Newborn Twin Boys | Toledo Newborn Photographer

Toledo Newborn Photographer

While I’ve had a lot of sessions I haven’t had a chance to blog about yet (it seems like I edit non-stop at the moment!) I had to take a quick moment to post some of my favorite images that were done today during a newborn shoot, with not one, but with TWO amazing baby boys.  They came into this world early, and were a month old by the time they were able to come see me to have their portraits done, but they did wonderfully.  Normally, my window for newborns is between their 5th-10th day of life, but things happen, and sometimes babies come early.  For those that do, we can accommodate their sessions and get them in as soon as they’re able to come.  These were definitely some much anticipated miracle boys for their parents.

Here is the first image that I edited and fell in love with of the boys.  They’ve got brotherly love, right from the start.

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The next image took a bit of patience to get, but once we got both boys nicely snug in their basket, they were out.  (Please note, this is a composite image for each baby’s safety)

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I can only imagine the tricks they’ll be pulling in a few years on mom and dad (especially trying to switch who is who) but I’m sure they’ll be a ton of fun.

If you’d like to purchase a newborn session with me, please contact me at joyphotography@live.com to set up your session.  Space is becoming extremely limited for the rest of October already, and I’m also booking into November, December, and January.  Let me know if you’d like to secure your spot!

Toledo Baby Photographer | Older “newborn” session

I recently needed some props modeled, and had a woman recommend her beautiful one month old daughter for the session.  I hadn’t really worked with the non-typical newborns who were over ten days old in quite a while, so I decided to give it a try again.  I must say I absolutely love the images we came up with for her.  While trying to get sleepy curled up poses was a little harder than the average newborn, I think she still did pretty well.  Here are a few of my favorite images from her session.

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By the way, most of the props are from the shop Fiber & Twine (the white bonnet and light blanket is not).  You can view her etsy site here.  I’m an absolute fan of her work, and can’t wait to order some new things from her soon. 🙂

 

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Women’s Contemporary Beauty Sessions | Toledo Photographer

Toledo Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

I haven’t had a whole lot of time lately for blogging about sessions, which I’m sorry for.  There has been a big boom of sessions, and I’ve been in editing mode for weeks to make sure they’re all done on time.  Aside from that, I’m also a mom, and I’ve been trying to spend time with my children and make sure to be in the moment with them (even if in the moment means becoming their hero at playing video games).  Ah, the life of boys.  I’ve been wanting to build my second business though (which happens to be Mary Kay).  I would love to get some women in to do before/after portraits since I provide facials & a free beauty look after the pampering session is completed.  I’ve been wanting to start expanding out to providing women’s beauty portraits anyway, so it just makes sense to do it this way.

If you would love to help me with building that portfolio, I will provide a professionally printed & mounted piece after you’ve received your look. To schedule your facial, you can email me at: joyphotography@live.com.  There is no obligation to buy, but if you do fall in love with any of the products available, like our Miracle Set, those are also available for purchase.  Plus, who doesn’t love adding to their makeup collection anyways?  If you’d even like to host a party and get away from the kids for a women’s day out, we can do that too.  I know I’m not the only mom out there who just needs a break once in a while.

I also promise I’ll start to get some of the newer sessions I’ve been working on up so you can see them!  These sweet newborns have been absolutely darling (although some of them have challenged me to see who would win during their session…but it’s ok.  I always win).

 

Toledo Pregnancy Photographer | Beach Maternity Session

As a Toledo pregnancy photographer, I have had the honor of capturing many expectant moms as they await their little one’s birth, but I finally had a first.  A beach session.  I can’t lie, I was very excited about it, especially since  it was something I hadn’t done before.  I know you want to read about it, so here you go!

A woman recently contacted me about having maternity pictures done, and when she suggested our local beach, Maumee Bay, in Oregon, Ohio I was beyond thrilled.  I had a certain vision in mind for at least one of the images, and I have to say it turned out exactly how I imagined it in my mind.  I’m so glad she was up for it, and wasn’t too uncomfortable since her baby girl is due in just 3 short weeks.  I’m glad to be adding the bay as a new area that I’m offering to clients now as well, since it turned out so beautifully.  It has this amazing view, some rocks to use, and some big pieces of driftwood as well, which of course, we used in her other images.

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See what I mean?  Isn’t this soon-to-be momma absolutely stunning?!

 

If you would like your own beach maternity shoot before it gets too cold out, please contact me.  These are best done between 34-37 weeks, and are currently available as a complimentary add-on with any paid newborn session throughout the rest of 2014.   I also do provide the split-front gown for the session if you would like to wear one.  If not, you’re more than welcome to bring your own outfit of choice for the session.  There are also a variety of metro parks throughout the area that sessions can be done at as well if a beach one isn’t something you’d be interested in.  To schedule a session of your own, contact me:  joyphotography@live.com

Toledo Newborn Photographer | Meeting Everly

As a Toledo Newborn Photographer, I get to work with all kinds of babies, and every once in a while I end up with a baby who is a complete rockstar during their session.  Everly was one of those babies.  Her momma brought her in for newborn portraits with me, and we quickly started to get her calm and into some of the oh-so-squishy baby poses that I’ve been getting known for that many parents have come to love.  It was pretty easy to do once she was completely asleep.  From there, she was very easy to work with and get a few different poses out of.  I love that she was able to do some of the poses that show just how curled up she was in her own momma’s tummy.  I love being able to bring out that detail for the babies that allow it so that their parents can look back and remember it.

Here are just a few of the favorites of Everly from her recent newborn session with me.  I’m excited that her momma is bringing her back over her first year as a “Little Steps” client.  It’ll be so fun getting to start to see her personality shine through and see how much more adorable she’s going to get throughout the next year with her.

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Isn’t she one of the most adorable babies you’ve ever seen?!  I may be a little biased since I immediately fell in love with most of the images from her gallery, and of course her parents did too.  If you’d like a session of your own to capture your own newborn baby’s first portraits, feel free to contact me:  joyphotography@live.com

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