Thursday, June 18, 2009

Newborn Portrait Session :: Pure & Beloved

This month has been just chock full of birthday celebrations, day trips, baseball games...the only thing missing are days of swimming, because lately the cold and rain have put a damper on that! A very special birthday celebration happened just seven days ago, when this cute little bundle arrived into the world. She is a darling little thing, with hardly a complaint or whimper except when it's time to eat...then she'll be heard loud and clear! Sweet baby K is the daughter of Matt & Kristy, and cousin to another baby I photographed in January: see Sugar & Spice. Our family is overjoyed with the arrival of these little ones and their older girl cousins are even more delighted to have some new playmates. I found myself getting a bit sentimental today, hardly believing that it has already been 10 years since the birth of our oldest daughter and reminiscing what it was like to be a brand new family as I watched Kristy & Matt just be in awe of their baby girl. Here are a few of my favorites from today~ thankfully the sunshine started peeking through the clouds near the end of our session, giving us just the right lighting for these special family portraits.


  1. I simply love the one in the crib. She is so tiny and the crib so big. You forget so quickly how fast they grow. They were all great. Amazing!

  2. You have a true and amazing talent marci! I love these shots of my beautiful little niece! Thanks for helping them cherish these early memories!


This is where you can post your thoughts about the pics! If this was your session, feel free to comment or describe a little bit about your experience. If you're just checking out the post, do you have a favorite image? Thanks for sharing ;-)


Photo gallery website for proofing and additional info: 

Circle of Life Photography's page on Facebook~ Click HERE to add this page to your favorites!

Michelle Miller allowed me to link to her brilliant post about the art of photographing ... I simply cannot say it better myself! Click HERE to read the post.

Giving Back~ Organizations supported by Circle of Life Photography

In giving back, Circle of Life Photography's main goal is to help those experiencing extreme poverty and nourishing them with food, shelter and spiritual guidance. Education is a big part of helping people learn how to help themselves and change the downward spiral of poverty for a better future for themselves and their children. Locally, a more tangible way of giving back is through using my photography gifts to serve others who are experiencing crisis (see NILMDTS and Pillows of Love.)

Compassion International~ Haiti's Child Survival Project

In 2011-12, Circle of Life Photography makes a monthly $30 donation to the non-profit organization, Compassion International, whose goal is to change Haiti through the rescue, nuture and discipling of children during the critical early childhood years.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart for families overcome by the grief and pain of the death of their newborn or infant. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. I am an active NILMDTS volunteer photographer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lancaster Women & Babies Hospital.

Joni & Friends Family Retreat

I am honored to be a volunteer photographer at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat in the Poconos (Spruce Lake Retreat) for a week each summer (click here for past blog post.) Joni & Friends seeks to serve as a ministry of outreach to people with disabilities and their families across the US and around the world. Families from around the country attend Family Retreats seeking relaxation, encouragement and a time to strengthen their family.