A Real Photo Shoot {Newborn Pictures}

Please forgive me for these crazy baby posts (not really), but I just HAVE to share this one with you all.  Blogging is about pretty pictures right? Well these are definitely pretty. :)  We decided and were fortunate enough to hire a photographer to do some newborn shots of Ellie, and wow oh wow I’m so glad we did.  We didn’t hire one to do Emma’s newborn shots and I’m so sad about that now looking back.  I thought we could just take some good ones with our “fancy” camera, which we did, but really there is nothing like having a professional take them.  This is their expertise after all.  Yes you can get some good ones of course doing it yourself, but once you have the ones the pros do, there’s really no comparison.

Ok enough blabbering–I hired Jennifer from Sweet Everythings Photography and she was AMAZING.  She came to the house and spent several hours here, and basically brought the studio and props here.  I never realized the amount of work that goes into a full blown session but let me tell you, it’s a lot of work on the photographers end.  And all of that work definitely is worth it because this is what you will get…memories you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Ellie Marie

Are those not the sweetest or what? I don’t know how in the world I’ll figure out which ones to have printed either. And these aren’t even all of them!

Oh, and the headbands that Ellie is wearing came from Harts and Roses from Etsy, and they are adorable! I ordered them about a week before the shoot and she was so sweet and sent them to me so I’d have in time. That’s what I get for not finding out the gender of the baby huh! :)

So all of you Houston and surrounding cities folk check Jennifer out. She’s so sweet, kind, and patient, and you won’t be disappointed.  It is totally worth the investment and her prices are fantastic.  (and no, this is not a sponsored post. I just love to share things I love, and things I think you will enjoy too.)

So have you always hired the pros to take your photos?  I’m a fan of it now. :)



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  1. Beautiful pictures. My favorite is the family all together.

  2. My favorite is the one with the gray bonnet on with the belly button cord showing. awww…!!!

  3. How absolutely beautiful, Emily!!! They are adorable—print them all!

  4. Beautiful photshoot! Awee, your baby doll is beautiful as is your little gal. Such a beautiful family, you’ve got to be in the clouds. Congratulations

  5. You are blessed indeed. Wonderful family! Beautiful photos …. treasures to keep 4ever!!!! Thank you for sharing.

  6. These are wonderful!! Precious, Precious, Precious! Hugs from Conroe, TX

  7. She is so sweet!! :) Love it!! Love your blog! I became your newest follower! :) Erin

  8. Wow — these are so beautiful! Both of your girls are so gorgeous, and I just love how these turned out. We hired a professional photographer for our wedding, and the pictures were amazing. It’s awesome to see what people can do with their talents! The next time we hire a pro will be for a maternity shoot! ;-)

  9. Emily, I adore of all your baby blog posts, and I especially love these photos! Gorgeous!! I will definitely have the check out the photographer, Jennifer. I had professional photos done of William when he turned 1, but it’s time for some new photos. And you’re right, there’s just something extra special when a professional photographer takes the pictures!

  10. These are too cute! And sweet and precious and everything else good. Enjoy every moment with her!

  11. Those are beautiful! what awesome memories you have for you and your family!

    I agree, having someone do it for you is the best money spent for these memories. Photography is my profession, and i always tell families this. I took my daughter’s pictures I thought that I could do it, but the truth was after giving birth I was tired I almost missed my window to take her pictures because of this. I will for sure be hiring a great photog that I admire to take pics of us all this next time around and give my camera a break.

  12. Gorgeous photos, the first one is my favourite. I think Ellie looks like her Dad.

  13. Beautiful, adorable, precious baby and photos! Those photos were worth every penny! :)

  14. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the beauty! I’d say make a lifetime investment and buy them all. Just perfection ~


  15. Yes, all of these are absolutely precious! But the one that truly tugs at my heart is the one with the gray bonnet & her little umbilical cord/stump showing! So sweet! How I wish now I had one of my own little one to show her how her belly once looked…
    Also, where did you find the cute wraps (pink and gray)? They are just the perfect little something to wrap your cuttie in!

  16. Awwww…I am loving them all! Priceless!!

  17. Em! Awww….so beautiful!!!!

  18. Thanks so much for all of your sweet words, Emily :) I really enjoyed meeting your family and loving on your new perfect little angel! I’m so glad that you are happy with the images from Ellie’s session <3

  19. WOW. WOW. and more wow!! These are absolutely amazing!!

  20. They are just adorable shots ….all of them . It would be hard to pick a favorite. It’s great that you did a shot of you and the baby. I look back at all our pictures and realize that I did all the photo taking and have only a few of me with my kids when they were so young.! Enjoy. You have a lovely family.

  21. So cute. My favorite is the one of Ellie and her daddy, so sweet!

  22. yolanda sopranos says:

    They are all beautiful!!!

  23. Oh my-SO precious! She is adorable!

  24. So beautiful, all of them, and wow, she looks like her daddy, just too precious. Enjoy your little ones, they grow so very fast.

  25. So adorable! I love them. Babies are so, so sweet…..I want another one. ;-)


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