So what do our customers think?"I want to thank Dawn for the beautiful job that was done with the pictures, which exceeded my expectations -- the pictures were absolutely beautiful and I get comments from my family and friends all the time about their quality. Thank you for making me feel comfortable and taking part in this special occasion!"
"Thank you again so much for taking our engagement pics! So far, they are beautiful! We can't wait to see the rest of the bunch!"
- Newborn Photos At Home – Amelia, 12 Days Old – Athens GA May 28, 2013
- Newborn Pictures – Lily 6 Weeks Old May 26, 2013
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Category Archives: Portraits
You all met Lindsey a few months ago for her maternity photo shoot at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. She was a glowing mama then and let me tell you, she seemed amazingly pulled together for a mom of a 12-day old baby who came a MONTH early! I’m such a planner at heart, I couldn’t imagine how I’d handle that!
Luckily we decided during the maternity shoot that we would definitely take newborn photos of little Miss Amelia whenever she was ready. I guess she just couldn’t wait for her time in front of the camera! I offered to go to Lindsey’s house so we could try to minimize the life disruption factor (I’m pretty sure a new human being does that enough all no her own) and so I could capture some shots of the nursery, too (which I mentioned the other day as a reason that I really love doing newborn photos at home!).
We started with some photos of Amelia in her cute monkey hat snuggled up in a blanket on mommy’s lap. Look at those big blue eyes!
Then we got her all snuggled up, snug as a bug in a rug. Look at how glamorous she is with that headband!
After a few feeding breaks (as dad said, second breakfast … and then third), we did a few more pose and outfit changes. Amelia really was a trooper! She’s so tiny that even the smallest accessories were too big for her. This little pink striped cap made her look like a tiny fisherman. Well, fisherwoman.
However, this little basket I brought with me actually made her look like a giant! But she snuggled right up in it for a quick shot!
And what photo shoot would be complete without Lindsey reading Harry Potter to Amelia. I love how Amelia grabbed onto her finger for this one. It’s like she was saying, “I’m listening, mom, go ahead!”
If you are expecting a little bundle of joy, then call/text me at 706-623-3296. I’d love to plan out a special session for your family!
I think newborn pictures are my newest favorite realm of photography. You’ve seen Lily’s parents on the site before, most recently for Jana’s maternity pictures. The Bodners are seriously the best customers (and friends)!
It is typically best for newborn pictures to be taken within the first 14 days after the baby is born. They’re so sleepy and squishy and tend to be pretty agreeable with whatever you have in mind for them. Since Lily’s parents live down in Florida, we couldn’t time it perfectly, but everything still went really well! Lily had just turned 6 weeks old and had her gorgeous blue eyes open for us for most of the session!
Although I ADORE these precious pictures of her (that are already showing some personality!!) I also really love the pictures of Lily’s nursery. I got a chance of capturing each adorable detail of her room, all of the little owls and her sweet bunny. Moms and dads probably don’t get a chance to take pictures of each of these pieces when they’re worried about their brand new newborn, so I’m glad to take the task off their hands.
Are you expecting a new bundle of joy soon? Call or email me so we can talk! I’d love to meet you for coffee (decaf!) or some yummy froyo … or whatever else your cravings are drawing you to. We’ll get your due date on the calendar so I can be ready to meet you and your angel in your home as soon as she or he is here! I promise you, newborn pictures are something you will treasure always.
I met Lindsey a few years ago when I first moved to Georgia. She is friends with a past roommate of mine and now we’re in the same book club! When she first announced to book club that she was pregnant I *had* to mention to everyone that I was a photographer, too.
We had a great time taking these pictures, too! Lindsey’s sister Taylor came with her and helped make it so much fun. There’s just something special about a sibling connection that’s unlike any other friendship, don’t you think?
Isn’t sure the cutest preggo ever?? She had that beautiful mama-to-be glow about her.
Taylor gave Lindsey this pea-in-a-pod necklace so we wanted to be sure to feature it in some pictures.
And this one is just for Taylor. Lindsey knew she’d have a picture in mind and sure enough she did. This is my own little spin on the traditional heart made out of hands on the belly. I love it because it shows off the gorgeous belly, too!
I can’t wait to meet baby Amelia in a couple of months and take her newborn pictures! If you are celebrating an important time in your life, call or email me so I can help you preserve it forever.
I’ve known Tatiyana for most of the time that I’ve lived in Georgia. We used to work together at UGA and our paths have continued to cross since then. I had the opportunity to take Tatiyana’s graduation pictures when I was first getting started with a professional photography business. This time around Tatiy was hoping for some professional portraits in a pretty outdoor setting. So of course we went to the Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia. Funny enough, the only other time Tatiy had been there was for a work function from when we worked together!
I should also mention that she LOVES purple. I have never in my life seen her NOT wearing SOMETHING purple. So when she walked up in this black dress and blazer I was shocked! Luckily we found her some pretty, pretty purple flowers to be a part of her picture.
Enjoy, Tatiy, and best of luck in your future endeavors! And if you or someone you know is looking for some gorgeous outdoor portraits, give me a call or send me an email!
Tyler is graduating from UGA’s Law School in Athens, GA, in just a few weeks and he contacted me to get some photos taken to commemorate the occasion! His wife and son Joseph came along, too. I pride myself in being pretty well-educated on Athens events and I knew that we’d be doing this on the same day as G-Day, but I did not anticipate the swarm of high school prom-goers from Athens Academy that were crawling ALL OVER North Campus!
Tyler and his family met me at the Arch and we literally did the fastest introductions known to man and just started shooting. We didn’t really get to chat with one another until we started to make our way from the Arch over to the Law School.
This was Tyler’s “I’m ready to take on the world” pose.
After we took the obligatory graduation pictures at the UGA Law School and at the Arch, we wandered around to some of the beautiful spots on North Campus for some gorgeous family portraits!
Is he just the cutest thing ever or what?!
This is when Ryan stepped up his usual photography-assistant/bag-holder game and also became Joseph’s babysitter. The two of them played around in the field while we got a few shots of mom and dad.
I wish Tyler and his family the best of luck in their next adventure in life! And as for all of you out there, don’t forget to call or email Saving Dawn Photography to capture your next important life moment!