Baby Jacob | 10 Days Old | Collegeville Newborn Photographer

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Introducing sweet baby Jacob Joseph! This adorable baby boy came to me just 10 days after he was born at the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton.

Mom and Dad knew they were going to have a little boy early on, but this family likes to keep their secrets:

Timothy and I couldn’t wait to find out the gender of our baby! We knew that we were having a boy by the time I was ten weeks pregnant. Instead of sharing the gender with our family right away, we decided to host a gender reveal party for them a few weeks later. We invited our immediate families over our house for lunch, and the surprise was in the dessert! At the same time, each family member bit into a cupcake filled with blue icing in the center. Surprise—it’s a boy!

In keeping with the surprises theme, they also kept Jacob’s name under wraps for a while:

Timothy and I decided on “Jacob” quickly in our name search. Similar to the gender, we decided not to share the name with our family and friends until after he was born. It was a fun secret that we enjoyed having just between us.

But this family is about more than just surprises. Jacob’s middle name also has a touching meaning:

Sadly, Timothy’s younger brother, Joseph, passed away unexpectedly a few days before Jacob’s birth. We decided to honor Timothy’s younger brother by using “Joseph” as the middle name.

Mom came in with a solid idea of what she wanted out of this newborn session, from the colors to the poses, and I was so glad I was able to help her to get those perfect photos she wanted.

Danielle & Timothy, thank you so much for bringing your sweet boy to my studio for his first-ever pictures! I loved getting to know your family!

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Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Collegeville baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Logan | 7 Days Old | Exton Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Baby Logan! This little peanut came to me just 7 days after he was born at Paoli Hospital.

I loved the fact that Logan had his family all around him for this session. Not only were his older twin sisters, Brynn and Teagan, there to love on their baby brother but also Logan’s grandmothers from both sides of the family came. Clearly, this little guy is surrounded by love!

I love the story Mom told of the gender reveal for little Logan:

We went back and forth about if we were going to find out the baby’s gender this time around. Jeff said he had to know with the twins for the fact there were going to be 2 babies to prepare for, but he would be okay being surprised this time around. In a way, I wanted to be surprised, but I also wanted to be completely prepared for this baby too, knowing I could feel more connected to the baby during my pregnancy knowing the gender, and also able to prepare our two-and-a-half-year-old twin daughters by talking about this new little bundle who would be joining our family.

We decided to make the trip to San Francisco to visit my sister and her family for Thanksgiving, knowing it might be a while before we are able to make the trip again with three little ones. We were still on the fence about finding out but agreed it was okay for me to get the envelope at my doctor’s appointment before we left for California, just in case! We decided during the plane ride out there it would be fun to do a reveal in California, since my sister’s family doesn’t get to actively participate in person for special things like this very often. We didn’t tell anyone our plan, but Jeff had gender reveal decorations delivered to the house within a few days of our arrival, and on Thanksgiving morning, he woke up extra early to decorate their main living space. As each person woke up and wondered why everything was decorated, we let them know we were going to find out the gender on Thanksgiving afternoon.

With the help of a family friend (who would not be at the reveal), the results were read, and a baseball with pink or blue contents was selected to be used later in the day. Mid-afternoon on the East Coast, when Jeff’s family was getting together for the holiday, we FaceTimed them and let them know we were about to find out the baby’s gender and they were about to find out with us. We all went to the backyard, where I pitched the baseball to Jeff (decent pitches might I add) 3 times, with him missing each time. He blames it on the kiddie-sized bat he was using. Finally, he threw the ball up for himself and knocked it across the yard, with a huge cloud of blue powder exploding all over us. We were having a BOY!!!

What an amazing story! And what an amazing family, too. Thank you again, Kelly & Jeff, for bringing your little ones as well as your joy and love into my studio.

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Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for an Exton baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

 

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Baby Charlotte | 7 Days Old |Drexel Hill Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Baby Charlotte! This cutie pie came to my studio at just a week old, and she was full of personality!

This little gal loved to flash me some adorable smiles. I was able to catch her cute grin a few times, and I’m proud of how those pictures turned out. Newborn grins are the best!

The color scheme for this session was also perfectly suited to Little Miss Charlotte. The soft lavenders and pinks complemented her complexion so that it really did look like Charlotte was a model. I love how the soft colors accented her dark hair. She had such precious expressions throughout her newborn session.

Richard & Olivia, I can’t get over how cute your smiley little daughter is. Thank you for bringing her to my studio so that I could meet her!

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Contact me to book your Newborn Session!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Drexel Hill photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

 

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Baby Tenley | 29 Days Old | Valley Forge Newborn Photographer

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Introducing little Tenley Evelyn! This cutie was a little bit older than my usual newborns, at 29 days old, but she was an adorable little peanut.

Sweet little Tenley was born at Bryn Mawr Hospital at just about 34 weeks along. She spent 18 days in the NICU after her mom had been on bed rest for 2 months due to some serious complications. But both Mom and Tenley pulled through!

Mom said that it was a trying time, but it was also one filled with love:

Since I was in the hospital for the two months leading up to my delivery, there were so many people who helped and continue to help our family. My Mom, Jamie’s parents, other family members, and countless friends did so much for us, and we are forever grateful. However, my husband is the true hero who kept our house running smoothly, comforted Tristan when he really missed me, and helped support me from afar. I truly fell in love with him all over again!

I was so glad to see Mom and Tenley in my studio after everything they’d been through, and of course, I was thrilled to see little Tristan as well. I did the newborn photos for him, too, so seeing him in full big brother mode was so fun!

Mom also told me the sweetest story of how they found out that they would be having a daughter:

We found out it was a girl through a cupcake reveal with a few family members. It was such an exciting moment, one I will never forget. I was the first one to see the pink icing. The confirmation of being pregnant with a daughter truly took my breath away, and then I cried so many happy tears. I just couldn’t believe it! Tristan said there was a baby sister in mama’s belly since day 1, and he was right. He even said he had a baby sister in his belly too!! Thankfully, that was just pretend.:)

James & Carrie, I’m so glad that I was able to do these newborn photos for you, and I’m thrilled for your little miracle!

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Contact me to book your Newborn Session!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and, as always, thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a Valley Forge baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily reach me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Claire | 7 Days Old | West Chester Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Claire Elizabeth! This sweet little girl came to me 7 days after she was born at Paoli Hospital, and I couldn’t have been more excited to meet her.

I was particularly thrilled to see this family back in the studio because I’d done the newborn photos for their first baby, a little boy named James. So getting to see how much he’s grown and also getting to watch him interact with little Claire was a treat for me.

Little brother, James always knew that he was going to have a sister, too, according to Mom:

Claire was our second baby, and we decided to keep her gender a surprise like we did for her older brother. Her older brother, James, is 23 months older than her and enjoyed watching Mommy’s belly grow. We asked him what he thought the gender was, and he always confidently replied “girl.” (We even tried mixing it up and said little sister or brother, and his answer was sister!) When she arrived and my husband told me the gender, I was overcome with so much emotion! Her big brother was right, and I couldn’t believe it! It was such a heartfelt moment. We were also unsure of how big brother James would react to meeting Claire, but he did amazing! He LOVES his little sister Claire and enjoys telling everyone about her!

Before Claire had even been in this world for a full day, she had already become a little star. She was featured on NBC News not 24 hours after her birth. They were talking about Paoli’s “Warm Feet, Warm Heart” campaign for National Heart Disease Month in February.  What an introduction to the world!

Paul & Sarah, thank you for bringing your family back to my studio so I could meet your newest bundle of joy! It was so fun getting to see you and your kids as you celebrate becoming a family of four.

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Contact me to book your Newborn Session!

Thank you so much to this wonderful family for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful newborn session. If you are looking for a West Chester baby photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book… especially those newborns! It is SO important. It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!