Birmingham Baby Photography


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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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Spring Mini Sessions | Baby Girl Edith

Edith is a doll baby! She is 8 months old and already on the move! She wore an ADORABLE little romper custom-made by her mom. It had a big bow and bonnet to match! I was obsessed! She also had a precious little purple dress that was mom’s when she was a baby – I LOVE sentimental items! Plus, the adorable quilt was made by momma too! Edith is such a sweet, little girl!

Shelley Barrett Photography || Edith || 8 Month, Sitter, Monthly Milestones, Grow With Me, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Milestone, Spring Mini Session, Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Pelham, Hoover, Helena, Alabaster, Inverness, Alabama || Heardmont Park, Oak Mountain Shelley Barrett Photography || Edith || 8 Month, Sitter, Monthly Milestones, Grow With Me, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Milestone, Spring Mini Session, Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Pelham, Hoover, Helena, Alabaster, Inverness, Alabama || Heardmont Park, Oak Mountain Shelley Barrett Photography || Edith || 8 Month, Sitter, Monthly Milestones, Grow With Me, Bump to Baby Package || Baby Girl Milestone, Spring Mini Session, Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Pelham, Hoover, Helena, Alabaster, Inverness, Alabama || Heardmont Park, Oak Mountain


Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Cake Smash | Hannon is One Year Old!

I always love a fun cake smash – all babies seem to have different reactions to the new experience of cake: the texture, the sugary taste, the permission to make a mess! I loved Hannon’s session, and he loved his cake! Dad is a drummer, so we had an especially cool drum cake stand. Hannon also had this adorable leg kick (think Thumper from Bambi) that I think meant he really liked it. So once that leg got going, he was definitely enjoying himself! Happy first birthday, Hannon!

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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Boy Photographer | Liam is One | Grow With Me | Cake Smash

I have so enjoyed watching Liam grow over this past year! His first session was at three months old, and then we had sessions every 3 months afterwards to document his growth. I can’t say enough how fast babies seem to grow! They change SO much over their first year of life – which is why I LOVE doing Grow With Me packages! Liam is such a mobile little guy, as most one year olds are! But he was such a good little model, even though he wasn’t quite too sure about his cake at first. Make sure you check out Liam’s 3 Month Milestone Session, as well as his 6 Month Milestone Session, and his 9 Month Milestone Session to see how much he has changed over this past year!

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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Baby Girl Lucy is 5 Months | Grow With Me

Lucy is 5 months old. I seriously cannot believe she is almost half a year old! How is this going by so fast? Lucy is a joy. She loves blowing raspberries and banging her legs and trying to make you laugh. She LOVES watching and trying to grab big brother. She is still sleeping great through the night, but continues to nap best in someone’s arms or her swing. She also can always be calmed down by momma’s singing or humming. Her favorites are “Hammers and Strings” and “Rockaby Baby.” She has just started having some bad reflux again after we started trying solids, so we are holding off on that now to see if her tummy gets better.

Noah is becoming such a sweet big brother. He still loves to fetch things and help momma, but he also loves cuddling with Lucy now, and he will try to play with her (letting her pull his hair or kick him). He even tried to help daddy carry her the other day.

Lucy is sitting on her own now (WHAT?!), although she was not happy to be doing it for pictures today. She doesn’t want to roll much anymore and hates tummy time now (possibly because her tummy hurts, but who knows…). She also is obsessed with her feet (whether she is grabbing them or splashing them!).

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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Bryson’s One Year Old Cake Smash

I have had the privilege of photographing this little man and his family since we first found out if Bryson was a “he” or “she”. It has been so fun to go on this journey with this sweet family. I can’t believe baby boy is now O-N-E! That first year always seems to just fly by! Bryson is on the move and was determined to walk or crawl non-stop! He wasn’t completely sure about his cake – the icing was a little hard to get through to the yummy cake! Happy first birthday baby boy!

A Year Ago…

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Now…Shelley Barrett Photography || Bryson || Cake Smash, One Year Old, Happy Birthday, First Birthday || Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Calera, Greystone, Inverness, Oak Mountain, Alabama || Brown Wooden Floor || Family, Parents, Grandparents, Blue and Gray Shelley Barrett Photography || Bryson || Cake Smash, One Year Old, Happy Birthday, First Birthday || Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Calera, Greystone, Inverness, Oak Mountain, Alabama || Brown Wooden Floor || Family, Parents, Grandparents, Blue and Gray Shelley Barrett Photography || Bryson || Cake Smash, One Year Old, Happy Birthday, First Birthday || Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Calera, Greystone, Inverness, Oak Mountain, Alabama || Brown Wooden Floor || Family, Parents, Grandparents, Blue and Gray

Cake – Before and AfterShelley Barrett Photography || Bryson || Cake Smash, One Year Old, Happy Birthday, First Birthday || Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Calera, Greystone, Inverness, Oak Mountain, Alabama || Brown Wooden Floor || Family, Parents, Grandparents, Blue and Gray Shelley Barrett Photography || Bryson || Cake Smash, One Year Old, Happy Birthday, First Birthday || Baby Boy Portrait Photographer || Birmingham, Chelsea, Shelby County, Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Calera, Greystone, Inverness, Oak Mountain, Alabama || Brown Wooden Floor || Family, Parents, Grandparents, Blue and Gray


Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Lucy | 4 Month Milestone

Lucy Lou is such a fun addition to our family. She is still very stingent with her laughs, but every once in a while she’ll give us a good chuckle or belly laugh. She LOVES to smile and coo, though. We love all her rolls and chunkiness – so different from skinny Noah.  She loves grabbing things and pulling everything to her mouth. She also loves to pull her paci out and then yell at us for her paci disappearing. She is also adorable with her baby-bird-like open mouth whenever she is hunting for food or her paci. Her other milestone this month has been her discovery of her feet. She is constantly doing crunches so that she can see them and grab at them. She is still rolling from front to back and can go back to front with a little assistance. She thinks she needs to start working on her crawling moves (superman and pushing with her feet), but Mommy told her no way.

Noah is doing great with Lucy. He loves that she is starting to be more interactive. He likes to say that “she can pull my hair” and “she’s kicking me.” I can’t wait to watch them continue to grow up together!

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Birmingham & Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photographer | Cake Smash | Charley is One

I loved the theme for Charley’s cake smash session – “Pink Farm.” Complete with pink cowboy boots, spotted balloons, and a perfect pig cake, this session was adorable! Charley was full of smiles too. She quite enjoyed her yummy cake as well! Until mommy smashed her hand, and then it was all over.

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Chelsea, Alabama Baby Photography | Milestone Sessions | Rowan is 6 Months

We had such a fun session with sweet baby girl Rowan. She was a little shy at first, but eventually warmed up to Mr. Monkey and gave us some adorable smiles. I loved the ideas her mom had for pictures with a suitcase (I found the perfect vintage one to add to my collection of props!) and a mirror. And her fancy, lacy outfits were just too cute! I also got so many amazing black and white images. I love the drama of a good black and white!

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