L Raines Newborn Session || Capturing Bliss Photography Studio

It’s Friday which means Newborn Session BLOG post! Woohoo!

This studio session may be one of my most favorites! I mean beautiful Momma, squishy baby boy and sweet blonde sissy. How could it not be a favorite?!?  I love when Momma brings reinforcements to our sessions and this one brought her twin sissy (who you’ll see in a few shots just for fun).

I wanted to go with more neutral tones for little L’s session and I think they turned out exactly what I had in mind and of course Alyssa was so sweet and loved all of the setups too. We were able to do “family portraits”, some sweet less posed shots of baby boy, two props and a few beanbag poses – these are the last ones and some of my favorite! Don’t miss them!

While brother was taking a milk break, twin sissy and big sister went outside in the back of the studio to try to get some “2” pictures but we walked away with a few with Auntie that I loved. 🙂 Got to remember we can’t force them to do things we want to. Even though I loved the pictures of her cuddling with Auntie so much better than I would have imagined.


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XOXO,

Jaelyn

S Lewter 8 Month Milestone Session || Sims Lake Park, Suwanee, GA

I love this sweet little family so much and we had such a great time at Sims Lake Park in Suwanee, GA for Silas’ 8 Month Session! His big brother did kinda steal the show in the beginning though. What are big brother’s for, right?

 


xoxo,

Jaelyn

H Grace In-Home Newborn Session || Atlanta, Georgia

I had the honor and joy of doing Allison and Micheal’s Engagement Session at Piedmont Park a couple of years ago. When Allison reached out to me when she was pregnant about doing her baby girl’s Newborn Session, I couldn’t say no! These two are the sweetest soul’s and their baby girl is the best of both of them!

Allison created the most unique nursery theme of UNICORNS and PINK everywhere! I don’t think it could be any more perfect for her to grow in! I love Allison gave her, her maiden name and Rose as a middle name – so feminine and precious.

I can’t tell you how much I love when family members, like grandparents, are included in a Newborn Session. This one was no different. They were completely smitten by this little one. Little Harper did so so good during the whole time and those peach cheeks were so kissable! Enjoy all the sweet images from this adorable and pink overloaded session!


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E Bonner Newborn Session || CBP Studio | Lawrenceville, GA

In 2014, I had the honor of photographing the Bonner’s first session which was Emma’s Newborn Session. Ever since then I have been working to be a better Newborn Photographer and to be honest, I’ve loved every minute of it. Momma requested we do the sweet foggy pose for Evie and I said, “Let’s do it!” They both have those sweet plump lips!

Emma is already a wonderful big sister and she was a little smitten by her new baby sister for sure!

At both Sessions, all the sweet grandparents who were in town came to the session to sneak in some really sweet pictures!

Baby details will always be my favorite! Especially those spit bubbles and teeny toes!

 

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She let us put her in one prop then moved onto the bean bag shots which turned out to be some of my favorite with those chunky cheeks that I could just eat up!

Know anyone who’s pregnant and looking for a Newborn Photographer?! I still have a few dates available for 2018. Have them email me today at Jaelyn@capturingblissphoto.com! I would love to snuggle those fresh babies!!


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xoxo,

Jaelyn

My Headshots || Boulder Creek Coffee in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Hey There!

I have been a paid professional photographer for 10 years and this last month is the first time I hired someone to do some headshots. I have no idea why I never did it before now. Sure, I can say it was because I didn’t have the $ in the bank, I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t think I needed to… etc. Let’s just be honest, I just didn’t make the time to.

It’s a ton of work getting ready for a photo session! I got my nails done because I knew they needed to look “presentable”. I went to several stores trying to find a mainly white dress with sleeves that was long… do you have any idea how hard that is?!?! Why can’t they make dresses with sleeves? I ended up feeling defeated and came home with new shoes and ordered a dress (praying that it would fit!) on Amazon and it’s not exactly the dress I had in mind but it worked. I did end up having to go purchase a slip *see-through dress alert* which I ended going to two stores for. I had to put a good amount of make-up on to cover dark circles under my eyes and curl that hair to make it look somewhat pretty in pictures.

All this to say – this was just for me to get ready. Those that get an entire family ready for a family session – I SEE YOU! I know that you worked out to bribe those kiddos to smile and behave, to convince your hubby to be in a good mood, to get coordinating outfits together and then ultimately get yourself ready. WOW! You should deserve a medal when you arrive (even if you’re running 5 minutes behind)!!!

Then let’s talk about what it’s like to be in front of the camera. I’m always the one that has the camera, whether with my family, on vacation or on holidays so it’s rare that I’m the one in front of it. It’s a lot of pressure. Beleive me, I could say I’m not photogenic, I don’t like my profile, do I wear my glasses or do I take them off? My smile is huge, do I try the smolder look. Oh no, don’t do that! Are my hands in the right spot, do I lean forward, do I sit or stand? All of these things went through my head before and during the session. If I do that, I know you are probably doing the same thing during your session. This is why I try to talk through poses, hand placements, change positions, have a variety of smiling at the camera, laughing with your man or children. I want it to be a comfortable experience not an awkward one.

In need of a #familyphotographer who will know exactly what you went through to get to your session?! I’m your girl! Let’s do it together!


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Here are a few of my favorites from my Session with Hannah-Marie Photography! You can follow her on Social Media – Facebook and Instagram!

Spring Mini Sessions 2018 || Grayson, Georgia

Spring Mini Sessions came and went and I LOVED how everything turned out! Ah! I mean…

White drapes

At my Momma’s home

Green pastures

Cooler weather

Peonies and tulips

Smiling faces and happy little ones

We had so much fun and I can’t wait for our next Mini’s! Make sure to keep a lookout for our next ones! I saw that the sunflower fields will be ready in early July! Anyone interested in doing them?!? We did them last year and I was over the moon being in a sunflower field all day but the images we walked away with were AMAZING! In the meantime, check out my favorites from our May Mini’s below! ↓

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M Tarbutton Newborn Session || In Home Lifestyle Session | Monroe, GA

I have known the Tarbutton’s since before kids when we were just couple’s in a New Married’s Couples Sunday School. I have seen them without kids, anxiously awaiting pregnant with their first and now bringing home their second daughter. Throughout it all, they have remained strong, faithful and deliberately following hard after God’s plan for their lives. It has been an honor watching their family grow and see all that God is doing in and through their lives.

Kara is one of kind – she is so intelligent, a great listener and you can already tell she is absolutely head over heels for her baby sister. Kacie happen to have the perfect light pink rug in the nursery that I took full advantage of using for this adorable in-home newborn session. Miriam slept like a champ during the whole thing and we couldn’t be happier with how all of the images turned out – especially since it was a gorgeous day, we even took some outside. Which made both Kacie and I thrilled!

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xoxo,

Jaelyn

E Romaniw Newborn Session || CBP Studio | Lawrenceville, GA

Oh how I love this lady and her beautiful daughter! I had the honor of photographing Abbye’s wedding nearly two years ago (pregnant I may add) and it’s still one of my favorites! They had a day time wedding and I actually got home before dark which is unbelievable in itself. Ha!

Sweet Abbye moved out of state after getting married and then moved back to Georgia when they found out she was pregnant and oh how glad I am they did so I could do her maternity session and newborn session!

Dad couldn’t take time off work to come so we made sure to get the one shot he really wanted – the ones with the adorable baby weight rattle!!! OH those turned out to be my favorite as well!! Since Dad couldn’t make it, Grandma came and we were able to capture some sweet three generation shots and grandma shots. So so sweet!

 


 

 Jaelyn

Alysha + Eric Walker || Blue Mountain Vineyards | Dahlonega, Georgia

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Alysha’s mom was actually my art/photography teacher in high school – “Mrs. B”! When I got a call from Mrs. B about a year ago, I was so excited to hear from her but also to hear that they wanted to use me as their wedding photographer! How cool is that??!? This is the same lady who taught me how to use my camera, how to use photoshop, what leading lines are and really spurred in me to start my own photography business and here am I, 10 years later photographing her youngest daughter’s wedding. Our God sure has a sense of humor.

This March wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. Alysha and Eric chose one of the sweetest venues to tie the knot I’ve been to in a long time. Blue Mountain Vineyards  did not disappoint! Their facility was well thought out – white washed walls in the bridal suite, light grey walls in the reception hall with beautiful beams and WHITE lights in the industrial rustic chandeliers {a photographer’s dream}. The ceremony spot was overlooking the mountains with white chairs, a stone path and gorgeous cross. Even though it wasn’t peak vineyards season, none of that mattered because everything else made the venue gorgeous and a dream to photograph.

Their love for one another was so evident that day and you could just see how Eric cherished Alysha throughout the day. I love that they wanted to do a first look and it was so sweet!! I kept telling them that they were doing perfect and they looked amazing and they would just laugh at me saying “I bet you just say that”. But as you can see in the images below, they really did look perfect and I loved photographing them and their laughter and huge smiles.

Alysha’s sweet grandmother gifted her this dress from Affordable Bridal in Buford, GA and it literally fit her to a “T”!

The flowers surely made everything tie together and they were so gorgeous. If I got married again, this is what I would want. The very talented Juliann Shaffer-Edwards created these masterpieces.

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Venue | Blue Mountain Vineyards

Wedding Coordinator | Jessica Tardonia

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Florist | Juliann Shaffer-Edwards

Dresses | Affordable Bridal – Stella York Dress

DJ | Club Rhett

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Jaelyn

Anna + Justin Wedding || Frost Chapel at Berry College and Forrest Place in Rome, GA

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Everything about Anna and Justin’s wedding was so well thought through and executed beautifully. Holly Lynch of The Season Events (wedding coordinator) walked along side us throughout the day making sure everyone was on time, everything came together and made sure Anna and Justin’s day went off without a hitch.

Anna and Justin got ready at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Rome. Anna and her bridesmaids had their hair and make up done by the Salon inside the hotel and they were on time and did an amazing job on all the ladies.

We then proceeded to go to the Frost Chapel at Berry College where Anna would put on her wedding dress at the same chapel her mom and dad also got married at. Despite the rainy day, Anna would not let that dampen her easy going attitude of “it’s ok” and a smile on her face allowing every minute to sink in. Her mom and maid of honor, Alice, helped her get into her gown as her bridesmaids watched in awe of this beautiful bride getting one step closer to walking down the aisle of a beautiful church to the man of her dreams.

Anna wanted to do a first look with her dad and it was the sweetest moment of him seeing his beautiful daughter in her wedding gown. *Cue the tears* She had a sweet homemade gift for him of a picture of her as a little girl and had stitched on it “I loved you first. 2-10-18”.

Justin arrived on the scene and he allowed us to take a ton of amazing shots of him inside and outside the chapel. His momma was so proud and looked absolutely stunning in that blue lace dress.

With the dark wood and stone walls, this chapel made the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony. A unity candle lite by both sets of parents (who by the way are still going strong in their marriages). The aisle was decorated so lovely by Anna’s mom, great Aunt and Grandmother. A one year old nephew ring bearer, proud father and sweet vows made this ceremony ever so enjoyable to document. As they exited by bagpipe, the sounds filled the room with such sweet notes. They were #finallyfrierson!

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