newborn photography

Knoxville Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photography | The Sheppicks

Newborn Photography Knoxville TN

 

Meet the beautiful Sheppick family! They recently welcomed a BEAUTIFUL baby girl that I had the joy of photographing. Little miss was such a sweet little nugget of baby goodness; I couldn't get enough of her! Snuggling teeny babies never gets old <3.

Knoxville Family Photo

During newborn sessions, I like to start with the family pictures, if requested. It keeps everyone looking fresh for their pictures, before enjoying the 75-80 degree room ( to keep baby toasty warm.). Aren't they the cutest little family?

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Newborn Baby Pictures

Sweet little miss was such a cooperative baby after she fell asleep. I got to use tons of set ups and had so much fun dressing her up in different outfits, wraps, and headbands. One of my favorites is the floral wreath!

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I cannot wait to watch this little Sweetie grow up <3

Knoxville Baby Photographer | Newborn Photography | The Grooms

Knoxville Newborn Photographer

 

Floral Newborn Pictures

The Grooms family brought their sweet girl to meet me last week. Her beautiful Mama requested lots of floral to represent this little girl's two grandmothers. I ADORE a good floral, so I was happy to make that a reality for Annalice's session. We used a wreath, flower blanket, and a floral beanbag backdrop, almost everything had something floral to it! I thoroughly enjoyed designing every set up for this family. 

Knoxville newborn girl on purple flower blanket made for her session.&nbsp;

Knoxville newborn girl on purple flower blanket made for her session. 

I love her sweet profile in this wreath; such a beauty!

I love her sweet profile in this wreath; such a beauty!

Princess and the Pea Newborn Picture

Annalice's Mama had one other request, a Princess and the Pea set-up for her princess. With short notice, I didn't have time to order props, but her awesome family stepped in to make it happen. Grandma lent us a ton of antique quilts, and her Dad made the darling ladder. I'm so glad we were able to make it a reality; it couldn't be more beautiful!

Newborn Photography Knoxville

Next, we moved on to one of my very favorite parts; the beanbag poses! This is where all the cute, squishy pictures happen. Sweet girl did not disappoint! She let me cuddle and pose her into the sweetest pictures. 

Family PIcture in Knoxville Studio

Finally, I wanted to end with the Grooms first family portrait in my Knoxville studio! They are such a gorgeous family with two beautiful children! Enjoy!

 

 

 

Krista's Newborn Session | Knoxville Newborn Photographer

Beautiful newborn baby girl from Knoxville, TN. Knoxville newborn photographer, serving the greater Knoxville area.

Emma's Newborn Session | Knoxville Newborn Photographer

Knoxville Newborn Photography

 

Meet sweet, sweet baby Emma! She is simply a doll with a FULL head of hair and beautiful, creamy skin. She was perfect in every way. After a bit of coaxing, she fell right to sleep, and let me capture some stunning images of her perfect, little face. 

Knoxville has so many beautiful newborns! I enjoy working with each and every one of them. Getting to see their unique personalities, and interact with such sweet, sweet babies is a dream. 

Here's my favorites from Emma's session:

Peyton's Newborn Portraits | Knoxville Newborn Photographer

Knoxville Newborn Photography

 

Meet Peyton; one of the most wonderful babies I have ever had the pleasure of photographing. He slept like an absolute dream; I couldn't believe it! I can't remember the last sweet baby who slept so well while I moved and posed them! As a Knoxville newborn photographer, it was the highlight of my week!

Newborn photography is so different than any other type of photography that I do. It takes patience, and knowledge for a safe, happy newborn session. I adore working with these little ones and being the "baby whisperer".

It was seriously a fabulous newborn session. I loved very second of it! 

Here are some of my favorites!

Organize it! (Small studio Organization) || KnoxvilleProfessional Photographer

Happy Wednesday!!

I have spent so much time trying to get my small home studio organized! I scoured Pinterest and Google, and while I found a few ideas, none of them really stood out for my Knoxville, Tennessee home studio. They were either not ideal, or just needed to much space. What I needed was some DIY space saving projects.

I have a modest studio in my home, which is a step up from my tiny home studio in Texas. I'm THRILLED with the extra space, but it needed to be optimized to be as useful as possible during my sessions. Before, I had a closet where all of my backdrops, large props, newborn fabric/blankets were all stored stacked on top of each other in a mess that was hard to find anything. Digging through it to find anything was impossible during sessions and it drove me crazy!

I went in search for good solutions for my prop and backdrop storage problems, and that's exactly what I found! I was able to completely organize my studio for less than $125!!!

First, all of my newborn hats and props needed to be displayed for clients to choose from in an adorable way, and without anyone having to big through drawers or piles. For this, I purchased four, small, decorative curtain rods ($3 each) from our Walmart and several packages of drape hooks ($7 each) for a total of $40. My husband quickly installed the rods, and we used the drape clips to hang each prop. 

As a bonus, I found a belt organizer at Walmart as well that was perfect to hang my tiebacks and headbands on, which then hung on the curtain rod. 

 

Next, I took on the fabric newborn backdrops. I've acquired quite a collection over the past few years, and it's always growing, so it's very important to keep them all nice and neat. This was a simple solution, but I adore how it looks! I got a tall, skinny cube bookshelf from IKEA ($60 on sale), then folded on my blankets and placed them on the shelves (they be a little stuffed, I see a second shelf in my future!). My OCD kicked in a bit, hence the organization by color. Total $60

The top of the bookshelf was a fabulous way to store some of my larger baskets and such! Although they wouldn't all fit, it got the majority of them off the ground and freed up more space ($0). 

My newborn wrap storage idea was a Pinterest find, and a super good one! I happened to have everything laying around the house and put it together in minutes. It simply took a hanger( free! Who doesn't have at least one empty hanger?) and cheap shower curtain rings (normally $1-$2 at your local Walmart, Target, or Dollar Tree), hooked the rings on the hanger, then slipped 2-3 wraps into each ring. Easy peasy! Total $0!

Close up!

Close up!

The last task was the hardest. My poly paper and vinyl backdrops are typically stored rolled up. Usually they end up in the corner of my studio. Sadly, this has resulted in the ends getting crinkled, or them becoming toys for curious toddlers. These needed a fabulous, easy to use storage system that got them up off the floor and easy for me to get in and out of. I looked everywhere for a solution! Finally, I was walking through IKEA in Charlotte and happened to see an accessory organizer (the Kompliment $8 each). It had 28 round holes that looked to be the PERFECT size for backdrops. I took a leap of faith and bought two. Next stop was Lowes to buy two shelf brackets ($1.50 each) and a pack of eye hooks ($3). A few screws in the wall later, I had a hanging backdrop storage rack! It has 28 slots, but you could easily roll up 2 less used backdrops together on some slots to give you even more storage. Grand Total $22! That's less than $1 a backdrop to protect my lovely Lemon Drop Stop drops!!

Side view

Side view

My grand total for ALL of this organization was $122!!!! If you have a bookshelf on hand already you could re-purpose, your cost could be even less! I hope this helps some other awesome photographers with their organization on a budget.