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!
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing this amazing little boy, Ben! He was a ROCKSTAR model and slept through his entire 3 hour session, yielding a huge gallery of images. Now that his wonderful family has had their gallery viewing, I'm excited to share more from his session with you!
Now that this sweet girl's parents have had their gallery viewing, I'm so excited to show you more images from her session! Nora is BEAUTIFUL, just like her momma! And so lucky to have such wonderful parents and the best big brother ever! Little Liam just dotes over his sister and will be her protector growing up I'm sure.
Oh sweet Benjamin, you are too cute! I know mom and dad are so happy you arrived early so they could start snuggling and kissing you. Welcome to the world little one!
Little Broderick, aka Brody, arrived just one day past his due date, on June 2. He came to see me at 1 week old and rocked his session! While I was editing, I was playing around with black and white and I fell in love. I had forgotten just how powerful a good B&W image can be! Thankfully, mom and dad liked them too! Of course, some just look better in color, especially when the color is bright and bold, but now I need to try to remember to include a few B&W into every newborn session.
Photographing 3 week old twins, Eva and Nora, was so fun! It was incredible to see how easily they snuggled up to one another and were perfectly content to be side by side. And, their big sister, Violet, is just the best! I can already tell the three of them will have so much fun growing up together. A sister is a best friend for life!
Little Liam was in town for his aunt's wedding last weekend and I had the pleasure of being able to photograph him! At over 9lbs, he was pure chunky adorableness!! I typically do my newborn sessions when babies are 5-8 days old, but this little guy was a rock star and still let me pose him at 4 weeks old! Ah! I still can't get over how cute and sweet he is. Those rolls, man! They really need to make a support group for people addicted to photographing babies. I just can't get enough! <3
Even though his due date was in early May, this cutie pie just couldn't wait to be snuggled in his family's arms and decided to make his arrival on March 25, 2016. I'm so happy that I was given the opportunity to snuggle him as well, because he is just so sweet and adorable! And look at those big blue eyes! Here are some of mine and the mom's favorites from his session!
2016 has truly been a year of boys, and I couldn't be happier! Every little boy I've photographed has been super adorable and most of them have been phenomenal sleepers, including this little one. Meet baby Shiv, 8 days old. He wins for the best head of hair and best lips!! He also wins for the funniest moment. Errrr, moments. See below-
Each of my sessions start out with posed shots on the beanbag with usually 2 or 3 colors, then we move onto props, and end with family shots. Usually babies end up peeing or pooping at least once during the session, some much more. But, if they haven't gone by family shots, I forewarn the moms and dads that they are likely in the accident zone. Well, baby Shiv didn't want to prove me wrong, so he decide to leave mom a present, not once, not twice, but 3 times! And then again one more time on my rug while we were cleaning mom up. Each time it happened RIGHT after I got them both situated and stood up to take the picture. It was hysterical! So, instead of the one shot where mom, Ami, is laying on the ground with her hair out holding baby Shiv taking a couple of minutes, I think it took us well over a half an hour when all was said and done. But, as you will see, little Shiv TOTALLY made up for it by giving her smiles in the other pose. So, in the end, it was completely worth it!!!! Gosh, I love my job!!
All bonnets, plus blue outfit and mohair wrap by The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Beanbag backdrops by Fancy Fabric and Props
Last week I had this cutie pie in the studio when he was only 6 days old. I remember when mom first booked back in December and how excited she was! Finally, after months of waiting, the day was finally here and I was so excited to meet them all. And baby Nolan did not disappoint. He was a rock star for his very first photo shoot! I don't think I've ever had a baby give me this many smiles or been so expressive in their sleep!
Gray short overalls by No. 2 Willow Lane
Blue mohair wrap, outfit, white pants, and all bonnets by The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Other wraps by Manly and Pretty Little Things
Fabric Backdrops by Fancy Fabric & Props
I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family last weekend when little Dominic was only 4 days old. And he is as adorable as he is strong! I've never seen a newborn with such awesome strength and head control. He is definitely going to be a boy on the move and a go-getter! Love it!! Although my hands were on him most of the time since he wasn't really into the whole sleeping thing, I thought for sure he was going to roll himself over at 4 days old! When I finally did get him to doze off, he was an excellent little model! He definitely loved being warm, cozy, and swaddled! And of course we had to sneak some Notre Dame and Pittsburg Steelers items in there for his family.
Bear bonnet and blue mohair wrap by The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Cream and blue striped wraps by Manly and Pretty Little Things
Black sheep hat and gray fox hat/tail by Flaxy Planet
I just can't wait until after this family's gallery reveal on Sunday to share these images, so I'm totally cheating and sharing now! Miss Gabriella's nursery is elephant themed, so I purchased this adorable hat and lovey set for her session and I'm in love with how adorable they look with her! Sooo cute, and purple is definitely her color! LOVE!!!
Elephant set by No. 2 Willow Lane
Purple mohair romper and matching headband by The Tiny Blessings Boutique
Cream wrap by Manly and Pretty Little Things
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.