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Pensacola, Florida Baby Photographer | Grow With Me | 8 Months Old | Lucy 1

Lucy Lou is 8 months old! She was not in the mood for pictures (as is evident with the lack of smiles) because her second tooth is currently pushing through. We have had a whirlwind couple of weeks getting ready for our big move down to Pensacola, FL. Lucy is going through an extremely clingy, fussy stage. Possibly teeth, possibly a leap, possibly both. She still prefers standing, especially holding onto Mommy’s shirt. She is generally a happy baby, but will let you know when she is not with the loudest, shrillest squeal ever. I’m fairly certain I’ve lost some hearing in both ears.

Lucy and Noah and becoming much closer. It’s fun watching their relationship bloom. Although, I’ve had to remind Noah lately that she is not big enough to wrestle with yet. He absolutely loves trying to make Lucy laugh and she completely adores him. It is really the sweetest thing. And they hate it when the other is upset!

Lucy loves to eat, obviously. She seems to have slowed down growing just a little bit, as she is still in 9 month clothes, but she has moved up to “Step 2” foods twice a day, and still loves puffs and yogurt melts. She seems to be mostly over her dairy aversion, although still spits up regularly! She is currently working on crawling. She can get up on her knees and spin/roll easily, but she can’t quite figure out how to coordinate it all. She is getting less angry about being on her belly now, though! She has also mastered playing Peek-A-Boo Barn on my phone, which cracks me up.

We absolutely love having Lucy is our lives!

Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy Lou || 8 Months Old || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Cantonment, Perdido, Gulf Breeze, Brent, Florida || Baby Girl Portrait Photographer || Grow With Me, Monthly Milestones Plan || Brother and Sister, Big Brother, Little Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy Lou || 8 Months Old || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Cantonment, Perdido, Gulf Breeze, Brent, Florida || Baby Girl Portrait Photographer || Grow With Me, Monthly Milestones Plan || Brother and Sister, Big Brother, Little Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy Lou || 8 Months Old || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Cantonment, Perdido, Gulf Breeze, Brent, Florida || Baby Girl Portrait Photographer || Grow With Me, Monthly Milestones Plan || Brother and Sister, Big Brother, Little Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy Lou || 8 Months Old || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Cantonment, Perdido, Gulf Breeze, Brent, Florida || Baby Girl Portrait Photographer || Grow With Me, Monthly Milestones Plan || Brother and Sister, Big Brother, Little Sister


Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Newborn Photographer | Baby Boy Ethan 1

This sweet little man is one very loved little boy. Between his mommy and daddy who absolutely adore him, and his newly appointed big sister – he has so many people loving on him! Big sister was so precious with her brother. She was very concerned anytime he cried and was often checking on “her baby”. I love all the wide-eyed awake pictures we got with baby boy. It’s always so nice when they are able to be happy and awake so we can get some of those special shots too!

Adorable gray outfit and brown-arrow outfit from Lemon and Pearl Design.

Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits Shelley Barrett Photography || Ethan || Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County Alabama || Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Perdido, Brent, Cantonment, Florida Newborn Photographer || Big Sister, Sister and Brother, Siblings, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mom and Daughter, Family of Four || Black and White, Neutrals, Light Blue and Gray, Newborn Beanbag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Head on Hands, Chin on Arms Pose, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Props || Lemon and Pearl Outfits


Birmingham & Huntsville, Alabama Newborn Photographer | Baby Girl Amelia

I was honored when my sister-in-law’s sister-in-law asked me to come up to Huntsville to take pictures of their beautiful new baby girl, Amelia. It also gave me an excuse to see their gorgeous new house (that they moved into the day after having baby Amelia). I don’t typically do lifestyle sessions, but I love how the family portraits turned out on Amanda and Alex’s new bed set. We even got a couple on their brand new couch (with the amazing kitchen in the background!). I love all the purple and blue tones that matched so nicely with the color scheme of their house. And since little Amelia was born right before July 4th, I was able to use the gorgeous red, white, and blue outfit from No. 2 Willow Lane that I have been dying to use for a while now! Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl!

Red, White, and Blue Outfit from No. 2 Willow Lane.

Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors

Purple Crochet Headband from Fifth and Mill.Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors

Purple Crochet Headband from Fifth and Mill.  White Headband from Tippytoes and What Knots.Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors

Light Blue Headband and Skirt from No. 2 Willow Lane. White Headband from Tippytoes and What Knots.Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors

Light Blue Headband from No. 2 Willow Lane.Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors

Pink Outfit from No. 2 Willow Lane. Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors Shelley Barrett Photography || Amelia || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Huntsville, Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Alabama || Lifestyle, Posed, Portrait Newborn Session || Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Red White and Blue, Pink, Black and White, Brown and Gray || Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Bum Up Pose, Head on Arms, Chin on Hands, Huck Finn Pose, SideLying Pose, Newborn Props || Mom and Dad, Mother and Baby, Mom and Daughter, Dad and Baby, Father-Daughter, Family of Three || No. 2 Willow Lane, Tippytoes and What Knots, Fifth and Mill Vendors


Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Family Photographer | White Family

I had a wonderful night with this adorable little family the other day. It was hot and humid and muggy, and the gnats were out in full force, but they were troopers and we got some gorgeous shots! Doesn’t that adorable curly red hair just glow in the sunlight?

Shelley Barrett Photography || White Family || Family Portrait Photographer, Mini Session, Summer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Hoover, Alabama || Children, Kids, Family of Three Shelley Barrett Photography || White Family || Family Portrait Photographer, Mini Session, Summer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Hoover, Alabama || Children, Kids, Family of Three Shelley Barrett Photography || White Family || Family Portrait Photographer, Mini Session, Summer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Hoover, Alabama || Children, Kids, Family of Three Shelley Barrett Photography || White Family || Family Portrait Photographer, Mini Session, Summer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Hoover, Alabama || Children, Kids, Family of Three Shelley Barrett Photography || White Family || Family Portrait Photographer, Mini Session, Summer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Hoover, Alabama || Children, Kids, Family of Three


Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Newborn Photographer | Baby Girl Anna Kate 1

Anna Kate was an absolute doll for our session. When her mom sent me a picture of her nursery and told me it was her favorite room in the house, I knew we would have a beautiful color scheme of pinks, greens, and neutrals. I wanted to incorporate some beautiful flowers as well and I think the result turned out beautifully! I feel like I say this almost every session, but I think this is one of my favorite newborn sessions to date! Welcome to the world, baby girl!

Shelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose Shelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose Shelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose

Pink Bonnet and Pants Outfit from No. 2 Willow Lane.

Shelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose

Pink Bonnet and Pants Outfit from No. 2 Willow Lane.   Purple Crocheted Flower Headband from Fifth and MillShelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose

Pink Headband (with tutu) from Tippytoes and What Knots.Shelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose Shelley Barrett Photography || Anna Kate || Newborn Baby Girl Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Helena, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Inverness, Greystone, Mt.Laurel, Alabama || Pink, Green, Neutral, Flowers, Black and White || No. 2 Willow Lane Bonnet and Outfit, Fifth and Mill Tie Back and Headband || Newborn Wraps, Newborn Wrapping, Newborn Posing, Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Props, Head on Hands Pose, Bum Up Pose, Side Lying Pose, Froggy Pose

 


Birmingham & Chelsea, AL Baby Girl Photographer | Watch Me Grow Package | Monthly Milestone Sessions | Lucy | 7 Months Old

We are totally obsessed with this sweet little soul. Lucy is 7 months old now. She loves dancing (she will clap, rock her head “No”, bounce her booty, and sway) anytime music comes on. That’s the best way to get a big ole’ smile out of her too! She adores big brother, Noah, still and he is starting to love her more and more as well! Her favorite position is standing. She is able to stand and balance when she has something to lean on, though she still does best with a hand in case she tumbles.

She has one tooth now on the bottom – it’s a sharp one! She loves solids (bananas, apples, and pears are still her favorites) and is starting to figure out how to gnaw on Puffs as well. She’s a chunk and about to outgrow her 9 month clothes.

We love our chunk-a-monk. She is such a snuggly, wonderful addition to the family. Her personality is really starting to show. She has a temper that comes out when she doesn’t get her way immediately. She will kick and even swat while she screams if she gets mad enough. She’s fiesty but also very sweet and cuddly. She loves her “puppy” lovies and gets so excited whenever she sees her favorite Panda stuffed animal. She loves to babble and will say “dadada”, “gagaga”, and “yayaya”.

Also, Noah was clearly not in the mood for a photo shoot today…

Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy || 7 Months, Seven Months Old, Monthly Milestones, Watch Me Grow Package, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Photographer, Sitting, Sitter Session, Supported Stander, Standing, Cruising || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Alabama || Flower Bonnet, Giant Flower Hat, Flower Baby, Baby Flower, Rainbow Flowers, Pink Flowers || Big Brother, Little Sister, Siblings, Brother and Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy || 7 Months, Seven Months Old, Monthly Milestones, Watch Me Grow Package, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Photographer, Sitting, Sitter Session, Supported Stander, Standing, Cruising || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Alabama || Flower Bonnet, Giant Flower Hat, Flower Baby, Baby Flower, Rainbow Flowers, Pink Flowers || Big Brother, Little Sister, Siblings, Brother and Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy || 7 Months, Seven Months Old, Monthly Milestones, Watch Me Grow Package, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Photographer, Sitting, Sitter Session, Supported Stander, Standing, Cruising || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Alabama || Flower Bonnet, Giant Flower Hat, Flower Baby, Baby Flower, Rainbow Flowers, Pink Flowers || Big Brother, Little Sister, Siblings, Brother and Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy || 7 Months, Seven Months Old, Monthly Milestones, Watch Me Grow Package, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Photographer, Sitting, Sitter Session, Supported Stander, Standing, Cruising || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Alabama || Flower Bonnet, Giant Flower Hat, Flower Baby, Baby Flower, Rainbow Flowers, Pink Flowers || Big Brother, Little Sister, Siblings, Brother and Sister Shelley Barrett Photography || Lucy || 7 Months, Seven Months Old, Monthly Milestones, Watch Me Grow Package, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Photographer, Sitting, Sitter Session, Supported Stander, Standing, Cruising || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Alabama || Flower Bonnet, Giant Flower Hat, Flower Baby, Baby Flower, Rainbow Flowers, Pink Flowers || Big Brother, Little Sister, Siblings, Brother and Sister


Birmingham & Chelsea, AL Newborn Photographer | Baby Boy Liam

This sweet, little man was a doll for his newborn session! I knew he would be adorable, since big sister has always been such a perfect little model for me! And indeed he was! I love how his session turned out. Blues, navy, white, brown, and a splash of red made for the perfect color scheme! Welcome to the world, Liam!

Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W Shelley Barrett Photography || Liam || Newborn Baby Boy Photographer || Birmingham, Shelby County, Chelsea, Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Inverness, Calera, Alabama || Big Sister, Baby Little Brother, Mom and Son, Dad and Son, Mother and Baby, Father and Baby, Siblings, Sister and Brother || Blue, Navy, White, Brown, Red || Bean Bag Flow Posing, Newborn Wraps, Huck Finn Pose, Bum Up Pose, Chin on Hands Pose, Head on Arms Pose, Side Lying Pose, Cotton, Brown and White, Basket Prop, Wooden Bowl Prop with Cotton || Ruffle Butts, Rugged Butts Vendor ||  Black and White Photography, Black and White, B and W || Baby Feet, Baby Hands, Detail Shots


Birmingham & Hoover, Alabama Newborn Photography | Twin Baby Boys Calvin IV and Chase

These precious little guys were so fun in the studio. Mom and Dad are both teachers; Dad also coaches several sports. After meeting the family and seeing how much big brother was also in basketball (one of the sports that Dad coaches) I knew I had to incorporate a basketball in one of their pictures! Brother even nicknamed one of his little brothers after his favorite basketball player! He was so sweet and patient with his little brothers too, even worrying if the light would be too bright for them. <3 These boys were absolutely adorable, and the family was such a joy to work with! Mom also mentioned that their baby shower theme was “Two Peas in a Pod” so I had to do one little set-up as my interpretation of that!

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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Kids Photographer | Noah’s 3rd Birthday Party | Outer Space, Rocket Ship Party

So my son, Noah turned 3 on June 3 this year. Wow do they grow fast – I don’t know how we already have a 3-year-old! If you know Noah, he is OBSESSED with space. I mean “tell-you-the-names-of-all-the-planets-and-facts-you-didn’t-know-about-all-of-them” obsessed. This kid is so smart and knows all the planets in order. He knows what kind of planet it is and how many moons the planet has. He can tell you that the sun is made up of hydrogen and helium gas. He can recite all of his space books from memory. He loves watching rockets and space shuttles launch on Poppy’s phone (on repeat). He turns every pen, car, crayon, marker, cup, etc. in the house into a fast-flying rocket ship. I’m not kidding when I say he is O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D.

So when I asked him what kind of birthday party he wanted this year (I had honestly been planning a Thomas the Tank Engine party in my head), it shouldn’t have been a shock when he said “SPACE SHUTTLE PARTY.” Well, okay, then! I even asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he told me “a space shuttle is going to fly over my birthday party.” He meant business.

Now with Lucy being 6-months-old and knowing how crazy-stressed I get for his party every year, I was determined to not go overboard. I didn’t too bad. I made most of the decorations with print-outs I found online that I cut out and hung on yarn. I threw black table cloths on the tables and some “planet” and “galaxy” confetti. Voila! (I also was having some issues with my SD card that morning, so I ended up just taking pictures with my iPhone instead of my good camera – so don’t judge me too hard!)

The Cake

I did want to make a really cool cake that I found online, because I quite enjoy making a cake for his birthday every year – even if it ends up looking a hot mess! I saw this “galaxy cake” and I was determined that even if it ended up looking terrible, it would still pretty much look like a swirly galaxy – so I went for it. I got the confetti cake mix for the base, and then some pre-colored cake mixes for the “planets”. Isn’t it so handy that they have those? I started by using my tiny cupcake tin (though I think a cake-pop tin would’ve made much cleaner round planets) to make the planets. Based on trial and error, I figured out that filling less resulted in much nicer shaped round planets. Once I had a sufficient amount of planets, I covered the bottom of my rectangle cake tin with the base and then threw in some “swirls” of the different colors. Galaxies look swirly, right? I then added planets, and then some more. Then I added another tiny layer of base (I should have gotten more of the base…) and more planets until I had filled up the tin. I baked it with the light on because I was terrified it would over flow (it didn’t). It did kind of fall apart as I took it out, and stick to the bottom a bit – oops! But once I trimmed the top and covered it in icing, you couldn’t tell! I actually think the inside turned out looking so much better than I expected!

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The Decorations

I didn’t go too crazy with decorations this year. I printed and cut out and added yarn to create most of the signs and decorations. Table cloths were just plastic black with polka dot and swirl confetti to look like planets and galaxies. (As Noah can tell you, “the Milky Way is a Spiral Galaxy”.) The silver stars are cut out of tin foil. The adorable Rocket Sippy Cup favors were from Birthday Express.

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The Food

… or Space Grub as we called it. We just had heavy hors d’ouerves:

  • Pizza Moon Craters (Bagel Bites)
  • Meteor Cheese Puffs
  • Rocket Space Pops (Made by my amazing mom!)
  • Rocket Hot Dogs (Hot Dogs wrapped in Crescent Rolls with Ketchup/Mustard Fire)
  • Fruit Rockets (Made also by my amazing mom!)
  • Rocket Fuel Lemonade
  • Liquid Hydrogen (Water)

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Activities

I wanted to have a few fun space-themed activities to help the kids from getting bored. We had our “Moon Jump” (Noah came up with this name himself). “Planet Kick and Toss” was just some balloons that I had blown up and drawn designs on. Noah had fun picking out the different planets and their moons. “Space Dust” was made with 8 cups Flour for every 1 cup Baby Oil. I think I ended up doing about 16 cups of Flour and 2 bottles of Baby Oil. I tried to add food coloring, but it didn’t mix at all, so it was just white with a few blue speckles. But OH SO SOFT! Finally, “Search for Moon Rocks” was a bunch of old Easter Eggs that I filled with space stickers and wrapped in tin foil. We hid them around and some of the kids were very obsessed with collecting them throughout the party. I made sure to leave a little of the egg peeking out so that the little hands could easily unwrap. Overall with the games (and a little pool, a slide, two water tables, and a play house) we had PLENTY for the kids to do. The kids were mostly around 2-3 years old.

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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Baby Girl Lucy | Monthly Milestones | 6 Months Old

Lucy Lou is 6 months old – half a year old! (And of course big brother is now 3 years old.) Lucy is just the sweetest thing. She loves to sit by herself, but doesn’t usually enjoy tummy time. She loves to stand up (with assistance) and “dance, dance, dance!” She gives the sweetest kisses and hugs, and has started showing off her hilarious laugh more and more. Her newest skill is clapping, and she LOVES to clap all the time! Still no teeth, but she is drooling up a storm and chewing on everything. I can feel a bulge, but I think she will be a late teether like brother.

Speaking of brother, Lucy loves Noah. She gets upset when he is upset and loves when he interacts with her. She enjoys pulling his hair and eating his hands. He is very sweet to her most of the time – even giving her the most precious kisses on the top of her head! But he is still sometimes a little jealous if she gets too much attention, and often does the “don’t touch me” dance. She has found her temper and shows it off when she loses her patience. She also loves to squeal/scream this awful shrill squeal that is liable to burst your eardrums.

Lucy is getting to be quite a chunk. ❤️ She weighed 9 lbs 11 oz and was 27 inches long at her doctor’s appointment. Lucy loves eating. Her favorite food is definitely bananas, but we enjoy apples and pears too. Solids seem to have helped a lot with our reflux, so much so that Mommy is now able to eat a bit of dairy without upseting her tummy too much. Her tummy takes a bit of a while to adjust to new baby food, but we are slowly adding new ones!

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