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

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!  I love my Baby Steps clients and documenting their growth throughout their first year!

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!

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.

NashvilleCakeSmashphotographer

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.–

Franklin Newborn Photographer

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.

 

NashvilleBabyPhotography

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.

 

NashvilleBabyPhotographer

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!

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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.

NashvilleMaternityPhotographer

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

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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.

NashvilleNewbornTriplets

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!

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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.

Nashville Newborn Photographer Laura Janicek Photography

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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-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!

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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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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

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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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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/

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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 also named as one of Nashville’s Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com.

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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.

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Happy New Year!!

It’s a new year with new babies, expanding families and lots of growing babies. It’s great to be a newborn, baby and maternity photographer!! I love my job so much and I am so thankful for all of my great clients, referrals and the opportunity to photograph some of your family’s most important moments and memories. 2017 is shaping up to be a very busy year for my portrait business and I am looking forward to working with lots of new and returning clients in the coming months. Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your babies and families! I am currently booking into July 2017. If you’re thinking about booking a session, I am happy to send over some information to help you in your decision making process. If you’d like to learn a little more about my newborn sessions, take a studio tour or see some behind the scenes footage, please check out my home page www.laurajanicekphotography.com for some helpful videos. 🙂

I am super excited for the coming year. There is nothing more exciting than helping to welcome a baby into the world.  It’s even sweeter when I get to see and photograph my newborns again at 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and beyond. Thank you, Thank you! Congratulations to all of my new and currently expecting moms and dads. I’m looking forward to working with you all this coming year!!

Are you looking for an experienced and specially trained 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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When your 17 month old “big” brother thinks you’re probably pretty cool, but isn’t quite ready to put is arm around you just yet… #SiblingLife.  🙂    So much fun photographing gorgeous Presley just a few months after finishing her big brother’s first year sessions!  I saw Jaxon for his newborn, 6 month and 12 month sessions and now, before he is 18 months old, he is a big brother!  So adorable.  Love thinking about the fun these to will have together.  <3 <3

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Newborn sessions are my favorite… The babies are just so brand new.  Little Gabriel came in to see me on his 9th day of life, which is fairly typical.  I recommend between 5-14 days old so that baby is still curly and sleepy and allows us to work with him or her to get a nice variety of images.  I use two different backdrop blankets for each newborn session.  Gabriel’s mom and dad chose the textured blue blanket and the patterned grey and white from my large blanket collection.  I almost always do a few images on one of my furs as well as in my little bird nest.  The nest is a client favorite!  <3

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Happiest baby on the block!  Kai was all smiles for his 6 month baby milestone session with me. 🙂  I actually encourage parents to wait for this session until baby is sitting up with a fair amount of confidence.  This can oftentimes happen closer to 7 months for the sitting milestone.  The ability to sit up provides us with so much more variety in both posing and expression, and ultimately in your final gallery of images.  As you can see, Kai was not shy with expression!  Hard not to totally enjoy him!!  <3

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Your baby’s first year goes by so quickly.  It’s so great to capture their major milestones every couple of months.  After the newborn session, I typically recommend smiling and pushing up (about 4 months) sitting up (about 7 months) and standing/ first birthday (12-13 months) This little guy moved here just in time for his sitting/ 7 month session and I couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to photograph him!  So laid back and happy!  And super cute in whatever we put him in!  <3

 

 

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 to inquire or schedule your session!

Laura Janicek Photography specializes in newborn photography as well as maternity and baby’s first year portraits; serving the greater Nashville area and Williamson County, 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 'Excellence in Newborn Photography' awards 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 Newborn Photographers and one of Nashville's Best Maternity photographers by Expertise.com, has been published in the Huffington Post and was featured on an episode of The Entrepreneurial Mind.

Email: laura@laurajanicekphotography.com

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

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