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Classic Timeless Newborn Photography Session Greenville SC

Meet Sebastian at his Classic Timeless Newborn Photography Session Greenville SC.  I’ll share a select few images here in the post, but if you want to see all the beauty contained in this session, please watch this slideshow below.

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Jihan, Ramy, Elie, Evan, and Jacob were so in love with surprise baby Sebastian.

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One of my favorite moments from this session was when I photographed the siblings together.  These boys were so reluctant to hand me back their baby because they were just that in love with him.

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Jihan and Ramy almost didn’t bring the boys.  It just seemed like too much to have three active children in a quiet newborn studio.  (I get it! My three are very similar in age to her three!) But they followed my instructions to bring the boys either at the beginning or the end of the session and then to have them not present for the rest.  The boys came at the end of the session and we had a blast!  They felt like they were skipping school and I cracked very silly jokes that quickly endeared this ago to me.

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This brother laughing images is how I will always remember the family.  Tight bonds and cheerful, grateful spirits.

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But, yes, this was a newborn session focused on sweet Sebastian.

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This little guy was so curious at the beginning of the session.  Sebastian wanted to watch what I was doing and he made the most incredible eye contact.  Most newborns do not have the eye coordination to make good eye contact so this was just a beautiful experience.

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But eventually Sebastian did sleep.  And we created a beautiful range of poses that Jihan selected for her session.

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Greenville SC Simple Timeless Newborn Baby Photos

I was super excited when Heather asked for Greenville SC Simple Timeless Newborn Baby Photos for her brand new baby Reagan Della.  Heather said she had been watching my work for a long time and loved my simple baby focused images.  I was SO excited to work with her.

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But, as sometimes happens in newborn photography, Reagan just wasn’t feeling sleeping.  She nursed about five times.  She rocked a million times.  She may have dirtied 4-6 diapers and backdrops.  I got lots of beautiful snuggles. Heather fed herself, me, and her sister with a chocolate bar from her purse at one point as the session stretched over typical lunch times.

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This session was sort of every mama’s worst fears of their newborn session.  I know that Heather left feeling a little discouraged, but I knew that we had captured Reagan perfectly.

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When she opened her proof gallery, Heather sent these words. “I could not be more in loveeee!!! Seriously, I cannot wait to pick these out ❤️❤️ Thank you so much!”

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I’m sharing this story with you because I know that you have fears about your session too. The truth is sometimes baby has a bad day. But it also pays to hire someone with almost a decade’s worth of experience who can make your baby’s bad day look like this.

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I loved all of these precious facial expressions.  From confused, to happy, to this full tongue hanging out smile.  Are you kidding me?!  How cute!

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But my favorite images are these mama and baby ones.  Reagan just loved being with her mama and you can see that comfort in these images.

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Greenville SC Natural Simple Newborn Girl Photos

I absolutely adore these Greenville SC Natural Simple Newborn Girl Photos of baby Nalani.  When her parents Tia and Cedric brought Nalani into the studio I literally gasped.

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That perfect hair.

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Those sweet pouty lips.

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Her delicate hands.

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Nalani is a sheer beauty. I always find it amazing that each tiny human that comes into the studio is so perfectly created.  It’s almost too much beauty to witness and yet I love this work so much.

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These mauve tones are some of my favorite.  Nalani shines in them.

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One of the things that I really like to do for my clients is provide the ability to customize their session. Before the session, clients pick the colors, props, and poses that draw them in the most through a detailed client video and questionnaire.  Not every baby loves every pose, but I usually get almost everything on your wish list.Spartanburg SC Natural Simple Newborn Girl Photos

 

Nalani’s parents picked the hands on black pose.  I have yet to do this pose the same way twice and I love it so much.  There’s so much emotion involved in the scale of a baby in her parent’s hands.  But I’ll let you in on a little secret: Nalani wasn’t having this image.  She was getting hungry despite our perfect posing.  I risked it and pulled her paci and took three rapid fire images before she began begging for food loudly.  This was one of those three in between two very grumpy faces.

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And now it’s one of my very favorite ever. Sometimes parents leave after a session with a fussy or cluster feeding baby and wonder if I got anything at all. And then the magic happens.  I can’t even decide if I like this better in color or black and white!

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And for a bit more scale, her is Nalani with Tia and Cedric.  She was such a tiny little angel.

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Anderson Natural Baby Girl Safe Newborn Photography

I was so honored to be chosen to do Adelynn’s Anderson Natural Baby Girl Safe Newborn Photography. My sweet (and amazing outdoor family photographer) friend Alison Montgomery Photography referred this family to me.  I’m actually in Taylors, SC (outside of Greenville), but Adelynn’s parents are my third Anderson family this year.  It’s such an honor to have families drive so far to see me.

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One of the reasons that Adelynn’s mama chose me is that she values newborn safety.  In addition to a strict sick policy, I’m also passionate about posing these little ones safely.  If there’s an image that looks a bit “risky” or “impossible” on my website, then I promise it’s only half of the story. Some kind of magic work in Photoshop to remove either a hand inches from baby or actually on baby has occurred in those rare images that I will do on request. I have learned when to reposition little ones due to limb falling asleep and how to sooth the fussiest of babies.  I love creating beautiful images with your tiny babies, but I really believe that making your child comfortable is more important than any one pose.

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That said, I encourage my clients to select the poses, props, wardrobe, and accessories that appeal most to them.  Some sessions, like Adelynn’s, the parents choose more natural posing on backdrops.  Other parents like a good mix of props and backdrops.  But I always encourage families to get in the picture as well.  Your baby needs to see how much they were loved by you from the very start.

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Adelynn was absolutely adored by her big sister Aubrey. It was such a beautiful relationship to see starting so precious.  I mean look at these!

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And this smile with open eyes is pretty much the unicorn pegasus of newborn photography.  I had to wake Adelynn for this image and as you can see below, she wasn’t at all interested in being woken up for awake shots.

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Michelle, thank you so much for trusting me with your sweet girls.  I had so much fun cuddling Adelynn and making chalk pictures with Aubrey.

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Christmas Themed Newborn Photos Greenville SC

Meet Noel Juhl who  came for some Christmas Themed Newborn Photos Greenville SC.  Mama Jessica requested a fun Christmas twist based on her name and I was happy to oblige.

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We used some Christmas plaid, a few cookies, and some Noel signs from Hobby Lobby to create a little set.  I pulled out a mini Christmas tree too.  I love how it turned out!  Subtle and playful.

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But most of our session focused on the timeless and organic style that I’m known for.  Sweet babies, posed simply with simple adornment.

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Noel was an extremely curious little girl.  She wanted to watch what I was doing.

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This was amazing for so many open eye shots with great eye contact which is super rare in newborn photography.

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I loved these images with mommy as Noel drifted off into a light sleep.

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I spent some super sweet time soothing and rocking this angel.  And a lot of time giggling when she popped her eyes back open right after I took a shot to make sure I wasn’t doing anything new.Timeless Simpsonville SC Newborn Photographer

 

This yawn was during that time as well as this sweet smile.

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And this nest shot was a blink.

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After about half an hour of this peek-a-boo game, Noel finally drifted off into complete sleep.  I worked fast so we’d have a good bit of posing variety in case Noel got curious again.

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I love Noel’s back wrinkles.  And her little ankles stacked so daintily.

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Jessica requested this pose and it’s one of my most requested.  I call it back wrinkles.

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This smile made all of that work totally worth it!Simpsonville SC Newborn Photographer

We finished the session with a quick nursing and a backdrop change for this last shot.

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And I got close for these sweet detail of Noel’s healing belly button because Jessica told me that she loved how it looked like a cinnamon roll.

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I love capturing special details like this. What details would you want captured of your sweet little one?  Contact me today and let me know what you never want to forget.