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{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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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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Harper’s momma contacted me in the late spring to set up a newborn session for the baby girl she was expecting in July.  We chatted about what she had in mind for her baby’s photography session.  She knew she wanted to incorporate textures, colors, and earthy props…and nothing too girly or frilly.  I was excited about the ideas we discussed.

Early summer flew by, and before too long Harper made her arrival, welcoming herself to the world almost a week past her due date.  We set up her newborn session that next week, on her 10th day. Like many of my excited clients, Harper’s mom had went a little crazy on Etsy while pregnant, and had chosen a bunch of adorable accessories for her baby girl.  While I have an enormous collection of props, accessories, headbands, bonnets, blankets, wraps, baskets available for use in the studio, occasionally my parents choose to bring along special things they’ve purchased just for their baby.  While it’s not necessary (I have tons to use!),  it’s always lots of fun for me to plan the session around special and carefully chosen props!  Harper’s mom didn’t disappoint…she brought along SO many adorable things to use…beautiful floral headbands, a colorful romper, a soft and fuzzy kitty cat bonnet, and a bright orange fox hat. We used everything she’d brought, and then a bunch of my studio props as well.  Harper only woke once during the session, ironically enough, it was while she was carefully tucked in my wooden bed.  So, instead of sleeping in the cozy little bed, she proceeded to look up at me with her big, beautiful and curious eyes.  So glad she opened her eyes for a few shots…those images were adorable!  She was such a cute baby, with her chunky little body, big round eyes, and chubby cheeks!

Name: Harper Alliston 
Due Date: 07/14/16
Birthday: 07/20/16
Birth Time: 4:27 pm
Weight: 8lbs 8oz
Length: 21.5in

Harper’s Story…

“We were so excited to share the news with our family!  Just after Christmas, we gathered everyone together for a vacation in Florida, and while they each grandmother received a belated Christmas gift with a tiny quail egg inside.  Once cracked open, there was a note that read “Baby Coe due to hatch July 2016.”

Pregnancy cravings: Anything chocolate or ice cream related…baby must have a sweet tooth!

“Harper’s name means pleasant and brave, and had a Scottish origin (just like our last name).  Alliston was the middle name of a great grandmother.  We wanted something unique and strong sounding.”

“The moment I first met her was awe-inspiring, joyous, miraculous, and grateful.  Our prayers had definitely been answered…and then some!”

The first thing I noticed: “Her beautiful lips!”

Favorite Features: “Her beautiful big eyes and strong little spirit.  How can we pick one thing when we love everything about her!?”

Favorite moments with Harper:
-rocking her to sleep on the porch with the birds chirping in the background
-baby cooing while in daddy’s arms
-the pride seen in her daddy’s eye
-how one little baby brings a family together

Her personality traits and adorable things she does: “She already holds her pacifier, and she scrunches up her little bottom in the air during tummy time.”

Something I never want to forget “All her precious little firsts”.

 

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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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As always, I was beyond excited to hear that one of my previous newborn families was expecting another bundle! Natalie’s mom contacted me a few months before her June 4th due date to set up a newborn session in anticipation of her baby girl’s birth.  I’d photographed Natalie’s big brother about two years prior, so I couldn’t wait to see him again, as well as photograph little Natalie once she arrived.

In the months prior to Natalie’s arrival, we spent lots of time planning the perfect newborn session!  Natalie’s mom already had all sorts of ideas and we shared inspiration.  During the session, it was wonderful to see those ideas come to life!


Name: Natalie Marie 

Due Date: June 4th, 2016
Birthday: May 28th, 2016
Birth Time: 12:57am
Weight: 7lbs 15oz
Length: 19″

 

The Story of Natalie:

“To share the news of Natalie’s arrival, I texted a picture of the positive test to my husband and mom. From there the word spread. When we found out we were having a girl we had a little reveal party with my husband’s side of the family. We gave our nephews silly string and had them spray us…when it came out pink everyone cheered. It was a big deal because boys run on her daddy’s side of the family. So Natalie is the first grandaughter.”

During the pregnancy with Natalie, “I was sick all the time…puking and nauseous.”

Pregnancy Cravings: “Chocolate shake from McDonald’s, Coke, cinnamon Chex cereal.  Basically sweets.”

Inspiration for Natalie’s name: “Natalie’s name was inspired by Natalie Merchant. Her daddy is a big fan, and we just really liked the name.”

The moment I first met my baby: “It just felt so right holding her in my arms. She was just so sweet and so little. I felt complete. I already have my little boy and now I have my little girl. God is good!”

 

The first thing I noticed about her: “She held her head up as soon as she came out! We couldn’t believe it!”

 

Favorite Features: “Her gummy grin. Her tiny little fingers and toes.  The way her hair that sticks up in the back, which is the exact same as me when I was a baby. ”

The moments I will cherish the most: “I love when I hold her and she looks at me with her big eyes and coos and smiles. It melts my heart.”

The things I never want to forget: “The sound of her coos. She rolls her R’s which my 2-year old son, which I can’t do. So Jack (my son) goes up to her and tries to roll his R’s by spitting on her. Lol! It sounds gross but it’s actually really cute and funny.”

Labor Story: “I was laying in bed at 10pm on Friday reading about your water breaking in the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting when all the sudden my water broke. I never experienced that with my first one. I called my doctor and she was sleeping. She said since I wasn’t having contractions not to worry, that I would probably have them by morning. After I hung up with her, I started having contractions and they were 4 minutes apart! I called my hubby who was at a bonfire at the neighbor’s and we quickly packed up and left. We had our neighbor stay with my son until my parents could get there to watch him. As we were driving, my contractions quickly went to 2 minutes apart.  I’m thinking, “No I need the drugs!” We got to the hospital and they assured me that since I was only 5 cm dilated that I could have the drugs. Well, they must have given me the lowest possible dose! All together, I was only in labor for 3 hours. 23 minutes of pushing and she was out! But my doctor didn’t make it in time. She slept thru it! The resident doctor had to deliver. She came in and said, “Hold on sugar, don’t push yet!” cause she still had to get her gloves on. We couldn’t believe it! I was in labor for 17 hours with my first, and it took 2 hours of pushing. If we ever have a 3rd baby, the doc says I will have to go in the hospital early otherwise I may end up on the news as one of those moms who delivers on the side of the highway!”

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{Photography} by Trudi Lynn specializes in maternity and newborn photography in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Brighton, and surrounding areas 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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