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Fort Leavenworth, KS, Lansing, KS, Kansas City Newborn Portraits | Karson

November 09, 2020 - This sweet boy was over nine pounds when he was born! He was very content and loved being all swaddled up! I loved that...
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The Home Studio | Shelly Pray Photography | Lansing, KS Newborn Photographer

October 20, 2020 - As many of my friends and followers know, we recently relocated to Kansas from Colorado. 2020 has changed many businesse...
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Kansas City Newborn Portraits | Lansing, KS | River Newborn

August 13, 2020 - Newborn Baby Portraits in Lansing, KS have never been easier! My business has grown over the last 7 years to include eve...
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Kansas City Studio Maternity Portraits | Gidney | Lansing, KS

August 07, 2020 - Taking the time to capture this stage of your life can make you feel beautiful and empowered. Whether it is your first o...
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Best Kansas City Newborn Photographer | Baby James

August 06, 2020 - Today's sweet baby is now almost 5 months old. This was the last newborn session before our shutdown back in March. Whil...
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Baby Daniel Newborn Portraits

August 03, 2020 - Newborn mini sessions are the perfect opportunity to get some simple baby focused portraits. My newborn mini sessions in...
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Kansas City, Leavenworth, Lansing Newborn Portraits | Josiah

February 16, 2020 - Newborn Photographers in Kansas City are easy to find but finding the best quality portraits can be difficult. I will cu...
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Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth Cake Smash Portraits | Baby Dane Wild One

February 16, 2020 - Cake Smash Photography in Kansas City has never been easier! I strive to create a custom styled experience for each of m...
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Mommy and Me Colorado Springs Mother's Day Giveaway Winners!

May 13, 2019 - There was no way to fairly select who was most deserving of this free session. I know how hard it is to have a deployed...
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Red Rocks Colorado Springs, CO Family Portraits | Pullig Family

May 09, 2019 - It is getting to be that time of year again here in Colorado Springs, CO! Time to hike and explore and enjoy some gorgeo...
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Newborn Photography in Colorado Springs, CO | Baby Ty | Professional Newborn Photographer

April 30, 2019 - Being a newborn photographer in the digital age offers us so many opportunities and challenges! As artist we are incline...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Photography | Fort Carson | Baby Maren

March 06, 2019 - What's included in your newborn portrait session with Shelly Pray Photography? I go back in forth in my sales and prici...
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Colorado Springs, CO Newborn Portraits | Jordyn

February 27, 2019 - Let's talk about the best photographer in your area? What sets them apart? What makes you choose them capture your new b...
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Newborn Photographer, Colorado Springs, CO | Fort Carson | Baby Crevier

February 21, 2019 - So you are expecting?! What an exciting time! I am excited for you. I remember each time I found out I had a little one...
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Colorado Springs, CO Cake Smash Portraits | Baby Remmy

February 18, 2019 - This little one was born in Hawaii and moved here to Colorado Springs just a few months ago. As an Island Baby theme we...
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Colorado Springs, CO Cakesmash Portraits | Mermaid Riley Portraits

February 18, 2019 - First year portraits are so much fun. I really enjoy designing custom sets for my clients. I literally spend hour sourci...
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Colorado Springs Baby Photographer | Baby Rivenbark

February 18, 2019 - I have photographed this sweet girl since she was a newborn. She moved alllllll the way across the country a few months...
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Colorado Springs, CO Fort Carson Newborn Photography | Sneed Newborn

February 18, 2019 - This sweet gal was born just before Christmas! She came to me at 5 weeks new but posed like a tiny newborn! As a newborn...
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Colorado Springs, CO Fort Carson Newborn Photography | Techara Newborn

February 18, 2019 - Baby girls in the color blue are always my favorites! This aqua was just perfect. This sweet babe even gave me a few smi...
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Colorado Springs, CO Newborn Portraits | Tucker Newborn | Fort Carson, CO

February 18, 2019 - So many Army families here in Colorado Springs. I am so lucky to live in this community and be able to work with these n...
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Colorado Springs Family Photographer | Tyner Family | Fort Carson Portraits

February 18, 2019 - Colorado Springs offers the most gorgeous locations for family sessions year round! This awesome family came to me in De...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer | Zarzecki Newborn | Baby Portraits

February 18, 2019 - When is the best time to book your newborn photography session? I always like to think the sooner the better! Most clien...
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Colorado Studio Maternity Portraits | Maggie | Fort Carson Coloraodo

February 17, 2019 - Oh my! I know I say this allllll the time but pregnant ladies in the studio is life. I really prefer simple, mommy and b...
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Colorado Springs Cake Smash Portraits | Nova | Country Strawberry Cake Smash

February 17, 2019 - Happy Happy Birthday little Miss! This little one came to the studio for her country strawberry cake smash! I was sure s...
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Maternity Portraits, Colorado Springs, CO | Gracy Studio Maternity

February 17, 2019 - Look at this glowing mommy-to-be! I wish I had looked this beautiful when I was expecting. This little boy is expected i...
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Colorado Springs Quality Newborn Portraits | Baby | Fort Carson Baby

February 07, 2019 - Welcome to the world Baby K! This sweet little man came to me at 10 days new. He was happy to be all wrapped up and snug...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Portraits | Whitehead Newborn | Fort Carson, CO

February 06, 2019 - This little dude was so sweet for his session and patient while we worked with big brother to get the perfect sibling po...
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Colorado Springs Senior Photographer | Mackenzie Senior Portraits | Fountain Creek Park, CO

February 03, 2019 - If you follow me, you know I mostly work with tiny humans... only a few days old. I like using my creative juices and ta...
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Colorado Springs Baby Photography | Baby Matthew | Citrus Fruit Bath |

January 30, 2019 - Can I tell you I was not prepared for all this cuteness?! Mom contacted me about a fruit bath with her 6 month old and I...
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Colorado Spring Family Photography | Biggerstaff Family | Palmer Park, CO

January 30, 2019 - Exploring Colorado Springs, Fort Carson and the Pike's Peak region has been an amazing experience. Every time I have a n...
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Colorado Spring Maternity Photographer | Felicity | Milk Bath

January 27, 2019 - Pregnancy is such a beautiful time. I am always in awe of these beautiful moms that come to me to document this time. It...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer | Oliver | Baby Photography

January 24, 2019 - I am pretty far behind on my blogs. This little dude was actually born about a year ago... but due to a busy last year I...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer | Winter | Baby Photography

January 23, 2018 - This sweet girl was born just before Christmas and came to the studio at 30 days new! While I love to get newborns in wi...
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Stella | Lifestyle Mini Newborn | Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer

March 18, 2017 - I love purely baby focused sessions. I am dedicated to helping parents achieve their vision of what they want their newb...
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Be-You-tiful Headshots

March 09, 2017 - Do I really need professional head shots? The short answer is YES! And here are some reasons why. 1. You have a job Ma...
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Graham | Newborn Portrait Photography | Colorado Springs, Fort Carson Newborns

March 06, 2017 - 8 days new! Look how much he has already changed in the past week. I love getting to capture these babies when they are...
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The Ross Family | Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Carson | Baby Graham

March 02, 2017 - A new sweet babe at not even 24 hours old. You cannot deny the emotion of the first few days. This little man decided to...
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Leavenworth Newborn Portraits | Henry | Colorado Springs, CO

March 01, 2017 - Welcome to the world Henry! This sweet boy was such a doll to work with. Mom and Dad wanted to incorporate some special...
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Leavenworth Newborn Portraits | Quinn | Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer

August 17, 2016 - An exciting time here in Kansas! This was my first newborn in the new home-studio. This is my third time moving my busin...
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Colorado Springs, CO | Extended Family Portraits | Family Reunion Photography | Cotter Family

August 12, 2016 - This was my first session here in Kansas! I am so excited to have my camera out and taking client photos again! I was ve...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Portraits | Paisley Elizabeth

July 24, 2016 - It is always an honor to be asked to capture another photographer's family. I met Nicole a little over a year ago throug...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Portrait Photography | Tenley

July 14, 2016 - The formal portraits! If you look back on my blog you will find Maternity and Fresh 48 images from this lovely family. I...
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Fresh 48 | Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer | Welcome Baby Hospital Portraits

July 12, 2016 - I was waiting on eggshells for this little darling to arrive. Mom and Dad hadn't found out the gender before birth and t...
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Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth Newborn Photography | Baby Q | Newborn Portraits

July 05, 2016 - This sweet little boy was born almost 11 weeks early. Weighing in at only 2lbs 10ounces he did so well and grew steadily...
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Brittany + Edson Maternity | Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Maternity and Newborn Portraits

July 05, 2016 - Brittany and Edson are welcoming another bouncing baby boy in just about a month! Their two year old, Declan is probably...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborns | Scarlett

June 29, 2016 - Ms. Scarlett was just a doll for her newborn session. She was wide awake when she came in but as calm as could be. Once...
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Halstead Family | Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography

June 09, 2016 - This will probably be my last family photos here in Buffalo. While I have really enjoyed our time here we are moving on...
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Benjamin | Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography

June 04, 2016 - This sweet little boy sure gave me a run for my money at his session! You can't tell but we had to work hard to get this...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Photography | Mackenzie | Newborn Child and Family Photography

May 11, 2016 - Welcome to the world Mackenzie! After having two boys, mom and dad have welcomed this beautiful baby girl! At just over...
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Andrew's Cake Smash | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | One Year Portraits

March 21, 2016 - I love cake! And so do most little ones. Sometimes they need some convincing but making messes is pretty easy for most o...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography | Baby Zoe | Shelly Pray Photography

March 21, 2016 - Oh how I love this sweet baby girl. When I photograph newborns, most of the time is spent taking photos, soothing baby,...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | Newborns | Keon

March 06, 2016 - Another gorgeous little boy. It took me a while to get this on the blog but he is so cute! When Mr. Keon came to the stu...
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Fresh 48 Hospital Sessions | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

March 06, 2016 - My completely unsolicited newborn advice: Snuggle them. Swaddle them. Shush them. Smell them. Let grandma watch them so...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | Heidi | Newborn Portraits

March 04, 2016 - This past year most of my college roommates have been having babies. I have been lucky to be in NY where I can visit the...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | Gahr | WNY Newborn Portraits

February 29, 2016 - When I think of winter in Buffalo, NY, I do not picture sunny warm days in February and green grass! This year had been...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography Lisa | WNY Portraits

February 28, 2016 - I hear from so many expectant moms that they never had maternity photos done with their first child and they wish they h...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | Maddox | Buffalo, NY | Portraits

February 26, 2016 - I love meeting new families and getting to snuggle these precious little ones! Mr. Maddox arrived 5 weeks early but was...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | William the Fireman

February 05, 2016 - Mr. William had such a fun time smashing this fiery cake! He loved the red frosting and making a big mess! For each cake...
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Newborn Portrait Photographer Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - Another beautiful baby girl that came to the studio. I met mom several month back as a model for a local photographer me...
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Cake Smash | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | Jacob

February 02, 2016 - What better way to celebrate turning one that smashing into your very own cake! Mr. Jacob took some convincing to dig in...
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Gibson Family | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - I love fall in the northeast. It is just getting to be peak season here in Buffalo, NY. The leaves are just gorgeous. I...
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Welcome Baby | Fresh 48 | Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography | Baby Brooke

February 02, 2016 - Oh sweet new baby smell. It is better than apple pie smell and new car smell and fresh laundry smell. I love capturing t...
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The Fresh 48 | Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - The Fresh 48 I promise that these memories will fade. This moment will pass. Capture them. Freeze time in the only way...
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Colorado Springs Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - This whole session just makes me smile! I loved it all. Baby was so awesome and calm! And if I didn't mention she was ad...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | First Birthday | Chloe

February 02, 2016 - Cake, Cake, Cake! I love cake! Ms Chloe was not the happiest girl during her cake smash but in general she is a smiley b...
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Buffalo Twins Photographer | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - Twins, Twins, Twins! Photographing twins is so amazing! It maybe more fun than taking photos of just one baby. It is def...
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Buffalo Triplet Photography | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - Capturing tiny babies is not always an easy task. When these babies momma contacted me her little ones were already abou...
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Golden Twins | First Birthday Cake Smash | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

February 02, 2016 - When planning for your little one's first birthday, it is a tradition to give them their very own cake and let them go t...
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Steph and Ryan Maternity | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

September 08, 2015 - More of my friends are having babies this year! So excited to meet and snuggle them. This is the year of the baby for ma...
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Flieshman Family Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

September 03, 2015 - I have gotten pretty far behind this summer in blogging my sessions! I met this family back in July and we had a great m...
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Harborfest 2015 Fireworks by Grucci | Oswego, NY

July 26, 2015 - Spent some time in one of my most favorite places this weekend. Oswego holds a dear place in my heart. I miss it when I...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography | Walker Family | Portraits

July 17, 2015 - Another reason I love being home. I spent a few nights in Oswego while I was home for fireworks, photos and to celebrate...
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Buffalo Family Photographer | Caryl Family

July 14, 2015 - Last week I was able to visit home (back towards Syracuse, NY) and had a few lovely family sessions. Josh's mom is my hu...
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Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography Lara Beth

July 01, 2015 - I have the best job. I get to meet people at the most exciting times of their lives and capture the greatest and most fl...
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Paper Mill Island Fireworks | Tips for photographing Fireworks | WNY Photographer

June 15, 2015 - It's Fireworks Season! I like to get a few fireworks shows in around the Fourth of July. Since I have been home and vis...
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Nolan | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

June 08, 2015 - A couple weeks late but finally getting Nolan to the blog! He was an adorable little model for his newborn session. He w...
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Gavin | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

June 04, 2015 - It was so great to meet this little man and see his mom again! I spent countless hours of early mornings and late nights...
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Buffalo Newborn Photography | JJ | WNY Maternity, Newborn, Child and Family Portraits

June 02, 2015 - This adorable little peanut came to me at 16 days new! He was a dream to work with. I loved meeting his mother Angela an...
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Lucas | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

May 22, 2015 - I love working with squishy babies. My favorite part is when the parents finally get to see the images of their little o...
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Jaxon | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

May 19, 2015 - Jaxon came to me as a Newborn Mini Session winner. His mom participated in a contest on my Facebook page a few months ag...
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Arthur | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

May 17, 2015 - I love working with this little man. He is the happiest little guy. He was so content as a newborn and happy during his...
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Iantosca | Buffalo Maternity and Newborn Photography | Buffalo, NY

May 17, 2015 - This beautiful couple is expecting their first child in just a few short weeks! They are so excited to welcome a tiny ba...
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Addison | Buffalo Newborn Photography | Buffalo, NY Maternity and Newborn Portraits

May 12, 2015 - I could have worked with this sweet baby girl for hours! She was super snuggly and posable but she does have a very loud...
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Katie and Ben | Buffalo Portrait Photography | Engagement

April 20, 2015 - I was so happy to get together with Katie and Ben to help document this step in their journey! Ben is one of my husband'...
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Buffalo Newborn Photography | Grant | Buffalo, NY Newborn, Child and Family Photographer

April 15, 2015 - Grant I was so happy to meet this sweet little boy at 8 days new. He was very alert and wanted to know just what we wer...
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Kelder | Buffalo Maternity Portraits | Newborn, Child and Family Photography

March 25, 2015 - I was so excited to get together with one of my favorite people. She is one of my first college roommates to start a fam...
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Thompson Kids | Child Photographer | Newborn, Child and Family Portraits | Buffalo, NY

March 24, 2015 - These little ones came to see me for a milestone session. They were just adorable. I can't wait until I can get outside...
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Khloe | Fort Leavenworth Newborn Child and Family Photography

March 23, 2015 - I am so lucky to be chosen to capture some of the most precious moments in a family's life. New babies amaze me in so ma...
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DiPasquale | Buffalo Portrait Photographer | Buffalo Newborn Photography | Amherst, NY

March 15, 2015 - This little man came to me at 8 days new. He was a dream baby to work with. Mom had a few requests as they love baseball...
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Arthur | Buffalo Newborn Photographer | WNY Photography

March 09, 2015 - This is this Arthur's second session with me. I am so happy that his momma is dedicated to capturing his first year. I l...
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Mya | Buffalo Newborn Photographer | WNY Baby, Child and Family Photography

March 03, 2015 - I love getting to meet and capture all of these tiny babies. Ms. Mya was just adorable and look at that full head of hai...
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McGuires | Buffalo Maternity and Newborn Photography | WNY Photographer

March 03, 2015 - We have been having some mighty chilly weather here in NY. Luckily, this weekend made it into the 20s. A regular heatwav...
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William | Buffalo Newborn Photographer | Maternity and Newborn Portraits | Buffalo, NY

February 02, 2015 - This sweet little man came for his newborn portraits on Superbowl Sunday! He took a while to get settled but he posed fo...
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Tessa | Buffalo Newborn Photographer | WNY Baby and Maternity Photography

January 28, 2015 - This sweet girl came to the studio a while back and was just lovely to work with. I completely missed blogging her due t...
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