Toledo Baby Photographer | 3 months

A while back, I did a casting call for a few baby’s first year plan clients, who would receive a mini session at each milestone throughout baby’s first year.  This wonderful baby girl’s momma decided to book, and oh. my. gosh. Seriously, I am looking forward to her first year so much.  I love her hair, and I love the outfit her momma picked for her to wear during her session too.  Here are a few of my favorites from her day with me in my home studio.

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Maybe you’ve been thinking about having your own baby’s first year captured.  If you’d like a session of your own to document your baby’s milestones, feel free to contact me to set them up.  🙂

Taylor Maternity Session | Toledo Pregnancy Photographer

Recently, I completed a session in the home of a woman who is expecting her baby very soon.  I brought a maternity gown for her session, and she also had some fabric of her own, which turned out awesome for the vision she had in mind for her maternity portraits.  It was a lot of fun getting to work with her, and I can’t wait to photograph her little one soon!  Here are some of the portraits from her session with me that I absolutely am in love with.

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Isn’t this momma-to-be absolutely gorgeous?  I love that she chose to capture these moments, and trusted me to do so.  If you’d like to have these kind of moments for your own pregnancy, contact me.  These sessions are a complimentary add-on with a paid newborn session as long as the newborn session is pre-scheduled & paid before the year ends (maternity & newborn sessions can be scheduled into 2015).

3 month Milestone Session | Rossford/Perrysburg Baby Photographer

Today I got to see one of my Baby’s First Year plan babies for her 3 month session.  I did her newborn session as well, and absolutely loved getting to see how big she’s gotten.  We did her session in her own nursery with her own toys and things around her room, and I love how they turned out.  This also worked out really well since I just started moving my studio to Rossford (hurray for more room for photos/props!)  Here are some of my favorites from her session today.

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Sometimes you just have to be cute and get all dressed up to hang out with your lovies and say “hi” to the photographer in your room.  🙂  Do you see those adorable cheeks?  My goodness, she’s such an adorable little girl.

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and that smile?  I love love love her little smile that she gave when I first got there.

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This was one of mom’s ideas for her portraits.  While a lot of her session was more of a lifestyle session, we were able to get her in front of a canvas that is in their home that says “I love you” and use it as a backdrop for her since it was so big.  I love how it turned out (even if baby girl was trying to roll away from me a bit).  Look at how well she holds her head up though!  She did so good today!

     Maybe you’ve been thinking about doing a baby’s first year plan for your own little one (even if they’re still baking!)  it’s never too early to schedule it.  🙂  If you’re interested in booking a pregnancy, newborn, or baby’s first year plan with me, feel free to send me a message on my Facebook page (and like it, because there is no such thing as too many fans), or you can email me.  I hope you all love this little beauty’s session as much as I do.

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Newborn Goodness | Toledo Newborn Photographer

Today I was so blessed to be able to do a session for a momma and her little man, who wasn’t quite 10 days old yet.  I absolutely love every image from his newborn session that was done in my in-home studio area (which is moving on to bigger & better things in Rossford, Ohio!) I’m SO excited about the move (not that the little guy minded the small space for his shoot).  He was an absolute rockstar baby for his time with the camera.  I think his mom will love his portraits as soon as his gallery is done!  Here are a few of my favorites from today!

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If you’re expecting your own little bundle and would like to schedule a session with me, please contact me during your second/third trimester to ensure availability with me!  Also, if you’re looking to have pregnancy portraits done, you can have them as a bonus with a paid newborn session as long as it’s scheduled prior to Dec 31st (the session itself can be held anytime between 2014-2015).  If you would love to bless someone you know with a gift card for their own session (or gift one as a baby shower gift) session gift cards can also be purchased.  Contact me today to schedule!  joyphotography@live.com

Back On Track | Toledo Newborn & Baby Photographer

This past week has been one that I wouldn’t want to re-live.  If you read my previous post, you found out that we just had a pregnancy loss (our 2nd one in the last 3 years).  Tomorrow makes one week since we lost our baby.  If you’ve ever been through it, I am SO sorry that you had to go through it.  It’s a journey I wouldn’t want anyone to ever have to walk…but even in that, I have found that the best thing I can do in this moment is to just keep walking.  Being a mom makes me happy.  Being a wife makes me happy.  Being a photographer is a special thing that I also love that I feel isn’t even like a job for me.  It’s this special gift that I get to do in order to bless others and make them happy, and I love to just focus on others during my sessions and make them feel as special as they are.  For those who bring in their brand new babies for me to work with, it’s still all about your baby.  Each one is unique, and I love that I get to make pieces of art from their newborn sessions that you’ll enjoy for years.  It’s really something I don’t even deserve to get to do, but I still get to do it anyway.  Thank you for that.  Without each and every one of you who chooses to get a session with me, you’re choosing my art (and I know there are some awesome other photographers you could choose instead of me) and I just want to say how thankful/grateful I am for that.  I wouldn’t be a photographer without all of you.  You allow me to live this dream of mine and chase after it.

With that being said, I’m back to editing and scheduling sessions.  I’m taking no more than 3 sessions a week so I can focus more on making sure everyone gets their edits back in a timely manner since I had to take this last week off.  🙂  For those also sending cards/messages, I also wanted to say thank you for that.  It’s been comforting getting to talk to some of you and really know how much everyone cares, and I appreciate it so much.

God Bless,

-Joy

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