Nina’s newborn session

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Nina’s newborn session: Nina came in to my studio with her whole family and her grandmother too. She has three older siblings. Plus my two kids were home so we sent the dads outside with the big kids and us moms got to spend some quality portrait session time with Nina in the mostly quiet. (for those of you who haven’t had a newborn portrait session with me before I keep the heater on, a sound machine for white noise and sometimes a radio for the adults. Babies actually sleep better with constant noise. And I knew it wasn’t quiet at Nina’s house)

Nina’s newborn portrait session

Nina’s newborn session went amazingly well. She slept like a newborn (took a break for food of course ). She didn’t seem to mind being changed or having hair bows put on. And she even gave me a couple sweet little smiles! I love the baby smiles don’t you? She is certainly a beautiful baby girl and I look forward to watching her grow into a beautiful adult. Congratulations again to her mom and dad!

-alicia

Showing off their new baby sister

Showing off baby sister

Showing off their new baby sister

These kiddos were so excited when they heard they were going to have a new baby sister. Then of course there was the waiting and the planning. Deciding how to decorate her nursery. Her big sister had a lot to say about the room decorations. And of course with older siblings there was the searching for all the baby stuff that had been put away. New baby girl clothes, toys, bottles and the inevitable questions. What will she look like? What will she be like? Will she like us? How big will she be when she is born? Can we hold her right away? There is also some worrying. When will she arrive? Will she be healthy? Will she cry a lot? Will she play with my toys? That’s the funny thing about new babies. All those questions and concerns seem to disappear once the little one arrives. These big siblings were in awe of tiny little Nina. Here they are showing off their new baby sister. Congratulations to the whole family!

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Skylar Rose 11 days new baby portraits

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Skylar Rose 11 days new baby portraits

Sweet Skylar Rose I wanted to keep her she is just perfect. I prefer to photograph my newborn babies right around 5-11 days old and sweet Skylar rose did not disappoint. She slept like a newborn and ate like a newborn (every few minutes ūüėČ her poor mom) Man she has the most perfect complexion and the sweetest baby fat rolls, yum. This right here (see photos below) is the reason we moms have more than one child. Those sweet kissable lips and the teeny tiny toes. The soft, adorable, innocence of the newborn stage. Wow I might just have baby fever today but I could just eat her up.

I cannot wait to see this sweet baby and her family again. Congratulations again to Skylar Rose’s parents and older siblings on their new bundle of joy. Remember if you are expecting and are interested in new baby portraits please call me before your baby arrives. This ensures we get your baby photographed in the early newborn stage (between 4-14 days old) because babies change a ton the first few weeks of life. And don’t forget we love to capture your pregnancy as well!

-alicia

3 month old twin baby portraits

3 month old twin baby portraits | Mooresville, NC

I photographed 3 month old twin baby portraits a while back and had a ton of fun with these two little ones. Twins are always so fascinating. How much will they look alike? How different will their personalities be? And at 3-months-old can I get them to smile at the same time? At this age getting one baby to smile is usually a guarantee but twins can take some jumping through hoops, especially when someone decides to take a nap. Their parents and grandmother accompanied them for their 3-month-old twin portraits. And thank goodness because their grandmother was just magic. Just look at the way he looks up at her! Can you feel the love between them?

I can see these two are going to be like peas and carrots and give everyone a run for their money. Look at the image of the two of them together it’s like they are preparing their first fist bump. I swear they said to each other “ok when its time for the family photos lets fall asleep” We couldn’t get them to stay awake so their grandmother just whispered in their ears and they were out like lights. It was truly magical to watch. You can see from these portraits they have one pretty proud papa too!

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Tristan 7 months old baby boy

7 months old boy

Tristan 7 months old

Came to see me all the way from London ūüėČ No, Not really he came to see his Grandma and Auntie and cousins. But I did get to spend a few hours catching up with his dear Mum and making him smile. His mum and I try to catch up whenever she visits. So when she asked if I could squeeze in a portrait session of her newest baby I was honored. I had to do some of Mum and baby Tristan¬†together as well. I can’t believe he is 7 months old already, time sure flies during baby’s first year doesn’t it?

-alicia

baby girl: Peyton 2 weeks old

Peyton newborn baby girl pink

Our first newborn baby girl of 2015 came in to my home studio back in February. Little miss Peyton was just the sweetest little thing. I had the honor and privilege of photographing her big sister as a newborn as well. For a look back at big sis go here.¬†Miss Peyton¬†was just¬†the perfect baby model. Which was lucky for us since her big sister is just under two years old. She slept right through the images with big sister and family portraits as well. ¬†The knit firefighter outfit was just the perfect addition to her session, unbelievably cute if you ask me ūüėČ I won’t lie I wanted to keep her for just a little longer. Dressing up and snuggling with a sweet new baby girl, swoon. Just look at those tiny little baby lips, her cute little nose and those sweet cheeks. Man, I have the best job. Isn’t she just a doll baby?

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Oliver 7 days fresh

Oliver 7 days fresh

Baby Oliver 7 days fresh here and I was not really ready for a whole newborn session on my own. However I could not let my sweet baby boy get any bigger before capturing those tiny little details. Those perfect little fingers and tiny little toes. And look at all that dark hair I love it. Lets hope it doesn’t all fall out. Don’t you just love those squishy little kissable lips? Swoon. I am so in love with this little guy I cannot stand myself. I¬†spend most of our day holding and loving on this little fellow. We are grateful for his safe and healthy arrival. I appreciate all the warm wishes and understanding after we had to close during my pregnancy. It was worth everyday I spend in bed. Isn’t he just perfect? More baby Oliver newborn portraits will be coming soon. Enjoy the details for now.

-alicia

Oliver 7 days fresh newborn baby boy sepia collage

Baby Dominic 4 days new

Baby Max 4 days new color blue boy

Baby Dominic 4 days new

Baby Dominic I was super excited when I first heard your mom was expecting. Having a friend expecting at the same time as you is great because you have someone to share all the good things and also some of the not so fun stuff with too. Already being in love with big brother Vince, I knew little Dominic would be just as much fun. I did not realize until meeting him that he would be the spitting image of his big brother. These two are obviously brothers. Having two very handsome little guys in my home studio was a dream.

Baby Dominic was the perfect newborn baby model as you can see below. He slept almost the whole portrait session. Such a sweet and handsome little one. I cannot wait to see him again. Congratulations again Emily and Matt you have a beautiful baby boy.

-alicia

 

Beautiful Pregnancy

Beautiful pregnancy

Beautiful Pregnancy

This is something I have been thinking about adding to my pregnancy portrait portfolio for a little while. First I had to find the right Mommy-to-be to want these type of poses. Not every women likes this style or even feels comfortable posing for a beautiful pregnancy photograph. Then I had to get the lighting and pose just right to bring these beautiful pregnancy photographs to my audience. Nude portraits have always been controversial and sharing them with the world can be risky. These beautiful pregnancy portraits are meant to be empowering to the mom. They give Moms-to-be the opportunity to show the world just what she can do with grace and beauty. Creating and caring for a precious new life is awe inspiring. I believe pregnancy should be portrayed in this way. I know I have said this before but I think all pregnant women are stunning. The beauty and strength demanded of the human body to carry a baby is the most precious miracle I can capture as a portrait artist. This avenue is something I wish to continue to grow and develop in my personal and professional photography. Thanks for letting me share my vision.

-alicia

 

Liam 10 days new a beautiful baby boy

Liam 10 days new newborn beautiful baby boy baby boy black and white model call

Liam 10 days new

Oh baby Liam I was waiting for you to arrive with baited breath. I had a feeling you would be a beautiful baby boy and I was so right. This little one was a dream to work with. Thank you to his parents for working with my schedule and bringing him out to our little home studio.

It was obvious to me that little Liam will be loved and cherished by his family. And anyone who sees these family images can see it too. Congratulations to his mom and dad. He is such a beautiful baby boy. I cannot wait to see him grow over this next year.

-alicia