Hadley | Newborn Baby Girl

Little sweet Hadley. She may have been born a bit early, and just over six pounds at birth, but this little lady is larger than she seems. Her name carries a beautiful history, family and courage. You see, Hadley was named after her great grandfather who died at sea while serving the Navy. Hadley, the great grandfather, earned a silver star for his courage and was the only Oregonian who had a the great honor of keeping his legacy alive through his name on a US Navy Ship: the USS Hadley.

Now his name carries even further into this beautiful family with the arrival of baby girl Hadley. We just love baby names that come with a meaningful story and this one is particularly beautiful. We bet great grandfather Hadley would certainly approve.

Oh little Hadley, we’re in love with your newborn photography images and we have a feeling your name will live on generation to generation, just like these images.

We’d love to chat about wrapping for a minute because we really have a difficult time deciding which style is our favorite. Julia Kelleher is so skilled at making baby look perfectly tucked and the color combinations are so fun to see come together. So, what’s your favorite from these three newborn photos of baby Hadley? The perfect little bow, the tight womb-like wrap, or the flowy, feminine scarf. They’re all so pretty and cute! Which pose is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

If you’re interested in learning more about Julia’s newborn baby wrapping techniques, check out her Newborn Wrapping online course. And follow our Wrapped Poses board on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Wraps by: JD Vintage Props

Scarf by: Faveur Boutique, Bend, Oregon

Knit tieback: Little Olive

Grey flokati rug by: JD Vintage Props

Newborn baby girl wrapped | Jewel Images Bend, Oregon Julia Kelleher Newborn Photographer
Newborn baby girl wrapped | Jewel Images Bend, Oregon Julia Kelleher Newborn Photographer
Newborn baby girl wrapped | Jewel Images Bend, Oregon Julia Kelleher Newborn Photographer

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Newborn Baby Workshop in Atlanta

As a passionate photography educator (on CreativeLive, in her online school Jewel Education, and in person all over the world), Julia teaches photographers how to elevate their photography skills and business strategy. Photographers love her for her no-nonsence, authentic personality and approach to business. Parents love her for her kind, baby-whisperer effect on newborn babies. So more often than not, these teaching experiences  involve a fun group of eager photographers and a ton of incredibly sweet newborn babies. What a lucky girl! (Enter the quote we hear so often around the studio “My job does not suck.”)

While in Atlanta for Imaging USA, Julia taught a small group of photographers the art of newborn photography and little baby Grayson was the beautiful model on this day. The studio? Blume Babies in Watkinsville, Georgia. Through a somewhat serendipitous FaceTime call, Blume Babies studio owner Eileen Blume agreed to be the host studio for the workshop and we couldn’t have been happier. A 1400-square-foot space full of reclaimed wood, white brick and exposed concrete. A Restoration Hardware lover’s dream!

Eileen wrote a great recap of the day from a student’s perspective and so we thought we’d share some of the behind-the-scenes and also final images of baby Grayson.

So please meet Grayson. She’s a Georgia peach if there ever was one!

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Newborn baby photo Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby photo Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby photo Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby photo Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby photo Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby photo Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
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Baby Branson and Big Sister

Have we told you how much we love baby number two? Don’t get us wrong, the first baby is so incredibly special in every way and we adore watching families welcome their first newborn baby. But there is something so sweet for us as photographers to have the opportunity to meet a family’s second baby. Maybe it’s us being selfish, not wanting to have to say goodbye to the family that we fell in love with the first time around, or maybe it’s because one of the most amazing things in the world is recognizing how different, beautiful and wonderful two siblings can be. Whatever the reason, when news of baby Branson’s arrival hit the studio, we were thrilled to know that we’d be seeing this sweet family of four once again!

Today, to celebrate Branson’s arrival and his big sister Taylin, we’d like to take the opportunity to share why we think siblings are so special (just a few of the reasons anyway):

  1. You have a built-in role model to look to and trust during life’s most difficult challenges.
  2. Laughter! There’s nothing like two times the laughter when dad tells a funny joke.
  3. Your sibling is usually the first one to tell you the god’s honest truth. And that’s a good thing.
  4. Hand-me-downs! Whether it’s toys or clothing, you might complain a bit, but deep down inside, it’s nice to have twice as many options.
  5. Once you’ve met your sibling, you can’t imagine life without them.

 

We wish baby Branson and big sister Taylin many years of happiness, support and laughter! And we hope mom and dad have a ton of fun helping them both learn, grow and love.

Why do you think siblings are so special? Share with us in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Newborn baby Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon
Newborn baby Jewel Images Julia Kelleher Bend, Oregon

 

 

 

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10 Inspiring New Year’s Quotes for New Parents

Since ancient Greece, the baby has been the optimistic symbol of ushering in the New Year. We are lucky enough to meet this symbol of rebirth and renewal so often here at Jewel Images. The newborn babies we photograph are a constant reminder to us of how every day is a brand new chance — a fresh, clean start — to learn, grow and love.

We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the passing of 2015 and the “birth” of 2016 than with a collection of some of our beautiful baby photography from this last year at Jewel Images in Bend, Oregon. We’re sharing a very special video over on our Facebook page to celebrate 2015 and welcome 2016, we hope you’ll take a peek!

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We’re also sharing some of our favorite parenting quotes as a reminder to us all about what truly matters — in the life of a child and in the evolution of the parent. Because even though parenting is the most difficult challenge we face as human beings, it is absolutely the most important and rewarding and, in the end, it’s all about the love you share. Because that special place in your heart you never knew you had is forever changed with the birth of a child. Enjoy and Happy New Year to all!

 

10 Inspiring Quotes for New Parents

 

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.” -Don Herrold

“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” -Jane Goodall

“The soul is healed by being with children.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” P.J. O’Rourke

“We’re always bluffing, pretending we know best, when most of the time we’re just praying we won’t screw up too badly.” -Jodi Picoult

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” -Benjamin Spock

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent, just a real one.” -Sue Atkins

“The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice.” -Peggy O’Mara

“Remember, you are not raising an inconvenience; you are raising a human being.” -Kittie Frantz

“There are really places in your heart that you don’t know exist until you love a child.” -Ann Lamott

Do you have a favorite parenting quote? Share it with us in the comments!

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