Gosh I love a newborn photography session. *SWOON* This is little Jonah. He is absolutely precious. His Mommy and Daddy were once wedding clients of mine. You may remember them from this blog post. I just love seeing their family grow. I went to Shannon and John’s house to take these newborn images. I got to see his adorable baby yawns, his tiny little cry, and watch his parents and big sister love on their newest family member. ( It made me excited and anxious to welcome my own new baby into this world. Soon, soon. haha!) I wanted these photographs to be very organic and real. Sure I could have photo shopped the flakes of dry skin off, but I just loved it. It’s a part of this stage of life, and it goes by so quickly, so why not? Now, if someone could please invent a way to capture baby smell in a bottle… that would be great. ;)
If you are interested in booking a newborn photography session here are a couple of tips. Don’t wait! The best time for newborn pictures is in the first two weeks of life, AND they aren’t newborns for long. You don’t want to forget this stage. :) Also, just do it! Sure it’s an expense, but it’s one you will never regret.
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This is my gorgeous friend Renee. If you read my blog, this face should be familiar to you. If you don’t read my blog, shame on you!! Just kidding, she has been featured here and here. :) Renee is expecting her first baby (a girl!) this June, and from the moment I found out she was expecting I have been planning to do a maternity shoot with her. Renee lives in Ohio so I don’t get to see her much, but I knew she was going to see me early February and again early March (in VEGAS!). I knew, at some point, we would have an opportunity for a session. We knew we wanted to do some sort of maternity shoot in the Vegas desert (we still will do a Vegas shoot), but we also wanted to do a shoot here on our gorgeous emerald coast beaches. The solution? We decided to just go ahead and do maternity photos twice! I mean, why not?! :) At first, she was afraid she wasn’t far enough along in her pregnancy for photos, but I convinced her otherwise. I am so glad we took these images! Renee was a trooper braving the cold water with me for this shoot, but it was totally worth it! There are so many from this session that I am breaking this blog post into two parts. Stay tuned for part II!
Also! Photographers! These gorgeous images were edited with my Make Believe Actions soon to be released set! This action is called Luna… I can’t wait to release these!! xo
Award Winning Photographer Santa Rosa Beach~
I am so excited to share the news with you all! Last year I was surprised to see that an image I had entered in the National Association of Professional Child Photographers received the Recognition of Merit Award! I remember seeing information on the image competition, but I hadn’t really planned on entering. Then I got an email that informed me that it was the last day to enter, so I thought to myself, “Why not?” You can imagine my shock when the winners were announced. I hadn’t received an email about any award so I naturally assumed I hadn’t won. As I was scrolling through the winners images I saw this image and almost DIED! Okay I’m being dramatic. I didn’t almost die, but I was so incredibly surprised. It was awesome! :) I realized that I had never shared this exciting news on my blog so I wanted to go ahead and fix that while I have some time. :) You can see the other images from this session here.
Yep, it’s true. We are expecting! I always thought that someday I might have one more baby, but really… I never REALLY believed that. My children are all potty trained, they can tell me what they want or need. As of August this year, they will all be in school too. Heck, Collin will be going off to College this coming fall too!! I can’t even think about that right now. I’m in denial. I can’t decide if my empty house will be perfect timing or if I am nuts. :) So let’s just go with perfect timing. I mean look at my other little Burnett’s above! How could I not have just one more?! They are so beautiful!! :) We were very surprised by the positive test I took the day after Thanksgiving, but it was one of the best surprises we could have asked for. I’m excited to have a new baby to love and take pictures of. (Hahaha, of course I would go there! I am a photographer afterall! ;)) My due date is August 2nd so in true Burnett fashion that will mean a late July baby. I’m sure of it. Who knew that my little family wasn’t complete yet? Baby name suggestions anyone? Oh! In case you were wondering, in the pictures above we have Caleb in the top left corner. I took that image on our beautiful Destin, FL beaches. The top right image is a newly born Halle, and the bottom left photograph is of little Lyla. :) Thank you for reading! xo