Atlanta Newborn Photography | Ava, 12 days new

Brittany contacted me in January to reserve her newborn session, and I was happy to be able to have space for her due to some early arrivals. When clients reserve in advance, they receive priority booking - and that includes being able to have their session on a weekend day. I do not assess an additional fee for a weekend date. I understand that not everyone works in a job where they have the luxury of a lot of time off for a weekday. I always do my best to accommodate later or last minute inquiries, so even if your baby is already two weeks old - you haven't necessarily missed out on your opportunity for a newborn session! I frequently photograph babies up to 5-6 weeks of age whose parents didn't think they wanted newborn images and then changed their mind later and are trying to find someone. It breaks my heart to think of someone not being able to have images with their newborn. For guaranteed availability though, it's best to reserve your session as early as possible. I currently have newborns booked every month through October 2016! 

When Brittany arrived at the studio, we chose her dress from the studio wardrobe, and she settled into a comfy chair while our hair and makeup artist worked her magic. Brittany also selected one of the button down chambray linen shirts for her husband that I keep on hand for dads. Most clients will bring things from their own closet too just in case they don't find anything that works in the studio wardrobe - but almost everyone ends up wearing one of the beautiful pieces available! 

Hair and makeup services are available as an add service on to maternity and newborn sessions, so if you're interested in that be sure to ask about it when reserving your session! Brittany loved the experience since all she had to do the morning of her session was follow the instructions in the newborn preparation guide. Brittany loved the little rosette halo that she had seen on my Instagram and requested that I use it in some of Ava's images. 

I'm excited to share some of my favorite images and little details from their session.

While Brittany was in the hair and makeup chair, I started the session with a soundly sleeping Ava. I love to capture the sweet little details of baby toes, lips, and noses. 


After I wrapped up with Ava, I shot the images of Ava with her daddy. He is totally smitten with his little girl. I love seeing how tiny every baby's head is in the hands of their father. The head of your newborn grows SO fast - even two weeks later you'll be astounded at how much bigger they have gotten! 


I think it's safe to say that Ava loved being snuggled on her daddy's shoulder. There is nothing quite like seeing your partner with your baby. You'll fall in love with them all over again, and even more than you ever thought possible. Just wait, you'll see. It's nothing short of amazing. 


When we finished with those images, Brittany was totally ready and refreshed. She commented that she loved having some time to be pampered and enjoy herself since this was the first time she'd gotten out since Ava's birth. We started with family images, which I absolutely love. My favorite images are those of new parents looking at each other while snuggling their baby. My clients sometimes worry about what they should be doing for their images. My answer? "Look at each other, think about this awesome tiny human being that belongs to you that you made together, and just love each other." And you know what? They do. And the results are authentic, genuine, and beautiful


After family images, it was time for more of just Ava and her mommy. I have two little girls of my own, and I shoot images of my clients that I know they will hold dear for the rest of their lives. I know, because I am a mother. I cherish the little images of my firstborn's tiny hand clutching my finger and the joy on my face as I admired her. I want you to have these images with your baby too. They're so important. Literally all you have to do is love your baby. I'll take care of the rest. 


When Brittany came back to the studio two weeks later for her design appointment, she talked about how much she loved the whole experience, which is exactly what I love to hear. I have designed everything carefully so that all of my clients have a wonderful time and truly enjoy the experience from first contact to final product delivery! If you're pregnant and looking for a newborn or maternity photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Be sure to view this short 1.5 minute film 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 Birth Photographer | Northside Hospital

I met this couple on a Saturday at my natural light studio in Atlanta.  They reserved their birth session ten minutes after leaving my studio via text message. The very next morning, I got the call that they were in labor, so I headed up to Northside Hospital to document the birth of their baby. They were such a sweet couple, and I loved spending the day with them. All of my birth session clients choose whether they are comfortable with photos being shared online. Some clients love for their entire story to be shared along with their video so that their friends and family can come to the website to see it.  Others prefer only photos being shared that do not show their faces or identify them. It is YOUR birth, so I will respect what your wishes are in regards to sharing.

Today I delivered this family's birth collection to their home, and we watched their birth video together and sorted through their folio prints to begin designing their album. I even got to snuggle with their sweet little baby for a little bit! (That's just one of the many perks of being a professional Atlanta birth photographer!)

Congratulations to this wonderful couple - your baby is beautiful, and it was such an honor to be invited to document this once in a lifetime day for you. 


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

Atlanta Baby Photographer | Baby Theo

Krystle and Teddy are so much fun, and I loved their maternity session! I was so excited to work with them again. I headed to the home of Krystle and Teddy to meet their 3 week old son, Theo. Theo is a BIG boy, and his parents are in love! The last time I had seen Krystle and Teddy was at their maternity session, so I was excited to see them both and hear how Theo's birth went. Krystle and Teddy were interested in lifestyle, so I traveled to their home and captured their normal day to day interaction with Theo. Krystle selected a few images to print for a Father's Day gift and as grandparent gifts. 


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

Atlanta Baby Photographer | Baby Ellie, 8 weeks old

I was SO excited to see Amie and Daniel again for their family/Fresh Baby session. Baby Ellie was 8 weeks old when I came, and she was such a doll baby! The last time I had seen Amie and Daniel was at their maternity session, and it was so good to see them and hear about how Ellie's birth went. I love Amie and Daniel's style, and their house feels like an Anthropologie store! 


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

Atlanta photographer | A list of random things about me

I don't know about you, but I like to get to know people and learn who they are, what they love, and what they're interested in. After all,  life is about relationships.

  • I'm 6 feet tall without shoes. Fortunately, my husband is 6'5", so I'm still shorter than him in heels! 
  • Speaking of heels,  the last time I wore my beloved stilettos to a wedding I swore I would never wear them again (but I will). I literally could not feel my feet by the end of the night. Sometimes fashion before comfort just wins, regardless. 
  • I have one younger sister, who means the world to me. She is one of the most amazing and inspirational people I know, and has a positive attitude despite being a dialysis patient due to kidney failure.
  • I think the best ice cream in the world is Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter. I have always loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter and used to put peanut butter on my ice cream as a topping when I was a kid. Wait....I still do.
  • I love historical fiction. This is probably why I loved the American Girl Dolls so much growing up. I can't wait to pass down my dolls to my own daughters when they're old enough for them!
  • Fall is my favorite season. My birthday is in October, I love wearing scarves, sweaters, and tall boots, and the golden autumn colors are just so beautiful. 
  • Fall reminds me of s'mores. Another junk food treat that I adore.
  • Have I mentioned I have a sweet tooth?
  • One of my most amazing and sobering life experiences is standing in one of many large holes created by a mortar in World War II while overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.  It really gave me perspective in what the soldiers went through while fighting for their countries in that war. 
  • My favorite beach destination is the Florida Gulf area in Destin. The drive through the quaint little Alabama towns is just so peaceful and pretty! 

What about you? What's the first random about you that pops into your head?


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

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Kerry & Bob

Kerry was expecting her second baby boy in March, and elected to have a lifestyle maternity session indoors. Her house was a photographer's dream with lots of beautiful natural light pouring in her windows, and amazing detailed furniture! 

Kerry wasn't quite sure what to wear for her session so had pulled out several choices for me to look over when I arrived. Even though she's having a boy, I fell in love with this beautiful pink sweater that was included in her options. It was perfect for her complexion, and looked absolutely gorgeous with the colors of her bedroom. I always love when clients ask for my input in their wardrobe selection since I can offer my advice from a photographer's standpoint. Some clients even text me their ideas for wardrobe beforehand, and I'm always happy to give advice and feedback! Wardrobe consultation is complimentary and part of the client experience. The best advice I have for my Atlanta maternity session clients is to wear something that you feel beautiful in. If you feel great, it will show in your photos - Kerry's photos are stunning! 



Kerry & Bob welcomed their baby boy on March 4th! Welcome to the world, baby boy! You're super blessed with amazing and loving parents and big brother!  

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