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Newborn Portrait Tips

Getting Ready for a Newborn Session

*How to best prepare yourself & baby for success!*

  1. An hour before your session start time, please allow your baby to get "milk-drunk". That means, don't necessarily time/limit how long you are feeding. Let them eat as much as they want until they are completely satisfied. Change their diaper, and swaddle loosely in neutral fabric that we can start the shoot in. If you have a hat or headband that is a "must", you can also put this on them before they fall asleep.
  2. After feeding/changing, begin to rock to sleep with lights on. Noisemakers are great for this, along with a pacifier (for some kiddos).
  3. Get the house hot! And I mean this literally. Your baby will be fast asleep, swaddled, happy. But the second you start undressing them, they notice. Unless… the room is warm. Try setting your heater or letting the room get between 80-83 degrees. Yes, we will be sweating, but naked baby will be content and hopefully passed out while we try to change outfits/poses, etc.
  4. Mom & Dad, ready yourself to be in some images at the very end of shoot. My main goal is to capture your baby sleeping. Only after we get those sleeping shots will we attempt the family photos, but I still want you to be ready for this. Even if we as women don't feel pretty because 1) you just had a baby and 2) because you are exhausted and sleep-deprived. Believe me, you are perfect. And your son/daughter will love every image from this period of time where they get to see you holding them. It's priceless.
  5. Relax. As the photographer and baby-poser during this shoot, I will be moving baby around and you just need to be nearby to possibly help watch, grab pacifier, etc. Baby knows Mom's smell, and sometimes just smelling that milk will wake them back up. I will help take care of everything if you let me. It's my joy and my job. I love what I do.

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Cathedral Oaks Bridal Portraits :: Miss Chelsea

Bridals in Spring , Just Lovely

*Sneak Peek from this week's bridal portraits of Miss Chelsea at her wedding venue, the elegant Cathedral Oaks Event Center in Belton, Texas.

For those out-of-staters who think Texas is all cactus and desert, you are quite mistaken.

Yes, our state does know how to bring the heat, but our Spring time is very green and loves to push a calming breeze through the area. Chelsea's bridal session landed on The Perfect Spring Day... in my opinion. 70 degrees. Sunshine. Calm and cool.

Although these are just a few images to 'tease' my bride, they really do capture that feeling for me.

Soft. Feminine. Beautiful.

Hope you enjoy too,

Addison

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Cypress Falls Events Wedding :: Camille & Zachary

Just Married

Camille + Zachary  ::  4 . 7 . 2017

at Cypress Falls Event Center

Wimberley, Texas

Two lovebirds were married on a perfect spring day in the Hill Country on the bank of Cypress Creek. I had never photographed at their venue before, but wow, do I plan on going back. So gorgeous!

Camille & Zachary, thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding day. I loved hearing the speeches of your best friends and seeing your beautiful relationship in person.

Wishing you both many blessings as you journey this new path together!

XO,

Addison

Vendors Include:

Photographer: Addison Studios | Addison Myrick
Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Dress & Bridal Store: Vera Wang Davids Bridal
Veil: Vera Wang from Davids Bridal
Bride's Hair/ Makeup: Faren Hendrix
Shoes: Converse
Flowers: Petals- Cathy Shay
Jewelry/Earrings: Kendra Scott
Invitations and Save the Date: Shutterfly
Programs, Seating Chart, Reception Signs: mix of signs from hobby lobby and handmade signs
Catering: Pok-e-Joes
Coordinating: Cypress Falls Event Center Staff
Band/DJ: Mitch from Hill Country DJ
Uplighting: all lighting provided by the venue
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal
Any Rentals/Decor: Either Rented from Venue or DIY/Hobby Lobby
PhotoBooth: The Photobus ATX

Senior Portraits :: Will Bryan

Georgetown High, Class 2017

Off to A&M this one goes, such a charming young man. I had a great time photographing Will, all around athlete who plays many sports. He was so photogenic and followed direction perfectly. We even put the letter jacket on and went by the high school-- that image is to come. I love it. Enjoy this sneak peek for now.

Great job, Will!

~ Addison

Georgetown High School Senior Portraits

Georgetown Senior Portraits :: Miss Jackie M

Feminine + Bold

Georgetown, Texas

* Sneak Peek from yesterday's Senior Portraits with Miss Jackie*

I cannot say enough about how much fun I had with this girl, her sister and her mother yesterday. We drove around Georgetown square finding new and old favorite backdrops for Jackie's shoot. Having photographed her older sister a few years ago, we tried to use some of the same spots and also incorporate new locations all her own.

The bluebonnet field was a personal favorite of mine that I had not used before. And talk about STYLE, Miss Jackie had a wonderful selection of many outfits to choose from. **And with these kinds of sessions, options are Everything. I would much rather have Too Much to choose from then Too Little.

We had a blast! Next shoot, a sister shoot including both girls.

I could talk on and on, but I'll let you look on below for the images.

Enjoy,

Addison

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