Olivia | Birmingham, AL Newborn Photographer

There are quite a few reasons I love lifestyle newborn photography but the main one is that I love documenting families in their own homes.  I love having their own place as the backdrop to their images and being able to incorporate pets and sentimental items into their pictures.  This is the home they brought their little bundle of joy to for the first time and where they spent countless hours rocking her to sleep those first few months.  It's where they will watch her grow from a tiny little newborn to a walking and talking toddler.  Every home is special and beautiful because it holds so many wonderful memories and I love being able to freeze this little window of time that is so fleeting for parents.

Olivia's session was the perfect example of why I love lifestyle newborn sessions. This family was so incredibly sweet and welcoming.  Their dog Charlie, their first baby, was adorable and so well-behaved. I loved that we were able to include her in the photographs and they turned out to be some of my favorites from the session.  Olivia, who was just a day over a month at the time, was absolutely gorgeous and a doll throughout the morning.  Just spending a few hours with the Cates family, it was so evident how much they adore their baby girl.   And her nursery was just lovely!  I know mama put so much thought and care to make it just perfect.  I loved the details- from the vintage and handmade gowns and bonnets displayed around the room to the pretty flowers from mama's baby shower on the table.  It made for the most gorgeous backdrop.  

Thank you Cates family for choosing and trusting me to capture these precious memories for your new family of three!