The Ultimate Newborn Photo Session

2016 is approaching quickly, I will be taking some time off for the Holidays to refresh my mind and body so I can hit the ground running when I reopen for business in January – giving my customers the Ultimate Newborn Photo Session.  I always like to come up with new and creative ideas.  Always on the hunt  for new props that will delight my littlest customers and make their images special.  I will even break out my sewing machine and make some new baby clothes for newborn and 4 month sessions.

 

So today, I blog a few of my favorite images from newborn sessions shot in the last quarter. These images have really melted my heart.

I hope you will let all your expecting friends know about Brenda Horan Photography   Sessions are typically done between 7-14 days old.  Booking during your pregnancy is wise, as most of the best, experienced photographers have their schedules planned out well in advance.   I also offer gift certificates – so if you are going to a baby shower – give them a gift they will think is PRICELESS!!!

Let’s start off with my favorite pose for newborns -where the baby face is  just so pretty and the hands and toes are also displayed so nicely.  All these outfits are in my prop closet for clients to choose from.  Hats, headbands, and teddy bears are all added to compliment, not overpower, the baby.Ultimate Newborn Photo

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Ultimate Newborn PhotoNext up – one of my favorite props –  the tiny baby bed – hand crafted to perfection, complimented with vintage linens, knitted blankets and the softest fur rugs you ever saw in colors to die for.

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Love sports – I can easily incorporate that into a session without it taking away from the baby.

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Another sweet pose I love is this one – and I can’t help myself by including these precious baby bears!  I just think it’s the sweetest!Ultimate Newborn Photo

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The perfection of a knitted bonnet, outfit or wrap make images of babies soft and sweet.  I have a variety of items to choose from.
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Peace full sleeping, fat cheeks, chubby hands, the swirl of newborn hair…… Ultimate Newborn Photo

The number one asked for pose – done with the utmost care and composited by two photos put together so your baby is never at risk.

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A little back fat never hurt anyone!!!!  Here it’s so adorable.Ultimate Newborn Photo

Ultimate Newborn Photo

And lastly, the sibling session – FREE when you join the BABYcakes program.  Just sweet and adorable.

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Ultimate Sibling Photo

You can find more information on Maternity and Newborn Photo Sessions here:  CLICK HERE

As always, feel free to contact me directly thru my website contact page  I would love to be your newborn photographer.

~ Brenda

Newborn to One at Brenda Horan Photography

This week, another one of my baby clients graduated from the BabyCAKES program – it’s bittersweet to celebrate their smash cake session because I’m just getting to know their little personality quirks.   Going from newborn baby to a walking one year old is captured and sealed in time with images you will cherish forever.  So will your child as they grow up.

Let’s start at the beginning – the newborn session:

Adding soft, delicate knitted items and a personal touch of their baby bracelet make this image just precious.  Tiny fingers and tiny toes, with the beautiful, sleeping face and carefully tied bow.  To me this is perfection.

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The profile of a chubby cheek baby is always my favorite.  Add the classic bow, and vintage linens and you have another beautiful image.

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Moving on to the next session at 4 months old, we want the baby to be able to make eye contact.  Sometimes we get lucky with a little spit bubble.  What I love most is their eyes are just full of wonder and delight, and their skin is pure milk and honey.

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Being able to grab their little piggy toes is another great shot at this age.  They giggle and think funny noises are funny.  Vintage linens make this classic outfit just adorable.BHP_7702

Next is the 8 month session – where babies are steady sitters, and  crawling about.

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Babies at this age love to stand and show off they are SO BIG so we love outfits that show off their baby chub and pair it with a vintage chair to hold on to.

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Finally, the 12 month session – where we take multiple outfits and then finish with a smash cake at the end.  Babies love musical instruments, the love their independence, and they love little things to hold on to and explore.  And what girl doesn’t love jewelry?  So when I saw this vintage jewelry box, I knew it would be a great prop for little girls.  It’s been a hit so far.

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So when the mom writes me this:

                                                             Brenda!!!! You’ve outdone yourself!! These are great!
                                                             Thank you!!?
I feel that sense of pride that I’ve added something positive to this families lives by capturing their precious baby as she grew and it makes me all warm and gooey inside.  It’s a privilege I do not take lightly.
To visit my website:  www.BrendaHoran.com
To schedule an appointment:  918-704-4399

Turning One is a BIG Deal at Brenda Horan’s Studio

Turning one year old is a big deal – and nothing makes me happier than a baby who loves cake!

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bowtie from: Pink Elephant Bowtique

all backdrops used are from:  Lemondrop Shop

 

Let’s take my first set up with this baby – when he was a newborn he fit nice and snug on this little bed – now look how big he is!

baby bed:  Turtle Pond Works

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Lately I am very into little sailor outfits – his had whales and I just new I wanted to put him in my S. S. Jack!

 

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Welcome Aboard mate!

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So now that he’s big, he had to try out my old Tricycle…. his older brother probably has one so this little fellow knew it was supposed to GO!

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He’s having a baseball party, so we wanted to play a little ball with him.  Just look at those CHEEKS!

 

 

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Happy little guy – I just xoxox him.

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I want to be your baby photographer!  It’s so much fun to develop a little relationship with these babies, and create memorable images for the parents.   Once the baby grows up I know they will enjoy looking at their baby photos – my kids love doing that and they are 17 and 22!

Sometimes the first baby gets thousands of photos taken of them, but the next kid and the next not so much.  CHANGE that.  Make time to capture their sweetness.  They change so very fast.

Everything you need to know is on this link – Brenda’s baby information – check it out.  Tell someone you know who is expecting to check it out too.

I have a great referral program!

After being in business since 1999, I have established myself as the baby whisperer and I love doing silly things to make your baby smile, frown, give funny expressions, all while I’m capturing them be themselves.  Give me a call.

Brenda Horan   918-704-4399

 

 

Newborn Photography makes me Happy

When you specialize in Newborn Photography like I do, you learn that the baby is in control.   Yes, I have little tricks in my arsenal from the past 16+ years in business, but sometimes those tricks just don’t work, and having patience is the essential key to making it work.  This week I had one baby that was fussy and one that slept like a rock.  The difference really is in the experience level and patience of the photographer and how I can calm the mom down by reassuring her each baby session is different and for her not to worry, that I’m going to capture sweet images of her little babe.

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With all newborn session,  I’m asking the mom what colors are in the baby’s nursery, then mom will pick out her favorite items from  everything I’ve selected for the session.   I’m really in love with my new, tiny teddy bears.  I have them in a range of colors and I just love the  texture they add to these sweet images.

I see a trend going on lately, with more wrapped and dressed little babies, so I have a dozen or more little baby outfits for both boys and girls for mom’s to pick from, that add just the right amount of coverage to a baby so they aren’t all naked in every image.  These outfits are selected for softness and fit and work perfect for newborn sessions.  Easy on and easy off so the baby is less likely to wake up during changes.

Choosing a newborn  photographer should not be based on price, it should be based on the style and experience of the photographer.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to capture your baby as the sweet an innocent babe that they are.   Believe me when I say that they grow very fast, and before you know it they will be crawling and laughing and before you know it going off to college!

Sessions are typically done between 7-14 days old.  Booking during your pregnancy is wise, as most of the best, experienced photographers have their schedules planned out well in advance.

I love helping customers plan our their nursery design by utilizing wall design programs I have on my computer, that will show them exactly how their wall layout will look in their room.  It’s important to me that the money they spend with me is money well spent and enjoyed for years to come.

Please contact me at www.BrendaHoran.com for more details.

~ Brenda

 

 

Organic Bloom Baby #3 Arrives

My friends, Jason and Andrea, owners of the Organic Bloom Frame company, just had Baby Bloom #3 – it’s their third baby in three years.  And lucky me, I got to photograph all three as newborns.

Here’s Poppy….. she looks a lot like Jason’s mother if you ask me.  Same shape face.  She was a little doll baby for our photo session.

I’ll start by posting my favorite images from her session – this is one of my favorite colors.  The sweet fluff is from Oh So Fleeting and this color is to die for….  It goes beautifully with the little bubble (from one of my sweaters – repurposed)  and headband from Stirlings Flowers.  The great thing about Stirling is that she custom makes items so if you love quality headbands, message her.

http://www.ohsofleeting.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stirlings-Flowers

 

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The next photo is one I call Oatmeal Fluff –  more of this super soft fluffy  stuff, an adorable as can be romper with coordinating headband….. isn’t she just SQUEEZABLE!?

Tulsa Photographer Brenda Horan
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This next prop image features a sweet bed from Turtle Pond Works (super sturdy and high quality) and some vintage finds I probably got with Andrea on one of our many antique shopping trips.   The little baby pants are from Post Box.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Turtle-Pond-WoodWorks

http://postboxboutique.bigcartel.com

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The next image features a sweet, delicate headband from Stirling – just precious with this multi colored wrap from  Nicole at Persnicketys Knits – she is wonderful at what she does.

https://www.facebook.com/persnicketys.knits

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Another delicate wrap from Persnickety’s, with a darling little headband.  Simple and sweet.BHP_0260

Sweet little Poppy wearing a little Hippie Headband by Stirlings Flowers…  just look at those cheeks!

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Poppy looks great in color – this purple suits her beautifully.  She’s like her sister Ellie – likes to be wrapped up tight.

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Lastly, another pop of color – one of my favorite colors – deep aqua.  This hat was made by Nancy who owns

Ewe Baby – another fabulous knitter who I get the majority of my knitted goods from.  She makes quality and loves to

work on new designs with me.

http://ewebaby.bigcartel.com

Tulsa Photographer Brenda Horan
Ewe Baby – Aqua

There are more images of little Poppy – but these were my favorites.  I hope you enjoyed them.

Please feel free to leave a comment – we love reading them.

If you are expecting or know someone who is –  I would love to take their maternity images as well as newborn images.

– Brenda

 

Baby’s First Year – Meet Lydia Rose

So I blog about my BabyCAKES program a lot because I  really love photographing babies at all stages.  The reason I choose each stage is for a particular reason.

This is Lydia Rose – she is very special to me and I absolutely think she is perfection.  You’ll soon see why.

Newborn – this is the sweet age where we curl babies up into little poses and  capture their tiny little body.  Every attention to detail is taken, as well as keeping your baby warm and safe thru the entire session.  At Brenda Horan Photography, we have everything we need for the session – all you need to supply is the baby and the milk. 🙂Newborn

At four months, they are just about ready to roll over, they can lay on their tummy and hold up their head, they can sit assisted, so we use buckets and baskets to support them so they are comfortable and happy.  This is just about the time when they will smile directly at you and give you all sorts of cute expressions.

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Next up is the 8 month session – where babies typically can sit on their own.  I love this stage because they are still chunky, and really want to stand and scoot.  Here Lydia is standing  to show off her cute little body in a Matilda Jane romper.

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The last session is the One Year with a smash cake.  I love for parents to start introducing cupcakes to their baby a week ahead – so the baby gets used to the sweet and sticky  taste of frosting.  It’s hit or miss – some babies cry, but most love it and cry when we take  the cake away.

Cake by Frosten’s

https://www.facebook.com/frostensbakery?fref=ts

Headbands: Stirlings Flowers

https://www.facebook.com/stirlingsflowers?fref=ts

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If you are expecting, or know someone who is – I would love to photograph their baby.  To find out more about my BabyCAKES program, please contact me by emailing me:  officebhp@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Brenda Horan loves her little clients!

Okay everyone – here is one of the cutest little girls I have had the pleasure of photographing  from newborn to just last week at age three…  not only will you notice the cute clothes AND SHOES on her, but she has such a fun personality.

Photographing babies and kids is hard work – knowing how to get them to express different facial reactions requires me to sometimes make a fool of myself, but hey – it’s all for a good cause.   Having the right props is also key…. they like to be entertained!  Having a diverse array of backdrops is also important and I have the best drops!  www.lemondropshop.com

Also in my arsenal of cuteness is a wardrobe closet filled with fun Matilda Jane clothes, hundreds of headbands and hats.

The WatchMeGrow program at Brenda Horan Photography www.BrendaHoran.com is $275 for 3 studio sessions during the course of one year.  It’s a perfect way to capture the ever changing expressions your child has in colorful, fun filled images.  

Shown here is Davis from 4 months to 3 years…. such a precious time when they will giggle and pout in the span of a minute.

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Picking favorite images from all these sessions was a difficult task as I am sure her parents thought so too… she is just EXPRESSIVE beyond belief and makes my job so much fun.

If you are looking for a photographer – please contact me by going on my website (link above) or sending me an email to brenda@brendahoran.com.  I would love to capture cuteness for you!

 

Tulsa Photographer Brenda Horan – Baby’s first year program

Newborn photography is my passion – I mean here’s this little miracle from God, fresh and new, and I  have the privilege of capturing sweet, curled up photos for the parents to cherish for a lifetime.   If you are a parent, then you know that babies change so much during their first year of life.  With my BabyCAKES program, you can relax, knowing that I will capture these unique and fleeting moments for you with bright, colorful  images of your baby from newborn to 1 year.  At the end of the program, you get a free album of your favorite images, all compiled into a sweet Baby Book (value of $440).

Here is an example of a year in photos.

Newborn Session – their peach fuzz, wrinkles and baby chub.  Hat and wrap: NRB Designs:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/NRBDesigns/112623242140230IMG_2274

 

Hat:  Aprils Yarnables  https://www.facebook.com/AprilsYarnablesIMG_23124 months – they are developing a little personality and smiling.

Baby Bed:  Turtle Pond Works  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Turtle-Pond-WoodWorks/188554364510698

Backdrops: Lemondropshop   https://www.facebook.com/LemonDropBackdrops

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At 8 months, they are steady sitters with curiosity.  They amuse me at this age!

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Then at 12 months, they  have a full personality, are excited about their cake, and want to show their independence.

Bow Headband: Stirlings Flowers  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stirlings-Flowers/403716513053276?ref=br_tf

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Flower Headbands in next few photos: Pink Elephant Boutique https://www.facebook.com/thepinkelephantbowtiqueAI0A1383

Cake:  Frostens  https://www.facebook.com/frostensbakeryAI0A1390

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If you are expecting a baby, or know someone who is, please tell them about Brenda Horan Photography.  I would love to be  your photographer.

Brenda Horan

www.BrendaHoran.com

918-704-4399

Horanbrenda@gmail.com



 

 

Campbell baby arrives!

I’ve been waiting for almost four years for this baby to arrive.  Vanessa has been my assistant for about four years and together with her husband, I knew they would have the cutest baby ever.   So, as you can imagine, I have been planning this session in my head, collecting all the cutest little boy and little girl props I could find, because they weren’t  going to find out what they were having until the actual birth….  I have two baby girls coming in tomorrow and they are going to get to wear SO many cute girl outfits since – you guessed it – George is a BOY!

Meet George.  Wearing adorable little knitted overall from Ewe Baby.  https://www.facebook.com/EweBabyPropShop?ref=br_tf

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Now since George’s daddy, Collin, is a Patriot fan, I ordered this knitted baby jersey from The Knitting Bitty  https://www.facebook.com/theknittingbitty  and the felted football from April’s Yarnables   https://www.facebook.com/AprilsYarnables  They both make such darling things.

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Now – let’s talk about Georges massive amounts of hair, and those FAT cheeks!!!   Well he did weigh well over 8 pounds at birth!

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Here are some of my favorite images from his session.

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If you would like to share this blog on your FB wall, I would love for you to paste the actual link on FB.  It’s a pleasure for me to be a newborn photographer, a lot of preparation, patience and experience is needed and I absolutely love doing it.   Doing it for Vanessa and Collin, whom I love, made it all the more special.

Please visit www.BrendaHoran.com   MAIN site to see more baby images.

 

Tulsa’s Newborn Photographer – Brenda Horan

If you are expecting – now is the time to book your newborn session.  I typically take newborns on Tuesday and Thusday mornings at 10am when the light is beautiful in my studio and perfect for natural light images.  Once your baby arrives, the session date can be adjusted to make sure we photograph your baby between 7 and 14 days old.  Even up to 21 days old is okay.   Hiring an experienced photographer is very important.  It’s like a wedding – you only get one opportunity to capture these sweet, curled up images so do not  take the chance that it won’t be done safely and in a manner that produces quality images.   Typically you will be able to view your images in 48 hours and order the very next week!

I work closely with women who knit and sew to provide the cutest, softest newborn props, hats and headbands that will embelish your images.  Every attention to detail is made to ensure you get the best possible images of your baby.

Here are a few examples of recent images.

This grey and navy stripe hat is by the talented Nicole owner of Persnickety’s knits http://persnicketysknits.bigcartel.com 

 

Don’t you just love the crinkles in his little arms and back… this baby was ever so tiny and what a good sleeper.

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Felted bear by Ewe Baby  http://ewebaby.bigcartel.comBP7A5454

Another super soft knitted item from Persnickety’s.BP7A5464

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This pair of pants my sister sewed me from one of my old sweaters and a bit of leather for the pockets …. look for more custom items to come from us teaming up to make cute newborn posing clothes.

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A detailed shot of the cute little leather pockets.  The quilt I found at a vintage shop, then cut it to fit these tiny baby beds made by Turtle Pond Works https://www.facebook.com/pages/Turtle-Pond-WoodWorks/188554364510698

BP7A5531If you are looking for a newborn photographer, please call me.  9187044399.  I would love to speak with you about how I can make your newborn images everything you want.  My collection of props, outfits, accessories is always being rotated so I have fresh items coming in all the time.    I have been in business for 16 years and strive to give you a piece of my heart in every image.

– Brenda