Monthly Archives: March 2009

Avery (3.5 weeks)

Oh sweet baby girl!  This pretty little thing has the most amazing head full of hair.   Mom, grandma and I wanted to really capture her as a teeny little newborn….all curled up…since she is so petite.  Well…..Miss Avery had other ideas. (she is amost a month old…..see the post below for more explanation on that!) I am so proud of mom and grandma for hanging with us for F-I-V-E hours to get these portraits.  Yeah Avery!  I knew all along you’d finally realize my warm and cozy studio was the perfect place to crash…

Hello new hot pink chair!  Aren’t you pretty?

And here’s one from the first four hours of our session……WIDE eyed!

An old dog learns new tricks

This Monday I did a first…..I traveled to a photography workshop in Omaha hosted by the uber baby poser  Kelley Ryden.   Now, I have been photographing newborns going on 9 years, but we can all learn a new trick or two!  It was great to watch Kelley and her sister Tracy work with these beautiful brand new babies.  They are masters of getting little ones curled into perfectly flawless bundles.   Shooting just for me was really refreshing and I learned a lot along the way.  Here are a few from the day.

All hands on deck!  Here are Kelley and Tracy securing baby Erica into a hanging sling

Most of my clients know this but………the only way these images are possible are with a “fresh” newborn.  I prefer to get babies in within the first two weeks. The earlier the better!  Images of one or two month olds, while beautiful, typically do not have the same qualities to them.  Pregnant mommies, please call us while the bun is still cooking so we can set up your newborn appointment about 10 days after your due date.:)

Catcher(4)+Molly(2)+Griffin(6mo)

Three adorable siblings…..but the main reason for the shoot was a special 4 year old portrait of Catcher for his Sassy (Grandma Sally).  She brings each of her grankids at this age.  Love it!

Catcher and his Sassy

Miss Molly…

And here’s the big hunk of baby love, Griffin.

His mama calls him “Big Papa”.  Ha!

Jack (14) + Juliette & Claire (twins, 9)

Seriously?  The first time we photographed these guys the girls were just 18 months old and Jack was an adorable first grader.  I am feeling very geriatric!

We had a blast hanging out with them once again in Las Colinas last week.  I LOVE it when older kids are really into it (Jack loves photography himself and digs b&w). So fun!

Gosh, how beautiful are these girlies?

And I am sorry, but mom and dad are pretty adorable too….