Baby #3 | Kingsport maternity photographer

I was so excited when this sweet mom emailed to let me know she was expecting again!  I had done the baby’s first year plan with her now two-year-old and was genuinely happy for her to hear she was having another.   We picked the very last day of December for our photo shoot.  It was cold.  In fact, if you look closely on some of the photos, you can see SNOW falling.  She used my maternity gown from Sew Trendy Accessories.  I have two of them now available for my clients and they are just stunning.  I can’t wait for her little boy to get here in March!  2017-02-17_00092017-02-17_00022017-02-17_00032017-02-17_00042017-02-17_00052017-02-17_00062017-02-17_00072017-02-17_0008

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Jaelyn’s 9 months old! | Kingsport baby photographer

You may remember this baby’s parents’ wedding.  It was disney themed and each table had an awesome centerpiece on it.  Fast forward nearly two years and we get to see these centerpieces again!  Her mom added a few new things and I think the turned out so darling!  Check out their wedding here.2017-02-15_0008Do you see that darling glass slipper on the photo above?  That’s the slipper her daddy gave her mommy when he asked her to marry him.  Do you see all of these amazing tulle dresses?  Her mom MADE them!2017-02-15_00092017-02-15_00102017-02-15_00112017-02-15_00122017-02-15_00132017-02-15_0007

Baby Hadley | Kingsport newborn photographer

Sweet baby Hadley entered the world just a few days after Christmas.  She was much anticipated and has already brought so much joy to her family!  Congratulations, you guys!2017-02-15_00012017-02-15_00032017-02-15_00042017-02-15_00052017-02-15_0006

Baby Nolan | Kingsport newborn photographer

There is nothing more flattering than when a family returns to you for their photos.  It makes my day!  I photographed this darling big sister as a newborn and it was such a privilege to photograph her brother.  Isn’t he darling?  They brought some props that were meaningful to them:  Dad’s childhood truck, a milk pail, a set of antlers, and a vintage baseball.  And because dad used to coach basketball at King College, we of course had to try a basketball shot.  Not gonna lie.  It was a challenge.  But I think it turned out great!  I’m getting super excited about my own little boy making his entrance into the world soon.  2016-05-16_00012016-05-16_00022016-05-16_00032016-05-16_00052016-05-16_00062016-05-16_00072016-05-16_00082016-05-16_00092016-05-16_0010

Rhea is 3 months old | Kingsport Lifestyle Photographer

One of my VERY favorite sessions from the Baby’s First Year Plan is the 3 month session.  From my own experience, 3 month old babies don’t really do a whole lot.  But they’re DARLING.  They are just starting to smile well and interact with you and have typically put on some weight, making those cheeks just so darn cute.  Moms aren’t usually as overwhelmed as they can be at a newborn session and are starting to get into more of a routine.  But photographing them?  I find doing a formal portrait session to be limiting.  The solution?  A lifestyle session.  These sessions take place in your OWN home when you get to show me what life with your baby is like.  The baby is typically more comfortable and relaxed and we are able to create photos that will be cherished forever.  These are the photos that I look back on from when my kids were little and make me the most nostalgic.  The Baby’s First Year Plan includes 5 photo shoots of the course of a year.  Shouldn’t at least one of them be a lifestyle session?

One of the most memorable things about this particular photoshoot was when Rhea kept looking at her momma and smiling, which is darling in and of itself.  But her DAD kept saying, “Are you looking at your momma?  She’s pretty isn’t she?”  Every new mom deserves to be spoken to that way.  It’s those types of moments that really make me love my job.  2016-04-12_00022016-04-12_00032016-04-12_00042016-04-12_00052016-04-12_00062016-04-12_00072016-04-12_0008

Emmaline’s 9 month photos | Kingsport child photographer

Sweet Emmaline was sick just before these photos.  But she was so sweet and so smiley for me!  Nine month olds are quickly becoming one of my favorite ages to photograph.  They’re SOOO darling.  Emmaline has rested on her mom’s shoulder like this in EVERY session of hers I’ve photographed.  Goodness she’s cute.  2016-01-27_00462016-01-27_0045

Baby Violet | Kingsport newborn photographer

When this father told me they had named their daughter Violet, I was so excited that I had purple on hand!  I loved being able to make this photo a little more special for them.  These parents have been living in the U.S. for a few years now and were so excited to welcome their sweet daughter into their family.  Her mother and his father were able to fly all the way from China to be with them for the first few months of her life.  Although they didn’t speak English, I loved having them here for her photos.  It was obvious how much they adore this little girl.  2016-01-27_00562016-01-27_00542016-01-27_0055I have to admit that (being a biased mother of five children myself), I’ve always felt badly for Chinese families who have been limited to either bearing only one child or paying massive fees to have more.  But these two spoke very fondly of being only children.  They made the beautiful point that the child has not only it’s parents, but both sets of grandparents completely devoting their lives to raising her.  Isn’t that amazing?  Good luck to you, Fang family!  You have a lot of joy ahead of you!2016-01-27_0053