Newborn Photography Austin, Tx | Loving Every Minute – One Year In!

Well you may have seen a recent post of mine about my newborn photography business, Jessica Mitchell Photography, reaching the ripe age of 1 year recently! It took some time of planning and researching, but I was more than ready to get back behind the camera. I had no idea where this would take me – whether I’d fall in love (what I was hoping), or if I’d pack up my macro, tail between my legs, and chalk it up to failure. I was one more aspiring newborn photographer, ready to wrap my arms around precious little ones and capture their first portraits, ones that should be cherished for several life times, wow, that’s a lot of pressure. I now gush with pride to say I’m a newborn photographer! 🙂

Not long after, my first little one arrived. She was sweet and beautiful and simply perfect. Holding her in my arms, watching her fall asleep, I knew I’d chosen a heavenly age to photograph. This was not only going to feed my creative spirt, it was going to be emotionally fulfilling. More recently, I happened upon a quote shared by sweet newborn photographer friend of mine – I immediately died and went to quote heaven.

“Whomever I’m photographing, I sort of fall in love with, or rather my camera falls in love with them. It could be a boy or a girl, because it’s all a fantasy. It’s fiction. […] I feel like there is a sense that you really have to love someone to photograph them. Not in an intimate sense, but I have to fall in love with someone with my camera to make really good pictures of them. It’s almost like I get hypnotized watching them.”

As a newborn photographer, I’m let in on an emotional, loving miracle – the beautiful addition to a family, or a sweet little one that makes a loving man and woman Mommy and Daddy. I cherish this opportunity, and as a woman without children (yet), I’m enchanted every time by the excitement and unconditional love that is undoubtedly real and overwhelming. I love having families to my studio, but love it even more when they invite me into their homes. The home of a new family, the freshly appointed nursery, everyone comfortable in their setting, will often accelerate such emotion because it can be felt in every corner – full of excitement, hope, and love.

Little to say, newborn photography, children photography, and family photography has been so rewarding to me. I love the people I get to meet, the friendships I make, and the time spent with each and every person I have the pleasure of photographing. I took a little time today to look back on the photos I’ve made of the last year, the one thing that stuck out was, wow I’ve photographed a lot of girls! So, it the spirt of a girly year, here are a few of my favorite little beauties all together looking oh so precious!

xo Jessica Mitchell Photography | Austin, Tx Newborn Photographer

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Children Photography in Austin, Tx | This Little Beauty Is 1!

Oh, I’m so excited to share some photos of Miss B’s 1 year session! I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful little subject, and family! I was greeted by her enchanting eyes when we met Saturday morning last weekend. We spent some time taking her portrait – Mom brought along some adorable outfits and headbands, then we made a quick drive to let her eat cake!

Now, I’m usually more involved in the planning process of the outfit, cake, etc. for a 1 year session, but I nearly died when Mom pulled out this adorable tutu and they’d scooped up a free cake for our cake smash (can’t beat it) – I couldn’t have put it together better myself. The sun was just right and we set the cake out – this little girl went to work lol! Oh, sweet B, I can’t wait to see you next time.

Enjoy!

xo   Jessica Mitchell Photography | Austin, Tx

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Family Photography | Austin, Tx | Handsome Maro Is Turning 1!

My family photography brings me so much joy! I love having the opportunity to capture milestone moments like sweet Maro turning one! The first day we met, he wasn’t feeling so hot.. Allergies and teething was getting the best of the poor guy and we decided to try again the following week.

The morning of our session, I was greeted by this little lad who flashed me a cheeky smile and we began with some bubble play time. It was a warm, but beautiful morning and the light was peaking through the trees just perfectly! It may have taken a little extra effort and a second meeting, but boy was it worth it! Maro melted my heart with his inquisitive nature and oh so adorable smile (I think he flirted with me a few times too) 😉

Enjoy!

xo   Jessica Mitchell Photography | Austin, Tx

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Family Photography | Austin, Tx | Afternoon With A Beautiful Family!

Family photography, while challenging with little ones, is so rewarding. This last weekend I spent the afternoon with a family I’d photographed back in December. I was super-excited to see them again. Mom nailed the wardrobe – sweet little Ainsley’s dress worked perfectly with the blooming flowers, her big brother was looking oh so handsome and was ready to smile, he was my perfect little model of the day!

We spent some time playing with bubbles, which are always a hit! Watching a capturing moments of this perfect family filled my heart, I couldn’t wait to get home to look at them all! Although a bit hot (welcome to Texas), the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for a family session!

I’d run into this family at the car wash no less, and after watching the little one interact while I waited, I couldn’t help myself, I extended my business card (which I never muster up the nerve to do in public) – I needed to get them in front of my lens – and I’m so glad I did. What a fun, spirited and beautiful family!

Enjoy!

xo   Jessica Mitchell Photography | Austin, Tx

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Family Photography in Austin, Tx | Bluebonnets!

Of course I have to take a minute to show off the session I did this last weekend with my beautiful sister and niece in the bluebonnets! Each year Annabel’s 1/2 birthday falls just when our beautiful Texas wildflowers are in full bloom and it’s becoming a tradition to take her out and get a few shots of her.

This year we made a trip out to Marble Falls in search of a beautiful patch of bluebonnets and wow did we find it! The sun was warm and low in the sky creating the most dreamy lighting and just what I’d hoped for!

I’m so pleased with the way these turned out and so happy that I get to capture gorgeous memories of my favorite girls that we’ll treasure for a lifetime!

Enjoy!

xo   Jessica Mitchell Photography | Austin, Tx

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