Melissa Aldrich

Baseball Theme Cake Smash Simpsonville SC

This Baseball Theme Cake Smash Simpsonville SC was the perfect end to photographing Abel every 3 months for his entire “rookie year”! I had a blast getting to know this family, but first a quick recap. Here is Whitney’s Maternity session. And here is Abel as a newborn, at three months, at six months, and at nine months. This year flew by for me as photographer, but I’m sure it was even faster for Whitney!

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I think the best way to show you how much this sweet boy has grown is to compare images from his newborn session. Here is Abel in Whitney’s arms as a tiny little thing.

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And here is Abel in his mama’s arms now. I mean he’s the cutest little chunk of sheer joy!

Mommy and Me pictures Studio Greenville SCAnd, boy, does his family just adore Abel. His spunk and adventurous spirit complete their family.

Timeless Studio Family Photos Mauldin SC One of my favorite thing about Whitney is that she treasures ALL of her children’s faces. She doesn’t show up expecting the perfect family photo (though we always strive to get it), but she shows up honoring her children as little people with moods and funny faces that are just as adorable as their smiles. Her file selections always include things that others would wonder why I left in their proof gallery.  You can see this in the fun selection of family images above. Abel and big sister Sloan are clearly experiencing all of the emotions.

You can also see how downright funny and expressive Sloan is in the image below. She’s the best

Fun kids photographer Travelers Rest SCCake Smash with big sibling pictures in Greenville South CarolinaIt’s safe to say that Sloan and Abel were made for each other and are already developing into best friends for life.
Baseball Theme Cake Smash Simpsonville SCWe finished Abel’s session, like all one year sessions, with a cake clean up bath. He really enjoyed this time as most babies do. I love that it serves the purpose of cleaning up your frosting and sugar high baby before you have to take them home as well as gives the opportunity for more photos! One Year Old Pictures Greer SCLooking to book your own Baseball Theme Cake Smash Simpsonville SC? I’d love to be considered! Click here to tell me about your dream session. 

Korean Doljanchi Photography Greenville SC

Are you looking for Korean Doljanchi Photography Greenville SC for your baby’s first birthday? Click here to inquire about booking your session. Or keep reading below to learn more about sweet Rhea and her session with Quiet Graces Photography. Korean Doljanchi Photography Greenville SCA Korean Doljanchi is a celebration of reaching the one year milestone. In many villages in Korean, many babies didn’t make it to one year so a whole village would come out to the Doljanchi celebration. Since these photos were taken during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Kim and Tom were unable to travel to do Rhea’s Doljanchi with friends and family. These photos served to bring their family together across the distance.

Korean First birthday Pictures Greenville SC

The highlight of a doljangi is a doljabi.  This ceremony involves placing a table filled with objects indicating different career paths on it and encouraging Rhea to select objects. Her selection will fortell her future profession.  Among the objects on the table were a microphone for entertainer, aviation headset (Tom is an air traffic controller!), $100 bill, calligraphy pens, and weaving supplies.

Korean first birthday doljangi doljabi in Greenville SCRhea chose a golf ball first and then a gavel. Looks like a sports playing lawyer may be in her future! You can see video clips of her playing with the gavel in the video below.

In addition to her doljangi, we also did a little cake smash! This cake from Christine at Baking Sweet Scents was thoroughly enjoyed. Rhea also thoroughly destroyed the cake while enjoying all the berries. First Birthday Cake Smash Photographer Simpsonville SC Rhea especially loved the bubble bath and delighted in sending water all over the studio making the cake clean up a simple mop job 😉 A cake and bubble bath are included in all one year sessions with Quiet Graces Photography.

Cake Smash Photography Greer SCFinally, we also did family pictures during Rhea’s Korean Doljanchi Photography Greenville SC. I loved capturing their family joy so much!Travelers Rest Family Photographer Studio Portraits in Upstate South Carolina Doljangi Pictures Simpsonville South Carolina Christmas Card Pictures in Taylors SC

Fresh Simple Newborn Pictures Greer

Are you looking for Fresh Simple Newborn Pictures Greer, South Carolina? Are you frustrated by loads of fussy sets that take the focus off of a newborn’s natural beauty? I want your session to tell your baby’s story and to highlight on all the little details you adore. Whether your baby isn’t here yet or is 4-6 weeks old, simple timeless images help you remember every delicate feature. Click here to learn more about a photography session with me or read on to hear about baby Trace.Fresh Simple Newborn Pictures Greer SCMeet Trace. He’s clearly already a heartbreaker. This smile stole mine immediately!

Beautiful Simple Timeless Black Newborn Baby Pictures Greenville SCThis little guy is a miracle that Celeste didn’t see coming. Celeste brought her sister to the session and I was so glad she did! Her sister convinced Celeste to jump in a picture or two. Postpartum is a pretty vulnerable time for body confidence, so I always shoot angles with that in mind. I think this is hands down my favorite image from this session because it shows Celeste’s quite joy and unexpected delight in baby Trace. Baby and Mama Pictures Simpsonville SC In all of my sessions, I try to pose through a flow of images. It’s my way of responding to each baby’s preferences while also accommodating the requested poses. This set shows you the flow of posing that Trace liked most. We started wrapped and as Trace feel more deeply into sleep, I unwrapped him in the warm studio. In between these images, I captured the little details above. I always want your baby cozy and comfortable. Beautiful Simple Timeless Black Newborn Photographer Greenville SCAlthough he was closer to a month old he was still super tiny and curly.  This little salad/dough bowl is only about 8 inches across!Warm Simple Timeless Black Newborn Photography Simpsonville SCAre you wanting to book your Fresh Simple Newborn Pictures Greer South Carolina now? Click here to tell me all about your ideal photography session.

Newborn Pictures with 2 Year Old Big Sister Simpsonville SC

Are you looking to book Newborn Pictures with 2 Year Old Big Sister in Simpsonville SC? Click here to learn about working with me or read on to learn more about this session.

This family session featuring Kalyn, Robert, Magnolia, and Ruby Rose features the unpredictable fun of a newborn session with two year siblings. Like all sessions, I want your images with big siblings to be natural, timeless, and emotional. I want you to be able to remember exactly what this time with your little ones was really like in all it’s beauty, joy, and sheer exhaustion. I think we nailed that here!

Newborn Pictures with 2 Year Old Big Sister Simpsonville SC

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Kalyn and Robert vlog their family fun on YouTube. You can view their channel by clicking here. It’s fun to watch their family grow and learn and have adventures there. Kayln and Robert are authentic: they share both their heartbreak and their joy in every situation. It’s always a joy to have them in the studio for this reason as well. You can fee how much Magnolia and Ruby are loved!

Greenville SC Baby Photographer

Simpsonville SC baby Photographer Kalyn brought this amazing wrap set to the session to highlight how Ruby Rose’s name evokes color. I don’t have a lot of color of in the studio outside of ferny greens, peachy pinks, and this yellow drop so it was super fun to play with this set!Newborn Photographer Simpsonville SC
One of the thing I love most as a newborn photographer is to capture details that change in the blink of an eye. Babies grow so fast and the beauty of these little details always takes my breath away.

Baby Photographer Simpsonville SCI finished out this session on my neutral cream set. I do a cream backdrop almost every session so you’ll always have some very natural, classic images.

South Carolina Newborn Baby Photographer Classic Timeless NaturalThis last set is a parent request and it was meant to mirror the same set we did with big sister Magnolia.  Ruby is on Top and Magnolia, who was 3 months old due to being a micro preemie at birth, is below. You can see all of Magnolia’s Session by clicking here.

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One Month Newborn Pictures Greenville SC

Do you need one month newborn pictures Greenville SC? Have you been turned down by a lot of photographers saying to wait until your baby is older? Or have photographers told you that only and in home lifestyle session will work to capture your little one when you really wanted posed newborn images? Are you kicking yourself for not booking a newborn session in advance?One Month Newborn Pictures Greenville SC

One of the things I’ve learned in my ten years of running a Newborn Photography business in Greenville SC, is that babies are inherently beautiful. My job is to capture their beauty no matter how old they are. Maybe you had a rough pregnancy or delivered early or didn’t think you’d want newborn pictures. Maybe your first photographer didn’t create the art you wanted or your c-section recovery was more than you expected.

Greenville SC Newborn Photographer

Whatever your reason for booking late, I’m here for you. I can create beautiful, relaxed, simple, and posed images up to two months old. And even if your baby is three months old, we can still capture their beauty using wraps and props if that’s what you want.

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Evelyn was just about 1 month old when she came to the studio. She was sleepy and content and her mama was restful. It’s one of the things I appreciate most about my “older newborn sessions”: Mama has had time to heal and adjust to all the stresses of early motherhood. The other amazing thing is the your baby will have learned to feed well and, therefore, sleeps a bit more deeply.

One month old Newborn Pictures

I find that because of this deeper sleep, I am able to capture a lot more smiles! Look at all of these smiles that mama picked from her proof gallery. I love every image she picked.

Two Month Old Newborn Photos Greer SC

Are you looking to book One Month Newborn Pictures Greenville SC for your older baby? I’d love to be considered. Take a moment to drop me a line and tell me all about your dream photoshoot.