It was such a treat to be invited into the home of these smitten new parents to photograph them with their band new baby boy. So much contented snuggling and lounging and marveling over the cutest little dimple I’ve ever seen! I always provide direction and posing instruction, but each family brings their own unique energy and look to their session and I just love the vibe we created together in these photos. Check out that dimple, y’all!
Baby Lily’s parents were so easy-going but loving, attentive but not freaked out. I could just tell they’re going to settle into parenthood with humor and grace and I truly cannot wait to watch this beautiful (and she is a stunner!) baby grow. It was a really dark day and I love the moody images we got using the natural light in their comfy home. Check out some of my favorites below!
Emily Hines with Captured Austin Photography is an Austin, Texas lifestyle family and newborn photographer. Captured Austin Photography is available for in-home, natural light, emotive, connected, lifestyle newborn sessions in Austin and surrounding areas (Cedar Park, Bee Cave, Lakeway, etc). Emily is passionate about creating a calm, safe and relaxing atmosphere at every photo session to bring out the best in every family.
I’m not going to lie, I almost didn’t do Bluebonnet mini sessions this year. I get really stressed out with mini sessions in general, just because it’s so hard to reschedule multiple families in the event of bad weather. Then if you add in flower scouting and finding the perfect accessible non-trampled, well-bloomed, perfectly lit location, I just wanted to throw my hands up! I’m wondering how many miles I put on my car just looking for just the right spot. (Coincidentally, I shot these half a mile from my house. Joke’s on me!!). All that to say, I LOVED all these SO much and my families were SO great about being patient to find out where we were shooting and everyone brought their A game. My feelings about bluebonnet mini sessions have changed! There’s a good chance these will happen again next year.
I loved these so much that I opened up more spring mini sessions this year- which I don’t usually do! To enter to win a free mini-session (use it anytime!), simply share this blog on social media! (If you don’t share it directly from my page, be sure to tag Captured Austin so I know you shared it :)
I love so many of these and have been dying to share them but didn’t want to overload my IG feed so here I present, the best of the bluebonnets for 2019! Loving how much fun I had with each and every family.
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Have I mentioned that I am currently obsessed with birthplace photography? I haven’t photographed a birth yet, because that is next level time and availability commitment, but the next best thing is capturing those first hours of your new baby’s life. All of us parents marvel at how much babies change in just a few days when they’re brand new. Also, all of us parents know how peaceful it is at the hospital compared to once we return home! Especially if there’s a toddler older sibling in the mix. For these reasons, along with the moody directional light that I get to work with when there’s just one window in the room, I am just in love with these sessions right now. It’s a natural light newborn session without the parents having to do ANYthing. Just hang in your comfy clothes and let me do the work! I always make sure mom and dad are “present” in the photos, but if mom isn’t feeling her best, I focus on her hands or interactions with the baby as opposed to the full on portrait- there will be many of those in their future as a family! Please enjoy these favorites from sweet baby Levi’s hospital session!
This fall I found my FAVORITE family session shooting location. Just east of town is McKinney Falls State Park, and I am in love with the big, flat textured rock and the big sky with trees silouetted behind us. I met this family out there for some fun in the perfect fall sun. They could not be more adorable- can you even handle those redheads?? I did some headshots at the end for mom- it’s so important to take a good photo of mom when she gets all dressed up!