Baby Fields: Newborn Photography Session

If you know me, you know that photographing newborns are one of my favorite types of sessions. I love holding and snuggling babies! I often remark that I forgot how tiny they are. Well this baby's session was no exception.

But I feel I need to step back for a second, to the beginning. See, I had the privilege of photographing her parent's wedding. That was before this website existed, so let me share some of the beauty of that day with you.

New Hope Presbyterian Church sanctuary in Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography
Bridal portrait photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Bride and groom kissing, portrait photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
wedding bouquets photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Groom portrait photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Bride and groom smiling photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Bridal portrait photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Wedding rings close up photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Wedding rings Bride and groom portrait photography Olathe, Kansas. Wedding photographer Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas

And then, I also had the privledge of doing a Maternity session for her sweet Momma. Let me tell you, Shannon was just as stunning as a soon-to-be Momma as she was a Bride.

From above baby bump, maternity photography at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
From the side baby bump, maternity photography at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Wedding ring with baby bump, maternity photography at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas
Maternity portrait photography, Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photography, Manhattan Kansas

But of course, you came here for the baby pictures, didn't you? Those little toes and that soft baby hair (that I feel has a little red hue to it, so maybe she'll be a redhead!). 

Baby feet, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby hair, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas

You also are probably wanting to see some of my other favorites, like her with her Momma, her in her crib (gosh they look so small!) and, of course, a sweet little baby yawn.

Baby in crib, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby legs, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby and mother, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby nursery decoration, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby nursery decor, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby in crib from above, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby yawn, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas
Baby nursery decor, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas

Oh these sweet little moments make all the difference! When you're in the thick of it, with sleepless nights, endless feedings and trying to figure out if she's crying because she's hungry or if it's a dirty diaper, these moments are hard to see. But when she's older, eating "real" food, sitting in an actual chair at the kitchen table (without a booster seat), telling you about her day, these images, these memories will bring an overflow of love right to your heart.

Baby and mother, Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Olathe Kansas. Renee McDaniel Photographer, Manhattan Kansas