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Sweetest Newborn Girl Session {Brentwood, TN Newborn Photographer}

Little girls! Aren’t they the sweetest?! With one toddler girl and one newborn girl, this session was not lacking in sweetness! As all my expectant moms do, this one texted me when baby Madeline had made her entrance into the world and we set up our in-home newborn session. I adore shooting newborns and their families in their homes. It’s the best way to truly document what it was like in those first couple of weeks home as the family has changed, “onlies” and “youngests” become “big sisters” and “big brothers,” and mom and dad are sweetly spent. It’s a time that goes by so quick and can be so hard to easily to recall the details of.

I started off with Olivia, from here on known as the Big Sister. It’s easy and natural for newborn to get most of the attention, so starting our shoot with Olivia showing me around her room - stuffed animals and pillows! - was a great way to make her feel not only included, but important as well. ;) AND, it let mommy finish up her makeup!

Once we got baby Madeline in the shoot, she was happy for only short periods of time without being held. She was a little fussy and, completely heartwarmingly, was calmed quickly by her dad’s hand on her back and his gentle sway and loud hum. They also had grandpa there visiting and he was loving on his granddaughters!

It didn’t take long for Olivia, in her darling blue dress and with her adorable little lips, to get completely comfortable with the camera and try to be in every photo! haha! This happens a ton with older siblings, so we all let her jump in, but daddy took her out of the room for a bit to do some reading together so that I could focus on mama and baby in the soft pink nursery. Finally, everyone got in together and snuggled up as a family of four! It was such a successful shoot, even with baby Madeline not being happy the whole time, and it helped to work with such a loving and gentle family.

toddler girl in blue dress in white room
toddler girl playing in pillows
black and white image of toddler girl in her beautiful bedroom
happy little girl peeks out from behind pillows
newborn baby girl on bed
big sister touches new sister's head
newborn girl in monogrammed diaper cover
sweet newborn girl sleeping
newborn girl sleeping peacefully
newborn girl monogrammed diaper cover in blue
newborn kissy face girl
newborn girl with headband and diaper cover
bed with white comforter and newborn girl sleeping
baby girl and big sister
mom and dad's hands hold girl newborn
new family of four looks at baby girl's toes
family of four with newborn snuggle on bed
dad kisses new baby girl's head
mom and dad hold new baby girl
mom and dad smile at each other while holding newborn girl
grandpa and two granddaughters
grandpa snuggles with newborn granddaughter
big sister and newborn sister hold hands
mommy and daddy change newborn baby and big sister helps
nursery room pink
mom nurses newborn girl in pink nursery
mama nurses while giving a smooch to big sister
big sister and newborn girl and their mommy
big sister tries to get mommy's attention
adorable toddler girl in blue dress looks out window
toddler girl close up black and white
newborn girl swaddled in pink in brown crib
newborn girl in pink blanket laying in brown crib
sweet baby girl newborn in pink
big sister reaches for newborn sister through crib
mommy and daddy read to toddler girl
newborn girl on bed in pink
newborn girl feet sticking out of pink swaddle
back of newborn girl laying on bed
mommy snuggles baby number two
new family of four with newborn girl
newborn girl gets kisses from mom and big sister
newborn girl gets love from family
mommy snuggles newborn girl
newborn girl snuggles in mama's arms
big sister and newborn sister sit on bed together
big sister touches newborn sister's toes
Evie, 6 Months {Brentwood, TN Baby Photographer}

Evie and her house were a magical delight!  Her mom had mentioned she had a few vintage items that she wanted to use for the shoot - a dress, a hat box - but, whoa, was I in for an awesome surprise when I got there!  I've written about the treasures I find in other people's homes, and this house was no exception.  EVERYTHING had a vintage look and I wanted all of it in the photos!  She even had an old typewriter that I am kicking myself for not using in a single shot. Her whole house was a nod to the vintage feel, and I immediately knew what kind of post-process look I wanted to give both the color and b&w.  That's one of the main reasons I love shooting in people's homes.  I get a vibe of who they are and their tastes and I can tailor my editing to that - and know that whatever they choose to display on their walls and shelves will go perfectly.

The first look we did was sweet Evie in - get this - her grandmother's Christening gown.  Isn't that so precious?  And once I saw her vintage-looking crib, I knew we needed to start in front of it.  As we were shooting, I noticed one of the ties on the crib was untied, but I didn't want to tie it up just yet.  I mentioned it after we took a few more.  Her mom told me that the older brother comes in all time and unties it!  I loved that!  Now there's just a little hint of her brother in the photos with her. :)

Next we took a little break from all the lace and bows and diaper-covered it out in her oh-so-sweet crib.  These are two of my most favorite shots.  I find them so endearing - and her blue eyes are to die for.

And, yes, I did mention "hat box" up above, and here it is!  Again, her grandmother's hat box and her grandmother's fancy patent leather shoes.  She found them yummy - I don't know a single 6 month old that wouldn't at least try a bite!  Oh, I was so in love with all the little treasures Evie's mommy had for me!

Although this shoot was about Evie turning the big half-year, her mommy wanted some photos of just the two of them.  And, really, what mom doesn't want some nice shots of her and her kids? We're never in photos because, generally, we ARE the memory keepers of our families. Because of that, I never mind when a mommy wants to jump in for a few.  I wanted to capture the special bond between these two - a mommy and her youngest, only daughter.

Ah, and then this sweetness happened.  Perfect ending to a lovely shoot.  Happy 6 Months, Baby Evie!