Is this the perfect family image? No, but who cares when it is your family. Live. Love. Life!

Getting that Lucky Shot

austin newborn and brother photo shoot

Big brother is enjoying this newborn photo session!

Somehow it happens… call it luck or just a real quick click of the shutter. When you’ve got siblings that are barely two years apart you hope, and pray, to get that one shot mom and dad will love as much as you do <3  

 

An Extraordinary Journey | Maternity Couple Photo Session

Sometimes in life, you come across extraordinary people. The mom in this maternity couple photo session definitely falls under that category. She beat cancer twice – both times it was ovarian cancer. You can understand why those that love her, especially her sweet husband, have been thrilled about their pregnancy. They were told by a fertility specialist that test results showed a .01% chance of producing an egg. YET, here they are today, blessed to be carrying Baby Bean! Leslie, the amazing woman in these photos, says it best:

“I thank God each day for this life created and the blessing and opportunity he has given us to be parents. He was there this entire time and showed us he is the great physician and all will be done in his time.”

outdoor maternity couple photo session

I am so thankful for the chance to share this journey. I’ll give you a hint of how the story unfolds ~ I have more of this amazing couple’s maternity session, their birth session, and Baby Bean’s newborn session. If you can’t wait, you can find them all on my Facebook page.

Getting Creative From Every Angle – Maternity Couple Photo Session

Sharing a few of my favorite poses from this maternity couple photo session. Sometimes my maternity shoots can take some time – especially when photographing a couple so obviously in love and wanting both traditional and creative photos. The results were certainly worth it!

beautiful romantic maternity couple photo session

One of my favorite “secrets” to a great maternity photo session is spending a lot of time planning with my clients. Talking about photo ideas. Sharing photo ideas and favorite poses on Pinterest. Making sure my clients know that their maternity session is a collaboration – it takes all of us. Tell me what you want, and I’ll do what I can do make it work.

beautiful outdoor romantic maternity couple photo session

Look at those eyes! One look and you have a good idea as to why hubby can’t say no to her.

This is one of my favorite poses for a maternity couple.  As relaxed as this looks, these angles can be a workout for everyone.  Once you get past a certain number of weeks, getting from the floor back on your feet isn’t always easy.  And I’m running up and down ladders.  When I started my custom maternity sessions, I had no idea my ladders would become almost as important as my lenses 🙂

outdoor maternity couple with ultrasound baby photo

For this maternity photo session, we were able to get several classic shots, some beautiful angles, and even getting baby a starring role via the ultrasound print. And yes, the pose was mom’s inspiration.  Thank you for letting me turn your ideas into these photos!

Can’t Wait To Be A Big Brother

maternity photo becoming a big brother

My favorite photo from this maternity session! I’ve had all sorts of reactions from little ones wait for their new brother or sister, but he can’t wait.