Elliot | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

This sweet, squishy baby boy was born right before the world changed.  Understandably, due to the uncertainty of everything that was going on, mama and daddy decided to put off newborn pictures until they felt safe (which is what I would have done as well!).  The window of time that’s the best for a newborn session is within the first 12-14 days of course, but let me just tell you about this baby…..he was a DREAM!  He was so calm and easy going!  We did everything we had planned to do, and finally during the last set at the end he made a peep.

Mama’s with older newborns, this is for you:  don’t EVER put off newborn portraits because you think your baby is too ‘old’ for them (outside of that 12-14 day window).  That window of time is suggested because it’s when your precious baby can still bend and form easily into those ‘womb’ positions, and they’re still a little more sleepy that normal.  This sweet baby boy is proof that they can still be done perfectly.  Although at the time your baby may not seem super new and fresh to you at that 6-8 week mark, a year from now (or 10), THIS will be a newborn in your eyes ❤

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Jessi | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

This sweet baby girl came to see me a little while ago and was so perfect!  She did fuss a little bit here and there, but who wouldn’t when Mrs. Tara’s hands just wouldn’t get warm beforehand?!  Other than that, she was a sweetie and I enjoyed my time with her, and getting to know her family.  She is so very loved!  Welcome to this crazy old world, sweet Jessi!

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Mason | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Mason literally did not fuss his entire session.  I’m not exaggerating when I say he just laid there and smiled most of the time.  He let me roll him this way and that way, wrapping and unwrapping him.  I told his mama I may need to go cuddle with him a little while once we finished lol!  He was SO sweet!  I truly enjoyed our time together.

Here are Mason’s mama’s favorites:

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Holland | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Just look at this red hair!  This sweet baby was so good during his session.  The few times he did get a tiny bit fussy, his mama cuddled him up on her chest and he immediately got quiet.  She definitely has the magic touch.  His daddy had the deer mount idea, and I love that we were able to make it work.

Here are his mama’s favorites:

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Hudson | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

I didn’t think Hudson could out-do his big brother, Henry, at his newborn session.  You see, a few years back, Henry came in as the most amazing, sleepy baby there was, and his session was smooth sailing.  Not a bump in the road whatsoever.

Then along came Hudson.

Already in competition with his big brother, like all brothers do.

Not only did this sweet baby do exactly as his big brother and sleep most of the time (he did keep his eyes open for a few, but was completely calm!), BUT he holds the record at the studio for the most smiles at a newborn session!  This baby was throwing them left and right!  A photographers dreammmmm!

You can’t help but to smile when you see these-

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Mack | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

“He is everything that is perfect, wrapped in a tiny bundle.”

 

Everyone, meet Mack.  He is perfect in every way, and loved more than he can imagine by his Mama, Daddy, big sister Anna, and his entire family!  Mack was an angel baby, sleeping most of the time, and letting us bend and wiggle him into any position we wanted.  I definitely got my baby fix that day ❤  Thank you, Andrew and Samantha, for letting me love on this sweet baby and take his portraits.

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Averi turns one! | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

This sweet little firecracker has a birthday next month, so why not have a red, white, and blue themed birthday party?!  She is the sweetest, cuddliest (if that’s not a word, I made it a word just for her lol) little girl and will steal your heart in a split-second!  She knows how to use those sparkling blue eyes to charm ya!  Also, it was such an honor to photograph 4 generations of Files/Hughes women!  It’s a photo that will be cherished every time they see it in their home ❤

Happy (early) Birthday baby girl!

 

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Emmett | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Emmett came to the studio last week for his newborn session, and although we tried every trick in the book, he did not want to sleep at all lol!  His mama blamed it on their big family, and the fact that he’s so loved that he doesn’t get to lay down much.  He was wide awake almost the entire time, except for a few sleepy ‘let me close my eyes for a second’ shots, but I couldn’t love them more.  Emmett has the sweetest, laid back personality, and as you can tell from some of the shots, a big appetite!  He gnawed on his hands almost the entire time, and believe me, his mama made sure his little belly was full.  We were even able to get a special shot for his daddy, who is a lineman for Entergy.  Emmett thought he needed to show out for his daddy a little in one shot, too, by flexing.  I hear his big brother, Gray, is doing an amazing job at keeping him happy.  Gray even comes in to check on him every little bit when he’s playing outside.  I know those two will share a special bond as they grow ❤  Scroll through these precious portraits and see just how sweet this new baby is.

 

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Reece | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

Reece was a dream to have in the studio, and mama and daddy say she’s the same at home.  Seriously, she is one of the few newborn sessions I’ve done that went smooth, start to finish.  She came in sleeping and she left sleeping.  She let me move her and mould her into whatever shape or position I needed without making a peep.  Oh, and the smiles!  She gave so many sweet little smiles throughout the session, making sure to give one with both her mama and daddy!  She wraps everyone she meets around that sweet little finger of hers.

Welcome to the world Reece!

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