Nashville Newborn Photographers | Newborns and Siblings | Dinkins Family

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Welcoming baby number two into your lives and your family is exciting and so rewarding. You may have some anxiety about how to manage your first born and your newborn.  While it can be an adjustment, it is also amazing to see your two children together knowing that they’ll always have one another.  Just thinking about all of their childhood adventures can bring a smile to your face.  One of their very first pictures together will come from your newborn photo shoot. These are pictures that will define this stage in your lives for decades to come…

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Your main concern may be how your first born will receive the new baby when you bring him or her home and how we’ll get both children to cooperate for pictures together at your session.  Your first born is used to being the only child, so we definitely want him or her to feel fully included in the session even though this is a ‘newborn’ photo shoot.  I do I try to take at least a couple of individual pictures of the older sibling at these sessions.  🙂

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Some toddlers are happy to ‘perform’ at the photo shoot and fully participate in pictures. Others are shy and unsure and not overly eager to take part. We have siblings who are in love with their new baby and want to ‘help’ with everything and others who want absolutely nothing to do with the baby.  As with most things involving toddlers, we never know how a toddler will react to the newest family member! 😉

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This little lady was not interested in laying down with baby for a picture together at their newborn photo shoot. Not all children feel comfortable with this and that’s ok!! We have plenty of other ways to incorporate your toddler into the session in ways that feel comfortable for them. This is a classic example of doing just that. Big sister was ok with to sitting next to the baby and even giving him a kiss. These pictures turned out great and you’d never know she wasn’t keen to take part in all of the picture options that we presented.  😉 As is common with most of my toddlers, she was more than happy to be held by mom and dad for pictures.

I would love to photograph your baby and family and capture this incredible time in your lives!

If you’re interested in learning more about my sessions or if you have any questions about newborn photography in general, please feel free to reach out to me via my contact page or through email. I’m happy to help!

My email address is laura@laurajanicekphotography.com. 🙂

Brentwood Baby Photographer | Cake Smash Pictures

Nashville PhotographersCake smash sessions are such a fun way to help celebrate your baby’s big first birthday.  You’ve made it through your first year together and your baby has accomplished so much in such a short time.  This is his or her very first birthday celebration… ever!

This is also likely your baby’s first (or second if the session takes place after their birthday) experience with cake and sugar in general.  At what other point in our lives can we just dig into an entire cake with our hands and not worry about it getting it all over our faces and bellies (and often feet)!?!

A cake smash is a super fun session to experience with your baby and to have captured with professional pictures.

I love a series of pictures showing how your baby interacted with his or her cake.  Anderson was into it… and his collage really tells the story from clean start to messy finish. 🙂

I have everything we need for a successful and super adorable session at my studio- cake stands, cake toppers, banners, balloons, hats/ crowns and even simple little (washable!) outfits.  I also have plenty of wipes and paper towels to help clean up afterward.  If your baby needs a little encouragement, I have puffs and cheerios that we often place on the edge of the cake to entice them to dig in!!   I also have some wooden utensils to play with for those who are less then excited about getting their hands messy.

All you need to bring to the session is your baby and a little smash cake!   Babies tend to respond differently to the idea of the birthday cake.  Some love it and go wild with it while other are more tentative.  Either way, I make sure to get some amazing pictures to commemorate his or her big day.

Once this little guy got a taste of his Ivey Cake (https://www.iveycake.com/) cake, I think he would have sat there all day!!  As you can see, he loved digging into it with my wooden spoon too- typical boy! 😉  Anderson’s outfit is an example of one that was borrowed from the studio.  SO cute and coordinates perfectly with our set-up.  The balloons, cake stand and cake topper are also examples of the types of birthday supplies I keep on hand.

I would love to help you celebrate YOUR little one’s first birthday with a cake smash! 

Contact me via the contact page (above on desktop or below on mobile), or send me a quick email and I will send you more information.  🙂

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Nashville Baby Photographers | Newborn Pictures | Palmer

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Capturing your newborn in his or her first days is such a wonderful gift for your future self.

A newborn photo shoot provides you the opportunity to go back and really appreciate your baby’s sweet face, little fingers and tiny toes as often as you like as far into the future as you’d like.

The first week with your baby is a rush of adrenaline and excitement and you can’t imagine how quickly he or she will grow and change.  If it’s your first baby, it can be a little overwhelming as you adjust to the newness of being a parent for the first time.  If it’s your second or third (or more!) baby, you are not only managing the many feedings, diapers and sleepless nights, but you’re also chasing your older children and making sure they are fully included and comfortable in welcoming the new family member to your lives.  Whatever your situation, it can be difficult to fully appreciate and remember the beauty and serenity of your newborn baby with so much going on around you.

I offer a couple of options when it comes to photographing your newborn in those early days.

For a fairly quick and simple baby-only session, I offer my Simply Baby session.  This session is for baby only and lasts about an hour.  It includes a handful of uncomplicated poses that are just enough to appreciate and remember those sweet newborn days in the years to come.

If you’d also like pictures of mom and dad with baby, I offer my Classic Baby session.  This session is a little bit longer than the Simply Baby session and celebrates your new baby with plenty of individual pictures as well as pictures with mom, with dad and with the three of you together.  This is my most popular session for first time parents. 🙂

If you have older children to include in the session, I offer my Luxe Baby session.   This session allows for more time in the studio to include all of the Simply and Classic baby poses as well as set-ups to include siblings and/or grandparents and a few more complicated set ups.  This is the longest session as older siblings can be very unpredictable as they welcome a new baby into their lives. 😉 We definitely don’t want to rush toddlers into anything when we want them to feel relaxed and give us their genuine smiles.

I find that these three offerings appeal to a variety of needs, priorities and budgets.  You can find more information about my sessions and pricing on my Investment & Details page.  Please reach out if you’d like even further detail or if you’d like to book your session!  🙂

I would love to help you photograph your new baby!  If you’d like more information about any of my sessions, I am happy to help!

Please feel free to contact me (above for Desktop, below for Mobile) or you can reach out to me via email as well.  🙂

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Baby Photographer Nashville | 6 month session | Virginia

Baby-Photographer-NashvilleMeet 6 month old Virginia! She was perfectly happy, smiley, engaging and easy to photograph for her baby milestone session.  🙂

We all want these types of images and expressions from our photography sessions.  Not all babies are as outgoing as Virginia, but our top priority is always to capture your baby and his or her personality at this particular moment in time.  Virginia was a little into her sixth month for her pictures, which is not uncommon for my Watch Me Grow clients.  We like to give baby a little extra time to get confident with sitting up before photographing this milestone.

The ability to sit up allows us to capture better expression and personality in the final images.  As you can see, we did not use many props with this session as we wanted to focus most on Virginia’s expressions, growth and relationship with mom.  We were able to get a good variety of images for her final gallery without adding any unnecessary props or distractions.  Her personality definitely shines through in these pictures!

We typically schedule these sessions several weeks out. I recommend planning on reaching out at least 6 weeks ahead of time to allow us some flexibility in coordinating dates.  It’s often a bit of a guess as to whether baby will be sitting up or not, so we check in as the session gets closer.

If she’s not going to be ready, we’ll start looking at other dates.   Rescheduling is not always easy, but I really think you’ll be happier with your photographs in the long run if your baby can fully engage with us during her photo shoot.

There are other circumstances when we should reschedule your session.  These include if baby is sick, has an ear infection or is just now coming down with or getting over an illness.   We can typically see ‘illness’ in the baby’s eyes in their pictures.  A worse situation is that baby is so fussy and unsettled during the session that we can’t even get him or her to look at the camera.

It’s better to let me know if baby is not well the day before (or even the morning of!) your session and try to reschedule.  I would much rather reschedule your session than to have us show up all dressed and ready with a baby who won’t engage with us.  Babies are unpredictable enough when they’re healthy!  😉

Not only is it important for you to get great pictures of your healthy, smiley baby… it’s important to me and my newborn families to keep the studio a clean and germ free zone. 🙂

I would love to help you photography your baby!

Please reach out to me via my contact page or via email with any questions or if you’d like me to send you more information!  🙂

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Newborn Photographer Nashville | Mia, Newborn

 

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Planning for your new baby’s arrival is so exciting but there are SO many things to think about from names to doctors to furniture.  But let’s not forget one of the most exciting things to think about…newborn photographers!

As you settle into your second trimester, it’s time to start thinking about newborn pictures and how you want to capture your baby in his or her first few days of life.  We are fortunate to have plenty of wonderful newborn photographers in the Nashville area to suit all styles and budgets.  While this is great news, it is yet one more thing you need to think about and plan for before baby arrives!

There are a few very important things to consider when choosing a newborn photographer for your family. After you’ve googled newborn photographers for Nashville and/or your specific town/ neighborhood, look through a variety of websites.  There are many different styles when it comes to newborn and baby photography and you want to choose someone who’s style and portfolio matches your vision.  What you see on a photographer’s website is more than likely what he or she most enjoys photographing and you can expect similar images from your session.

Find the photographers who’s style best fits with yours and seek out more information.  We are more than happy to provide to answers to as many questions as you may have.  We recognize that this is not something you’re familiar with and we do this every day!  If you have a question, I’m sure we have the answers. 🙂

Once you find some photographers that you are interested in, please be sure that they’re properly trained in posing newborns and that they’ve photographed plenty of babies! Learning to properly pose a new baby takes a lot of time and practice.  You want your photographer to consistently capture a full gallery of images across all sessions.

He or she should be well-trained, confident and patient with your baby. It may help to take a look at Google reviews and Facebook reviews to see what others have to say about their experiences.  Expertise.com is another great resource.  This website independently assesses a wide variety of businesses (including newborn photographers!) on numerous parameters to compile a list of the top 20 in each individual field.  I am happy to have been included in the Expertise.com top 20 maternity and newborn photographers in Nashville for the past three years!  🙂

I try to address some of my most frequently asked questions in my blog posts, so take a look and see if you can find any information you may be looking for here.  Also feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my sessions or about newborn photography in general! I’m happy to help.  🙂

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Franklin Baby Photographer | Gracen (6 Month Milestone)

Franklin Baby PhotographerMilestone sessions are a lot of fun for a number of reasons and quite a bit different from a newborn photography session. First- mom and dad have had a chance to get used to life with baby.  When the baby is 6 months old, a photo shoot seems a lot less intimidating than it did when baby was just 5 days old!!  Babies are typically very interactive at 6 months and haven’t developed their fear of strangers just yet.  From my perspective, they tend to smile and laugh fairly easy at the littlest things.  Some of their favorites are fake sneezes, fake coughs, animal sounds, peek a boo, clapping for them, cheering for them and even something as simple as giving them your own big smile.  While I tend to move slowly during newborn sessions, milestone sessions move at a much faster pace.  Baby only has a certain window of time before he or she is ‘over’ the photo shoot.  And as we all know by now, baby’s in charge!  😉 I find that they get worn out by about the 45 minute mark.  We try to get a variety of poses and expressions fairly quickly so that baby doesn’t tire before we’ve gotten all of the looks we’re going for.  We can typically squeeze out a few extra minutes, but we’ll be wrapped for sure after about an hour. I aim to have at least one outfit change during these sessions and we’ll use a variety of backgrounds and studio props.  If baby handles clothing changes well and is giving us lots of expression throughout the session, we’ll try to get a third outfit in.  I do have some beautiful and unique outfits on hand in the studio for my newborn, 6 month and 12 month sessions.  These outfits are handmade specifically for baby photographers and they photograph beautifully.  I encourage bringing a few options from home so that we have plenty of options and then using a combination personal and studio-borrowed outfits for the session.

This is baby Gracen… She has a super happy and easy going personality, so we were actually able to get FOUR clothing changes in during her session!  Mom brought plenty of adorable outfits from home, so we stuck with those rather than looking through the studio options.  We did take some time at the start of the session to prioritize which outfits we liked best so that we were sure to wear our favorites first.  We never know when baby will decide to melt down, so prioritizing the clothing in order of importance is a must!  Can’t wait to get her back in the studio for her one year session!  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn or baby photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Spring Hill Newborn Photographer | Oliver (Newborn)

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There’s so much that I enjoy about newborn photography as well as my milestone baby clients… the babies (of course!), the families, the interactions, the planning, the props, the final images and getting to see my little clients grow as they come back for sitting, standing and first birthday sessions (and beyond!).

I love working with new parents who love their baby more than they ever dreamed possible… It is an exhausting first year for sure, but nothing could be more rewarding than watching your baby develop and grow and change throughout his or her first year of life. Bringing your baby into the world is such a unique, amazing and oftentimes, overwhelming time in your life.  I’m flattered to be trusted with your baby and chosen as your newborn photographer.  I take a lot of pride in what I do and I work hard to provide my Nashville area families with beautiful pictures of their sweet new babies.

Meet Oliver.  He made us work hard for his pictures…  Some babies just have strong opinions about their photo shoot!  😉  Dad is a hunter, so we incorporated some of his hobby into the session.  Oliver may share the same passion later in life as I can only imagine he will become dad’s hunting partner someday.  I will post more of little Oliver in the coming months as he comes back for his 3 month, 6 month, 9 months and one year portraits!

Baby Steps clients come in frequently throughout the first year to document all of the milestones.  We start with the newborn session 5-14 days after birth.  Then we meet again when baby is about 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months.  Each of these ages has a specific milestone associated with it from social smiles and pushing up to sitting, standing and of course the first birthday celebration.  🙂

If you’d like more information about my Baby’s First Year packages, please send me a message via my contact page or you can just send me an email!!  I’m happy to help.  🙂

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Nashville Baby Photographer | Cecilia (Cake Smash)

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When baby’s first birthday rolls around, no one can quite believe that he or she is ALREADY one year old! It happens time and time again and I feel it too!  How are my newborns ALREADY back for their baby’s first birthday session?  I definitely feel the saying “the days are long, but the years are short” in both my personal life and my business life.  Can’t time just slow down??  We love to see our babies grow and develop, but it is bittersweet at the same time…  The best thing we can do is roll with it and enjoy the ride!  One fun way to celebrate the big first birthday is with a ‘cake smash’ session.  This is usually just a portion of your one year milestone session.  We start the session as we normally do with ‘clean’ pictures of baby and family and then move to the cake portion for last 20 minutes or so.  Some babies love their cake and get really into it and others are not big fans of the sugary mess!  I like to keep the cake portion fairly clean and crisp in terms of props and accessories, so that the focus is on the baby and his or her cute little expressions.  Here is adorable Cecilia for her first birthday celebration.  We did take some ‘clean’ baby portraits in this session, but I thought the cake pictures made a great collage here. 🙂

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.–

Brentwood Newborn Photographer | Erik (Newborn)

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As you can probably tell from his collage, baby Erik’s newborn session took place during the height of the Christmas season.  I photographed big sister Margot’s newborn pictures in 2016, so it was extra fun to see her with her new baby brother.  She was only 17 months old for this session, but she was very cooperative!

Welcoming baby number two to your family is just as exciting as welcoming baby number 1! Sibling images are almost always the most important images to mom and dad and can be a challenge to get ‘frame worthy’ picture without some professional help. Sometimes toddlers want absolutely nothing to do with the new baby at all…  And even if they do love their new sibling, it’s hard for them to understand the concept of being gentle.  They also tend to have a short attention span for sitting or lying still, so we have to be quick!  A professional newborn photographer can really make a difference in helping to capture your children at this life changing moment in time.  I typically photograph siblings at the very beginning of my newborn sessions.  I try to get those done right away so that we know we’ve got them, and then we can move onto parent and family images (which tend to be the next most important images.)  If the toddler is shy or slow to warm up upon arrival, we’ll start with wrapped newborn pictures and the move to family images before sibling shots.  This way, dad can hold the older sibling and provide some comfort as he/ she adjusts to the new environment.   We have to be flexible when it comes to working with newborns and toddlers who tend to have their own agendas!  I book extra time for sessions with siblings to allow for whatever may come our way!  I try to schedule this type of session around toddler nap schedules, typically mid-morning when everyone is still fresh and at their best.  I also recommend not worrying too much about crazy discipline while trying to get the toddler to cooperate.  I have four kids of my own, so nothing phases me!  😉  I find it’s best to let them call the shots to some degree as the priority in the session is definitely getting the pictures!!  I do keep little stickers, snacks and smarties on hand, if we need a little extra encouragement.  Stickers tend to go over very well and are typically just enough to get us the shots we need!

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

 

Best Nine 2017 | Newborn Baby Photographer Nashville

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Looking back at 2017 and what a great year it was for my Nashville area based newborn photography business…  It was really fun to use the ‘best nine’ website to determine what my top Instagram posts were for my baby business this past year.  And here they are!  As expected, pictures of my littlest babies tend to be the most popular.  🙂

One of my popular session posts this year was for country music signer Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany.  I didn’t know they were coming in as someone else booked their session for them under her name.  What a surprise!!  I didn’t announce my famous little client’s pictures on my Instagram page, but he already had some very loyal fans who put two and two together and shared them on their Memphis Aldean fan page on Instagram  When fans of that page saw the pictures on my page, they liked them there too!  Therefore, two of my most popular pictures from 2017 were of adorable baby Memphis.

Pictures from my triplet baby session were my next most popular this year.  Not surprisingly-  triplets are three times the cuteness!   As I’m sure anyone can imagine, newborn triplets are quite challenging, but I just love the resulting pictures of these gorgeous babies (and their mama!).  While the mommy/ baby picture is one of my favorites from the session, my audience also really liked the ‘behind the scenes’ picture just as much!  I have to admit, it is cool to see myself working.  Thanks to Evie Lynn Photography for not only assisting with this session, but also taking the behind the scenes pictures for me!  You can see more from their session here: https://www.laurajanicekphotography.com/newborn-triplets-nashville-newborn-photographer/

The middle picture is obviously not my from my newborn and baby photography work.  My little Lexi does some acting/ modeling and like any mom, I often take pictures of her!!  I don’t typically post her pictures on my business page, but this one was special as she and her modeling buddy (Oscar) were featured in Child Model Magazine.  We were so excited to have them featured and plan on doing some more modeling work together in the coming months.  It’s so nice to have these pictures of my baby as she grows!

I love all of my top nine from this year and I’m so looking forward to see what 2018 holds!  Lots of new and returning babies and families are already on the calendar with more scheduling every week.  I love my job!  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

 

Grady, 6 month milestone | Nashville Baby Photographer

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Here is adorable baby Grady at 6 months old.  As you can see in his pictures, he is a super smiley baby! He was amazing at his newborn session too… what a dream boy.  🙂  I love that the simple props and set ups in this session allow his little personality to shine through in his pictures.  I typically recommend waiting until baby is sitting up with some confidence for this session.  More often than not, this means that we’re photographing baby closer to 7 months.  When baby can sit on his/ her own for a little bit without assistance, we tend to get more expression and more variety in the final gallery which is a win for everyone! I can’t wait to see sweet Grady for his first birthday session in a few months…

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into April 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Meghan, Maternity | Nashville Maternity Photographer

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Pregnancy is such a unique time…  I don’t think there is any other time in your adult life that your body will go through so many changes and work quite as hard as it does during pregnancy.  I LOVE to photograph newborns and babies in their first year.  They are truly the heart of my business, but there is something so amazing about those last few weeks of pregnancy, just before your baby is born.  Mom is glowing and excited and usually a little nervous too.  :).  Maternity sessions are such a joy to capture.  Moms to be may not always feel at their best, but they always look beautiful.  And it is, like everything, a moment in time.  One that you’ll always look back on and remember how it felt just before you became a mom for the first time, or the second or the third!!  It’s always life changing.  And there is nothing more exciting than starting, or growing, your family.

Maternity sessions typically take place between 32-36 weeks.  The mom to be is the primary focus of this session, but I am more than happy to include spouses, significant others and children in the session.  I also offer discounted maternity sessions with booked newborn or baby plans!

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning maternity or newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into April 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

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Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Newborn Triplets | Nashville Newborn Photographer

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I was so excited to get to finally meet this beautiful family and their triplets yesterday for their newborn session… When we were in the process of booking this photoshoot back in July, we anticipated a September delivery at about 36 weeks.  Well, these little ones had other plans!!  Mom contacted me that same afternoon to say she was actually delivering now… at 28 weeks.  The babies were born at a tiny 2.5 and 3lbs and spent 9 long weeks in the NICU before they were able to head home last week.  Talk about being worth the wait!   We scheduled their newborn shoot for the week after they all got home from the hospital and they were awesome.  It was the 37.5 week mark on the day of their session and they had grown to 5.5lbs to 7lbs!  What a gorgeous little group they are!!  And could their mom be any more gorgeous?  Huge thank you to my awesome assistants Evie Lynn Photography & Ogilvy Images.  They were so helpful during this session and I could NOT have created these group shots without their help.  It was definitely a team effort… And so worth the effort!!!  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into April 2018 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Sawyer, Newborn | Nashville Baby Photographer

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Baby Sawyer may be a newborn and only 9 days old, but he is already as hip and cool as his big brother, London.  I loved their matching pants and caps- so cute!  London was really sweet and patient during baby brother’s newborn session and was happy to jump in as often as we asked of him.  Pretty amazing for a three year old.

Sibling images are almost always the most important images for families welcoming a new baby into their lives.  Not only can it be a challenge for mom and dad to capture a frame-worthy image of the children together, but sometimes toddlers want absolutely nothing to do with the new baby at all!  A professional newborn photographer can really make a difference in helping to capture your children at this life changing moment in time.  I typically photograph siblings at the very beginning of my newborn sessions.  I try to get those done right away so that we know we’ve got them, and then we can move onto family images (which tend to be the next most important images.)  If the toddler is shy or slow to warm up upon arrival, we’ll start with family images first.  This way, dad can hold the older sibling and provide some comfort as he/ she adjusts to the new environment.   We have to be flexible when it comes to working with newborns and toddlers who have just had their lives turned upside down!!  I book extra time in sessions with siblings to allow for whatever may come our way!  I try to schedule this type of session around toddler nap schedules, typically mid-morning when everyone is still fresh and at their best.  A little bribery never hurts our cause either!  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into December 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Chase | Nashville Tennessee Baby Photographer

Nashville Newborn PhotographerThis is my dear friend Evie Deaton (with Evie Lynn Photography) and her beautiful family as they welcomed baby Chase to their family last month.  Evie regularly helps me with my twin and triplet newborn sessions, so I was thrilled to photograph HER this time!  🙂 She struggled with infertility for years, so the birth of baby Chase is even more extra special.  She adored being pregnant and documented her IVF and pregnancy journey on social media.  It was so heartwarming to get to see these guys in the studio and to celebrate with them 10 days after he was born.  He was a doll to work with and this is just a small sample of the images from his newborn session.  So thrilled for this family!

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into November 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Ashley | Williamson County Newborn Photographer

WilliamsonCountyNewbornPhotographerSweet, little Ashley was just that… little and sweet!  This baby girl weighed just under 6 pounds at birth and was as sleepy as could be during her newborn session.  Her mom wanted an angelic feeling to her baby portraits and brought a couple of sentimental props to the session.  The first was a psalm quote that they used in their maternity session and the other was a gift bow and gift tag that read ‘From God’.  We couldn’t help but add a little blush pink and some fresh flowers to her newborn pictures.  She was so dainty, it suited her perfectly.  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into November 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits.  She proudly serves the greater Nashville area including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN.  Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is proud and honored to be named as one of Nashville’s Best Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

Brentwood Baby Photographer | Waylon, 7 days

brentwood-newborn-baby-photographerPeople always assume that new babies sleep around the clock (except maybe in the middle of the night, of course!)  And while it DOES seem like they sleep all the time during the first few weeks of life, believe it or not, all babies have periods of awake time during the day.  Those newborn awake periods can last as long as 90 minutes and sometimes longer!  You may not always notice it because they DO sleep a lot and parents and caregivers are often a bit sleep deprived themselves… but one place that we always notice an awake baby??  In a newborn photography session!

As you can see in some of his pictures here, baby Waylon was one of those newborns who didn’t want to miss a thing.  😉  He was a sweetheart- just very curious!!  It’s definitely more challenging to photograph an awake baby, but as long as the baby isn’t upset and crying we can usually get some pretty good shots.  That being said, they tend to not want to be posed for a wide variety of more classic newborn shots that you were likely hoping for when you booked your session…  This can ultimately result in a more limited gallery than we’d like.  In order to battle the awake baby situation during my newborn sessions, I provide my clients with very detailed instructions on how to best prepare themselves and their baby for their photography session.  The preparation can actually start the day before the session!  It’s not too challenging, but it does require some planning.  And in the end, it’s all worth it.  Not all babies sleep the entire time, but when parents are diligent about following the guidelines, we tend have a beautiful overall experience.  Your session should be relaxing, enjoyable and exciting as you get to watch your baby looking oh-so-adorable.  And the bonus?  You’ll get to relive the the memories of your baby in his or her fleeting first days over and over, as you enjoy your newborn images for a lifetime.  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced and specially trained newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking into April 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year imagery; serving the greater Nashville area, including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville, Clarksville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN.

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Nashville Newborn Photographer | Hadley, 13 days

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There is nothing quite like seeing your newborn baby for very first time… If you’re lucky, you have friends and family have recently had their first baby and can offer you some advice and support as you navigate your way through pregnancy, delivery, the newborn stage and into the baby and toddler years.  It’s a challenging road, but one that you will never regret traveling and certainly never regret documenting!!

One of the biggest compliments I can receive is an inquiry or booking from a past (or current!) client referral.  I love knowing that my families not only cherish the images we’ve captured, but also confidently refer their friends, knowing that the experience will be enjoyable and imagery will be treasured forever.  It’s such a small world when we consider the extent of our relationships through social media.  This gorgeous family found me after seeing an old friend’s newborn session images posted on Facebook.  🙂  Sweet Hadley was 13 days old for her newborn session and just as pretty as can be. I love the soft pinks that her mom chose for this session.  We even used mom’s gorgeous bridal garter as a headband in the bottom, middle images!  What a great idea!

Are you looking for an experienced and trained newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking into April 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

(new!) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year imagery; serving the greater Nashville area, with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN.

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Rainbow Baby Anderson | Brentwood Newborn Photographer

Brentwood Newborn PhotographerI had the absolute pleasure of working with this gorgeous family and their little rainbow baby…

A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

The storm (pregnancy loss) has already happened and nothing can change that experience. Storm-clouds might still be overhead as the family continue to cope with the loss, but something colorful and bright has emerged from the darkness and misery (http://www.kickscount.org.uk)

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area, including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is also named as one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

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Newborn Photographer Nashville | Newborn Magazine Excellence Award

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There’s so much that I enjoy about newborn photography… the babies (of course!), the families, the interactions, the planning, the props, the final images and getting to see my little clients grow as they come back for sitting, standing and first birthday sessions (and beyond!).  I love working with new parents who love their baby more than they ever dreamed possible… It’s such a unique, amazing and oftentimes, overwhelming time in your life.  I’m flattered to be trusted with your baby and chosen as your newborn photographer.  I take a lot of pride in what I do and I work hard to provide my Nashville families with beautiful images of their sweet new babies.  It is icing on the cake to be recognized within the industry for my work!  Makes for a nice start to 2017.  🙂

Are you looking for an experienced, specially trained and award winning newborn photographer in the Nashville, TN area?

Laura Janicek Photography is currently booking newborn, milestone and maternity clients into July 2017 with limited availability each month. Please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page (desktop) or the bottom of the page (mobile) to inquire or schedule your session!

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurajanicekphotography/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurajanicekphotography/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO01WimxGglgEOnkichfQsA

(new!) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/laurajanicekpho/

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn portraiture as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area, including Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Spring Hill, Dickson, Smyrna, Nolensville, Hendersonville and more with a full service studio location in Brentwood, TN. Laura earned an ‘Excellence in Newborn Photography’ award from NewbornPhotographers.com, as well as a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  Laura Janicek Photography is also named as one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.