It's really amazing to watch a tiny baby I've photographed grow up, but it's even more incredible to watch them become a big sibling. Cruz is officially my first newborn turned big brother. There are so many more of "my" newborns who I will get to photograph as big siblings with their littles scheduled on my calendar this year, but Cruz will forever be a first! And, Cruz's little sister, Capri, was just as amazing as he was for his session. She slept like a dream and was simply adorable in pink, white, silver, and gold. Capri, you are such a wonderful addition to your sweet family and I look forward to watching you grow as well!
The beautiful collection of newborn products I posted on my Facebook page the other day belonged to this family. Sweet Gavin surprised everyone, making it PAST his due date, and I had the pleasure of photographing him the morning before we left for vacation. He made my job SO easy that day, curling up into all the poses, showing off his adorable rolls, sleeping straight through the 3 hour session, and even giving me a few smiles!
Admittedly I'm very bad at making time to write blog posts, but then I always feel guilty about not sharing more from each session once the gallery viewing is over. So, here is blog post #1 from a long line of newborns I'm dying to share!
Meet adorable Penelope Jay!
It's been so long since I've shared some of my latest sessions. But, that means things are busy around the LBP studio, which is always a good thing! However, I need to make sure I share more images from this beautiful girl's newborn session. She's also one of my Watch Me Grow babies, so you'll be seeing more of her throughout this year, yay! Mom and Dad wanted baby's gender to be a surprise (which seems to be the trend with many of my clients lately, it's about 50-50 of finding out these days) so we couldn't do a whole lot of planning for her session beforehand. The one thing that was a guarantee was hot air balloons since that was the nursery theme! Then, once miss Emilie arrived, we decided on yellow and peach and the result is a beautiful gallery of images that everyone will treasure for years to come. Although Mom and Dad will get to enjoy the images now, Emilie and future generations will also enjoy them. Never forget that photographs aren't just meant for the current generation, but for the generations to come. Photographs are truly priceless treasures!
I really LOVE when my friends have babies because I can get a few extra newborn snuggles in. And, it's a total bonus when they sleep this well and are this adorable!
Baby Joey was born at almost 10 lbs (Stacy, you are a ROCKSTAR!), 23" long, and with a head full of hair, naturally highlighted! Seriously, he is just too adorable for words. And big brother Tommy is the most cooperative 3 year old ever! Such a proud big brother, best buddies for life!
I just knew this baby was going to end up being a boy, and I couldn't be more thrilled for my friends, Jessica and Adam. Jess and I have been close since 6th grade, which was 22 years ago (wow, I feel OLD!). She announced her pregnancy to me by filling out my contact form for a newborn session, and when I got the email, I literally SQUEALED with excitement and immediately called her! Baby Luke was the BEST sleeper and I loved each and every snuggle with him. I cannot wait to see him again, but no more posing, I just want to hold him! Disclaimer Jess & Adam, I may not give him back... ;)
Had this sweet girl's gallery viewing this morning, so now I can finally share some more images with you. Yay! I just love all her adorable blonde hair and that great eye contact! It was so fun designing a session around her room - white, purple, and butterflies. I hope some of these images go on her wall to match!
Welcome to the world beautiful Brielle!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a great 2016, but that you are looking forward to the what 2017 has in store! 2016 was amazing in my books, except for the last bit, but it's been nice having a little editing to distract me from the personal issues. As I'm finishing up with this beauty's session, I am ready to kick off the new year with a bang. Both a newborn and cake smash this week!
Alaina was born just 11 days before Christmas, and we fit her session in, just in time for the holiday. She was a rock star, sleeping though the entire 4 hours. And, look at those cheeks and big smiles!! I'm pretty sure I could have posed and snuggled her all day. I think that's the hardest part of my job - giving these cuties back!
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!
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
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
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!
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 LOVE my job! I know I say it at least once a day, but I really do! And getting to snuggle 2 babies at once = heaven! I know mom and dad are so thankful for these 2 adorable nuggets and I am grateful that they trusted me to capture these memories for them. Welcome to the world Nicholas and Michael!
Mallory was another one of my superstar July babies! Mom and dad did not find out what they were having before she was born, so it was fun being able to pick out all the props for her session since there wasn't a previous color preference. I immediately gravitated towards my more rustic/wooden props, which turned out to be perfect since they have a barn on their property - and they even brought some barn wood to use during the session! It is beautiful, although not where near as gorgeous as miss Mallory!
I am Kristen Yeager, a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, babies, children and families. I am based in Kennett Square, PA (Chester County) but also serve West Chester, Landenberg, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, West Grove, Oxford, Media, King of Prussia, parts of Lancaster County, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, northeast Maryland, and surrounding areas.