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My first baby back from my workshop couldn’t have been better!! Baby Evin was a perfect as they come. She was so sweet so snuggly!! Dad has told me she had been up for several hours and was wide awake when I first got there. Once I got all set up I took her and got her dressed in this adorable little outfit mom got, and as I was posing her she fell right asleep. She didn’t make a peep at all the entire session and the only time I saw her little eyes was in those first few minutes. I always try to prep my parents a short to-do list just to make sure we have a successful session.  Most babies usually have long awake periods then long sleepy periods. I always try and catch that sleepy time so we can get the most images possible!

I love getting to photograph this sweet girl and hope the parents adore her images as much as I do <3

 

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I always love it when families want to get in on the 1 year milestone action!! Little Brynn just turned 1 year old and its always so fun to document the first birthday with a big cupcake cake!! Brynn’s mom and dad wanted to sneak in a few family photos before her session so it was fun to capture their love for their big one year old.

Since we did a outdoor cake smash, you can imagine it was a little hot since we are in the middle of summer here in AZ. I would say the first part of Brynn’s cake smash she had a fun time eating the icing off the cupcake cake, but as she got into it, the cake literally melted into her lap!! I know she didn’t eat that whole cake so it was fun to see the cake in tons of little pieces and her just playing with it! That is what these cake smashes are all about, fun and a big mess!!

Happy 1st Birthday miss Brynn!!

 

 

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Cake smashes are always so fun when you get to incorporate a fun theme and decorations. Riley’s 1 yr session had a fun theme of whales that mom used for his birthday party! At first we was all about the serious faces but once the cake came out he was full of smiles and giggles!!

As any boy should, Riley quickly dove into his cake and eating fistful after fistful. Studio cake smashes are so fun to do cause its the perfect time to document this big milestone and to let them have fun and play around with their first cake!! I hope Riley had a WHALE of a time!!!

Here are some of my favorites from his 1 year cake smash!!

If you are interested in booking a cake smash session in the Phoenix area, contact me to book 🙂

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One of the biggest days in your life is when you get to welcome your bundle of joy into the world!! Baby Eli was no exception. He was welcomed into one of the most loving families with their hearts completely full of joy. Eli was not even 24 hours old when I got to snuggle him. We got to all share the moment when big sister Ellie met her baby brother for the first time! It was so sweet to see her expressions and curiosity as she touched his little nose. I was so honored to be able to document this moment for the Richards family and can’t wait to watch this handsome little boy grow up!!

All of my Fresh 48 sessions are done in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Fresh 48 sessions are to document the special moments in the hospital with your family and your new precious baby anywhere from 1 hr to 48 hours old. Contact Shannon Lee to book your Fresh 48 session 🙂

 

 

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Last weekend I was beyond lucky enough to attend a Newborn workshop with Blossom Workshops in Venice, Florida. I say lucky not just cause I was happy to be there, but it was the fact that I WON the workshop in a random Instagram contest. I never win anything, NEVER. I saw the contest on their Instagram account and entered not thinking anything of it. I woke up the next day with the notification that I actually won!! I screamed in my bed and yelled at my husband that I was headed to Florida!!

I have been following these workshops hosted by Stevie Cruz Photography & Megan Ready Photography for a long time. I knew that when the time was right I really wanted to invest in their education. I have been doing newborn photography for a little over 4 years and I am pretty much all self taught, but I knew that I needed some fine tuning and just perfecting some of the little things to really make my newborn photography, a art.

Stevie and Megan really knew how to spoil us attendees with “Swag Bags”. They were full of prop vendor products like headbands, hats, wraps and layers. I was seriously in like prop heaven!! Just the swag alone we received was probably worth over $500. They also brought in 2 newborn prop vendors to do a trunk show to allow us to purchase some of their products! We also received custom cups, work books and USBs to make sure we had everything we need to get the most out of the experience.

The workshop was broken into 2 days full of lighting, posing, parent & sibling posing, and business. We got to work with so many baby models. Every single one was adorable and great to work with! Some models were definitely easier then others but it helps us out more as photographers to know that not every baby is perfect and you’re going to get one of those wide awake babies.

Every single detail of the workshop was amazing. Stevie and Megan really blew me away from the whole experience and even as a seasoned photographer, I walked away with so much knowledge. I can’t wait to apply what I learned on my next newborn!

Here are some of my favorite images from the workshop and some behind the scenes of our awesome hosts! I HIGHLY recommend anyone looking to further their education and wanting to participate in a newborn workshop to check out Blossom Workshop!!

Hosted & Posed  by Blossom Workshops 

Thanks to Cassie Leah Photography for opening your beautiful studio for the workshop!!

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This Swag alone had me DROOLING!!! Thank you so much to Blossom for these images from the workshop!

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