Baby Siya was one of the sleepiest babies I have had in a while, and I would have never guessed it!
Little Siya actually came to me at 18 days old (when I typically photograph babies under 2 weeks old) so of course I was expecting a less sleepy little one. However, to my surprise she was asleep for most of the session and allowed me to move her around into positions without much stirring at all. And best of all, when she did wake up, she didn’t even cry – she just looked at me with her big beautiful eyes.
*A newborn photographer’s dream baby*
Here are a couple shots from her session – she even gave me a smile at the very beginning (to let me know she was going to be a great baby for me no doubt!).
I am excited to share that Voyage Dallas Magazine reached out to me to be a featured business and the article was just published (5/31/17)!
Read all about how I started in photography and view images from both sides of my business – did you know I shoot 2 different genres?! Yup! I have 2 different specialties which means 2 different business Facebook pages and Instagram accounts!
“Why?”, you ask… The two sides of my business are kept separate because they appeal to very different types of clientele (I’m so proud of both of them!), and who knows – maybe they will even mesh at some point. For now they are best kept separate, but I hope to be able to photograph some of my fitness clients’ maternity/birth/newborn images in the future OR maybe one of my birth/portrait work clients will get into health & fitness or sports and want to document their journey!
Lately I have been thinking about what other props I could add to my maternity offerings. I currently have maternity gowns with lace and chiffon, wraps, and some jewelry but I wanted something more. Sooo….
I decided to make a pretty flower crown to add to my props for maternity shoots. “Well hello, Pinterest! You haven’t failed me yet.” So after browsing all the photos on this wonderful “idea site”, I settled on a color pallette and bought all of the materials. I sat in the bed and just started putting flowers onto a base and voila – DIY floral crown! The circle base for the crown was actually made from flower stems put together instead of wire – I may have forgotten to buy wire at the store (oops) but it worked out in my favor.
I put together a quick collage to share a little bit of my process so anyone that is interested can make their own. Please ignore the photographer in the image and the bad room lighting 😛 – when taken outside and placed on a gorgeous pregnant mommy it will shine. I can’t wait to use this on my next maternity session (with a willing client).
This was my first double boxer photo shoot and it surely was an eye opener. Lily and Chopper are such beautiful dogs and although not a breeze in the park, it was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed capturing their personalities which were oh so different. Enjoy!