Atlanta Family Photographer | Henry is six months!

I was present as their birth photographer when Henry was born and his parents found out they had a son. I also photographed his newborn session, which can be viewed by clicking here. Michelle had gone ahead and reserved his six month session and one year session so that she would have the dates she wanted. Many of our clients choose to reserve their milestone sessions on our calendar for this reason! 

Michelle had added on hair and makeup services for her newborn session and knew without question she would be using them for every session with us. For milestones, our HMUA's will often travel to your home if they're within the travel radius to get you ready beforehand so you can all come to the studio together as a family. Some clients opt to travel to Margaret's studio (located less than ten minutes from mine) to get ready and then meet their husband and baby at the studio at their session time. 

Having worked with Michelle before, I knew what colors would look best on her and what would fit, so I had pulled aside a few options for her to look through. She loved a white floral lace dress and chose that. Initially, she had bought an outfit for Henry but wasn't in love with it. Even though Henry was only six months, he was already over twenty pounds and in 9-12 month sizing! I have several really adorable options that are timeless and neutral for baby boys in the studio. She absolutely loved one of our one pieces for baby boys, and we dressed him in that. The little baby blue elbow patches just kill me! 

We always start baby sessions with family and parent images. I want to make sure your child feels safe and secure during their time with me, and starting out in your arms helps ensure that. As they become used to the sound of the shutter and become comfortable with me, we'll move to baby only portraits and then mix it up from there. I often suggest that mamas bring their baby's favorite lovey or something that is meaningful so that we can incorporate that into the session as well. I also absolutely adore photographing chunky baby legs and rolls, so we will often undress your baby down to a diaper. I have several cloth diapers in the studio that we use to put on over regular diapers. If you choose to bring your own, I recommend the Honest Company's plain white diapers. Diapers with characters all over them are pretty distracting and take away from the focus on your baby. These are just a few of my favorite images of sweet Henry and his parents! 

If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Tiffany & Logan

Hearing the stories of my clients is one of my favorite parts about my job. Tiffany and Logan met and married later in life, and found themselves pregnant with a baby girl. They were surprised and so excited. When Tiffany called the studio, she told us she knew it was incredibly late in the game but she had loved what she'd seen on the website and wanted to see if we could fit her in for a maternity session. We told her that if she had the flexibility to shoot on a weeknight, we had one day open for the park location coming up in three days that had been released in the calendar.

Quick tangent: outdoor sessions have a backup date scheduled so there's no stress if there's rain and rescheduling becomes necessary. Having a backup date ensures that calendar stays open for reschedules and nobody is panicking or stressing about finding another day because we already know what the date will be if it's needed. Sometimes we have out of town clients where a backup date isn't an option. We plan to default to an indoor session at the studio if rain is predicted. When an outdoor session happens as planned, the backup date is released in our calendar. There are many months that we have a waiting list, and we go down the wait list in the order they're in - first to grab the date gets it. Some months we don't have one, and this was one of those months. 

Tiffany came to the studio the next day to try on pieces from the wardrobe and loved two of the dresses. We discussed jewelry options and what her husband should wear. The evening of their session, they arrived and Tiffany put on her first dress. She cracked open a giant box of jewelry options and I gave my input on what would look best with each dress. Then we headed off to the location and began our session. Despite the heat and humidity, it was an absolutely GORGEOUS evening with such beautiful sunset light. Tiffany looked so radiant and joyful, and I just absolutely love the images from their session! Enjoy a few of my favorites below. 

If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Family Photographer | A Mommy & Me session with Holly, Oliver & Willow

I firmly believe that it's so important for mamas to be in the photos. So often, we are the ones who document the special family moments. And sometimes we just don't want to be in the picture because we don't feel pretty that day, or we have baby food stuck in our hair and it's just been a crazy week. I get it. I have three children six and under and they're all two years apart. While the selfie option is certainly better than nothing at all, I absolutely love it when mamas take matters into their own hands and come into the studio for a mommy and me session. 

Holly is a sweet long time client of mine! I've photographed her maternity and birth sessions, and I just adore working with her and her adorable children! She let me know that she was going to have her daughter wear a dress that belonged to her as a baby, and that her hairbow would be the one she'd worn for her newborn pictures. I absolutely loved the sentimentality and meaning of those items. Holly asked if I had anything in the wardrobe that she'd like and I send her a photo of one of the newest additions. We're always adding pieces to the wardrobe if they meet our standards for color and photographing well. She absolutely loved it, and we discussed ideas for her son's outfit as well.

The day of her session, she arrived at the studio and got into the hair and makeup chair. Our add on HMUA services are such a fun way to pamper yourself... most of our clients plan a date with their partner later that day to get the most mileage out of it! 

Mommy and me sessions in the studio are all about loving and interacting with your babies. It's as simple as that. We'll also take a few portraits of just your children too. This session makes me smile when I look at it because there is so much affection and joy! We really had such a great time creating these images. If you're considering a session for yourself and your children, I would LOVE for you to reach out to discuss your vision! 

Enjoy some of my favorites of this sweet mama and babes. 

If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Newborn Photographer | Baby Benjamin, 17 days new

Ashley contacted us when her baby boy was over two weeks old. She was concerned that he was too old, and called to find out if that was the case. We assured her that it most certainly wasn't, and that we had one day open for her in a couple of days. She also opted to add on hair and makeup services and expressed relief that she didn't have to worry about getting ready the morning of. When she asked what she should wear, she was SO excited to hear she didn't need to worry about that either! 

When I took Benjamin out of his carseat after he arrived for his newborn session, I was immediately amazed by how much he looked like his dad! Most newborns will have features that resemble each of their parents but there's no clear defined likeness to either. I think we can safely say that's not the case with Benjamin! 

Ashley selected her favorite dress from what I had pulled for her as options and settled into the hair and makeup chair while I started with Benjamin. He was such a little chunky thing, but was in a deep sleep so was a breeze to wrap and move around. We finished up before his mama was finished having her hair done, so we moved into the daddy and son images right away. Once we were finished with those, Ashley was ready to go and jumped into the images. The parent and family images are my favorite part. I love photographing the joy and wonder of new families, and that beautiful contentment and peace on their baby's face. Your baby feels so safe and secure with you, and it just melts my heart. Being able to freeze these moments for you forever is the most special part of my job. 

When Ashley viewed her proof gallery, she decided to order a collection with a wall gallery for her home. She chose one of the frames that we have in the studio and we matted a 20x20 family image flanked by two matted 16x20 images. It's such a gorgeous display and I know they'll enjoy looking at it for many years to come. 

Here are a few of my favorite images from their session! 

If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Tracey-Ann & Jason

Tracey-Ann contacted us to book a maternity session in the studio. She'd seen my work because she had worked with one of our makeup artists before and saw when I tagged her in some Instagram posts. She and her husband, Jason, came to the studio for her maternity fitting and it was such a cool experience getting to know them!

I learned that Jason works as a financial planner in a company that has a completely unique approach - designing your financial strategy around the life that you want. He was clearly passionate about his job and was so much fun to talk to. Tracey-Ann is an actress, and I'd actually seen a few of her commercials before! She was absolutely lovely and had some funny on-set stories to share. 

A lot of women worry that I won't have anything in the studio wardrobe that will fit them, especially if they've experienced some growth in the bust area due to pregnancy. We have many dresses that have considerable stretch to them and have had G cups wear studio dresses before. We have a pretty wide variety of sizes from 0-14 that can all accommodate pregnant bellies. Tracey-Ann fell in love with an ivory off the shoulder gown with lace sleeves, and looked absolutely radiant in it! 

On the day of their session, Jason brought a suit and a shirt with him. We discovered that the shirt had a stain on the front of it, and Tracey-Ann was dismayed. Not to worry! While Photoshop doesn't have an Oxiclean button, creative posing to hide such things will do the job. That's exactly what we did, and there was no issue. Part of my job is to handle when things don't go as planned. Trust me - newborns love to throw plenty of things my way! Over the years, I've become quite good at adapting to whatever a session might throw at me. 

Here are just a few of my favorite images from their maternity session - I can't wait to see them as a family of three when they come back for a family session! 

If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Baby Photographer | Eden is six months!

The last time I had seen Ashley was during her studio maternity session, which can be viewed by clicking here. She emailed at the last minute asking if I had any availability for her daughter's upcoming six month milestone. Because she owns her own event planning company, she has a pretty flexible schedule and was able to make the one day that I had open work for her. Booking in advance is definitely key to getting the date you want, otherwise clients may find that I have very little or no availability at all. Many of our newborn clients schedule their six month and one year sessions so that they can be on the calendar and not have to worry about it later.

When Ashley and Eden arrived, she showed me the dress and cute headbead she'd brought along for her to wear. I asked her a few questions about her style preferences (I already knew which colors would look beautiful on her skin tone having already worked with her before for maternity) and I pulled out a couple of options. She loved one of the cream wrap dresses we had on hand and it looked perfect with her daughter's dress. For anyone wondering, her daughter's adorable dress came from Well Dressed Wolf, which is quite a popular clothing company for children. So popular, in fact, that it sells out within a few minutes whenever they have a new release. I've basically given up on ever being able to buy anything from them because I'm just not fast enough to snatch one up and complete the purchase before they're sold out! 

We started with mommy and me images. Many six month olds aren't quite sitting on their own yet and that's totally ok! There are so many things that they can do, and we work around what their current motor skills are. My favorite part of six month sessions is when moms and babies are snuggling and interacting. A mom loving her baby is one of the most beautiful things, and so many moms often don't get to see themselves and what they look like when they're doing that. I've heard from so many moms that looking at their galleries for the first time brought them to tears because it was the first time they'd seen what that interaction looked like. I love being the medium to show you! You are literally the center of your child's universe and they absolutely adore you. Someday, they'll be grown with children of their own and they'll reach for those pictures of you beaming at them and tenderly holding them. I know that's what I reach for with photos of my own mother and I. 

I absolutely loved little Miss Eden's spunky personality - from sticking out her tongue to chewing on her little toes. Enjoy the photos of this beautiful mother and daughter duo. If you have a baby and you're thinking about booking a mommy and me session for yourself, please reach out so we can discuss your vision! I would love nothing more than to work with you to create images that both you and your baby can cherish for a lifetime. 

Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Newborn Photographer | Baby Theodore

When Jessica called the studio, she told us that time had gotten away from her and she hadn't gotten around to scheduling a newborn session for her son who was already a few days old. We'd had a few babies arrive earlier than their due dates, so we had a last minute opening for her. Jessica was so excited about being able to borrow from the studio wardrobe because shopping was absolutely the last thing she wanted to do. We sent over our newborn preparation guide which helps clients immensely in choosing what to bring for their husband and other session participants (such as older children or grandparents) and in preparing for the morning of the session. It's a short and sweet read - we know you're sleep deprived and don't need a fifty page manual to go through! 

When they arrived at the studio, I handed her an armful of dresses that I knew would fit her. While she was trying them on, I started photographing Theodore. He was such a handsome and sweet little boy. I have three children of my own, and my youngest is a boy. Theodore was so adorable, it made me want to have another little guy! After I finished photographing him, he needed to nurse and snuggle with his mama for a bit before moving on to the parent and family portion. Regardless of how you choose to feed your baby, you're supported in our studio and babies lead the session flow. We'll take as many breaks as needed so that your little one remains comfortable and happy - they're my first priority! 

We then moved into the parent and family portion and I walked Jessica and her husband through everything. The majority of images we create are often things that you're doing at home with your baby anyway. I provide very simple and easy to understand direction to make it beautiful and flattering for photos. Don't worry about what you need to do, because I've got you covered. You won't feel awkward or weird, and you'll have lots of fun snuggling your baby and celebrating your new family! As the family was leaving my studio, they told me how surprised at how relaxing and wonderful the whole experience was for them. Just what I love to hear! We've created a serene environment for new parents and babies, and strive to make sure you're well taken care of from first contact to final image and product delivery. 

I loved seeing what Jessica chose from their proof gallery. She opted to order two large 11x14 prints for their home - one of the images she chose is the second one you'll see! Enjoy a few of my favorites from this woderful newborn session. 

If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!