Baby Lyla Claire, 8 days old | King of Prussia Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Lyla Claire! This adorable angel came to me just 8 days after she was born at Paoli Hospital, and I loved having her and her parents in the studio.

I always love when both parents come to a session so they can be part of documenting this amazing time. And I especially love when they’re so comfortable that they can catch a nap, like Dad did during the session!

Every baby is special, but I was especially touched by Lyla’s story. Her parents had suffered a miscarriage before Lyla was born, so to welcome this little girl into their family after that loss was nothing short of a miracle for them.

Here is Mom’s story:

We found out about our first pregnancy in October of 2016, two weeks before I was to fly to China to do missions work at an orphanage. I briefly considered not going but felt God still wanted me to go, and I’m so glad I did. Meeting those children and being able to advocate for their adoption when I got back home was one of the best experiences of my life, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

When I got back to the states a few weeks later, however, I found out that I had miscarried. We were absolutely devastated, and I struggled with guilt over my decision to travel to overseas. My doctor assured us it was not anything I did, and it shouldn’t impact my chances of having a successful pregnancy in the future. She told us to wait a while before trying again, but God had other plans, as we were shocked to find out we were pregnant again by February 2017! My pregnancy with Lyla went super smoothly, and we are so blessed to have her in our lives!

Alexandra & Christopher, thank you for bringing your little miracle to my studio. I am so happy for you three!

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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 session. If you are looking for a King of Prussia PA 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, I have already started booking as far out as the summer! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Kennedy Kayden, 8 days old | Reading Newborn Photographer

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Introducing sweet little Kennedy Kayden! This adorable baby girl came to me just 8 days after she was born at Reading Hospital.

I always love it when both Mom and Dad come to a session, because there is something truly wonderful about seeing the love that parents have for their newborns. Mom said that both she and Dad cried when Kennedy was born—and you can definitely see that emotion watching them together.

I also loved Mom’s story of how they picked Kennedy’s name:

We picked Kennedy’s name over 5 years ago! We were watching TV and heard the name and completely fell in love with it. We said if we had a little girl one day, that would be her name. Her middle name is also very special to us because it was my grandmother’s maiden name. We also kept Kennedy’s name a surprise until her arrival!

Dana & Matt, thank you for bringing this sweet little girl to my studio. I’m so glad I was able to see your beautiful 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 session. If you are looking for a Reading, PA Newborn 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, I have already started booking as far out as the summer! 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 tab at the top of this 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!

Baby Alyssa Lucie, 12 days old | Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

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Introducing baby Alyssa Lucie! This cute pie came to me just 12 days after she was born at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

This was a fun session for me especially because I got to have three generations of women in my studio all at once. Mom and big sister Alina, who is a whole 3 years old, came to the session, along with Nana (Mom’s mother). I love it when I get to see the dynamics of the whole family come into play like that!

Of course, I was excited to see big sister Alina back in my studio after I got to do her newborn session. I love to see my families as they grow, and I could hardly believe how big Alina is now! It doesn’t seem like it’s been 3 years. Because I’d done Alina’s pictures before, I was also able to set up some complementary pictures so that Mom and Dad can put Alina’s and Alyssa’s pictures side by side!

And Aline was simply amazing with little Alyssa. I love doing sister shots like this, because you can just tell by looking at them that they’re going to be best friends as they get bigger.

Alyssa’s big sister has been part of the story since the beginning, too, as Mom told me:

We were very excited to find out we were expecting our second child. We immediately told our daughter, Alina, that she was going to be a big sister, to which she responded she wanted a baby sister. It was hard to explain to a 3-year-old that all we wanted was a healthy baby and we were not able to guarantee her a sister. We were even more excited to find we were having another girl and her wish had come true!

Niherie & Travis, thank you for once again trusting me with taking your newborn pictures. It was amazing to see you all again, and I’m so excited for the newest addition to your family!

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Baby Ryan James, 7 days old | Blue Bell Newborn Photographer

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Introducing Baby Ryan James! This cute little peanut came to me just 7 days after he was born at Abington Hospital, and I had a blast with him and his siblings in the studio.

Big brother Matty, who is 4 years old, and big sister Sophia, 2, both came with Mom and Dad to this session along with Gabby, the babysitter. So, there were plenty of smiling faces all around the studio during this wonderful session. I loved seeing how much little Ryan is loved; his older siblings were just too excited to be around him!

Mom and Dad had been convinced they were having a girl, so Ryan was a surprise when he came into the world. So, they had to tell the kids that they had a brother instead of a sister in the cutest way possible:

We told the kids it was a boy by doing “Whisper Down the Lane” with all his cousins! Big brother Matty was the caboose and was screaming with joy!!!

Mom also told me about how they picked Ryan’s name:

Baby Ryan had no name for 2 days! We were surprised it was a boy! We landed on Ryan because it means “little king,” and he is the third Tuzman baby!

Krista & Matthew, thank you for bringing your beautiful family to my studio. I loved being able to photograph Ryan as your family of four became a family of five!

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Baby Haven Rae , 8 days old | Lansdale Newborn Photographer

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Introducing sweet baby Haven Rae! This darling girl came to my studio 8 days after she was born at Grandview Hospital, and I was so impressed with the love that she is already surrounded by.

Mom and Dad had prayed long and hard for their little miracle, and they shared their story with me:

My husband and I have known each other since first grade, and it was love at first sight. Our dream was to always have a family together and be able to share in such a joyful experience together.

My husband and I were trying for a little while to get pregnant and were having extreme difficulty. Every month was a huge let down when I realized we still hadn’t conceived. We started seeking medical advice and were told we had to go get more tests run. Every day, I would pray that God would just bless us with a Christmas gift, not knowing what that gift would be. A few days after Christmas, God blessed us with a baby! We found out that we were expecting and couldn’t believe the blessing that God blessed us with.

Mom and Dad have such faith that has gotten them through their journey, and I loved the message that they wanted to leave with Haven:

We pray that you will be a light to the world and bring joy to many. That you will love others with unconditional love and live out the amazing plans God has for you.

Chelsea & Ben, thank you for bringing your little miracle to my studio and for telling me your story. I am so happy that you have this bundle of joy in your lives!

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