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Saturday, February 27, 2010

I'm feeling frisky today!

FREE SESSION and an 8x10 print to the first person who comments!

The Fine Print:
Session must take place on or before March 31, 2010 AND must take place in studio.
New sessions only (may not be applied toward currently booked sessions - newborn sessions are not applicable)
45 minute session
Heather retains creative control over the session
Must sign a model release
There is no obligation to purchase additional prints, but you may do so at current pricing

Now who's the lucky person going to be??? :)

Happy Weekend!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Jackson | McMinnville Newborn Photography { frogs and faeries }

Baby Jackson wins the prize for the most alert newborn yet! He was so awake and happy - just chillin' while I got everything set up and ready for him. I took him thinking, "Oh, yeah. I've got this. I'll get 'cha to sleep, buddy." At the same time, I believe that Jackson was thinking, "Oh, no, you won't, lady!"

So, I swaddled him all nice and tight and started rocking and swaying him. And rocking. And swaying. And rocking. And swaying.

Jackson won Round 1.

"Hmm . . . I'm not so sure about this lady . . . "

"Ok, she might be kinda funny . . . "

Round 2

More rocking and swaying. A little help from Mom with a feeding. More rocking and swaying.

I win Round 2. (I always win!)

Ahh, so peaceful. I love this one.

Jackson's Itty Bitty parts:

Then, Jackson wakes up again for just a bit. Love the eye contact here!

One of my new favorite Mommy and Baby images:

And I just love this one of Daddy soothing his little man:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family | Murfreesboro Baby and Family Photography { frogs and faeries }

Nana got in touch with me about doing a session for her daughters and their new babies, but we had a pretty narrow time frame since one of her daughter's lives in England and is only in for a little while! You guys definitely win the prize for Farthest Traveled For A Session (sure, I know you came back to the States for other things, but this had to be the main reason, right?). :)

These cousins are just about 3 months apart and both oh, so stinkin' cute!




I was really feeling the love between these new Mamas and their babies during my time there, and I love how it just pours out of these images . . .

. . . if you're a photographer, you know that moment, right after you've just clicked the shutter, that you instantly know you've just captured something really special? That's how I felt about these next two. To me, they just exude the bonds between mothers and their children. Such pure love and undying sacrifice; knowing that you would do anything for this sweet life you are responsible for . . .



And the one that just reaches in and grabs my heart:

Nana, Mama 1 and Mama 2 if one of you don't print this one out HUGE, then I might just have to and pretend that you are my family!

Little Lady Anniston | Mufreesboro Baby Photographer { frogs and faeries }

Anniston was back in for her six month session, and I'll be honest, she just keeps getting prettier and prettier! She has such a sweet disposition - I think I could have just held her the hold time and not taken a single image! :)

Rolling over is so much fun.

The last three images taken. I think that's a pretty good end to a great session!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Max | Lewisburg Newborn Photography { frogs and faeries }

I traveled to Lewisburg yesterday morning for a session with brand new Max and his family. I have NEVER seen as much hair on a baby as Max has! His grandma calls him Elvis! :)

Max was 10 days old yesterday. It's very important to schedule your newborn session as soon as possible. I usually recommend Days 4 - 10. Getting them photographed so early typically ensures that the baby is still VERY sleepy and very moldable (is that a word? SpellCheck is telling me it isn't, but you know what I mean!). Mom did a great job of getting little Max in on time, but Max had other plans than sleeping the whole time! But from what I understand, that's because he slept 7 hours last night! SEVEN hours! 10 Days old! That's amazing!


One of the things I enjoy with newborn photography is that no session is ever the same. Each baby has a different temperament, they need to be soothed in a different way, some are very flexible, while others most definitely are not. Max gave me a little challenge into getting him asleep, but I loved every minutes of snuggling and cuddling with him while I did it.

But, of course, in the end, I prevailed! Ahh, victory!

I love this one in BW too, so I had to show them both:

On the way home, I was kicking myself for not getting Max's hair into a mohawk for the next shot. But, as Max was a light sleeper, it took a bit of work to get him into this position. And he gave me exactly 2 shots with it, so not really any time for a hair style change! :)

And some more itty bitty parts:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gotta run | Murfreesboro Newborn Photography { frogs and faeries }

Gotta run (headed to the Kenny Rogers concert with the hubs!) but I just had to post one from my newborn session last night! This little girl was a doll!

Mom - I promise to have your whole sneak peak up tomorrow!

My new purple blanket!

As promised, here are some more of this cutie pie!


The itty bitty parts:

Resting on Daddy:

This next one shows Baby Adelyn's patch of white hair right on top of her soft spot. Mom and Dad are in love with it, and I have to agree - it's pretty dang cute!

Maybe it's gas, maybe not - but what it definitely IS is too stinkin' adorable!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Miss Riley - 9 Mos | Murfreesboro Baby Photography { frogs and faeries }

Miss Riley needs no introduction as she's a regular on the blog! :) 9 months is such a fun session. Babies can really vary at this age - some are crawling and some haven't quite mastered the skill yet. Riley - yep, she had it down pat!

I'm super excited to blog this session b/c I got to use two new backdrops that my dear sweet hubby built for me. I love them!

This one is made of wrought iron tiles!

And this one is a pretty paisley print:



Big Ole Baby Boy! | Murfreesboro Newborn Photography { frogs and faeries }

That's exactly what Morgan is! Born at 9 lbs 6 oz and almost 22 inches long - he gets the prize for my biggest newborn to date! He was a super light sleeper, but after lots of patting and a couple snacks, we got him settled into a little nap and were able to get some great images of him.

Thanks, Mom and Dad for having me out to your home!