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

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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

Baby Joey | Kingsport newborn photographer

One of the greatest things about being a photographer is seeing these sweet babies grow up. This little guy’s older sister was my first newborn who slept through the entire session. Seriously, she didn’t make a peep. It was so wonderful seeing her again. Even though her new little brother did wake up during his session, he was still an angel. What lucky parents to have two such beautiful children! Thank you for letting me photograph them, Lisa!

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Baby Nora | Kingsport Newborn Photographer

One of my photographer friends has decided that she no longer wants to do newborn photography.  So she’s referring her clients to me 🙂  This is one of her dear friends…who also happens to know some of MY dear friends.  Small world.  This is baby number four for her, and her mother in law was VERY excited about it.  So excited, in fact, that she paid for her session…and a mini session for the whole family for a Christmas card.  Isn’t that amazing?  While we were talking about when to do the photo session for the family, we realized that her mother-in-law would be in town for a few days and we could photograph the family then.  Unfortunately, it was REALLY cold outside that day.  But we did it anyway and did it VERY quickly.  Grandpa was nice enough to let the twins borrow his jacket for a little while.  They thought it was pretty fun 🙂

Baby Charlotte | Kingsport newborn photographer

Isn’t she PRECIOUS! She was teeny tiny, but had the LONGEST eyelashes! And her sister….This is one of my favorite sibling photos!

Baby Max | Kingsport newborn photographer

A week or two before this little guy was born, his mom told me that she had made the mistake of looking at Christmas newborn photos on pinterest.  He wasn’t due until the 5th of January, but when she went into labor on the 23rd of December, she was thrilled that she would get her Christmas photos!  They are huge UT fans.  They have a large photo of Neyland Stadium in their basement that covers almost the entire wall.  When I did his sister’s newborn photos, we used an orange tutu and their favorite UT throw.   Almost as soon as they found out they were having a boy, they began working on his room….with the UT football field painted on his wall.  His first Christmas gift was this little Payton Manning doll.  His mobile plays “Rocky Top” (which, of course, was purchased for their first child and has been passed down to all three of their children).  So, naturally, we decided to do his newborn session at their home.  Aren’t they fun?  We had to do the session at their house so we could use their Christmas tree and decor, so the light wasn’t quite the same as my home studio.  While we were at it, we snagged a few photos of the girls. My favorite is the one of them belting rocky top from memory with their dad.

Make sure to check out their dad’s artwork at http://www.tennesseeprints.com   He’s work is one of a kind!

 

The Thompson Family | Kingsport Family Photographer

This darling family moved to Kingsport a little over a year ago.  Our girls really hit it off and have had a LOT of fun together.  Sadly, mine started Kindergarten this year and their little girl isn’t quite as old as she is.  They haven’t seen as much of each other as they would like.  Anyway, I have really enjoyed getting to know the mother!  I think she’s kind of fascinating.  I was really excited when she asked me to photograph them (even if her husband didn’t seem to share the same excitement).  By the time the session was over, though, I think I won him over.  These kids were so adorable and so sweet.  It wasn’t even hard to get those photos.  At all.  Seriously.


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