A Krispy Kreme Cake Smash

Hi everyone!

I have a hard time facing the fact that little Jayda is already a whole year old. But you know what 1-year-old birthdays mean?

Cake. And smashing cakes, of course! 

In this case, I thought it might be fun to do a donut theme. Since Krispy Kreme’s  green color sort of matches my studio couch…. that is where I drew my inspiration.

Before I get to the fabulous photos I know you came here for, I have to share pictures from baby Jayda’s previous newborn session. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone!

NewbornPhotographer TulsaBrendaHoranThe star is, of course, sweet little Jayda, who was born last year. I’m doubly excited, though, because her older sister, Jenavieve was also on the scene. Having them both there made for so much cuteness I could hardly stand it! See for yourself!

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So back to the here and now:

As you can see, Jayda had so much fun at her smash cake session. (Who wouldn’t, am I right?)

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You do not want to miss the other photos we shot before she got all messy with donuts!

Tulsa Baby Photographer Blue 1And she even had a quick milk bath!

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I’ll be in touch with you right away to start planning an amazing milestone session for your baby!
~ Brenda

 

All backdrops and floordrops used are by my favorite backdrop company:  Lemondrop Shop

Blue Headband and baby bathtub by Custom Photo Props.

 

First days of your newborns life are the most precious.

The First Days Of Your Newborn’s Life Are The Most Precious—Capture Them Forever With Photographs You’ll Cherish For A Lifetime

There’s No Other Experience Like It

Nothing is more magical, emotional, or amazing than seeing and holding your new baby for the very first time.

The early days, weeks, and months of parenthood will be an incredible experience, but you may not realize how FAST those times will FLY by!

Every parent will tell you those early days go by in the blink of an eye.

The things you treasure so much—the smell of a baby’s skin, the feel of his or her little body cuddled against yours—become distant but cherished memories as your children quickly change and grow.

Before you know it, you’ve been carried along on the roller coaster ride of bringing up your adorable children, but the memories of those previous first moments with your new baby are just that—memories.

I have a fully stocked studio –  outfits created specifically for newborn photography will fit your baby snugly and show off their cute little bodies.  Tiny, hand crafted props will enhance the images, not take away from your baby. 

Tiny bats, balls, guitars, bears are all items I have personally selected and you will get to select from a vast supply collected by me over the years.

 

Your Baby Will Be Here Before You Know It

Memories of always great to have, of course, but even memories can fade in time, and they’re hard to share with other people.

Unless you decide TODAY to forever preserve these treasured times with professional newborn and baby photographs before time marches on with you caught firmly in its grasp.

This isn’t a decision you can put off any longer because the window of opportunity to get this done is SMALL.

Your baby will be here before you know it, and will only be a “newborn” for a very short time.

If you’re still expecting, that’s fantastic because there’s no better time to plan newborn photographs.

In fact, the best time to think about getting your baby’s first photo session on the schedule is actually around 2–4 months before your expected due date.  My preference is to have the baby in the studio 7-14 days old so they are able to  do all the curled up poses for me.

If you delay this until after your baby is born, you’ll have a lot on your mind, and selecting a professional newborn photographer after the fact might not be the first thing on your to-do list.

Once your little one makes his big entrance, simply let us know the awesome news, and we’ll coordinate with you to choose the perfect day for the photo session.

It goes without saying, your new baby is beyond priceless, so you won’t trust just about anyone to capture those critical first photos, right?

You want a photographer with experience, who knows exactly what to do, which is exactly what you’ll get with me because I’ve accumulated more than 18 years of experience in this field.

I promise you, your tiny babe will be gently posed, with care and love, creating precious images of your new bundle.

What Should You Do Next?

If you like what you’ve read here, you know how important and time-sensitive this is—your baby will arrive before you know it, and the sooner we can add you to the calendar the better.

 

CALL TODAY

Because I have LIMITED spaces in my schedule
it’s IMPORTANT to make sure I’m available to capture your new bundle of joy.

Call me TODAY at (918) 704-4399 for a friendly chat

We can make sure we have an available opening for you.

I’m so excited for you, and look forward to talking with you 🙂

 

The Ultimate Newborn Baby Photo Session

2017 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 Baby 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.  

So today, I blog a few of my favorite images of newborn babies from sessions shot in the last year. 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 newborn babies – 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.Brenda Horan Newborn

Next up – one of my favorite new props –  the tiny newborn baby chair – I even have one for twins coming soon!  This cozy little chair makes posing baby so easy to display their little features so perfectly.Brenda Horan Newborn

The baby in a bucket pose will continue to be one of my favorite – here using vintage linens and tiny delicate headbands, really make this image special.

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Another way to capture babies is by including these precious baby bears!  I just think it’s the sweetest!

Sports fanatic? – I’ve got that covered as well, using simple props to compliment the image and not overpower it.

Then there’s the perfection of a knitted bonnet, outfit or wrap make images of  newborn babies soft and sweet.  I have a variety of items to choose from.

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.

So if you are expecting, or know someone who is, I hope you will share the link to this blog on your FB wall and tag them.  

Here is a link for more Newborn Baby Session Information:  

All the hats,   headbands, outfits and props you see here and on my website and FB wall  are all part of my collection of items you can choose from, including over 100 backdrops and floor drops.  

After being in business for 17 years, I can honestly say, I love my “job” and look forward to what 2017 has in store for me and my little customers.

All the best to you and your family,

Brenda

 

 

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

Ultimate Newborn Photo

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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.

Ultimate Newborn Photo

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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.
Ultimate Newborn Photo

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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.

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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.

Ultimate Newborn Photo

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 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!?

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Oatmeal Fluff

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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Baby Bed

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

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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

 

 

 

 

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 Photographer Brenda Horan meets baby Alaska

Meet sweet baby Alaska. She was so sleepy and content for our session together – she just laid there zonked out while I posed her.  Chubby cheeks, pouty lips!  Such a beauty.  I can’t wait until her 4 month session!!  If you are expecting a newborn, please do not wait to book your newborn session.  Please call me today in order to get a spot on my calendar!

 

Brenda Horan Photography offers a special program to all of our clients with newborns, called the Baby Cakes Program.   $475 BabyCAKES – 4 sessions + a 30 minute parent/newborn session (studio)  FREE 8×8 album at the completion of the program. * minimum purchase of $250 at each session.  It’s a value of OVER $1140!!!  All for $425.   Call the studio to schedule your baby’s first photo session at 918-704-4399.  Typically we like to have newborns between 7-14 days old.

We also have the WatchMEgrow program which is suited for babies 6 months to kids  up to 5 years – it’s $375 and you get three sessions during the course of a calender year.  There is a minimum of $300 at each session.

 

Please contact me at 918-704-4399 or HoranBrenda@gmail.com to speak to me directly.

I’d love to be your photographer.

 

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Brenda Horan

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Newborn: Baby Bloom

Tulsa Photographers Brenda  Horan and Vanessa Campbell capture the newborn goodness of little Mac Sooter.

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Hundreds of photographers from around the world waited for news of the arrival of Baby Bloom #2 – little Mac Hudson Sooter.  Not knowing if Baby Bloom would be a girl or boy KILLED me!  However, we planned ahead, ordering custom hats for either gender from our favorite vendors (see list below).

The Organic Bloom Frame Company is near and dear to us here at the Brenda Horan Photography Studio, after all, Vanessa Campbell is Andrea’s sister, and I am officially an “Auntie” and Jason’s biggest pest!  We are privileged to bless them with images of  Mac that will coordinate beautifully with all the images we’ve shot of Ellie since she was born.  Going into the Sooter home is like an ad for their  frames…. we are glad they put such a high value on images and display them so beautifully on the walls of their home.

Here’s Mac… such a chubby baby at almost 10 pounds!!

click photos to enlarge!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-1 Born December 31, 2013 at 5:19 am,  weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces, 21 1/2 inches long…..EW Couture September 2010 Free Download file Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-05 Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-04 Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-03

thanks to:

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

https://www.facebook.com/pages/NRBDesigns/112623242140230,

https://www.facebook.com/AprilsYarnables,

www.Lemondropstop.com

 

Congrats to whomever entered their contest and won the amazing wall collage of frames!

If you live in Tulsa or the surrounding areas, please call Brenda Horan Photography, Tulsa’s premier newborn photographer, to schedule your portraits.