A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing this new sweet and super squishy baby boy! Look at all that SQUISH! Gahhh I am a sucker for baby rolls. I mean, and look at his BRF!!! I can related buddy.
He was an excellent sleeper for his session and we were able to get some adorable images for his family. He even got to pose for his first pictures with his BIG brother, who is very proud to have a new baby brother.
His momma loved our neutral set-ups and the clean timeless look that we selected for his session. When styling newborn sessions we are very intentional about what we select. Will it coordinate with your home decor? Will you still love these in 20 years? Is each images consistent with the next? After all we only except the absolute best for each and every one of our loving clients.
Double the diapers, double the fun! I had an absolute blast photographing this adorable newborn twin session! You may remember this beautiful couple from their maternity session a few weeks ago, well the babies are HERE! I probably don’t have to tell you but, They. Are. Perfect.
Planning this session was SO fun, these two were my first boy/girl twins since 2012!! Not only did i get to select items for a girl and a boy but I got to coordinate little outfits for them both…gahhhh so cute!!
I typically only take on 1-2 twin newborn sessions a year so when I do have them I call in reinforcements. My fellow newborn photographer Brittany from Baby Mine Photography came up from Orlando for the day to lend a helping hand and lend a snuggle.
Here is a flashback for ya! Back to 2012 to my first set of twins…aren’t they adorable?? I would say my posing has come a long way. If you’re just stating out or want to improve your newborns, invest in in resign mentoring, it’ll change your world. 🙂
If you are anything like me, then Back to School time is a busy time for your family. Before the new school year dust settles we are inundated with homework, rules, paperwork fundraisers, and fall school portraits. If you are anything like me you forget your child has picture day and they end up in an old t-shirt with bedhead!! I always feel obligated to buy the terrible photos anyway because, well, because it is my baby!! I can’t just let them throw pictures away of my baby!! Not to mention keeping the tradition alive of keeping a school photo each year and comparing growth from one grade to the next. Well after a few years of less than stellar school pictures I decided to be proactive this year and take my kiddos back to school photos, Simply Newborn style!
They ended up being adorable and I decided to open them up to all of you! I am thrilled with the results!!! If you missed out, don’t worry I think this will be an annual affair.
This adorable and squishy baby girl was in the studio a few weeks ago! Is there really anything better than a squishy baby?????
She made me work HARD for these shots, but I am ridiculously patient. Babies…fair warning, I ALWAYS win!! Lol.
I really love how these images turned out.
When I made the decision to eliminate bold colors in my prop stash and use only neutrals I KNEW I was going to love it!!!! What a timeless, classic gallery this lucky momma gets. 🙂 I want to have them in MY house!
Serious props to her big brother, he was so well behaved and really set the bar for sibling shots!
If you are expecting, make sure you book BEFORE you deliver. We are almost booked for the year. It makes me sad to turn people away because we are booked and they didn’t book ahead of time.
I was stoked when I got the news that this family was expecting baby number 2! I had the pleasure of photographing their first. I always love when I get to share in the excitement of a growing family. This time around the L family welcomed a bouncing baby boy.
Because sometimes adjusting to life as a family of four can be hectic they opted for a lifestyle session this time around. I love the crisp, clean look that the black and white give to the lifestyle session images. Normally lifestyle sessions don’t include posed images, but this little guy was just too darn cute, I couldn’t help myself! Plus who can resist a baby in a bear hat!?!
Big sisters studio newborn session from February 2014 🙂
When sweet Baby S’s family contacted me about setting up a newborn session they were in a time crunch. Between baby’s arrival, Daddy’s deployment and recently moving to the area the pressure was on to find a photographer that would not only fit their style, but was available this close to baby time.
While we do book up months in advance, I just knew I had to make this happen for them. A few weeks later little man arrived and they came to the studio for their session. Big sister kept me laughing the entire time…she will have a job in comedy or show business some day I am sure of it!! We were able to capture some gorgeous family and sibling shots, as well as all of the posed shots of little guy and more! I loved all of the grays and blues in this session because this little man ended a 5 month streak of newborn girls in our studio…I was excited to see some boy props for a change!! No offense girl babies…I love you too!
Baby S. has a “Where the Wild Things Are” nursery so we used a few animal hats and props so he will have some Baby Art to display in his room. We couldn’t forget to honor Dad’s Army service with some military images, we also recreated an image that was taken of big sis at her newborn session. While Jacksonville is primarily a Navy town it was fun to photograph a fellow Army family!
This is just a small sample of their gorgeous gallery. You can view the entire gallery on our portfolio page.
Are you expecting? Contact us to set up your consultation to plan your custom newborn session today!
With the new year approaching I’d like to take a moment and address some changes coming to our business. While we know change is hard and sometimes uncomfortable we are here for you. We can’t wait to introduce you to the new simply newborn and all we have to offer!!!
The first change is our schedule. A certain number of days are reserved for sessions each month and when they are gone they are gone. If you know you’ll be wanting portraits take this year do not delay. We are already closed for certain months.
Last year we had a many requests for more options. We had a lot of people asking “Do you have an option for less that included xyz” “I don’t really need 40 images can I get a package that has 20?” “Can I trade this for that?” Etc.
So we have developed a pricing structure that we think will have something for everyone and creates a build it your way sort of feel. Speaking of pricing some of our fees have gone up and some have gone down. Many factors, (most of which are out of our control) go into pricing. We strive to keep pricing fair and competitive. It’s no different than buying a new car. You wouldn’t expect a 2016 to cost what your new car cost in 2013.
You can check out out on our webpage: www.jacksonvillenewbornphotographer.com
The next change and probably the one most people will get nervous about is digital files. As an industry photographers are moving away from providing and selling digital images. While we are not eliminating them from our menu, they will certainly be priced based on their value. I’m willing to bet it will not be an option in a few years. Just as selling negatives was a no go many moons ago. We are all about quality and we cannot provide you with quality if you’re printing elsewhere.
Online galleries will be phased out and orders will be take in person. We have transitioned to in-person reveal and ordering sessions. This is so much fun! We come to you, or you can come to us and we go through your images one by one and select products and prints to suit your needs. It’s like Christmas morning seeing you guys experience your images for the first time! It has quickly become one of my favorite parts of the experience 🙂
Referrals. I suck at keeping track. Sorry. I’m planning a better system. Promise.
One thing that’s constantly being refined is our style. This year we are going for timelessness. Neutral colors, simplistic posing and props. <—hence the big prop sale 🙂
One thing that hasn’t changed. Our commitment to you. Our devoted and loyal clients.
<—-even if you’ve strayed and had a photographer affair, we still love you!
We promise to aim for perfection, provide products of the highest quality and pour love in every image as we always have. Many of you are more like family to us. We can’t wait to see you on the other side of our lens in 2016!!
Recently, I had the privilege of photographing this soon to be family of 4! This sweet mommy was a winner of one of our Maternity Session Giveaways in 2014. Unfortunately fate had other plans, and that baby became an angel. When mom contacted me to tell me she would not be able to redeem her prize as planned I reassured her that when time healed her wounds and she was ready we would document a future pregnancy, even if it was a few years from now.
I was SO elated when I heard back from her this year that they were expecting! Being a mommy to an angel baby this made the session even that more special to me! Not only did I get to give something back, but I got to see love, healing and hope embodied in a beautiful mother. <3
I am so glad to be a part of this rainbow baby’s journey!