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Eli's Newborn Session {Littleton Newborn Photography}

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I just LOVE newbies!  Eli was so perfect for his session, his mommy Melissa had him prepped with a full tummy and a warm family room.  Melissa and I go way back, all the way to middle school and she now has two boys almost exactly the same age as mine.  So naturally the session went smoothly and little Eli cooperated so very nicely.

Enjoy this sweet little one's debut as much as I enjoyed capturing it!

-Melanie Lynn 

Aria's Newborn Session

Lifestyle sessions are a lovely alternative to posed studio sessions for your newborn.  What I love most about lifestyle sessions is that they are unscripted, truly a snapshot of your first days home with baby.  Your first days home with baby are such an adjustment to not only caring for your little one, but numerous visitors and sleep deprivation and a lifestyle session helps preserve those early, tender memories.  I also love to offer a hybrid of lifestyle and posed, if there are any particularly fun shots a mommy might love.

Little Aria is very loved and you can feel that as soon as you walk into their home.  First time parents Jessica and Mike are really rocking the first few days home with their newbie so I really wanted to keep their session raw and candid, making the majority of their shots just them being a sweet new family.   You can definitely tell Aria has her daddy wrapped around her little finger already.

Enjoy this hybrid lifestyle session!

-Melanie Lynn

Amelia's Newborn Session

Can I say that I just LOVE newborns?!  I had the privilege of meeting Amelia's momma Ranie at a mutual maternity modeling photo shoot with Mia Harlow Photography.   I really got along with her and through conversation, we all determined that Mia didn't specialize in newborns and Ranie was from out of town and wanted newborn photos done, since she had portraits taken of her other daughter Emerson.  It was like fate that we were modeling together that day!  

As luck would have it, our due dates were three days apart, but my son came about a month early and little Amelia was a week overdue!  The timing worked out well for us to get together for her photos.

Pro parent photo session tip: white noise maker/app on your phone.  Once we finally had Amelia's tummy full, the white noise I played from my phone kept her in a deep, happy sleep and really made the session finish beautifully.

Enjoy Amelia's beautiful session, with a special appearance of her big sister Emerson!

-Melanie Lynn  

Hadley's Newborn Session

Little miss Hadley McKay was such a sweetie for her photo session.  I went to high school with her momma Amanda so I couldn't resist reaching out to her to photo her newest bundle of joy.  This is the second instance of Irish twins on the blog, Hadley has a brother 363 days older than her and he's just as cute as a button, as you'll see here shortly.  

One of the best tips I can give to new parents when preparing for their newborn's photo shoot is to have extra everything at the ready- food, diapers, wipes... that way we can care for their needs and keep the session going smoothly.  Amanda had extra food ready for Hadley which allowed us to lull her back to sleep and finish off her photos.

Enjoy this little beauty's portraits, I sure enjoyed her session! 

-Melanie Lynn