Miss Oakleigh | Brunswick, GA Newborn Portrait Session

Miss Oakleigh’s Mama booked her newborn portrait session with me when she was just a few months along.  During her consultation she shared with me that Oakleigh’s Daddy was a firefighter and wanted to incorporate that into her newborn session somehow.  I thought that was a great idea!  I love being able to create setups that include special requests such as family heirloom items, the family’s interests in particular activities/sports, and certain careers.  Miss Oakleigh also brought along her big brother C so we could get portraits of them together as well.  He was so fun to work with and you could tell he absolutely adored his new little sister!  Their session took place in my home studio in Brunswick, Georgia on a bright sunny day.  Mom and Dad followed my pre-session instructions to the “T” and Miss Oakleigh was pretty much putty in my hands and slept through all of her session.  Here are just a few of my favorites from this session: Introducing Miss Oakleigh – newborn baby girl photographerIsn’t she just beautiful on these neutrals?  We also wanted to incorporate some “outdoors” into her session so we brought some greenery inside and I just love the way it came out! newborn girl photographerBig brother also go in on the fun: newborn siblings photographerThen we had some more fun incorporating firefighter Dad’s gear into the session but keeping it simple at the same time so that the family bond remained the main focus.  Dad was quite the trooper wearing this heavy coat while we got baby positioned just right and big brother too.  *Please note that this image is a composite (two images merged together) – Miss Oakleigh’s Mama was standing RIGHT beside her and holding her body from the inside and spotting her on the outside with her other arm.  This was simply cloned out of the final portrait.  Newborn safety always comes first!. firefighter photographer with newborn baby girlI *think* I may have just squealed and/or jumped up and down a little bit when I got these next portraits.  This Mama is hands down one of the most beautiful mamas I’ve photographed yet and little Miss Oakleigh just settled right into her arms like it was her favorite place in all the world. brunswick mama and newborn photographerLast but certainly not least, we got some amazingly beautiful simple family portraits as well. brunswick georgia newborn with family Want to find out more about what I can offer you?  Look here Are you interested in booking your own maternity and/or newborn session? Please click here to connect with me today. It’s never too early to book!

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Candace Hires Photography is an on-location and studio based professional photographer with a primary focus on custom newborn portraiture. Candace Hires Photography offers pure, natural and organic styled newborn, maternity & baby photography services with exceptional customer care in the St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick areas. Candace Hires Photography also serves nearby cities from Savannah and Richmond Hill, GA to Kingsland/St. Marys, GA, Jacksonville FL and Fernandina Beach, FL.

Sunset Maternity Session | Sea Island, Georgia

I have been so bad about blogging and I am trying hard to remedy that!  Sea Island, Georgia provided an absolutely magnificent backdrop for the gorgeous maternity session.  We shot as one of the Sea Island cottages as well as on the beautiful beach of Sea Island.  I met with this stunning mama-to-be for her consultation to plan the sunset maternity session together as well as get started on customizing her newborn session.  Lindsay was just a ray of sunshine!  She and Sean were expecting their first baby, a girl.  We had so much fun working together to plan both sessions…she had some really great ideas to start from.  We met on Sea Island the day of her session and the weather was simply perfect.  We also included their first baby, a gorgeous furbaby Mabel.  She was so sweet and such a great model for my camera!  We shot at an amazing Sea Island residence and dock for the couple’s portraits, then headed to Sea Island beach for the sunset part of the maternity session.  The sunset was absolute perfection that evening and I think this session will do down as my most favorite beach sunset maternity session to date!  Lindsay was simply glowing and I believe these images showcase that happiness and wonderfulness that show everyone the kind of person she truly is.  If you think these beach portraits are beautiful, just wait until I share what we did for her newborn session!  Will be posting those soon, I promise!

Without further adieu…

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I told you Mabel was great for the camera, didn’t I?

Next, we hit the dock area for a few shots as the sun was starting to get closer to the horizon…

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They are such a beautiful couple and as soon as I met Sean for the first time, it was very obvious just how in love with Lindsay he was.  Clearly, these two are crazy about each other and their soon-to-arrive little girl!

 

Lastly, we headed to the beautiful beaches of Sea Island for the sunset maternity session portraits…

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There were many more images.  Believe me, it was so hard to pick favorites to share on my blog!

 

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Are you interested in booking your own maternity and/or newborn session? Please click here to connect with me today. It’s never too early to book!

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Candace Hires Photography is an on-location and studio based professional photographer with a primary focus on custom newborn portraiture. Candace Hires Photography offers pure, natural and organic styled newborn, maternity & baby photography services with exceptional customer care in the St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick areas. Candace Hires Photography also serves nearby cities from Savannah and Richmond Hill, GA to Kingsland/St. Marys, GA, Jacksonville FL and Fernandina Beach, FL.

St. Simon’s East Beach Maternity Session

I met this wonderful couple last Fall when we did the consult for their St. Simon’s East Beach Maternity Session and newborn session. They are expecting a little girl and I cannot wait to photograph her! I knew they would be fun to work with and I was right. We met for the first part of their maternity session at the beautiful Avenue of the Oaks on St. Simon’s Island. If you’ve never been by there I highly recommend seeing it at least once; and preferably when the sun is going down and just shining through the trees. Stunning! Mom-to-be was glowing and gorgeous in her lace shirt and Dad-to-be couldn’t seem to keep his eyes off of her. It was obvious they are crazy about each other. Next stop was East Beach/Coast Guard Station on St. Simon’s Island for the beach maternity portraits. The sun was still just a little too high for the look we wanted, so we sat on the quilt on the beach and just chatted for a bit like old friends. It was a brisk day but Mom was a trooper to follow through on the ideas we had discussed for her maternity session. Although we were so busy shooting and didn’t notice, I’m guessing we got some strange looks from everyone as they walked by bundled in their sweaters and coats. She totally rocked it, goose bumps and all! Here are just a few of my favorites from their session. I hope you like them too!

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Are you interested in booking your own maternity and/or newborn session? Please click here to connect with me today. It’s never too early to book!

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Candace Hires Photography is an on-location and studio based professional photographer with a primary focus on custom newborn portraiture. Candace Hires Photography offers pure, natural and organic styled newborn, maternity & baby photography services with exceptional customer care in the St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick areas. Candace Hires Photography also serves nearby cities from Savannah and Richmond Hill, GA to Kingsland/St. Marys, GA, Jacksonville FL and Fernandina Beach, FL.

St. Simon’s Island, GA baby photographer | 8 month twins

These two cuties came to see me this week for their 8 month old Grow With Me session.  I’ve been photographing them since their newborn session and love every session with them.  Miss C has the most amazing hair of any newborn girl that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing.  Mr. T has learned something new since I last saw him…how to giggle!  And believe me, I don’t mean just giggle…I mean G.I.G.G.L.E. !!!  I have never heard an 8 month old giggle the way he did.  I just wish I had thought to pull out my iPhone and video him!  It was awesome, you all would have loved it!

These are just a few of the peeks from their session.  Miss C was having a *little* bit of an off day, so mom is going to bring her back this week and we will try again for her 8 month portraits.  It happens :)  Will add more to this post once we get her images completed.  I hope you enjoy!

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Newborn session | St. Simon’s Island Newborn Photographer

This is the second newborn that I’ve photographed for this sweet St. Simon’s Island family.  They visited me at my studio on Mother’s Day morning and let me snuggle with…err…I mean photograph them and their newest addition for a couple of hours for his newborn session.  Crosby was such a tiny little guy and had some amazing hair!  We did several of the traditional setups, but then also added some sports setups per mom’s request with some sentimental family items.  I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at their newborn session.

Introducing Crosby:

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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!

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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!

 

 

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