Newborn Portraits – Pumpkin

We got newborn portraits of Pumpkin done by the same photographer who took our maternity photos, and I can’t wait to see those & share some of them with y’all! But you know this photographer mama had to take some photos of my sweet girl too!!!

Of course, as a photographer’s daughter, this little Pumpkin didn’t really want to cooperate and stay sleepy for either newborn shoot (hopefully that lack of cooperation isn’t a trend that continues as she gets older!). That being said, I got a few sweet sleeping pictures, and honestly, I really love some of the wide-eyed shots I got during our little at-home session too.

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I love this next one!!

Nacogdoches photographer newborn portraits of my daughter

Aaaand our sleep window was pretty much gone at that point… but like I said, I don’t mind all that much!

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This next one is definitely a favorite for sure!!!

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At this point Pumpkin’s patience for photos and my light were fading pretty quickly, but you know I had to try to get at least one or two shots of our newest little Red Raider/Saints fan! There’s something so sweet about having photos of both of my girls in these clothes…

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If you follow me on Instagram (@bmariephoto), you’ve probably already seen proof of what a sweet guard dog Dixie is for Pumpkin, and the day of our little photo shoot was no different! She didn’t leave the kitchen where everything was set up, and for most of the time she was just barely outside of the frame watching her baby and making sure she was ok – so so so sweet! You’ve gotta love that sweet family-focused nature of Boxers! I also love this photo because I have a shot of my mom helping me with Peanut’s newborn photos, and since she wasn’t here to help with Pumpkin’s photos, I had another assistant step up to fill in!

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Newborn Portraits – Quinn

Soooo excited to share Quinn’s newborn portraits today!!! I almost didn’t get to make it down to Houston to take this sweet girl’s photos, and I am so so so glad that I was able to go. I just adore her mama, and it was fun to get to spend the morning with them. This was the second shoot of their Little One package (first shoot can be seen here), and I seriously can’t say enough how much I love these shoots – it’s just so much fun to get to see my Little Ones families on a regular basis and be a part of how their family grows through those moments in the baby’s first year.

We set up shop in Quinn’s nursery with the shutters open wide as her daddy and brother played downstairs. Sweet girl got to be the star of the show allll morning! As it is with a lot of newborn shoots, it took a little while for her to really settle in to that solid, deep sleep – and my goodness did she want those hands free!
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After a quick diaper change and some snuggles with her mama, Quinn settled in… I don’t know that there’s anything more peaceful than looking at a tiny sleeping baby. So sweet. And I just LOVE this shot!

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Those hands tucked in under her face like that just make my heart melt!!

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Loved adding in this adorable headband, and can we just talk about those squishy, pouty little lips for a second?!? Too darn cute.

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We switched things up and Jessica brought out the most precious little headband. So delicate and it added just the right amount of detail & whimsy to this set up. Love it!

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This one might be a favorite!
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Before I left I had to snap just a few shots of Jessica & Quinn. I just love that I caught such sweet moments between mother & daughter in what I’m sure is going to be one of the first of many moments spent in that chair together.

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Jess, Jason & Wyatt, congrats on bringing such a perfect little girl into your family. Thank you so much for choosing me to be the one to be there to photograph her fleeting newborn stage. Love you all & can’t wait to see you for the next shoot!

Newborn Portraits – Caleb

We got back from our spring break trip last night and I have to say that although I wish we’d had a lot more sunshine at the beach, it was soooooooo nice to just take a week to fully relax and do a whole lotta nothing!

But now that I’m back… There’s really no better way to kickstart the blog than with some photos of a more than adorable little man! I took maternity portraits for Lauren and Zach, and it was so much fun to get to see them again so soon and to meet sweet Caleb. I LOVE how I can keep up with my Little Ones packages families…. not much better than getting to see great people regularly throughout the year, and watch their new addition grow up. So good, y’all. SO. GOOD.

Ok… enough of all that. It’s time for  y’all to meet Caleb…

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There’s just nothing like tiny little baby features.. especially their pouty little mouths!

Nacogdoches photographer images of family at home with their newborn baby boy

And for real… how adorable is that tiny little camo hat??

Nacogdoches photographer images of family at home with their newborn baby boy

This next set most definitely has a special place in my heart with those Double T’s on that handsome little man…

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Those cheeks! And giving a little “Guns Up” already! Be still my heart…

Nacogdoches photographer images of family at home with their newborn baby boy

After the special outfits and set ups, it was time to simply document these three in their first days as a family. I love being able to get images like these because I know how quickly those early days fly by, and how it becomes hard to imagine how that sweet little one fit right inside your hands. And really, there’s just something about seeing a daddy’s strong hands cradling a precious little newborn.

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So so sweet!

Nacogdoches photographer images of family at home with their newborn baby boy

And getting images of how powerful a mother’s love is, even only after a few days of officially “knowing” each other? Such an honor.

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LOVE these!

Nacogdoches photographer images of family at home with their newborn baby boy

Lauren and Zach are such naturals and seemed like they’ve been doing this whole parenting thing for forever. It was really sweet to watch them breathing in these moments and their sweet son.

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And I’ll leave y’all on this sweet moment…

Nacogdoches photographer images of family at home with their newborn baby boy