J, 9 days / by Ashley Brown

Photographing sweet baby J today was a special experience today because she is my first maternity "graduate". I photographed her very creative and fun parents a few weeks ago before J made her grand entrance, and fell in love with maternity photography. Lucky for me, my maternity/newborn promotion has gotten LOTS of expectant mamas on the books, so I'm eagerly anticipating a summer full of babies!Like I've said before, newborn shoots are never easy. J... well, she wasn't too keen on sleeping. 3.5 hours later and our patience truly paid off. Her awesome mama was exhausted but diligently held my heater and soon, J was asleep and striking some beautiful poses. I can not WAIT to see these up on their big blank wall!Before...blog1.jpgAnd after. Those LIPS. They kill me!!blog.jpgHope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!