Today I'd like you to meet Brynlee (Bryn for short), the adorable daughter of Amanda and Rick. This little princess has been on Earth for almost a year already, yes I am a little behind on blogging, but this didn't stop her from being such a naturally beautiful baby. I absolutely had to take advantage of those good looks during this session.
Seriously -- her creamy skin tone, smooth complexion and natural glow make Brynlee a serious contender for pretty much any “cute baby contest” in the country! She still has that beautiful creamy skin tone too. You've seen her model our Christmas Minis not to long ago. ;)
Because I wanted to highlight baby Brynlee's good looks, I chose to keep props and background noise to a minimum. I did use the pink pearl layers from Hello Little Props to help enhance the natural beauty she already has, though!
As we went through the session and Amanda and I were chatting away, I was beyond blessed to find out our sweet little Bryn is a Rainbow Baby. A Rainbow Baby who is born after miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, gives us something beautiful after a scary and dark experience. The term rainbow baby may not be familiar to people who haven't experienced a loss. But to those who have, it has a very deep and life-changing significance. Although many people do not like to talk about their loss as it is something that is deeply personal, I am always here to have a shoulder and to lend an ear. I asked Amanda if we could do one set up to represent that Bryn was their miracle after their storm, Bryn was truly ready to be a fantastic example of what it means to be a light at the end of a dark tunnel.
One of Amanda's favorite parts of our session together was watching me work away. "I loved all the poses that you placed her in, and saw how passionate you were about your work. You informed me of every step of the way and what was going to happen.". Part of our job as newborn photographers is letting the parents know about the process. I like to not only have the parents next to me, for safety, but so they can see how things are done safely. Legs are at a certain angle, head isn't too far back or forward, communication when I will be taking baby and where I will be placing baby.
Amanda says that her experience exceeded her expectations! "I wasn't sure what to expect but I was extremely satisfied. I was nervous to get this done as I was not sure what to expect, but was very surprised as to how calming the environment was and how well my baby did.". She did well indeed!
Thank you so much C family for allowing me to capture such an incredible time in your lives!
Doo doo doo doooo! Introducing... BABY HADLEY!
I'm still flying high from one of the most amazing shoots I've had, even though it's been 5 months since our session that just shows how great our session was. The pretty little lady in front of the lens is the daughter of Kelsey and Ben.
Speaking of which, Kelsey was so much fun to get to know. I could have talked with her all day! I can tell that Kelsey is so in love with little Miss Hadley!
As for baby Hadley, she was a little angel and slept peacefully through the majority of our two-hour session. I'm not gonna lie. when she showed up sleepy and being 16 days new, I thought the session might have turned out a little tricky, but Kelsey was cool, calm and let me use my sleepy baby vibes and self soothing techniques to keep Hadley sleepy for most of the session so we could knock out some pretty awesome shots for mom and dad.
Mom's favorite part of our session was seeing all the different ways sweet Hadley was being wrapped and positioned. She didn't even need to look at the photos to know they would turn out.
Time for a little aww moment: “Wow, this is weird. This is really happening. She's so beautiful,” says Kelsey. So sweet!
I asked mom to give some advice to someone looking at doing a newborn session. Kelsey says "DO IT! They change so much every day, and you'll want to remember what they looked like at that time, so brand new. Let the photographer do their thing. They do it for a living and wouldn't put your baby in any danger, but of course read reviews and look at their style of photography to ensure it's what you are looking for." Kelsey gives GREAT ADVICE. One HUGE thing when choosing a newborn photographer is making sure that the photographer not only has the style that you like but also has the proper training to make sure that your little one is safe.
Okay, no more talking. Check out little Hadley for yourself!
Here at Michelle Towne Photography LLC, we have so many things to be thankful for. One of those things is our clients. Our clients made 2019 an AMAZING year, one of the best yet. ♥️
We feel so absolutely blessed that you allow us to capture so many special moments in your lives, your new baby, a special bond between your little one and a special family member, a 60th wedding anniversary, first birthdays, so many wonderful things.
We are looking forward to providing you with some more unique opportunities here in 2020!
Since we are now in a new year, we have decided to welcome something new and very special to Michelle Towne Photography LLC...
Let me introduce your 2020 Family Representatives!
Since we are in a brand new year and a new decade, we made the decision to welcome TWO FAMILIES to Michelle Towne Photography LLC’s Family Representative Program.
Each family has something truly special to offer. You will see each family a few times throughout the year and watch how they grow and change.
We are so excited to welcome the Eid and Arneson families to Michelle Towne Photography!
Hello! I'm Michelle.