The Mukoro Family | A Summer Family Session at the Town of Livingston

Last Thursday, I had an amazing family session with The Mukoro family again! The Mukoro family is the sweetest and I have loved having the opportunity to photograph them. Quincy and his wife Christina make the photography sessions so easy because they are such a laid back and fun loving couple. The family session was taken at the Town of Livingston, which was suggested by Christina. I love this area for photography sessions because of the old town feel that it has. One of my favorite parts of this family session was taking photos inside the candy store. Below are a few of my favorites from their family session!

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Mr. & Mrs. Cox | A Southern Elopement

Let me start by saying how much I love intimate Elopements! It is something about being surrounded by your closest family & friends that you truly love. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of photographing my second intimate elopement of 2018 in Brandon, Mississippi. Rochelle & Tyler had the sweetest backyard ceremony, and I am so happy I was able to capture some special moments for them. We started with an intimate first look and then went to the perfect location in the neighborhood for formal portraits before heading back to the home for the ceremony. I loved the ceremony decor, which consisted of sunflowers, baby’s breath, and bales of hay for the guest to sit on! Here are some of my favorites from Mr. & Mrs. Cox’s elopement!

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Mr. & Mrs. Stallworth | A Summer Wedding at The Cotton Market Venue

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Stallworth! Deborah & Aaron had THE perfect summer wedding at the Cotton Market Venue in Richland, Mississippi. I first met Deborah & Aaron last November when I photographed their engagement session. I knew from first meeting them that they were two genuinely nice people in love!

Deborah and Aaron’s wedding was decorated beautifully with touches of purple, gray, and white florals and decor. I even fell in love with Deborah’s fresh floral bouquet and flower wall! Deborah and Aaron had so many family and friends who traveled near and far to celebrate their holy union. Aaron’s father was actually the one who ministered their wedding! I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been able to document this special wedding for such a very special couple. Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding day!

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Mr. & Mrs. Lawson | An Intimate Elopement in Memphis, Tennessee

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Lawson! This was a very special wedding that I photographed because the bride and I are best friends. As a matter of fact, this is the first wedding I have photographed for a good friend! Destiny & Reburto had a small, intimate wedding in Memphis, Tennessee surrounded by close family and friends. They had a church ceremony that was followed by photos taken at a gorgeous park that Reburto recommended. After taking photos in the park, the couple joined family & friends at a private dinner at Amerigos. I am so happy I was able to document one of the most important days in my best friend’s life!

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In-home Newborn Photography Sessions

Over the past couple of years, I have had the privilege of photographing many sweet newborns and babies. Newborn photography is so special because your little one will not be a newborn forever. Because of this, it is so important to have this particular moment in your child’s life documented. Because I have had so many questions about newborn photography, I decided to write this blog post to give more detailed information about my In-home Newborn Photography sessions.

1M4A1118Newborns are best photographed within the first 21 days of birth. During this time, babies tend to sleep a lot and this is absolutely perfect for newborn photos.

Details: The Newborn Photography Session is a 2-3 hour in-home, lifestyle session designed for your newborn. The newborn photography session includes beautiful, retouched images that are suitable for printing and displaying. Newborns will be photographed separately, and then can be photographed with parents and/or siblings in the nursery or another area within the home.

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Setup: A small, newborn setup (complete with lights & a small heater to keep your newborn warm) will be created in the comfort of your home (see image below). Even though I provide wraps, blankets, rugs, baskets, etc. for the newborn portrait session, I always encourage my clients to include their favorite props too! As soon as I arrive to your home, I will find an area that will be suitable for my newborn setup.

IMG_9254The space does not have to be big, but I do love natural window light when possible.

Safety: Newborns will ONLY be lightly posed in his/her natural state while lying on his/her tummy, back, or side. Difficult and strenuous posing will not be performed. The comfort and safety of the newborn is always my number one priority. I always make sure newborns are posed in a safe way. In the photo below, you will see how the mom gently held her finger on the newborn’s head while I photographed him. I removed the mom’s hand afterwards during the retouching and editing process.

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1M4A8128Mom’s hand is removed during editing and retouching.

Lifestyle Session: After photographing the newborn, I will also do a lifestyle session with the parents and/or siblings in the baby’s nursery or in another suitable area within the home.

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1M4A83741M4A8390Lifestyle session in baby Tom’s nursery.

For more information about the newborn booking process, click here! To see more newborn sessions click here: Baby Grant, Baby Tom, Baby Isla.

Baby Isla | An In-home Newborn Session in Gore Springs, Mississippi

Pretty in Pink! Sweet baby Isla had her newborn portraits taken at just 3 weeks old! Isla’s mom and I attended school together (elementary, high school, & college) so I was so excited when I was asked to take her newborn photos. I cannot wait to see if Isla grows up to compete in pageants like her mom did! Below are a few of my favorites from her sweet newborn session. To learn more about my In-home Newborn Sessions, click here.1M4A94531M4A95281M4A95581M4A95841M4A95881M4A9686