Sunny Maternity Portraits

 I recently photographed this couple to celebrate their baby coming soon. What a wonderful representation of love for Valentines in February!

 I wanted to share a blessing with you that went with this photo session. As you know we have had many cloudy and rainy days in January, and the original session date turned out to be a dark day. We rescheduled because mama naturally wanted sunny golden hour portraits. Then the new session day was coming and the forecast said cloudy- again! Oh no! My sweet husband encouraged me by saying that I should pray for sun, God has answered that prayer before. Being a photographer and working outside often, this has not been the first time this has happened, but living for 3 years in Sunny Arizona it hasn’t happened very often lately. So I put my trust in God and prayed, I asked my kids to pray too. The morning of the session came and there was beautiful sun! I sent a quick message to mama celebrating with her that she was going to have a sunny session! This may seem like coincidence to some, and they can believe that. To me, I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who is aware of us His children. He helped me and mama and baby to have a sweeter session because His sun shone down on us. That is a lot of love!

Travel Agent Portraits

Meet Taunya, she is fun, outgoing and knowledgeable.  Naturally your perfect source to plan your next vacation.  I learned about Taunya because I photographed her business headshots.  I asked her if she could share with you some helpful info and some of the best places to go.

Taunya says, “Traveling has never been more important than it is today. More folks want memories instead of things. Traveling not only allows you to create lifelong memories, it allows for you to immerse yourself in other cultures. When you visit destinations outside your day-to-day life, you learn about others, what their experiences are and you learn a little about yourself as well.

Right now, my recommendations are in Europe, Iceland and Scotland are fantastic options and on the radar for lots of folks. Especially to see the Northern Lights.

If you want to stay a little closer a nice warm Caribbean destination is always an easy and relaxing trip.

Either way, I recommend booking as soon as possible, pricing are going up and we are booking out until 2026 on lots of these trips.

So, where do you wanna go?”

For more info or how to get in touch with Taunya, follow the links below.

Adobe Guest Post, Capture Your Newborn’s Magic

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Capture Your Newborn’s Magic through the Lens of a Professional 

The birth of your little one is an enchanting time filled with love, awe, and delight. Naturally, as parents, you yearn to preserve these priceless moments and keep them alive forever. While smartphone cameras have come a long way, they still can’t compete with the talent and artistry that a professional photographer can bring to your baby’s first photoshoot. 

 In today’s post hosted on the Julie Ann M Photography blog, We offer five compelling reasons why hiring a professional photographer is indispensable for capturing your newborn during this most magical time. 

Pros are Creative and Visionary Experts 

A professional photographer possesses technical know-how coupled with an artistic eye that can turn ordinary snapshots into timeless masterpieces. They understand how to create stunning images, use lighting effectively, and apply various techniques to highlight the best aspects of each photo. With their artistic touch, a professional photographer can capture the essence of your newborn in a way that no smartphone camera can emulate. Moreover, professional photographers have a deep understanding of newborn behavior and safety. They are skilled at posing your baby comfortably and safely while capturing adorable expressions and intricate details. 

Save Time with an Expert 

Time is incredibly precious for new parents. Amidst feedings, diaper changes, and sleepless nights, finding the energy or time to take high-quality photos of your newborn can be challenging. By hiring a professional photographer, you can unwind and savor your baby’s first days without the added stress of trying to document every moment yourself. Professional photographers also come equipped with the necessary tools and props to create beautiful images quickly and efficiently.  

This Is a Worthy Investment 

While it may be tempting to save money by taking your newborn’s photos yourself, hiring a professional photographer is an investment that will pay off in the long run. The high-quality images produced by a skilled photographer will stand the test of time, allowing you to revisit your baby’s first days whenever you wish. Furthermore, professional photographers have access to top-of-the-line equipment and editing software that can enhance your newborn’s photos even further. This means that your baby’s images will not only be beautifully composed but also professionally retouched and polished for a flawless finish.

A Stress-Free Experience 

Hiring a professional photographer to capture your newborn’s precious moments can relieve you of the pressure to document every detail yourself. As new parents, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the desire to preserve each moment for posterity. By entrusting this responsibility to a skilled photographer, you can focus on enjoying your baby’s first days without the added stress of trying to capture every milestone on camera. 

Get Crafty with Your Final Images 

When you’re ready to share your final images with family and friends, consider using a platform like Adobe Express, which offers a wealth of tools to help turn your precious memories into beautiful and personalized keepsakes. Here are some of our favorites: 

 ● Capture Their First Days: Create a heartwarming photo video of your newborn’s first days, perfect for sharing with loved ones and reminiscing together. The Adobe Express photo video maker makes it easy to compile precious memories into a captivating story. 

● A Charming Announcement: Celebrate the arrival of your baby boy or girl with a delightful baby announcement. Adobe Express baby announcement templates simplify the process, allowing you to create a unique and heartfelt announcement in mere minutes.. 

● The Best Baby Calendar: With the Adobe Express photo calendar maker, you can effortlessly design a stunning and personalized calendar featuring your final images. This user-friendly tool offers a wide selection of customizable templates, allowing you to showcase your baby in a visually captivating way. 

 Hiring a professional photographer for your newborn’s photo shoot is an investment that will provide you with stunning, timeless images that you and your family can cherish for years to come. With their creativity, vision, and expertise, a professional photographer can capture the magic of your baby’s first days in a way that no smartphone camera can replicate. So, why not treat yourself and your newborn to the gift of professional photography? The memories you’ll preserve will be well worth the investment. Whether you love an elaborate setup or something simple, Julie Ann M Photography can customize the perfect session for your sweet little one. Reach out today! 

This article courtesy of Adobe  

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