Each baby that comes to the studio is amazing. Each baby is unique (even the identical twins!) and with their own personality and likes. Some babies don’t like to be unwrapped. Some don’t like me to move their hands. Some want a hand or blanket on their legs while I pose them. Some smile in every set up. Others have grumpy brows. But all of them have a beauty all of their own. I love both parts of my job: showcasing that beauty and encouraging that mamas (and daddies) that created that beauty.
This little girl’s name is Lola. When she was carried into the studio I gasped. This tiny less than 7 pound brunette beauty had the most extraordinary caramel highlights all throughout her hair. I’m not eve sure these images can do the beauty of this feature justice, but look for it in the rest of of her images.
Lola’s mommy Polly said that even all the nurses in the hospital were fussing over her amazing hair. I wonder how long these beautiful highlights will remain.
At the same time, Lola has all these sweet delicate features. Tiny eyelashes, hands, and even those tiny toes peeking through her wrap. Tiny humans are just breathtaking.
And then these tiny humans smile revealing a hidden dimple and bringing joy to anyone who sees it. The wonder of it all… breathtaking.
What if you took just one moment and saw yourself as you were created? The beauty in you is like the beauty in Lola.
Precious, Lola, may you always know your value and beauty that was treasured by your family from the very beginning.
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Repeat clients for Newborn Baby Pictures Simpsonville SC are my favorite. I really try hard to develop a relationship with my clients. I want them to feel cared for during their time with me. I want them to leave encouraged. So when a client trusts me with a second or third baby, I feel like I get to take this joy-responsibility to the next level.
But the best part is seeing the growth in the mothers themselves. Meet Loriele the mama of this amazing trio of sweet girls. You’ve met her before here, but the growth since this session in her heart and mothering is tremendous.
Loriele sat on the floor and nursed sweet Ruby (even though she could have sat on my bench) and she laughed delightedly while the two big girls played and posed for individual pictures. Nora and Ella were relaxed and happy confident in their mama’s affection. it was just so beautiful to watch. You can see some snippets of this laughter in the video at the bottom of the post!
Nora and Ella have grown so much as well!
And this show of sisterly affection is probably one of my favorite images of all time.
As usual, we sent daddy away with big sisters to complete the newborn part of the session. Daddy spoiled them with Chuck-E-Cheese while Loriele and I got to sit in the quiet warm studio and catch up.
Hearing her share her desire to be out and about again with the two big sisters, but her deliberate choosing to rest and enjoy the newborn stage with Ruby was such a breath of fresh air. Loriele knew she needed to heal and that her own healing would pay dividends in mothering calmly when it was time to take three under three out.
Loriele, I have been so blessed to see you blossom and grow this past year and a half. I am inspired to be a better mama through knowing you and your beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me to capture you again.
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See a few clips from this session in the video below!
This precious mama’s sister gifted her both a maternity and newborn session with us. She wanted Samantha to feel beautiful, treasured, and to take some time to celebrate her precious daughter Scarlett. I’m really glad that Cassie connected us!
Samantha and I chose a couple of sweet dresses from our studio wardrobe. A flowered gown and a cream lace mini dress. Samantha looked like a goddess in both of them. She is a poised model who needed little direction on facial expression or posing.
Baby Scarlett was a welcome surprise. A joy they were expecting to be a long time coming. She is adored beyond my ability to share in words.
My favorite part of maternity sessions is just the quiet time to enjoy each mama and learn about her hopes for her baby and her fears about early motherhood. I never want a client to leave my studio without feeling specifically and especially encouraged in her mama journey.
Samantha, I can’t wait to meet Scarlett and continue supporting you as best as I can.
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I was so honored when his parents decided to book both a 6 month and a 12 month session. I can’t tell you how good it feels to watch a mama (and her baby) grow over the first year and be able to encourage each mama on her journey. Because return clients are my favorite clients and I really like to honor their loyalty through our Baby Plan/Rewards program.
Grady’s mama Courtney wants to bring a baseball theme through all of his sessions this year. His daddy loves baseball and we’ve incorporated his favorite glove. I love being able to honor requests like this that bring such sentimental memories to life in a visual way. Years from now when the boys are playing catch in the yards, Courtney will look back on these heirlooms with joy. Here are his newborn images.
And here are his baseball images from his six month session. He just loved the stitching on the ball and trying to pick it up!
And I can’t resist an image of sweet dimpled baby hands holding onto this special glove. For me, the beauty is always in the tiniest of details. Details are what stir our hearts to remember.
Courtney, thank you for trusting me with documenting Grady’s growth. I hope you will cherish these memories for as long as you live. Also, your boy has the best personality ever!
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