Addilea Mae [Newborn]

While the work is hard, the benefits of getting to hold and be around these last two babies has been pretty special! (Makes me so excited about my g-babe Cole coming in May!) My friend, Gloria, has two sons and two-daughter-in-laws who each now have a daughter of their own. I know Gloria and Michael’s grandparent buckets are running over as are the new parents, Blake and Sara, so congratulations to all! 🙂 And the best part – Addi was born on Valentine’s Day! Love, love, everywhere. While I started off a little misguided on my posing with little Addi because of her light sleeping, a good baby poop and a little nursing put her into a great milk coma giving me the opportunity to pose her like the princess she is. 🙂  She’s a pretty little thing and I think you’re going to love Addi’s professional debut at just 8 days old. It’s always my joy to see new parents interact with their new babies, and Blake and Sara were naturals. Baby love to all! Mary



This next pink hat and elephant were made by Sara. She also made a matching dress and booties and we decided it was best to leave them till Addi is at least 3 months – they were a bit big on the little lady.


This next one is a composite image using my basic Photoshop Elements skills, but still, I’m proud of how it turned out as not every baby can do it. All thanks goes to Addi and her wonderful milk coma. 🙂 (I guess momma should get some accolades on that too.) 


There’s a story to this next one. The blanket was made by Sara’s mom and just before this pose, I moved Addi which made her decide it was time to poop. I saw it coming and to protect the blanket, I held out my hand and caught a handful — calling for back up when it was reaching the top! What I won’t do for these babies! The blanket came out with only a spot so we went on to do this pose.

_MG_6439_web_MG_6481_web_MG_6493_web_MG_6496_webSara has 6 weeks off and Blake 4 weeks off and were both so calm when I was with them. One problem they are having though is they have tried and tried several different pacifiers all with the same end result — screaming. But daddy’s pacifier finger does the trick every time. I was teasing Blake that having him get off work every time he needs to pacify the baby might not quite sit right with his boss. Oh these babies! The things they do to us. 🙂

Congratulations and good luck! Love, Mary

Gloria - March 3, 2015 - 6:49 PM

What wonderful photos of our new little granddaughter! I am still smiling! I love the amazing job you did Mary! I’m just overwhelmed with how great these pictures turned out. I love how proud Blake and Sara are as new parents. What a special memory for us all. Thank you Mary!!

Sara Wickham - March 3, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Omg Mary, you are amazing! I LOVE the pictures so much! You did such an incredible job and captured so many great moments! Thank you a million times over for taking the time to capture these precious moments for us!

LoraLee Carter - March 5, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Oh Mary, what a precious little baby girl and your pictures are fantastic. I am still laughing, picturing your gallant maneuvers to protect Grandma’s afghan. You are the BEST!
My favorite picture is the little doll with her pink hat and her little hands tucked under her chin. What a sweet family.
Love You Honey,

Fran - March 5, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Addi is such a beautiful baby and Mary does such an amazing job at capturing her most precious moments. Well done!

Fairly Candid - March 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Thank you everyone! I told Gloria she isn’t even my granddaughter and yet I want to put a big canvas on the wall of her! She’s a sweetie and I’m happy for everyone who gets to love on her each day. Mary

Megan - March 10, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Oh. My. Gosh. She is absolutely perfect!!! What a good little client she was doing all those poses perfectly! The one of the hands on either side of her head reminds me of Sydney- not just the pose, but her expression and where her hands are. LOVE them all. You might want to reconsider your current thoughts on future newborn photo sessions. You’re so talented!

[…] now 4 months old, and Lily, 3, have been on my blog before … Addi as a newborn here and Lily four times before but most recently here at 18 months. Gloria, a good friend since […]

The Wickham Family » - October 9, 2015 - 12:06 AM

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