Baby J | Full Newborn Session

This session is so very special.  I’m going to age myself in this post, but I’ve known this baby’s grandmother since we were in elementary school.  Yep, his grandmother.   So when she called and asked if I would do her first grandchild’s newborn session – of course I said yes!

And how cute is this little guy?  I remember when his mama was born and cannot believe how beautiful she is inside and out.  I loved meeting her (again) as an adult and so enjoyed photographing her little family.  I can’t wait to watch this little guy grow!  

Baby I | Wrapped Mini Session

Baby I came in for her mini wrapped session and she was just the sweetest!  She slept so soundly we were able to do a bonus pose with her in the bucket.  She was pure perfection in pinks and creams!

Baby C | Harford County Newborn Photographer

Can we talk about super adorable baby boys for a minute?  This baby was just the cutest and he slept like a champ for me!  This was another one of my wrapped mini sessions, and I just love the gray and cream together.  Of course, I had to put him in a bucket – and what is better than a baby in a bucket?  A baby in a bucket with a bear hat of course!

Baby & Kids Conference USA

Taking a small break from catching up on blogging sessions, I wanted to share the amazing experience I was fortunate to have this past weekend.  My clients know how important both safety and training are to me for my newborn photography, and I make it priority to attend at least one training every other year.  This year I’ve committed to two separate training events and I am so excited to share my first one.  Through the generosity of Cristanta Mecate from Freebird Prop Shoppe I was able to attend the first USA edition of the Baby & Kids Congress.  While the conference may be new to the US – it’s not new overall, organized by Backstage Producciones, who has been specializing in photography education since 2012.  Because of this, they were able to get some amazing talent on the stage this past weekend in Irvine, CA.  Big names in the newborn world included Erin Hoskins, Bianca Hubble, Amy McDaniel, Jade Gao, Doug Weittenhiller (1/3 of Twig and Olive), Alli Peck and more.

I’ve attended a few WPPI conferences in the past (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International), this conference was focused (sorry no pun intended) on baby and kids – and there was just one stage so each participant could see all of the speakers.  I really loved that I didn’t have to choose one class over another and was able to see all of the speakers.  It was a wonderful learning experience for sure.   

Enough about all the training – did I mention there was shopping too?  My clients know I love to provide the most beautiful props for their newborns and boy did I stock up at the conference!  From heavenly angora wraps and bonnets from Beautiful Ewe to the gorgeous sitter outfits from My Darling Emma, I felt like a kid in a candy store.  I shopped at a couple new vendors like Mama Knits and Rockarooz, and some favorites like Freebird, Mia JoyThreads and Evergreen, Baby Bliss Props and  Ivy  & Twine.  I am excited to use them in all my upcoming sessions!

Overall, it was a great trip and I know my clients appreciate my dedication to continuing to grow as a photographer.  I promise we will be back to cute babies next week! 

Baby J | Baltimore Newborn Photographer

This little guy was just so sweet.  He slept through his entire mini session,  and didn’t fuss at all!  He really was a dream to photograph, and to be honest, a part of me wanted to keep him!  We even got a few bonus shots of him which are my favorites.  He fit so snug into mom’s hands.  They really are so small…for so short a time.