Winter Wonderland Maternity Photo Shoot and Baby Boots

One of the most popular pinned maternity sessions is this one from White Photographie that features this super sweet photo of the mom and dad holding the cutest little pair of baby boots. It's the perfect shoot to share on this snowy day as I spend the day with my girls {the youngest on the mend from a sinus infection and the older one coming down with something - fever, cough, feeling yucky}. It's the perfect day for us to be watching Frozen together {again}. You can see the entire Winter Wonderland Maternity Session here. I also have a few featured baby boots below.

A {VERY} Special Newborn Session | Saratography

Today I am honored to share this {VERY} Special Newborn Session for two main reasons. For starters, it was submitted by the incredibly talented Sara Baldwin of Saratography and secondly, it features the newest addition to our family, my niece Mia Francesca. Mia was born on October 23, 2013 and is the first child for my sister and brother in law. She has been a pure blessing to our family since she entered the world and we are delighted to have Mia enrolled in Saratography's "Watch Me Grow" program, where all of her milestone portrait sessions will be captured up through her first year - what a GREAT keepsake!

We'd also like to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season and as always thank you for your support of our site throughout the year. We will return after the new year with more of the BEST baby ideas and inspirations to come!

Vendor Credits:

Photography & Headband Props: Saratography
Woven Wraps: This Little Light {Prop Shop}
Handmade Tutu's: Mindy Kinney

A Stunning Maternity Session | Jillian Kirby Photography

We are so honored to end the week with this simply STUNNING Maternity Session submitted by Jillian Kirby Photography. Jillian has been photographing children and families for over six years and is now Nationally Accredited in Child and Infant photography, as well as Maternity photography, by the PPOC. She has also been awarded with the honor of having her newborn work accepted into the National Salon. Most recently, Jillian became one of the first photographers in Canada to be Nationally Accredited in Newborn Photography and works out of her beautiful natural light studio in Langley, BC. The Maternity Wrap used for this session was made by Hayley of Just Hatched Designs.


Newborn Session | Lauren Ayres Photography

Today we are delighted to feature a {sweet} Newborn Session with you thanks to Lauren Ayres Photography, a Brooklyn/NYC based photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, child, and family photography. Lauren shares the details...

This sweet little lady (Alyssa) is the first child for Lisa and Jim. I travelled to their home in Weehawken, NJ for this session. She was awake for the first part of our session but eventually tuckered out and slept like an angel. Her mom and dad simply adore her and can't get enough of just staring at her sweet face. They sat closeby while our session took place and just ooohed and ahhed over each new pose and how angelic their daughter looked. You can just tell Alyssa is going to be absolutely adored. Plus, Dad is an expert at the baby swaddle, even better then me!

Vendor Credits:

Cheesecloth wraps: dolly priss
Peach knit hat: What's Knot to Love
Mini Ella Tieback (mini white bow): Just Hatched Designs
Cream faux fur: Custom Photo Props 




Handmade Feature: Baby Age Blocks by Buggy's Blocks

Babies grow up too fast! Capture every moment from in the belly through grade school with Buggy’s Blocks baby age blocks! Age blocks make a creative, unique and useful baby shower gift with colors to match the new mom’s style, gender neutral or baby’s bedroom! These blocks make the perfect photo prop or nursery decoration and are made to be durable and BRIGHT for years! 

Each number block measures 2.5 inches with the base block measuring 5 inches. They are made from Premium Poplar Wood that is hand sanded for a soft touch and rounded edges for your child's safety. Each piece is hand painted and designed to achieve a unique product just for you, using top quality Acrylic Non-Toxic paint that will stay bright and vibrant for years to come. Custom orders are welcomed so visit Buggy's Blocks to order your set today! 

Newborn Session | Toni Elmer Photography

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by today! We are delighted to share this {adorable} Newborn Session from Toni Elmer Photography. Toni specializes in custom portraiture of newborns, babies, and children in the Dallas, Fort Worth area and was nominated by D Magazine as one of Dallas' TOP family photographers. The session she is sharing with us today features a precious little newborn who arrived five weeks early, weighing just 5.5 pounds. If I had to pick two favorite features that I just LOVE about newborns it would probably be their perfect little lips and tiny precious toes...lucky for me, Toni captured both!

A Lovely Summer Maternity Session | White Photographie

Today we have a lovely Summer Maternity Session to share thanks to White Photographie. I simply LOVE the gorgeous natural backdrop for this session complete with a stunning, setting sun and mom-to-be's radiant glow. The smiles exchanged between this couple show their love and excitement of what's to come with the arrival of their little one. They aren't the only ones anticipating a new bundle of joy - big brother puppy wants to join int he fun and makes a cameo appearance to finish off the day! Many thanks to White Photographie for sharing this special moment with us. 

A Beautiful Natural Maternity Session | Green Apple Images

Today we are honored to share this beautiful Natural Maternity Session from Green Apple Images. Photographer Jen Roberts gives us her insight on the session...

I have a huge appreciation for pregnancy and the entire birth process.  I have always thought pregnant women were stunningly beautiful.  As a former labor and delivery nurse I have been able to witness the miracle of birth many, many times and I always marvel at the strength of the female body.  I absolutely love photographing maternity sessions and documenting the beauty, bond and miracle that really comes and goes so quickly!  As much as I remember feeling less than glamorous during my pregnancies, I treasure the photos that I have now that that part of my life has passed.  

Aubri was absolutely radiant during our session.  She is gorgeous inside and out.  During my sessions I love the simplicity of a natural location and minimal props with a focus on my subject.  I encourage my clients to wear something simple and feminine and Aubri definitely did both!

Green Apple Images features the custom imagery of portrait artist and natural light photographer, Jen Roberts. Jen is a professional photographer specializing in contemporary, on-location maternity, birth, NEWBORN, infant and child photography. She is also available for a limited number of engagements and weddings per year. Jen serves the Phoenix, AZ/Arizona area and is also available for commercial, editorial and portrait photography assignments worldwide. Based in the Phoenix area, Jen also services the cities of Mesa, Tempe, Awhatukee, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and the surrounding areas.


An Inspiring Maternity Story | Alana Donovan Photography

We have a very special Maternity Session to share with you today thanks to Alana Donovan Photography. Mom to be Katherine shares her touching story...

{After we had our first son, Levi, we could never really decide if we wanted to have more children.  We loved Levi, but we would discuss the pros and cons to having multiple children.  Everything from financial obligations to division of attention and extracurricular activities.  When Levi was 18 months old we prayed about it and decided we were ready to have another child.  Well, no luck for a few months, but then we ran in to some financial problems.  I was laid off from my nursing job, and right after the holidays.  I was unable to find a full-time job and therefore would be without health insurance.  We again prayed about it and felt God was letting us know that now was not the right time, I even wondered if this was God telling us we were meant for only the one child.  I finally got a full-time position and we decided to wait on trying for another child until after Levi's 4th birthday, we even planned a cruise to celebrate his birthday to depart on April 25th, 2013.  Two months later, the week of our 7 year wedding anniversary, we discovered we were pregnant - We were overjoyed!  Our child was due on April 24th, the exact same day our first son was born in 2010!  Needless to say we canceled the cruise and were blessed with our second son on April 18th, 2013.  I have always heard people say "If you ever wonder if God has a sense of humor, just make plans" and I guess it's true.  He will see that what is written in His plan happens in it's own time.}

I just LOVE the expression on Big Brother Levi's face as he opens the door to a special delivery!