Organic Styled Newborn Session | St. Simons Island Newborn Photographer

During this session I met one of the sweetest *new* families ever.  They were a referral from a previous newborn and baby client of mine.  During the pre-session consultation where Stacy and I chatted about her newborn session, I was elated to find out that she and Dustin were interested in a neutral color palette with earth tones and organic textures….these are my 3 favorite words when it comes to newborn photography.  I knew right then I would love love love this newborn session so much and have a wonderful time styling it for them.  Fast forward a few weeks and I got to meet Miss Whitney for the first time.  She had a beautiful dark complexion and a fair amount of super dark hair; just gorgeous!  Whitney was the perfect sleepy, squishy little 11 day old newborn…she was pretty much game for whatever poses I had in mind.  Now, she did make me work just a *little* bit for her smile…she teased us with all sorts of funny faces before finally giving us an adorable smile.

Enough gushing about her session and on to some of my favorite newborn images to share with you all!

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As you can see, Miss Whitney was a dream to photograph!  Her parents are lovely and clearly smitten with her as well.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my favorite images from this newborn session…it’s one of my favorites!  Please feel free to leave some blog love for this family down below in the comments; I’m sure they would love to read them!

Do you like what you see here?  Are you interested in booking your own newborn session with Candace Hires Photography?  I work with you one-on-one to style your session and together we create a beautiful color palette of images that will compliment the décor in YOUR home and nursery.  Click here to see more of my recent newborn work.  Would you like to contact me about scheduling your own session?  If so, contact me here!

Brunswick Georgia Children’s Photographer | Meet Twins Abri and Aubri

This beautiful family came to me as a referral from a previous client (love those referrals y’all!!).  When a special Auntie called me and told me she wanted to book a cake smash session for twin girls, I was beyond excited.  Twins!  Cake Smash!  Can you say double the fun???  This session was booked almost 4 months ahead of time, and I’ll tell ya it was so hard to wait for it.  These two girls were so funny to work with.  Miss Abri was a complete natural at working the camera….I’d pick my camera up, and she would put on the smile.  I was totally laughing out loud with these girls!  Big sister was awesome too, she was a wonderful helper to both me and the girls.  They sure couldn’t ask for a better sister than her!   This was a “full” one year session, so we did several more formal shots of the girls, as well as the cake smash.    Some of my favorites:

This image below just stole my <3 when I saw it.  These are two cousins, and the moment is both magical and intimate.

Here’s the beautiful big sis:

AND…the cake smash begins!!!

Oh man, this cake is the bomb!

“I don’t know what you’re crying about….this cake is yummy!” (haha)

“You don’t want your cake?  Alright then, let me help you out!”

And their completed cake smash collage….with the wild girly colors to match their cake smash outfits!



Brunswick Georgia Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Miss Colbie

Little Miss Colbie was a little older than my typical newborns have been, but no matter…she was super to work with!  I traveled to her home for her session.  While she did make me work a bit harder to get her to that nice sleepy state, I will totally forgive her because she gave me some of the most amazing smiles ever!  She had the prettiest skin of any newborn I’ve done thus far.  It made editing a dream and super easy.  I’ve found so far that each newborn baby I’ve done has some “trait” that is totally unique to them.  With Miss Colbie, it was her snort!  Ahhh, if you could just have heard her.  It was the absolute cutest sound I think I’ve ever heard!  There were so many great images that came out of her session.  Here are just a few of my favorites:





Brunswick Georgia Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Miss Ava

You might remember seeing Miss Ava’s parent’s on my blog a few weeks ago when I did their maternity session.  Her mom was the stunning mother basking in the golden sunflare?  Yeah, one of my favorite maternity images to date!  Miss Ava had her session in my home studio.  She was easily one of my best sleepers to date and pretty much just went along with whatever we wanted to do with her.  She was so easy-going and very laid back.   Dad even participated in the session for some of the shots.  Miss Ava had a busy day…she dressed up as both a princess….and a lioness….rawr!  Here are just a few of my favorites from this session:



St. Simon’s Island Newborn Baby Photographer | Meet Baby Hope

Baby Hope’s parents are repeat clients of mine.  Several months ago I did a one-year cake smash session for their beautiful little girl Peggy Sue.  They were an amazing family to watch them interacting together.  So when Hope’s mother booked me for her newborn baby session, of course I was thrilled to work with them again!  Baby Hope wasn’t scheduled to come until August, but she was so excited about getting here that she came in July.  Baby Hope’s session was done in the comfort of her own home on St. Simon’s Island.  She was another easy baby to work with and we got some fantastic images.  Unfortunately litte Peggy wasn’t feeling so well when I was there for my visit, so we were only able to get a couple images of her with Baby Hope.  Bless her heart!  I love when parents add a personal touch to the images.  In this case, mom had picked up a gorgeous wall frame painting with a poem on it; and guess what?  The poem on the wall hanging was about “Hope”.  How perfect to add it to one of Baby Hope’s pictures!  Here are just a few of my favorites from her session:



And here’s the image with the wonderful antique painted wall hanging.  How cute is this??

Thank you again, Baby Hope’s family for inviting me into your home for such a momentous occassion.  I am beyond blessed to be able to share in such a special moment in your lives.  I can’t wait to see both the girls grow bigger!



Brunswick Georgia Children’s Photographer | Meet Mr. L

This family from Waycross, Georgia contacted me about doing a beach birthday session for their little boy who had just recently turned 3 years old.  Of course right away I thought about Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island!  Where else to take an adventerous young man!  They requested a few posed images, but asked that the rest be more of a lifestyle type session.  Right.Up.My.Alley!  I am really loving the lifestyle sessions lately.  It’s the best of both worlds, really.  Not only do I get to capture a few posed shots, but I also get to capture family member interactions, children interacting with each other and children interaction with their environment.  The sole focus of this birthday session was to capture Lucas doing what he does best: exploring and checking things out!  I followed him everywhere.  Man, did he have so much energy!  He was so enraptured by everything he saw; so inquisitive, looking above and below everything he came across.  Want to know what the best part of the session was?  He sang to me!  Yep.  He sang to me!  Old MacDonald Had a Farm.  Over and over again.  It was so cute and made for some great images.  Here’s just a few of my favorites:

And my personal favorite: a memory image of all his favorite things right now.  How great will this be to look back on years from now and re-read all about his favorite things??

Brunswick Georgia Children’s Photographer | 3 month session

The mother of this beautiful little red-haired girl and her handsome big brother contacted me to do her daughter’s 3 month session.    This little beauty was so easy to work with, and all smiles!  She is the first red-haired child that I have photographed and I certainly hope she’s not the last.  The three month milestone session is set up to capture your babies ability to  smile at and recognize family members, along with being able to hold their heads up and push their chests up off the ground slightly when resting on their bellies.  Little Miss Capri did all of the above perfectly!  She absolutely has the most amazing blue eyes I’ve seen on a baby yet!  So glad we were able to utilize one of my blue backgrounds to really make her eyes pop.  Big brother was great also.   He wasn’t much for getting his own picture taken, but that’s okay.  That’s pretty much your typical boy starting to come out!   He was very good with her and tried to help us keep her smiling by shaking my jingle bell stick by her and talking to her; and that within itself was a great thing to witness.  Lots of love here between these two!  Here’s just some of my favorites from her session:

(I told you she has amazing blue eyes, didn’t I!  I did nothing to them at all in editing, other than resize/sharpen for web.  They are just that gorgeous!)

And my absolute FAVORITE image of them together from the session:



Cake Smash Birthday Session Brunswick Georgia | Meet Miss K

Miss K is a returning client.  I first met her as a 2 month old “newborn” (she was soo tiny!), and went on to photograph her and her adorable big brother a few months ago for a siblings session.  This family is absolutely adorable and Miss K is always full of smiles.  However, there was something about the combination of her cake, my studio and playing in the cake that she just wasn’t into!  While we did get some of her smiling, we definately got some of her crying as well.  But even when she’s crying, check out how adorable she is!  Is it wrong that everyone was chuckling just a little when she started crying?  I think the unanimous thing we all said at that time was “awwwwww, bless her heart”.  Gotta love Southern exclamations!  Here are just some of the images we captured of her cake smash session.  Even got mom in a couple of them!


And here’s Miss K’s custom designed cake smash collage (LOVING the pink and green color combo here!):



Brunswick Georgia Newborn Baby Boy | Meet Tucker

Ok.  It’s official.  I have the most amazing, wonderful and meaningful job in the world!  I get PAID to play with gorgeous little newborn bundles of love.  How cool is that?  Little baby Tucker was the youngest newborn I’ve done to date, coming in to the studio in Brunswick at just 4 days old for his newborn session.  He was such a cutie, and not at all hard to work with.  His parents and grandmother came with some great ideas to try out.  While I have idea in my head for each session, I am absolutely always open to trying out other’s ideas as well; I mean, this is a custom newborn session, right?  That means each session is different from someone elses.  Little Tucker has absolutely gorgeous parents, so it was a no brainer that he would be so handsome as well!  We did a variety of studio shots for his session as well as some outdoor newborn images.  We got lucky and the rain held off JUST long enough for us to complete his session.  This is one session in particular where I shot literally a TON of stunning images.  It was so hard to cull his gallery down to a manageable size.  Here are just some of the ones I liked best.  I hope you enjoy them too :) and thank you for looking.


Brunswick Georgia Newborn Baby Girl | Meet Miss C

This little…err…I mean big newborn baby girl was the biggest newborn baby I’ve photographed yet.  Weighing in at 9lbs even at birth, she was quite the chunky monkey!  Adorable sweet fluffy cheeks and rolls everywhere.  She was also a very content baby and very easy to work with.  I must admit that I was quite nervous about this session, as it was my first time ever shooting a session with the newborn’s siblings in it also.  But it really could not have gone better!  This mom has some amazing children.  They were wonderful to work with on Jekyll Island Beach during their family maternity session and pretty cool this time around also!  They were very protective of  “their baby” and helped to watch over her.  This newborn’s grandmother had a special outfit made for her and it was beautiful…it just did fit.  Like I said, she was my biggest newborn to date.  And now, I must admit….I’m HOOKED on big babies!  I could just love on those big squishy cheeks and rolls all day long.  I honestly hated to see her go!  It was so hard to narrow down some preview images for you all; she was such a super sleeper that essentially all of the images came out wonderfully.  Here’s some of our faves:



And my absolutely favorite head on hands pose ever, I think, is below.  I just LOVED how she did this HER way and added style to it….she wanted nothing to do with the traditional head on hands pose, lol!



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