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The Siblings

A sweet newborn with big brother. Look at the big, brown eyes on this older brother. He was so proud of his new little buddy. I am always happy to have siblings in the studio with a family’s new addition. I think it is a great bonding experience and I take the time to make the sibling feel extra special. When baby is close to their sibling, I always have mom or dad nearby, just to make sure there are no sudden movements with brother or sister. Personally, I prefer shirts off for toddler boys who are 3 or younger. It just makes for such a sweet and organic looking image. And, less for mom to worry about coordinating and bringing with her to the studio.

Are you worried that a toddler will not be able to sit through a 2-3 hour newborn session? Don’t be, their part is short and sweet. When we are finished with the both the family and sibling series, dad just takes the sibling/siblings home and we finish the session with mom at the studio. This gives us an environment that is quiet (minus) the sound machine and mom some quiet time as well. Just bring two cars, easy peasy! Sometimes Grandma comes along and mom and dad go to a nice lunch with themselves and a soundly sleeping baby.

 

The Backdrops

Mom wanted some open-eyed shots of the baby (always my favorite). After he was all swaddled and snug as a bug in a rug we woke him up. It’s such a shame to wake a baby that is sleeping, but it was worth it. This little guy just made eye contact like nobody’s business! He had the darkest, prettiest eyes. For backdrops, mom wanted to use lots of dark blues, so my blue flokita and blue quilt squares backdrop from Lemon Drops were perfect options.

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Sweet Newborn With Big Brother laying on fluffy cream rug

Sweet Newborn With Big Brother sweet newborn with big brother on wood backdrop

Sweet Newborn With Big Brother sweet little newborn baby with grey hat and wooden button

Sweet Newborn With Big Brother black and white of newborn baby boy with open eyes

Sweet Newborn With Big Brother newborn baby boy laying on blue flokita rug eyes open wide

Sweet Newborn With Big Brother quilt backdrop newborn baby boy sleeping

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    Elle turns one! I was so excited when Gisela called and asked me to provide event photography for Elle’s first birthday party. She is just a beautiful little girl and I covered her maternity, newborn and six-month photography sessions. It was so much fun to document the celebration of this sweet little one’s first birthday with their family and friends. I just adore this family, they are the sweetest. I am always happy to photograph birthday parties for my clients. The first birthday only comes around once and this family had the most gorgeous birthday party for their little girl that you could ever imagine. Mom really thought of every single detail and put her elegant touch on everything.

    The Venue and Decor

    The Grand Street Cafe really did a wonderful job of making this party extra special. Their ballroom has tons of natural light and is just a dream to photograph in. Elle had on a pale pink dress and I do believe that mom had this crown for her newborn session a year ago. There were gorgeous white feather centerpieces, lots of crystal and lots of balloons! The food was buffet style and just out of this world. They served a three tier white cake and she had her own cake for smashing. You’ve never seen so many people at a cake smash before! She really got into it and had a pink, fancy bib. All of the children at the party really enjoyed the candy bar and cotton candy in champagne glasses. Grandpa and Grandma just adore this baby girl to pieces.

    Location: Grand Street Cafe Ballroom
    Cotton Candy by: Cotton Candy Fun

    Elle’s Other Sessions

    Take a look back at Elle on the waynewborn session and six-month photography session.

    Find out how to book your own baby session with us on our pricing/booking page!

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    • MeganMarch 21, 2015 - 1:01 pm

      Such a pretty first birthday party!! Looks like they had fun 🙂ReplyCancel

    Grain Valley Newborn Photography

    I’ve Been Antiquing

    I have been spending a lot of time scouring antique stores for vintage props and fabrics to use in sets. I could just spend hours and hours antiquing. Sadly, many of my favorite stores in Grain Valley and Oak Grove have closed. Let me know if you find a good one, so I can add it to my list.

    The Tiny Client Olivia

    Meet sweet, little, anxiously awaited Olivia! Her mom came into the studio when she was just a couple of months pregnant for a consultation for her newborn shoot. I am always available to do this, I know sometimes it is nice to meet first.

    She has such tiny and delicate features. Tiny, perfect, and adorable in every single way.

    The Backdrops and Props From her Session

    Mom gave me a color palette to work with and I just love how this new birch bed I have goes with the gray damask backdrop. I was lucky that a photographer that I know had some made in the Ozarks and the carpenter made this one for me, so when she was in town she brought it up to me. It is one of a kind and l am in love with it!

    We also used this teal armoire backdrop that I purchased recently. I found some amazing  Amy Butler fabrics and made mattress covers for my other wooden bed with matching headbands on my sewing machine.  I can’t even believe I now have a sewing machine. I’m getting there with it! Let’s just say I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos! Lots of trial and error.

    Thank you, Kelly for bringing her in, she is just perfect! I can’t wait to see you all in the studio again!

    Are you expecting? See our pricing & calendar page to get on the books!

     

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    Grain Valley Newborn Photography newborn baby in front of armoire backdrop with teal hat on

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