“Yer a wizard, Jaxton!”
Well, that’s what I wish the shirt said, but hey, “Snuggle this Muggle,” is equally as adorable!
I met up with Ally, Aaron, and Mr. Jax on Monday at their home in St. Louis (Kansas City Photography is in both KC & St. L!). I had been chompin’ at the bit to meet this little dude since the happy couple’s maternity shoot a couple months ago!
For newborn shoots, I usually recommend the parents home — the main goal here is to get the baby comfortable, and that’s usually best done in their own house! I also recommend setting the temperature to around 77-degrees. We will be sweatin’, but the baby is going to be super happy!
Plus, he’s a trained firefighter, so if it got too hot, we’d be OK!
Jax is a baby man of many talents, though. He is also training under the man in black himself — nana nana nana nana nana — Batman!
The proof? Just look at these socks. Given to him by the Bat King himself:
Need more babies in your life? Here are some more amazingly cute recent newborn shoots we’ve done:
A Little Tiger Is Born! A Mizzou Family’s Newborn Shoot
Mia’s ‘Royal’ Newborn Shoot!
I Got Pooped On! Elena’s Adorable Newborn Shoot!
From NICU To A Photoshoot: Teddy’s Newborn Shoot!
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The third time is a charm! Ally and I had to re-schedule this shoot twice — once due to it snowing, despite it being 70 degrees the day before, and once due to a tornado. Such is the life of a photographer in the Midwest! But it was worth the wait — everything is in bloom right now! Plus, the wind LOVED Ally — it kept blowing her flowy floral jacket perfectly.
I met up with the lovebirds, Ally & Aaron, at Forest Park in St. Louis today (Kansas City Photography is in both KC & St. Louis!). Ally’s original due date was in May, but her doctor recently bumped it to the end of April. We are going to be meeting Mr. Jaxton even sooner — hooray!
Ally met Aaron six years ago while working at Syberg’s in downtown St. Louis. It took a few years, but Aaron finally worked up the courage to “officially” ask Ally to be his two years ago.
The couple brought along their pups Gonzo and Wilson. Gonzo is super old, and realllly blind, but he was a good sport. Thankfully, they brought a favorite squeaky toy that really helped get the pups to look at me! That’s one of the tips on our blog post about shoots with pets!
You can tell Gonzo is not impressed. Or he is just squintin’ ’cause he can’t see anything. Poor dude! It also helped they brought along an assistant, AKA the sisters of all sisters — Jessica!
One of my favorite things to do during shoots is crack jokes. Then, I get reactions like this:
It doesn’t help that I am good at getting people to laugh, builds up my ego a little too much! Hahaha.
Congrats to the happy couple!
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