{Photography} by Trudi Lynn Metro Detroit & Ann Arbor Mi Newborn|Senior|Baby |Maternity Photographer » {Photography} by Trudi Lynn is a custom portrait photographer specializing in newborn, senior, baby, maternity & infant photography in Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit, & Southeast Michigan. Serving Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw and Macomb county.

{Newborns of 2016}

I’m so excited to share my yearly newborn tribute video! Filled with the adorable newborn babies I photographed in 2016, it warms my heart to look back and remember each one of their sweet little faces. I’ve enjoyed getting to know each and every new family, and it’s truly such an honor to be chosen to document such a special milestone for these families. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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After finding me online while searching for newborn photographers, Naomi’s mom reached out to see if I had availability for a newborn photo session for her new baby girl.  She was already home from the hospital and settling into a new routine with her two girls: 3 day old Naomi and her big sister, who was 2.  She wanted to plan a newborn photography session to capture Naomi while she was still so little, but also to capture family photos of her new family of four, as well as some sibling images with her two girls together.

I was actually able to squeeze them in right away, and we planned Naomi’s newborn photos on her 5th day.  We chose an extra girly color palette, using shades of pinks and purples. We also made sure to include a special little hat that was crocheted just for her by her mama.  The session went perfectly, and we were able to capture lots of adorable images of Naomi alone, together with her sister, and family photos too.

 

Baby’s Name: Naomi

Due Date: 10/01/16

Birthday: 10/05/16

Birth Time: 3:10pm

Weight: 8lb 7oz

Length: 22in

 

 

The Story of Naomi…

To share the news of Naomi’s arrival: “Her big sister wore a Big Sis shirt to grandma and grandpa’s house.”

Pregnancy cravings:  “I became lactose intolerant, and didn’t have any major cravings for anything in particular.”

“We waited until Naomi was born to choose her name.  It just seemed to fit her.”

The moment we first met Naomi, we felt “relief, happiness, love.”

Favorite features: “Very sweet and snuggly, and such an easy going baby.”

Favorite moments:  “Meeting her big sister for the first time.”

Adorable things she does: “She starts off with squeaky little cries before getting too upset.”

 

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Oh Daphne, such a doll baby! After working with this wonderful family for a total of 5 sessions, most recently for Daphne’s studio newborn session, her big sister’s newborn session in 2012, as well as big brother’s newborn session and outdoor newborn session in 2014, I absolutely couldn’t wait to get started with planning for Daphne’s outdoor photography session!

During Daphne’s studio session, we chatted a little about our schedules (and the weather) and made plans for her outdoor newborn session to take place a few days later, which looked to be a beautiful Sunday evening. When Sunday rolled around, it was a little windy, with a sky that was quite drab and gray.  Along with being a newborn baby photographer extraordinaire, I also find myself part timing as a meteorologist, especially when planning for outdoor sessions. And honestly, (knock on wood!) I’ve gotten somewhat good at predicting the weather!  I decided it might be risky to proceed with her session that night, so we rescheduled to the next night, and ultimately it was a great choice, because even though the forecast really wasn’t predicting too much rain, a quick storm ran though soaking everything in its path.

Daphne’s mom was hoping for lots of nature and colorful flowers for the session, so we chose to use one of my absolute favorite spots.  It ended up being the perfect location to bring our vision alive; we had gardens that were at their peak with colorful blooms,  as well as grassy fields filled with wildflowers.

There are SO many factors to think about and plan for during a typical outdoor newborn session, and for Daphne’s, the stakes were even higher.  We were also adding in her big sister (4 years old) and her extra spunky 2 year old brother.  This definitely added a few extra ( and unpredictable) factors.  An outdoor newborn session can be a complicated task as it is, with a multitude of unforeseen possibilities, and adding in a couple of  young siblings can take it to a whole different level.  I had a pretty good feeling though, as every session with this family, with their easy going manner and laid back attitudes, had  resulted in smooth sessions and a beautiful gallery of photos.

Sure enough, Daphne slept like a dream, big sister and brother were perfect angels, and I was able to capture adorable outdoor images of Daphne, as well as newborn and sibling photos too!

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Ahhhh, this family and all their CUTE babies! It was late spring when I got a message from Daphne’s mom announcing that she was expecting baby #3!  I was ecstatic to hear they were expecting another baby girl, due in August!  I’d photographed each one of their adorable babies when they were newborns, their first baby girl, Lily,  in 2012 and baby #2, Jack’s studio newborn session and outdoor newborn session in 2014.  I’d had so much fun with each session with this family, so I couldn’t wait!  We planned both a studio and outdoor newborn session for Daphne, and she was a perfectly sleepy little subject for both!

Name: Daphne Isabel 
Due Date: 8/12/2016
Birthday: 08/15/2016
Birth Time: 2:38 pm
Weight: 8lbs 2oz
Length: 21in

Daphne’s Story…

On Daphne’s arrival:  “After two babies through IVF, Daphne was a complete surprise to us!”

“While there is no special meaning behind the name Daphne (we just really liked it and thought it complemented our other kids’ names).  Daphne’s middle name, Isabel, is a common middle name in the family, from her great-grandmother’s grandmother, and also a great aunt.”

Favorite things: “Daphne doesn’t stop making funny faces!”

Special memories: “I will always remember the delight Daphne’s siblings had when they first met her.  I will have to reflect back on that memory with them when they are older and at each others’ throats!”

 

 

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{Photography} by Trudi Lynn specializes in maternity and newborn photography in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Brighton, and surrounding areas of Southeast Michigan.  Call today to schedule your {The Art of Maternity} or {The Art of Newborn} session.

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August is always a really busy month for me, but I was excited when I opened an email from Sebastian’s mom.  She’d found my work via Yelp, and had reached right out. “Your gallery is absolutely beautiful and I’d love to have you photograph Sebastian,” she’s said in her initial inquiry. She’d already spent time looking through my newborn photography galleries loving what she’d seen, and I just knew I had to make the room to photograph her new little bundle! Sebastian was already 7 days old, so we set up his session for that next week, on his 12th day.

As I normally do while planning and prepping for the perfect newborn photo session, I asked Sebastian’s mom if she had any particular thoughts or ideas.  She is a HUGE Winnie the Pooh fan, (which also happened to be his nursery theme) so she was sure she wanted to incorporate Pooh into his session.  She planned to bring along some of the items used at his baby shower, along with a collection of Pooh stuffed animals, which combined nicely with my brown bear hat to create a complete cast of Pooh characters. In addition to the Pooh idea, Sebastian’s daddy is a cellist, so we were sure to add some musical inspiration into the session too!  It was fun using lots of inspiration to bring those ideas to life, and teeny tiny Sebastian was the perfect little subject!

Name: Sebastian 
Due Date: 08/15/16
Birthday: 07/28/16
Birth Time: 10:16 pm
Weight: 5lbs 4oz
Length: 18in

 

Sebastian’s Story…

 

“We told our family over Christmas.  We wrapped a frame that said “I love my grandparents” and put his ultrasound photo in it to give to my parents.  We then video recorded them opening the present.  My mom immediately started crying when she opened it!”

“When I first saw Sebastian, my heart just melted.  I knew I loved him more than anything and that I was so lucky to be his mother.”

The first thing I noticed: “His face looked exactly like the ultrasound photo.  He was tiny, but so beautiful.”

Favorite features: “We love his chin dimple!  Also, the little lines in his forehead when he gets upset!”

Favorite moments: “Whenever we have skin to skin and I can feel his little heart beat against my chest.  I just melt.”

His personality traits & adorable things he does: “He has the most dramatic sneeze!  The house shakes from him sneezing so hard!”

The one thing I never want to forget: “The way his little head fits into the nook of my arm.  It’s like we were meant to be mother and son!”

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{Photography} by Trudi Lynn specializes in maternity and newborn photography in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Brighton, and surrounding areas of Southeast Michigan. To learn more about {The Art of Maternity} or {The Art of Newborn} sessions, please visit: www.photographybytrudilynn.com.

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