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Alayna Faye New Born Portraits!

July 17, 2014

“Aren’t you the prettiest thing that ever was?!” – Grammy, the first time she held Alayna


Meet Alayna Faye.  She’s the youngest human I have EVER photographed :).  Maybe actually also ever held.

If you’re a consistent blog reader, you’ve seen Bonni before for her belly session, while we were vacationing in Arizona a few months ago.  And while Jake is new to the blog, I’ve photographed him before too [with Bonni for their engagement images and then again when I did double duty as second photographer/bridesmaid for their wedding].

So Bonni and I had some grand ideas of me being there to take beautiful birth story photographs as well as newborn images… But she lives in Missouri, 7 hours away from me in South Bend, so even though I jumped in the car as soon as I could, I didn’t make it for the birth.  BUT I did get beautiful images from their last couple hours in the hospital before taking her home, portraits of Alayna when she was about 40 hours old, and first family portraits [documentary style images will make their appearance later on the blog :)].

And it was lovely.  She’s adorable, and I’m so excited to see Jake and Bonni as parents!  You will be amazing!  You already are amazing, and I only witnessed you being parents for a day and a half!

Can’t wait till we get together again, and take more beautiful images of gorgeous Alayna!


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25 Comments leave one →
  1. chrissydemingphotography permalink
    July 17, 2014 2:58 pm

    Oh, she is so precious!!!! I love the images of her outside with all the foliage, and that first one with mom and dad’s hands. So lovely!!

  2. July 17, 2014 3:16 pm

    Oh sweet baby… I love that you can see just how itty bitty she is. So perfect! What a beautiful babe! Love!

  3. Rachel permalink
    July 17, 2014 4:18 pm

    Ohhh, what a beautiful little babe! So brand new! These make me want another one – such beautiful images!

  4. Laurie permalink
    July 17, 2014 4:51 pm

    Oh my sweetness! Cannot get enough of how you captured all of the soft, delicate details of sweet baby girl. Just gorgeous!

  5. Tammy permalink
    July 17, 2014 7:35 pm

    What a little cutie! Every single image is so, so precious. Great job!

  6. July 18, 2014 9:35 am

    I WANT HERRRRRRRRR!!! what a beautiful precious teeny tiny ball of sweetness!! love every single one!

  7. Vanessa permalink
    July 18, 2014 2:35 pm

    What a gorgeous young family and that newborn has the daintiest little hands! Beautiful images

  8. July 18, 2014 3:36 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!! I love the one of the family in front of the house, what a great memory for her to have in the future! These are sweet and beautiful, all!

  9. Jen Saner permalink
    July 18, 2014 3:44 pm

    I love that you incorporated the family house – these photos will be so special to them all some day! Great photos all around!

  10. July 18, 2014 6:36 pm

    The wide-angle shot of them in front of the house—that is hands down my favorite. Those are the kinds of photos (the ones that give us a clear sense of time and place) that we really cherish. Great job, Maike!

  11. July 18, 2014 9:48 pm

    Oh my goodness these are too precious! Love all the images with baby in the bucket with the blanket!

  12. July 18, 2014 10:31 pm

    Such sweet, dreamy images!

  13. July 19, 2014 3:45 am

    Congrats Bonnie & Jake!

  14. July 19, 2014 7:21 pm

    Oh my! What a precious little one!! These will be treasured by this family for years to come! Nice work!

  15. Abbey permalink
    July 19, 2014 7:50 pm

    That is one gorgeous baby!!! And such beautiful shots. Love the ones in front of the house and outside!! So perfect!

  16. July 20, 2014 5:43 pm

    What a little sweetheart!! Congratulations to them!

  17. Caitlynn permalink
    July 20, 2014 9:20 pm

    What a sweetie! Love those itty-bitty fingernails. Looks like some proud parents! Congrats!

  18. July 21, 2014 1:13 am

    oh my goodness!! these are the sweetest. love the ones outside with all the greenery….amazing!!

  19. July 21, 2014 2:07 pm

    I LOVE this family! That first one is my favorite :D High fives friend!

  20. July 21, 2014 7:20 pm

    Awww so teeny tiny. Beautiful work!

  21. July 23, 2014 12:05 am

    Ohhh…so, so sweet!

  22. July 23, 2014 10:19 pm

    Wow! Great photos. The baby looks so sweet and precious.

  23. July 29, 2014 3:18 am

    Beautiful photos! Such a sweet little girl! I’m in love with the one of the them standing in front of the house. Awesome job!


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