Newborn Ethan Rocks His St. Louis Cardinals Hat!

Ethan was so great for his newborn session! After I had my knee surgery in 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting Ethan's mom at my physical therapist's office. If anybody has ever had physical therapy, you know that in spending so much time there, you get to know everybody. While I was there I started talking to her and she found out that I was a newborn photographer. I was so excited when she emailed me this past fall letting me know that she was expecting!

In general, I let my newborn clients know that I have all the props and backgrounds for their session. However, some clients will bring in something important to them and I'll see if I can work it into their session. Ethan's daddy loves the St. Louis Cardinals! How cute is he in his first Cardinals hat. (more…)

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Brecken’s One Year Milestone ~ Child Photographer SC

In December while I was hosting Christmas Minis, Brecken's grandmother stopped in and mentioned that she was interested in some milestone portraits for her grandson. After she called me to set up an appointment, I had the family stop by the studio to look through props, outfits, and get an idea of what they wanted for their session. The reason I do this is to help the milestone sessions go faster having everything prepared ahead of time and I can focus on photographing those precious children. I was super stoked when they showed up with two adorable family heirloom props- the yellow car was his grandfather's and the red one was his grandmother's!

Child photographer SC - Brecken milestones

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Marie’s Maternity Shoot

I've known Marie for a couple years- I've photographed their family photos and the milestone pictures of their son. Maternity portraiture is fun because we're celebrating a new life! Now, I love working with children, but it is nice to relax sometimes and have a subject who listens and communicates with you. And there is nothing more exciting than capturing a glowing new mama.

Maternity Photography - Marie

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Leah’s Newborn Session

Right before Christmas break I had four newborn sessions back to back. Talk about crazy! It always surprises me when these teeny tiny mamas have such big babies! Beautiful little Leah (actually, not so little at 9 pounds!) was literally perfection for her session. After having a slew of boys in the studio, it was so much fun to pull out all the frills and flowers and lace.

I like to give parents a teaser with a few samples from the session on social media. Occasionally, I choose to do an Animoto video instead of a collection of static images. Here is Leah's teaser video that was shared on Facebook. (more…)

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Savannah’s Newborn Session

A little backstory on Savannah's session:

Her mom contacted me shortly after Savannah was born. In general, I book a month in advance or more in advance and I always encourage my moms to plan ahead and book early. My schedule for the month of December was very full and I was not able to book a morning session with her. (I like morning sessions for my newborns because babies tend to be calm and sleepy at that time.) However, Savannah's mom really wanted to do a session in my studio and to make that work, I asked them to come in on Friday evening. In the end, time wasn't an issue because Savannah was fantastic! She was the first of four December newborns that I shot back to back and she set the tone for each of them- they were all amazing.

On social media I share a teaser for the parents so that they get to see some of the photos before I get to editing and sending them their full batch. Sometimes I choose to put the pictures into a movie and Animoto is a great way to do this! Here is Savannah's teaser video. (more…)

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Carmen’s Newborn photos

I had the pleasure of meeting the Smith family a few years ago when I photographed a Legacy session for their family.

The last time I saw Rylan he was a tiny baby and now he's a big brother. Their family recently moved back to South Carolina and I was excited to hear that they were home and that they'd just had a baby girl! Carmen was slightly older than my preferred age for newborns, but she slept like a dream and I got some amazing images for her family. (more…)
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Allison Rae’s Newborn Session

It's always encouraging when you see returning clients in the studio. I first met Katie, Allison Rae's mama, when she taught one of our three boys in elementary school. A few years ago I photographed her older sister Graelyn's newborns. I love watching these families grow and it's so much fun to have siblings come in for their newborns or milestones. It's amazing to me when two siblings look nothing alike, but that was not the case with these two. Allison Rae reminds me so much of her big sister!

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