Simple Timeless One Year Cake Smash Photography Greenville SC

I so prefer Simple Timeless One Year Cake Smash Photography Greenville SC because I want your baby to be the star of the session. Cute sets and themes are fun, but I’d rather showcase the natural beauty of your child.  I want to focus on the faces, the emotions, and the experience of eating cake and playing in a bath.  I want you to look at the images and immediately feel how you felt with your baby was one years old.

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That’s why I adored everything about Stella’s cake smash with her big sister Lucy and mama Patty.  Watch this short video to see all of the images from this session.  Then, scroll down to see my very favorite images.

Stella is Patty’s self titled “wild child.”  Stella approaches life with a sense of adventure and lacks an accurate danger sensor.  She climbs things. Stella gets into mischief. She keeps up with big sister Lucy just fine, thank you very much!

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For that reason, I feel like the above image is everything Patty loves about Stella. Christine at Baking Sweet Scents bakes my cakes with prayers and love; a simple cake is included in your session. This beautiful semi-naked blush cake compliments the simple and timeless feel of Patty’s wishes and wardrobe choices for Stella.

However, Stella’s personality shined during the whole session.  Do you see her adventurous spirit in this fun sampling!

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I also really loved including big sister Lucy in the session.  Sometimes we get so caught up in our youngest that we forget that their sibling is part of the joy too.  Patty wanted to capture both girls and I love the results.  Don’t worry, Lucy got to eat the left over cake, too!

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Are you looking to book Simple Timeless One Year Cake Smash Photography Greenville SC?  I’d love to hear all about your baby’s personality and how you’d like it captured.  Drop me a line here and we’ll daydream about your session a bit together.

Boho Princess Cake Smash Photography Greenville SC

I was so excited to do Boho Princess Cake Smash Photography Greenville SC for Kylie. You see Kylie is a Quiet Graces baby. I did her newborn session, too!  You can see her full newborn session by clicking here.  However, here’s a quick peek of her Greenville SC Newborn Photos.

I never get over how quickly babies grow up right before our eyes. Look at how much Kylie has grown! And we did her cake smash session at 10 months as her family had just become world traveling digital nomads. 10 months was when they were in town for a family event. And Kylie was already walking!  Slow down, sweet girl!
Simple Timeless Simpsonville SC Baby Photographer This face here totally cracks me up. Since she was walking, Kylie wanted to stand up immediately and just get moving. But it’s like she’s horrified that we wanted her to stay in just one place. So I proceeded to entertain her with a box and silly faces to keep her still for a few split seconds.Simple Timeless Greer SC Baby PhotographerSimple Timeless Anderson SC Baby Photographer
Finally, we changed into Kylie’s cake smash outfit that her mama had made just for her. And proceeded to the main event. Cake!!!!
Boho Princess Cake Smash Photography Greenville SCClearly, Kylie loved every last bite.Boho Princess Cake Smash Photography Greer SC I loved the boho princess theme that Kylie’s mama chose for this session. It’s delightfully girly without being overdone. Since Kylie’s family is traveling, this outfit was donated to the studio wardrobe and this exact set is always available for use in the studio.
Boho Princess Cake Smash Photography Anderson SCBoho Princess Cake Smash Photography Simpsonville SCBoho Princess Cake Smash Photography Five Forks SCWe finished the session with a sweet flower and milk bath which Kylie adored. I started including these to do cake clean up and get a few extra images, but they have quickly become my very favorite part of a cake smash session. We capture all of the genuine emotions from joy to tears in a bath. Studio Bath Simpsonville SC Cake Smash PhotographerLooking to book your own Boho Princess Cake Smash Photography Greenville SC Session inspired by Kylie’s?  I’d love to hear about your vision. Send me an email with your cake smash vision by clicking here.

Natural Emotive Greenville SC Newborn Photographer

Nothing brings me greater joy than being a Natural Emotive Greenville SC Newborn Photographer. But I’m often asked: “What if my baby cries the whole session or won’t fall asleep?”Greenville SC Newborn PhotographerThis sweet girl, Mariana, had a really difficult session.  You probably wouldn’t believe it with this gorgeous smile, but Mariana was diagnosed with severe reflux and put on an elemental formula just a few days after our session.  Her digestion hurt and she wasn’t very happy for most of the session.Simpsonville SC Newborn PhotographerBut I rocked and I soothed. I wrapped her up tight.  I found the incline that felt most comfortable for Mariana. And in this intricate dance of making another human feel most comfortable, we made art.

Safe Natural Emotive Simpsonville SC Newborn PhotographerWe captured her beautiful features and soothed her aching body. Sometimes I reschedule if your baby is having a rough day, but often I’ll comfort and dance and capture moments in between the discomfort. It’s always worth it to conform to your little one’s needs of the moment.Safe Natural Emotive Greenville SC Newborn Photographer

I’m sharing this to soothe your fears. I want you to have the most amazing art that celebrates who your baby is and their inherent beauty. But I also want to respect the tiny person that is your most important treasure above all else. Their comfort matters to me.  Their safety matters to me.Natural Emotive Greer SC Newborn PhotographerI rarely use this pose below. It’s called “the potato sack,” but for Mariana it was one of the most comfortable positions for her aching belly. Being vertical kept the reflux down. And even in these images, my hand is just out of the frame to comfort her if needed.Natural Emotive Simpsonville SC Newborn PhotographerThese brief smiles made every rocking and soothing motion worth it.Natural Emotive Greenville SC Newborn PhotographerNatural Emotive Spartanburg SC Newborn PhotographerMommy and Newborn Photography Greenville SCAre you looking for a Natural Emotive Greenville SC Newborn Photographer who respects your little one as a person while creating exquisite memories for you? I would love to be considered.  Drop me a line by clicking here.

Creamy White Backdrop Simpsonville SC Studio Maternity Photography

One of my favorite things is to meet my newborn families for Creamy White Backdrop Simpsonville SC Studio Maternity Photography.  The maternity session fee is waived for newborn clients so that I can get a chance to know you before your session.  I especially love this option with my families with big siblings.

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Meet Sloan and her mama Whitney and daddy Josh.Greenville SC Child Studio Photography

Whitney did an amazing job prepping Sloan for this session!  Sloan was a two year old Angel. We were able to play and laugh and fun faces and capture so many images of Sloan alone and with her family.  Sloan knew my name, had practiced her silly faces, and knew what was expected of her and it shows.  I send prep instructions for big siblings to all my families for this reason.

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This shocked face cracks me up!  Part joy and part surprise, for me it encapsulates what will happen when baby Abel is born.Mauldin SC Maternity Newborn Photographer

During a maternity session, we play with light to create variety.  This high key light on my cream drop was new for this session and I love it. It’s such a perfect way to showcase the love of this family. The joy from Josh tickling Sloan in this image is tangible.

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But my favorite set from this session is when Whitney changed into this pink lace gown from my studio wardrobe and we back lit this series. Looking at this following series feels like drinking hot chocolate by a fire on a cold evening. So much cozy welcoming joy.

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Whitney and Josh, I can’t wait to meet baby Abel soon.  Thank you for sharing your love with me.

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Are you wishing for your own Creamy White Backdrop Simpsonville SC Studio Maternity Photography session?  I’d love to serve you!  Click here to tell me about your sweet family and your dream session.

Simple Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Simpsonville SC

When Holly asked for Simply Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Simpsonville SC in our first phone conversation, I knew we were a match made in heaven.  I can do fancy poses for your session, but my heart isn’t in it for all the props and styling.  I want to capture the beauty your baby was born with and not distract from it with extras. 
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And so with this sweet girl, I was able to do just that.  Simple Minimal portraits that have such a huge impact on our emotions. They help us remember just how tiny and fragile our little ones were. I mean, look at these sweet faces!
Simply Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Greenville SCSimply Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Greer SCAnd I love how we were also able to incorporate some sweet family heirlooms like this blanket and tiny pink sweater.Simply Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Spartanburg SCSimply Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Anderson SCAnd  focus on sweet details like these tiny toes.Simply Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Travelers Rest SCGreenville SC Newborn PhotographerBut what I loved most about this session is how much Holly and Jorge wanted to be IN the images.  It make their love for their baby girl shine.  Their hands and bodies juxtapose a tiny baby with loving and protecting parents.Simpsonville SC Newborn PhotographerMauldin SC Newborn PhotographerGreer SC Newborn PhotographerAnd more importantly, Holly and Jorge being in the pictures will let their daughter know just how much she was completely loved from the very beginning.

Often new mama’s avoid being in pictures. But I work hard to make sure each mama loves her first family pictures. I offer a wardrobe that fits during maternity and postpartum. I shoot while standing on a ladder and often avoid shooting below your arms. Finally, I perform some minor Photoshop magic to minimize the worst of the postpartum tummy. Your baby deserves to see how much you loved them; be brave and get in the picture.Spartanburg SC Newborn PhotographerLooking to book your Simple Minimally Posed Newborn Photography Simpsonville SC? I would love to be considered.  Drop me a note by clicking here to tell me your baby story and wishes for your session.