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Maternity World

With all of these beautiful newborns, it had been a while since I had a mommy-to-be in front of the lens. Maternity photoshoots have the ability to capture the instinctual love women develop for the life forming within their belly as they journey into motherhood. The bond that develops is simply indescribable. As a mom, I can tell you that it’s easy to become consumed with perfecting every detail, especially during pregnancy. We want our world as flawless as our new creation. As a photographer, I have found that sometimes it’s easy for client to get distracted from these enjoyable moments if mom can’t simply trust in the experience and let go. This session was a good reminder of how important it is to build trust with my clients. I can assure them that my photos will capture their maternal elegance while they bond with baby.

Chasing Waterfalls

Preethi had envisioned waterfalls in her maternity photos and in Austin there’s one place in particular that came to mind: The Zilker Botanical Gardens. The falls, rock structures and blooming succulents served as a perfect setting for these parents-to-be. While I usually offer a styling team for my maternity photo sessions, Preethi did an impeccable job with her own hair and makeup. With this being her first baby, her radiance was easily recognizable. As we walked through the garden, her and her husband flirted along the path, embracing the life they created. Their interactions were so organic, it was as if I wasn’t even there. It’s truly remarkable how a mother’s hands on her belly invoke such a strong connection between her and her child. I photographed the most incredible images of Preethi while she was simply loving her family, not caring about anything else. It brings me such joy to capture and share these maternal moments.

Wow, it has been a while. I can’t believe it has been 3 months since I have last blogged. It has been quiet in the blogging hemisphere at SGP but business has been busy. But amongst all this craziness I managed to sneak out and attend a newborn workshop. Many people always ask me if I have a degree in photography. My degree is in management with an emphasis in marketing but I have spent many hours educating myself with classes and mentoring with other more seasoned photographers as well as spend the last 4 years focusing my attention on mainly newborns. End of April I had the chance to mentor with Lindsey Williams in San Antonio. She is a very talented newborn photographer from Oregon that flew down to teach 4 of us ladies in a San Antonio studio.

2 Days in Newborn Photography Heaven

After 4 years their are still things I want to improve and work on. My focus at this workshop was to work on lighting, editing and to pick up anything that could improve my sessions and workflow. The first day we had 2 newborn models. The first baby was a dream. She just slept through it all. For this portion we observed Lindsey pose but were able to photograph and practice camera angles. It was an eye opener for me to see how she angles her light source to get that beautiful lighting that I love in all her images. The second baby was a little stinker and didn’t want to sleep one bit. After feeling defeated from the second baby model we went to have some tacos and tequila. We all loved being able to talk about the one thing we are so passionate about.

The next day we had one model that the 4 of us attendees were able to practice a pose that we might struggle with. But baby number 3 wasn’t the best sleeper so we all struggled a little bit. After lunch we worked on some editing. Overall it was a great experience and I can see a difference in my sessions. Below are a few images from the workshop and sessions I have done since here at SGP. Enjoy!

Welcome baby Preston! Tiny baby, tiny ears and tiny toes! Baby boy was born early and spent several nights in the NICU before he could go home with his parents and older brother. They were a dream to have in my studio, and big brother was such a handsome character to photograph. Preston did so well, he hardly woke as we positioned him into place. We were able to do a complete gallery of family, sibling and brother images.

How to Survive The NICU

New parents eagerly look forward to bringing their new baby home, so of course it can be disheartening to find mom’s been discharged while baby is still in the intensive care unit. At first it may seem like a scary place with machines beeping and nurses running around, but you’ll find they’re the only ones just as excited as you are to hear your baby had a bowl movement. Get to know that Doctors and Nurses that spend time with your little one and familiarize yourself with the medical jargon they might throw your way. You’ll also want to take this time to bond with your baby, and if the hospital allows it, even bring pictures and their own swaddling blanket to make it more like home. Remember that it’s only temporary, and when your little fighter finally gets to wear that “going home” outfit, it’ll be that much sweeter.

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Meet Elizabeth!

My newborn photography session with Elizabeth was not one to forget. Baby Elizabeth arrived fashionably late to this world. She was 10 days overdue and was finally born November 9th. This cutie comes from a family of Arizona University graduates which required its own statement.

This cuddly puff wanted to stay awake during her session, and I don’t blame her. I mean, have you seen my newly remodeled studio? Mom and Dad relaxed on the comfy couch as they watched their bundle of love strike her own poses. They were in absolute awe of her beauty and movements.

Newborn Photography | It’s harder than It Looks

Infant photography takes a lot of patience. Safety and comfortability is of utmost importance.  Quite honestly, it will take several minutes making sure baby is comfortable and asleep than taking the actual photograph. There are lots of tips and tricks I have learned along the way, so I have my parents sit back and relax. Some will even fall asleep, and that’s OKAY! If you’d like to see behind-the-scenes images and videos, please follow me on Instagram!

Meet Nicholas!

I’m so excited to share this baby boy’s newborn session with all of you. The Gibb family came into my Circle C studio on baby’s 10th day of birth. We incorporated a golf ball with their family name because guess what? Dad’s a professional golfer! Big brother also joined in on the session giving all the attention to momma and baby Nicholas. It took some bribing, but he was so much fun to interact with.

I’m Thankful for Newborn Sessions

The infant stage is so fleeting and magical. As a mom of 3 and a photographer, it’s very important to help my clients hold on to these memories as long as possible. I’m so thankful to meet such amazing families that trust me completely and give me entire creative control to make their family or newborn session a great one.

What do you think of that golf ball image? What are you thankful for this season?

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