Brittney messaged me back in April telling me her sister, Stanze, was having her first baby. Originally, Brittney was hoping we could be there for delivery room pictures, but as we all know, babies work on their own schedules!
Mia was due May 16, but she came a day early, on May 15 — at 11:41 a.m.!
In the end, the doctor requested a photographer not be in the room since Miss Mia wasn’t wanting to cooperate. Thankfully, she was more than cooperative for her newborn shoot we re-scheduled instead!
Mia was a big fan of this blanket. She peed on it a couple of times — and she christened Mom, too! But hey, at least she didn’t get pooped on!
One tip I always give before the newborn shoot is to make sure the house is warm. Like, the adults should be sweatin’ a little. That way, the baby is nice and content and doesn’t get cold from all the outfit changes / naked shots.
And since Stanze’s mom was there — we had her hop in a photo, too! Grandma to the rescue!
There were quite a few people there to welcome Mia, and also to help us hold up the backdrop, which is always appreciated.
She kept wanting to hold onto her mama’s necklace, which was too cute not to capture.
Being in Kansas City, Stanze is a Royals fan — and she’s going to make sure Mia is, too! Even here, Mia has her eye on the crown. Just like the Royals did in 2015.
I have a feeling Mia is going to know what it feels like to be royal, though. She is already such a beautiful princess! Plus, look at that crown she has right over her crib!
She was nice and comfy cozy for most of the shoot, which means she was more than happy to snooze away while getting her close-ups taken. We did, however, get a glance at those beautiful eyes —
We loved working with this family — let’s do it again for her 6 month photos! 😉
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