One Year Cake Smash Portraits Tega Cay, SC

Cake Smash Portraits

These fun themed first birthday sessions always turn out so adorable! I mean who doesn’t love a cute baby, a fancy pink outfit, pearls and a cake! It is truly a recipe for fun and over indulgence.

Birthday Buddies

This little lady and I just happened to share a birthday so of course when her mom mentioned a birthday session I was super excited. I don’t need cake or presents for my birthday just bring your babies over to the studio and let me create a magical portrait session for them! That is the perfect birthday present for yours truly. ;)  Continue reading “One Year Cake Smash Portraits Tega Cay, SC”

Baby N one year old plus cake smash sort of

Nina 1 year old plus cake smash sort of

Oh my goodness we had such a good time during Ms N’s One Year session plus cake smash sort of. She is just such a cutie that I can’t hardly stand it. Those sweet curls and that big old smile. I couldn’t get over how much she had grown since her 9 month session. You just can’t be sad with Ms N in the house! 

But you know when you get so excited about a plan for your little ones and then they have other plans? Oh yes all the moms know what I’m talking about! I was so looking forward to our cake smash at the end of her one year session. As it turns out Ms N is not a fan of cake. Who could have guessed? She wanted absolutely nothing to do with that pretty pink squishy frosting. And the cake she wasn’t even a bit curious about tasting that either. Even when we got her big sister in on the fun, nothing! She just wanted to go play with her cousins and the toys. And so we got big old crocodile tears, which I think are just part of the first year right. And super adorable, but not exactly what we had envisioned in our minds for her cake smash portrait session. Rolling with the whims of your littles is part of my job and when the littles are this cute, man I love this job. What’s your favorite from this session those sweet smiles or those sad yet adorable crocodile tears?

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Nina’s nine months baby portraits

Nina's nine months old baby girl pearls

Oh Miss Nina how fast you are growing and changing. Nine months is such a fun age. Everyone is your friend at this age and getting your sweet smiles out are so effortless. Thanks for that sweet girl. Everything at nine months is a new fun toy to explore, even when it’s just a headband or a coin box or a hair bow! The hard part of a portrait session at this age is keeping myself from taking too many photographs. Moms are always like I want them all. Which I love, and really look at all this cuteness. Who wouldn’t want them all? Sweet Miss Nina’s baby book is gonna be bursting at the seams. This little lady is number four for her momma and I know they all have baby books. Her momma is a rock star. I strive to be more organized every time I see her with the kids! Any who thanks for bringing me all your babies, I appreciate it. I look forward to watching them grow into adults and conquering their dreams! 

If your baby is growing and changing don’t let this time pass you by! Call today to schedule a portrait session. 704-313-5125

-alicia

Baby Girl Fort Mill, SC

Baby Girl photos Fort Mill, SC color neutrals warm living room set

Baby Girl Fort Mill, SC

Sweet Little Lillian came to see me in my studio recently. I met her parents and big brother at our Christmas Card Mini Session back in the fall. This baby girl has such a sweet family.

Look at those sweet baby cheeks and her perfect little nose. Baby Girl Lillian was so much fun to photograph because she was so laid back. Aww man what a treat she was to have in my home portrait studio. I can’t wait to watch her grow up. I’m looking forward to getting her and her big brother in my studio together. Congratulations again to her mom and dad!



 

DIY clothing rack Tega Cay, SC

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DIY Clothing Rack

As most of you know I have been dreaming about having a separate studio space for photography for years. When we decided to move closer to my dear husband’s job that was a must for the new house. Our new home had a beautiful bright orange office that was almost perfect for my studio. The first thing we did was paint the walls white! I loved the orange but orange baby skin wasn’t gonna work for my clients ha! Then began the task of mentally organizing the space so that I could use and furnish it the right way. I decided we needed a clothing rack to hang the baby blankets, backdrops and props. This makes everything nice and easy to find while also minimizing wrinkles. No more bins for this baby photographer (insert happy dance).

So of course I tried to be frugal at first and bought a nice white one from Walmart. FAIL the thing buckled under the weight of about half my blankets. Then I went back to Pinterest and quite literally the drawing board. After talking it over with my handy DH we decided to DIY and build one. Then he made me draw it out with specs and everything. Wish I had taken a picture for everyone’s amusement. (My drawing ability is nonexistent)

Man did my husband do a great job. It turned out beautiful. It is super sturdy and should last for a long long time. Now everything has it’s place in the clothing rack, no more wrinkles, no more digging for the one I want and It looks great too. Below are a few images of the building process and final DIY clothing rack put together. Thanks again Jeff.

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Nina’s newborn session

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Better late than never

Nina’s newborn session was a little while ago and I am again way behind on blogging. Oops. I would tell you how busy we are but everyone is busy these days. So lets skip the excuses and move on to the beautiful baby girl that is my niece. 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!

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Sassy Stella’s 2 year old portraits

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Sassy Stella’s 2 year old portraits

Oh miss Stella. She was true to her 2 year old self. This little girl was shy at first, serious on and off, silly and ready to party by the end of our session. There were smiles and tears and flying mulch (thanks to the city filling the playground just above our chosen portrait spot) However even with all the mulch, I am really happy with this 2 year old portrait session. I loved meeting Miss Stella and her parents. We got some great images and I’m still glad we chose Windjammer Park in Tega Cay, SC for our lakeside location. We got some great interaction photos between Stella and her parents. But my favorite images from this 2 year old portrait session have to be her showing us she is two and her cutting up at the end of the session. She had too much fun running and falling on her mom and laying in the grass. Wish I had this little one’s energy!

-alicia

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 ;) 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

Casting Call Model Newborn Baby One

Sweet Miss C was my first Casting Call baby. She was two weeks old the day I came to photograph her at her home. She was as adorable as they come. It took us a while to get her to sleep but it was worth the wait. Don’t you think? Such an angel with those gorgeous pink lips and perfect porcelain skin. I could just eat her up.
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