One Month Old On Location Lifestyle

Baby Jackson Jonathan “JJ” was about one month old when we had his session done. After the initial consultation we decided to shoot predominantly in lifestyle with some studio styles included.

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JJ arrived 3 weeks early. During tummy time when he was a mere two weeks old, he flipped from his belly to his back! “We can tell he is going to be a strong, determined little boy.”, said proud Mommy Nikki.

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JJ and his Daddy Justin
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JJ and his Mommy Nikki

Jackson is just a name both Nikki and Justin have always liked, and Jonathan is Justin’s twin brother’s name. The couple also thought “JJ” would be a cute nickname. They started thinking of names after they knew the gender, so they did not consider any girls’ names.

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The couple moved into this house when Nikki was pregnant with JJ, and they got lucky because his nursery was already painted that nice shade of blue. Nikki loves bright colors, so she thought blue, yellow, and grey would be great colors for the nursery. She loves the cherry blossoms tree decal over the crib and the canvas pictures over the dresser. Both were purchased from Etsy.com. In the corner of the room there is also an ABC cross-stitch that one of Justin’s relatives made before she passed away. Nikki’s mother-in-law cleaned and framed the cross-stitch and gifted it to them at their baby shower.

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Advice from Nikki: “I would suggest not planning anything, because if you get too caught up looking at Pinterest for inspiration you might be disappointed if certain poses cannot be duplicated. You also don’t know how your baby will act during the session. The lifestyle session is great because it captures the simple beauties of everyday life. Just be yourselves!”

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This image by far receives the most likes on my Instagram.

MuSen: The session was conducted on a peaceful sunny Sunday morning. Abundant sunshine in the house and all photos were taken under natural light. I am blown away by JJ’s nursery design: energetic, bright, colorful, yet balanced with harmony. Every little detail is filled with his Mommy and Daddy’s love. I felt a strong connection while photographing this session and wish I could do more newborn lifestyle in the future.

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Session gift for the new Mommy: “It’s a boy” Living Locket look from OrigamiOwl with “JJ” initial charms. Congratulations once more. “A beautiful baby has come to fill your lives with joy and bliss. May all the precious little moments always warm your heart.”

To find out what Nikki thinks about this session, visit here.

To learn about the newborn pacakge, visit here.

 

Princess Themed Cake Smash

Every cake smash photo-shoot project started with brainstorming a theme. For Bowie’s cake smash session, her Mommy was looking for a theme that portrays a simple, happy, and healthy little baby.

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Bowie is very out going. She loves to smile, loves to play with other little children, loves to kiss boys, and loves to go out everyday. When she doesn’t get what she wants she yells at Daddy. She likes to feed Daddy and Mommy when she does not want her food.

Bowie’s Mommy Googled “baby girl cash smash photo” to get an idea of what other babies’ cake smash photos are. There are hundreds or thousands picture there with different color themes and all look pretty. She finally chose Pink and Gold as Bowie’s theme colors. She believed Bowie would look very pretty in it. In addition, pink is her own favor color since she was a child. “I wished I had everything in pink in my room such as bedding, wall color, furniture, etc. Obviously, I did not get what I wanted, so I pass my wishes to Bowie. Not sure she would like pink as much as I do. Daddy has been complaining about too much pink in Bowie LOL.”, said Bowie’s Mommy.

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We came up with a simple but elegant princess theme with Pink being the main color and accented with Gold. Tutu, onesie, matching bow headband and chunky necklace designed and handcrafted by Tutu Gorgeous Girl.
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Matching theme pink rosettes cake with a glittery gold #1 topper smash cake by Slice of Fancy/Sweet Stuff. Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream.

Bowie’s Mommy didn’t really have any concerns prior to the session. “Bowie is pretty out-going. The session turned out good. 5 stars overall”!

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Click here for more details on Bowie’s head-to-toe outfit at Tutu Gorgeous Girl’s Etsy shop.

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Matching theme Triangle Flag Bunting Banner by Crafts by Jackie

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Advice from Bowie’s Mommy: “Keep it simple and be your normal selves. I should have planned out more of the scenery and babies nap timing.”

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Bubble bath theme is included in every cake smash session. The bath tub was filled with lukewarm water. Bowie didn’t want to come out.
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One of my favorite lifestyle captures in Bowie’s nursery.

Bowie had her first birthday party a week after the cake smash session. Take a look at the party setup that Bowie’s Mommy put together.

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“My husband was no help LOL but the rest of my family was very supportive of it. Most of the stuff was from Amazon, gotta love Amazon Prime. The cake was from Audrey’s Concerto. Really do love their cakes. We buy a lot of cakes from them every year.”

From MuSen:

I am so in love with Bowie’s princess theme cake smash. Simple but elegant. I love providing my clients with collage designs. Below are what I did for Bowie:

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Bowie’s session gift: OrigamiOwl Living Locket designed with assorted limited edition pieces

To find out what Bowie’s Mommy thinks about MuSen, click here.

To learn more about the First Birthday pacakge, click here.