When I think of my childhood, I think of this girl, and it makes me smile! We've been friends since we were 12, which was *GASP!* 22 years ago!!! From sleepovers, to dance routines, boys, sports, and everything in between, she was always there. We went to different colleges and lived in different areas, but we still kept in touch and now I'm so excited she lives less than an hour away! I can't wait to meet her little one, affectionately called "Blip", and snuggle him/her!!
Thanks for coming to hang out and being my model today Jess! I'm so thankful for your support but most of all, your friendship! You and Adam are going to make AMAZING parents! <3 <3 <3
Wow, it's been almost a month since my last blog post! YIKES! Clearly this busy season has gotten to me. But, being busy is a good thing! Especially when you get to fill your days photographing and editing memories for such exciting times in people's lives.
Lisa and Chris are expecting baby #3 in January. They already have 2 little girls, Ava and Claire who are as cute as can be, and baby will be their first boy! I'm sure the girls will be such great helpers and will dote all over their little brother!
I wish you all the best D family, as you bring your new bundle into the world! And Lisa - pregnancy looks amazing on you, you are just glowing!
It's a GIRL!!! Meet McKinleigh Anne, born on October 28th. Weighing in at 9lbs, she is much smaller than her sister was at birth, but still has the most adorable chubby cheeks ever!!! And those rolls!! She was AMAZING for her session this morning, allowing me to pose her any which way without a peep. Sorry she was up for you all last night mom and dad, but she slept amazingly this morning! ;)
Big sister Hadleigh, who you may remember from the shoot I did of her and her daddy, the police officer, is clearly smitten with the new baby! I can tell they are going to be the best of friends growing up and Hadleigh is going to be a great protector!
Cream pearl outfit from Cute As Can Be Props
Peach flower headbands from The Indy Cottage Prop Shop
Quilt from Oh Love Props
Coral mohair wrap and white pearl headband from The Tiny Blessings Boutique
White small flower headband by Devoted Knits
Purple, peach, and coral blanket backdrops by Fancy Fabric and Props
Adorable baby Joseph came in for this newborn session this morning with his wonderful parents. He was such a good baby and especially loved being swaddled! When they arrived, dad immediately saw my little hockey stick and said he was a big sports fan and played hockey in school, so I made sure to incorporate that in his session. Judging by the smile on baby Joey's face, he is going enjoy hockey too!
White and blue curly layers from Ababa Baby Props
Wool football and bear loveys from Wooley Dreams
Bear bonnet from The Tiny Blessings Boutique
White fluff from Oh So Fleeting
Wooden bowl and bed from The Original Photoblocks
Navy/white stripe and cream wrap from Manly and Pretty Little Things
It's been a while since I've done a session in a client's home. Ever since I ended up with a herniated disk in my neck, I decide I would no longer be lugging so many props around for newborn sessions. Luckily this momma was totally okay with that and wanted a more lifestyle approach anyway. I never know what to except when I travel, and this was a pleasant surprise! Mom has decorated their house beautifully and all the natural light coming in was AMAZING! A photographer's dream! Not only that, but the girls were ADORABLE and WONDERFUL, mom is stunningly beautiful, and a 1 year old that cooperates, - more dreams come true! I'm pretty sure that had it not been for my daughter's doctor appointment, I probably could have stayed all day and photographed these cuties. Welcome to the world baby Camryn! You are SO loved already!
Watching little Miss Phoebe grow this past year has been a lot of fun. She is so full of personality and definitely knows what she likes and doesn't like, right mom?!
And, what better way to celebrate a first birthday than with a cake smash! These sessions are always so much fun - and messy! Phoebe's favorite part was by far the bubble bath, but she was all smiles throughout the session. Special thanks to The Kake Lady for the AMAZING cake!
Happy first birthday, Phoebe!
I've been patiently awaiting the arrival of this little guy since I did his gorgeous mama's maternity session back in early August. Meet Elijah, aka baby Eli! Doesn't he have the cutest curly hair?! He was such a good baby for his session and even though he was awake after his feed, he was calm and fell back asleep within 10 minutes. Eli is on my Watch Me Grow plan and I can't wait to see him back again once he can sit and to celebrate his first birthday!! Sadly, I know those will be all too soon. Enjoy all the newborn baby snuggles now, mom and dad!
Bed by The Original Photoblocks
All fluff and curly layer by Oh So Fleeting
Bear hat, green bonnets, and cream wrap by The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Brown wrap and outfit by No. 2 Willow Lane
Shiplap crate by FarmHouse Frames
All fabric backdrops by Fancy Fabric & Props
Baby Adhya, her big sister Kritika, and her sweet parents came to see me this morning in the studio. Adhya is 12 days old and I'm pretty sure she broke the record for the most smiles I've capture on camera from a single newborn. Mom wanted bright, bold colors to match her gorgeous skin tones. And, Adhya's skin was so perfect, except for a few spots of flaky skin, which I actually LOVE on newborns, that I didn't even have to edit anything. These images are basically straight out of the camera. SO pretty!
Rasperry bump blanket from Devoted Knits
Purple and green fluff from Oh So Fleeting
Raspberry wrap and raspberry, purple, and white tieback from The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Green tieback from Ivy and Nell
Moon prop by Mr. and Mrs. & Co
Oh Hawaa, how beautiful you are! Those lashes! <3 That hair! <3 Those rolls! <3 And that smile! <3
Yesterday morning adorable Isabelle, her fabulous big sister Sofia, and wonderful parents came into the studio for Isabelle's newborn session. She was ready to go and was a great little model! Mom even brought in a bunch of her own props from one of my favorite vendors - The Tiny Blessings Boutique. Check out some sneak peeks from the session below.
Every newborn session I am prepared with props and a flow that I follow. However, I never know what the baby entering my door is going to feel like doing on any given day. When sweet Todd came in this morning, half awake, I was a bit worried. But, after a few minutes of snuggling him in the warm room with both the sound machine and baby shusher going, he fell into a deep sleep and ROCKED his session! Todd is one loved little boy, and I know he and big brother Oliver are going to be great buddies! You can already tell how much Oliver adores his new baby. And, mom and dad too! ;)
Pants, wrap, and bonnets from The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Curly felted layers from Ababa Baby Props
Seriously. Do not look at these images if you don't want to smile. I'm warning you. Little Luke's smile is completely contagious!! And I LOVE it!! <3 <3 <3 He may have been a bit grumpy for the first 5 minutes after we woke him up for pictures this morning, but that was it. As soon as he warmed up, Luke was all smiles and such a ham! I can't believe this little guy was in the studio a mere 7 months ago. Now look at him!
It's Friday, but I'm feeling a bit grumpy. Nothing has gone right today and I just want to curl in bed and sleep until December (when busy season is over...hopefully!) BUT, since I can't do that, I turned to editing this sweet face. How on earth can one possibly be grumpy when looking at this cutie pie!
This is one the parts of my job that I love best - seeing my littlest LBP clients grow up! I vividly remember Keira's newborn session and how tiny and perfect and what an excellent sleeper she was. Now look how big she's gotten! Babies change SO rapidly in the first year of life, that I really think it's important to capture all those details and milestones (and not just on iPhone photos, although something is better than nothing!). Now Keira can sit independently and crawl! I love seeing progress! But, I also love to see what things remain - and Keira's chubby cheeks, long eyelashes, and dimples have certainly stayed! <3 <3 <3
I am so happy to call this family, friends! I love everything about them and am so thankful they drove hours to come see me this morning for a shoot. They are all beautiful, inside and out, and tons of fun! I hope our kids can grow up close despite the distance between us. I'm also glad both sets of grandparents were involved because when Eli and Owen are older, they will cherish each and every picture they have with their family members.
This morning I had an absolutely adorable baby girl into the studio. She was such a great little model and I enjoyed each and every cuddle in between poses. Welcome to the world, Brielle!
Sweet Weston is the third baby boy born into his family. And I am sure their hearts are overflowing with love for their newest addition! I mean, look at how perfect and adorable he is! I have no doubt that he and his brothers will be best friends and get into all kinds of trouble together! Thanks for coming to visit and pose for me this morning Mr. Weston!
Although our session was rained out last Thursday due to the weather, we were able to reschedule this for Labor Day, and it definitely made for a fun morning! Little Charlie is celebrating turning 3, and preparing to be a big sister! Her brother Jack is due at the end of the month. We met at Springton Manor farm, which really has some gorgeous land, and a variety of animals for the kids. The goats were SUPER friendly, one even smiled right at the camera!
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful couple from Philadelphia as they prepare for their baby girl. The golden hour light (<3 those natural sun flares!!) was simply perfect, and they were so easy-going and sweet, that it just made for amazing and enjoyable session! I cannot wait to photograph their little girl, who is due in about 4 weeks! I know she will be as beautiful as her momma and surrounded with love!
Amelia is off to new adventures! She is celebrating her official adoption, moving to Maine, and becoming a teenager shortly. She is smart, kind, beautiful both inside and out, and will do amazing things in her life - I just know it. I wish you all the best Amelia and I hope to see you and your wonderful family again in the future!
Oh Abigail, how sweet you are! I'm so glad I had the chance to capture these memories and little details for your parents. You are too perfect for words!
I am Kristen Yeager, a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, babies, and children. I am based in Kennett Square, PA (Chester County) but also serve West Chester, Unionville, Chadds Ford, Glen Mills, Landenberg, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, West Grove, Oxford, Media, King of Prussia, parts of Lancaster County, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, northeast Maryland, and surrounding areas.