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The Perfect First Mother’s Day Present: Emmie’s Newborn Pictures!

The Perfect First Mother’s Day Present: Emmie’s Newborn Pictures from Bella Baby Photography!

She might be three months old, but what better time is there to share Emmie’s newborn pictures than as we gear up for my first Mother’s Day! aka, if you are trying to figure out the perfect first Mother’s Day present for your favorite mommy, a life moment photo session with Bella Baby Photography is a great idea!!!

I was offered a future photo shoot with Bella Baby Photography in exchange for my review of our newborn photoshoot, which we had already paid for. All opinions are my own!

Perfect First Mother’s Day Present: Bella Baby Photography Photoshoot

The perfect first Mother's Day present is a photoshoot with Bella Baby Photography! Check out Emmie's Newborn Portraits! @suzlyfe @bellababyphoto

I’ve already told you all about our amazing experience at Prentice Women’s Hospital, and one of the best parts of of the experience was the ability to get professional newborn pictures of Emmie by Bella Baby Photography. In an age where we take so many pictures with our phones, having professional pictures taken of one of the most important events of my life was invaluable. I am not a wizard with a camera, so these photos are even more special to me! 

The newborn portrait session lasted a total of 30 minutes from greeting to end, with the actual session taking about 15 minutes. The photographer was so nice and so great with Emmie, who was only about 24 hours old! We were able to incorporate Emmie’s unicorn bodysuit as well as Blankie, which had been my baby (and security) blanket. 

The photographers know what they are doing, and they are fabulous with kids. Our photographer took lots of pictures of just Emmie, Emmie and Alex, and then some with the whole family. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be super involved because I was just coming off complete bedrest because of the preeclampsia.

We opted to get all of the pictures for download via link and USB as well as a slideshow of them to share with our families. We received a link to the edited pictures within 30 minutes! That meant that we could share the pictures with our families for them to download and print/enjoy as they wanted. The USB arrived just a few days later. 

I love the way the photographer captured Emmie’s little face and the colors of her bodysuit and blanket (without maximizing her splotchiness, lol). And could you die over the picture of Alex with Emmie?

I am so excited about our next photoshoot with Bella Baby: little and big kid portraits, (hopefully) future expecting photoshoots, and then a family photosesh! You can even do a Milestone package–four sessions at a discounted price. There are several packages and ways to save the memories–from totes to traditional prints. 

Have more questions about the process? Check out these common questions and answers.

I love these pictures so much. Bella Baby captured one of the most pivotal moments of my life, my family’s life. We will never have those moments again, and I couldn’t be more grateful that Bella Baby was an option for us to capture the memories!

We will definitely be using Bella Baby again–whether to celebrate Emmie’s first birthday or another kiddo. But we will just focus on Emmie for now, lol!

Check out Bella Baby Photography’s full range of services here! Find them here on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Moms–what was your first Mother’s Day gift? Do you have newborn photos?

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  • Reply Maureen

    These pictures are so sweet Suzy!! I hope you get some of them framed because they’re precious. Sounds like an amazing photographer you got to work with.

    April 27, 2018 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I felt so comfortable with her, so important when you’ve just had a baby!

      April 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Cora

    So sooooo beautiful <3

    April 27, 2018 at 8:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      She is, isn’t she? little nugget

      April 30, 2018 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe’s mommy, Clare

    As the”Wicked witch of the west “
    “I’m melting.. melting”
    That picture of Alex and Emmie— yep, that did it for me!!

    April 27, 2018 at 8:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I knoooooooooooooow

      April 30, 2018 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Alicia

    It’s so great that they offer this at the hospital to get those precious day old newborn photos.

    April 27, 2018 at 10:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know! What a great idea, right?

      April 30, 2018 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    SO PRECIOUS. Love her little rosy cheeks.

    April 27, 2018 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    Those are just precious! Baby photos are the best enjoy

    April 27, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love them. They are just so special!

      April 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Lisa - Mile by Mile

    These came out great! What a special gift for your first Mother’s Day.

    April 27, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am going to put some on the wall next to the pictures of her in the bump!

      April 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    Wow Susie, these are great! Happy Mother’s Day. Does this mean you’re morphing into a mommy blogger?

    April 27, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey it’s the Suzlyfe. Right now, this is my life! But once I’m running again you know I’ll be talking about that.

      April 28, 2018 at 9:12 am
  • Reply The Curious Frugal

    These are so so beautiful!!!

    April 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Emily Swanson

    Awww these capture the wonder of new life SOOOOOO perfectly.

    April 28, 2018 at 12:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Life really is just so precious!

      April 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Allie

    That is such a fantastic idea! And, can I just say how amazing ALL of you look so soon after her birth? OMG seriously. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!! Soak it all in…

    April 30, 2018 at 5:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awww thank you! I can’t wait for our next round. But to have that moment frozen in time–invaluable!

      April 30, 2018 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Ohhh these are so perfect!

    I LOVE that Emmie has your blankie!!! I still have my teddy that my Pa gave me the day I was born (named Peewee as it was a handmade bear from a gorgeous little bear shop that used to be in our suburb called Peewee Bears)

    May 1, 2018 at 5:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awww that is so sweet. Definitely hold on to it for your future kids or a special kiddo!

      May 5, 2018 at 8:26 am
  • Reply San

    Precious!! <3 I love her cute little face.

    May 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm
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