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Documenting the birth of a new baby is something I have had on my professional bucket list for some time. I am happy to say, I can cross that off my list, only to add it to my MUST DO OFTEN LIST! It was incredible. This was my very first hospital session and I must say, I absolutely LOVED capturing such an intimate and very special moment in the lives of the Schmeing Family. I have been following Baby E, Elena since she was just a few weeks old. Now, she is a big sister at 21 months, welcoming Emma Renee. I created a slide show for the family to share with family and friends which will remain private. Here is a peek of the storytelling session. If you are not sure what a storytelling session is, please check my blog archives. Storytelling sessions are my absolute favorite sessions. It’s a way to capture life behind the scenes as it REALLY is/was and a priceless way to pass on the story in the years to come. Obviously, it is an on location shoot, the choice of color or black and white is the discretion of the photographer. Storytelling sessions come with the option of a book, a slideshow, and or prints. This is a very intimate, lovely genre of what I do, and I would love to share it with you! Oh! BTW, when I was waiting at the Hospital for Danny and Mel to arrive, someone asked me if I was there to shoot celebrities. My response was, “Of course!” You see, ALL of my clients are celebrities!

Arriving at the Hospital…the Big Day is finally here!

Checking in…LOVE this picture! Mel is an adorable Mama!
I wanted to make sure I captured just how ready she was to deliver!

Love this shot of Mel’s Family coming right around the corner on Birthday! So cute!

Mel’s Grandfather taking a first look…

Oh my! Elena aka…Baby E checking out her new baby sister!

Mel’s parents meet Emma for the first time. Love their expressions!

How lucky am I? I LOVE what I do!!!!

How sweet is this? Danny’s Mom holding Emma.

A first visit from the Baby Doc.

Oops! This shot is out of order. This is Mel, right before delivery. Isn’t she lovely?

I think E likes her…

A picture really is worth a 1000 words, isn’t it?

Telling the story…love seeing Mel’s Grandfather in the background of this shot. Not a perfectly exposed picture, but it is so much of the story.
A keeper, for sure…




One of my absolute favorite shots of the day. Look at Danny. So excited and happy. Mel’s Mom and E look on, Mel’s dad is busy messaging the news of Emma’s arrival.
Great storytelling shot, if I do say so, myself.




When I captured this shot, I could do nothing but smile. For the past 21 months I have struggled with the expressions of E and here we go again! Another adorable face… full of lots of expressions, I am sure!
How adorable is this new little darling?

When I saw this, I was amazed by how alert and wide eyed this new little person was just about an hour after being born. Wow! How cool is this?
I LOVE her sweet little pink face and that hair…all that hair!

Storytelling at it’s best, in my opinion. Meeting Baby Emma. Can you feel the LOVE?

Oh my. I can just see the adventure filled days for these two little girls.
E just has to be patient for Emma to catch up. It won’t be long…
Poor Danny and Mel…lol! Life will never be the same. In a good way.
A very good way. Two girls. Oh my!

I shared this picture on Facebook. Of course! A typical reaction to any girl at the thought of being weighed publicly, on Facebook, no less. A sign of the times…

Sleeping Emma

I would LOVE to know what E is thinking at this very moment…wouldn’t you?

This is Emma while being held by Danny’s Mom. So sweet. She is really checking her out, isn’t she?

Another great storytelling shot. In the hospital. Danny’s Dad is holding Emma. Danny’s Mom and Danny in the background.
I could have zoomed in on Danny’s Dad and Emma, but it’s the story I want, here.

Danny’s Dad holding Emma. HIs hands. Her yawn. LOVE.

Being a family photographer gives me the opportunity to really get to know my clients and share in the special moments in their lives.
It has been such a pleasure getting to know these two and such an honor to document Emma’s Birth.



I first met Emmie when she was just a few weeks old.  She has really grown the past six months.  I love shooting newborns before they are two weeks old and prefer to wait to shoot them again at around six months.  I find the three month sessions to be very challenging as most babies are pretty much stuck at the three month mark.  They just don’t seem to enjoy the session.  It’s a whole different story once they are six months old.  They are typically sitting quite well, some are trying to stand with assistance, their overall disposition is pretty predictable…they are either happy or miserable and have a wonderful way of letting us know that ENOUGH is ENOUGH.  AND…they are totally IN LOVE with their parents and the feeling is quite mutual.  I love these sessions.  I am so excited to share my new way of sharing a session.  Enjoy!

Creating a keepsake photo book for clients is so much fun! For this book, I used a template for photoshop and personalized it to meet my needs. Baby Faces is a studio sample book. The possibilities are endless. Finding just the right printer was not an easy task.  It took a bit of trial and error. Luckily, I  found a few that I really like.  Quality of  product and amazing PERSONAL customer service  is essential in completing the project so that I can confidently provide this amazing service in my studio.  It’s so exciting as the  book comes to life and even more exciting to see it , and touch it when it arrives. I LOVE freezing time right before your eyes!  Capturing your  lovelies in such special moments.  Capturing  your  lovelies in the every day moments.

Why do I do this?  It has to be the oooos and ahhhs .

Oh, and the tears…I LOVE the tears. Xxoo

If you think you might like to have a photo book made for you  and your family, please contact the studio.  It is very special.  Very, very special. As it should be…

June 15, 2012

Baby E.  E for short, is absolutely a delight to photograph.  However, this was a more serious shoot for the seventh month old.  Could it be that she was bored?  Could it be that she just knows she is so stinkin cute that she has tired of all the fuss?  I am not sure we will ever know, but what I do know is that she is as adorable as ever! Enjoy!





June 19, 2012


An afternoon mini-shoot in the studio answered the need to document a new baby in the family! Kennedy, as you can see, is welcomed with open arms and quite possibly open mouth,  by eighteen month old big brother Jaxson!  Love these two!  So adorable! It was precious to watch Jaxson’s protective nature kick in!  Watch out future beaus, you don’t stand a chance! Poor Kennedy, Jaxson has got this covered! If you are interested in a mini-shoot documenting a special event in your life, please contact me.  I  L O V E  putting to print what is already in the heart.  Can’t wait to see these two in the studio again real soon.  How much fun is it to watch them grow and change right before our eyes?


The uncertainty that the baby will be welcome by a sibling has just been answered!

I am thinking my job just might be at risk!

Geez!  Do I wish I knew then, what I know now!  I would not have some of those interesting shots from JC Penney.  Oh well, there is always my future Grands!  Shooting babies is challenging, fun and very rewarding. It is  wonderful to be documenting such a precious time.   I love capturing the amazing joy, wonder and curiosity.   Brianna and I met at a photography workshop and I just loved her the instant we met.  Besides being a very talented photographer, Brianna is now a mama to seven week old Kenna Kay, affectionately named Baby K in the studio.  What a delight and honor it is to share in such a special time.  I want to thank Emily for mentoring to me during the last few baby shoots.   Amazing ideas are wonderful, but knowing just how to position and soothe the baby during the shoot is an art in itself. Each shoot is so different depending entirely on the baby.  This was a sleepy shoot!  So much fun!  I find it very beneficial to have an assistant at each and every baby shoot.  Hoping to shoot Baby K again in the near future. Enjoy!

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