This little sweetheart was a dream during his very first photo shoot and we got through so many sets and poses! My favorite was Brayden in ACUs with his name on the hat. I think it was his dad’s favorite, too!
Aw, little Ella! I loved this sweet girl's vintage farmhouse newborn shoot here at the studio. She was such a peach & pretty much slept her entire session! We got through quite a few different set ups and props to give a good variety to her gallery.
I absolutely love the shots of her with her proud older sister! So much love! Big sis did so well & it was pretty obvious she is just smitten with her new baby sister Ella.
Here are some highlights from Ella's first photo shoot....
How adorable is little Cora and that head full of hair?! Cora was my first newborn girl session after 10 straight newborn baby boys! I enjoyed pulling out the floral wraps, headbands and bonnets and planning a more feminine session for her.
Cora's mama brought a knit cow hat and leg warmers for one set up and it was so much fun doing that set! You know how I love cows ;) It took a little while to get Cora settled in the pose and it was well worth it because I just love how the shots turned out.
Here's some favorites from this sweet little lady's first photo session....
Little Tucker was such a great baby for his first ever photo session here at the farmhouse studio! He gave some adorable shots awake and then pretty much slept the rest of his shoot. We got through quite a few set ups in a short amount of time thanks to how sleepy he was!
I think the crate with the navy wool and wrap is my favorite from Tucker's gallery. I love the color agains the wood and how the grey bonnet pairs with it. Tucker's stat shot was a fun one to set up and antlers were requested, so I came up with quite a few different sets with the antlers in the studio!
Welcome to the world Mr. Tucker Adam!
Baby Lucas' rustic Christmas newborn session was a lot of fun to plan. I love the twinkle lights and his little Santa hat!
Luke pretty much rocked his first photo session and slept a majority of the time. We got through quite a few set ups. Mom and Dad do a summer fruit and veggie CSA, so it was only fitting to get out my veggies swaddle and do a little veggie set for him!
Proud big brother Josh even decided to take some photos with his new baby brother and was willing to give him kisses for me to capture! How darling is that?!
Welcome little Luke! You are one sweet little man!
Oh, sweet baby August! He was such a sweetie to cuddle and gave us a good mix of sleeping shots and wide awake shots.
The stat shot is my most requested set up for newborn sessions currently and it is so fun to tweak them to each baby. I've been using the original wood floors in the farmhouse studio for all these baby boy stat shots lately because it pairs so well with my boy props and swaddles. Dad likes to hunt, so they requested some antlers in August stat shot and it complimented the bowl and August's wrap so well!
I loved how the family images turned out. I like to keep it simple and do them on the seamless paper, which makes it easy to coordinate in frames and hanging on the walls at home with decor!
I had to do a set up with twinkle lights since August was born just before Christmas! I love the beautiful bokeh it adds to that profile shot! Here are a few more favorites from Mr. August's newborn session at the farmhouse studio!
Oh, sweet, sweet Elle! Look at those squishy cheeks! Her mama informed me the decor of their home is farmhouse all the way, so I pulled out all the rustic stuff for this little lady's newborn session at the farmhouse studio.
I took the gator to the studio that morning so I could stop along the lane and pick some wildflowers for Elle's photos. They added the subtle, feminine touch to some sets.
Her big sis Penny got in a couple shots and stole my heart with her adorable outfit, red hair and beautiful smile! Such a great big sis that Penny already is!
Here are so sweet shots from Elle's newborn session I wanted to share with you all!
This handsome hunk was such a dream to photograph! We got some many different looks and set ups and he slept through pretty much the entire session!
I got a new vegetable swaddle and had to try it out with Mr. Wade. I love how it turned out and all the vibrant colors the veggies brought to the final image.
Wade's mama had a couple crochet outfits for Wade and his big brother to wear for their photos together. When she told me she had fox and deer outfits, I just KNEW I needed to get the '55 Dodge farm truck out and create a little hunting set up for these shots. I adore how the photos turned out because those two brothers are just too too tooooooo cute!
This little lady was born premature and was three weeks old when she came to see me and was still under seven pounds! She totally rocked her first newborn session and pretty much slept THE whole time. I don't think she opened her eyes until the very end when we did photos with mom and dad.
Dad loves to hunt, so we incorporated a fox pelt and deer antlers into some of Autumn's set ups. I used my absolute favorite vintage quilt to get some super feminine images of Autumn with a petite flower crown, as well. I used natural light for many of the shots and I think it worked well with the rustic look.
Welcome earth side, Little Autumn! Can't wait to see you for your three month session!
Nolan pretty much rocked his first ever photo session. I got to try so many set ups with him in such a short amount of time because he slept through most of it!
Mom and Dad requested deer antlers (they are becoming my most popular newborn prop request!) and anything rustic. It was a lot of fun designing and planning his session and I'm excited to share these with you!
Getting those macro shots of newborn's tiny fingers, feet and lips are so fun! Babies change so quickly those first few weeks and months, it is so nice to document exactly how teeny tiny they are!
Mom had also asked about getting a shot of Nolan with one of our calves. For safety reasons, I don't do photos of newborns/infants/young children with our cattle or calves, but I do offer some photoshop magic to make it happen!
Our newborn calves were not cooperating when I tried to take some shots of them, so the Gust Family of Gust Brothers' Pumpkin Farm were gracious enough to let me get some photos of their days old bottle fed calves to use for Nolan's composite photo. So, please note that the photo of the calf and Nolan below is not real -- it's what is called a composite. I set Nolan in the right position at my studio to add him to the photo of the calf.
I always strive to give my clients what they want in their session, so I am so glad we were able to come up with this solution! Photoshop can be so fun!
Baby Koen has arrived and he is as cute as can be! I have waaaaay too many favorites from his newborn session. I love when Mom and Dad jump in front of the camera. I regret not getting in more pictures with my kids when they were newborns because time flies by and they change so much those first few weeks and months. So, I was thrilled that Koen's mom and dad wanted some pictures done with their new little man.
Both parents are nurses, so I had them bring a stethoscope with them to add a little special touch to a few of Koen's pics. I'm thrilled with how they turned out and plan on using the stethoscope for all of Koen's Grow with Me Bundle sessions! Such a fun way to see how he has grown!
Welcome to the world, Joseph! Such a handsome guy with a head full of hair! I can't get over it!
He rocked his first photo shoot and I absolutely am smitten with so many of his images. Dad is a hunter and saw my antlers in studio and asked if I could incorporate them somehow into Joseph's newborn pics. Um, of course! I'm thrilled with how the set up turned out and even more excited for that eye contact Joseph gave me.
Congrats to his wonderful parents! What a lucky little guy to call them Mom & Dad.