Tiny Footprints | Hospital Newborn Photography

The hospital session I’m sharing today isn’t quite like others I’ve shared in the past. A few years ago I signed up as a volunteer for The Tiny Footprints Project. TTFP is a non-profit organization designed to match families with newborns living in the NICU with professional photographers willing and able to donate a hospital lifestyle session. The session I’m sharing today is one I photographed as a TTFP volunteer. This beautiful little girl may indeed have had some tiny footprints, yet they made a big impression on me.

It was a rather cold, though beautiful sunny day when I met “Little Bit” and her family at USA Women’s and Children’s for her photo session – such a strong little one, with the spirit of a fighter. And her family was simply amazing. There was no denying the head over heals kind of love her mommy and daddy have for her. I could see their emotions bubbling up, and overflowing — so much joy and happiness looking down at her. And the exciting thing — they got to hold her for the first time while I was there! It was simply a privilege to be there. In the words of her family, “She is beautiful, and the strongest little girl we have ever met. Her bones will always be brittle, but she will grow up with a spirit to never give up and to never give in.”

I think it’s safe to say most parents-to-be don’t daydream of spending days, weeks, or even months in the NICU with their newborn. While it isn’t the beginning most dream of, it’s the reality so many face. And having a little one in the NICU isn’t easy. It’s stressful. It’s complicated. It can be scary. However, it’s important to realize it’s also beautiful. A family’s love is beautiful. Life is beautiful – miraculous even. No matter the circumstances… no matter the location… little ones are this small only once. Photographs capture that forever. As I’m fond of saying, “Pictures are moments. Moments are memories. And memories are life.”

To learn more about the Tiny Footprints project, check them out on Facebook, or visit their website.

Here are some highlights from Little Bit’s session. Enjoy!

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Announcing Big News | Mobile Maternity Photographer

What a fun change of pace I had at this maternity session – or should I call it a maternity session pre-session? When I was asked by a very special couple to help in announcing their big news with photos, I may or may not have jumped up and down.

This beautiful mama-to-be contacted me with an idea she had in her head. We talked about it and looked at her inspiration photos. After all, when you’re expecting your first baby it’s pretty exciting news. The hard part was waiting for the session. Once the day came, we couldn’t have asked for better weather – clear skies and a beautiful sunset. The end result? Beautiful, fun photos to announce their pregnancy. It was such an exciting time for their family. And by “their family” I mean my family, because this very special couple is my actually my brother and sister-in-law! And the little gummy bear in her belly is my niece! <3 You’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the near future. 🙂

If you’re expecting and interested in a session – to announce or document your pregnancy – please contact me.

Here are a few highlights from their pregnancy announcement session. Enjoy!

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Little Sister Flashback | Baby Milestone Photographer Mobile, AL

The absolute best part about playing catch up on blog posts is getting to look back through memories I’ve captured for my clients! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed looking back at sweet Miss A’s milestone. She’s grown up so much since then. Time sure does fly. This session is a flashback in more ways than one. 🙂

I was so happy to hear from this mama, and super excited to hear Baby A had a little sister! I photographed this precious girl nearly 2 years to the date after her big sister’s first milestone session with me. These darling sisters have birthdays close to one another, had the same adorable nursery, and even share the same initials. PLUS, we photographed little sister in the same fashion with one of the same outfits big sister had worn! Such a fun flashback. <3

I enjoyed watching these sisters interact with each other – typical siblings in every way. 🙂 I’m looking forward to looking through and sharing the next session I had with Miss A – hopefully very soon!

Here are a few highlights from the session. If you would like to book a milestone session for your own little one, please let me know. Enjoy!

Smiling Baby Portrait in Nursery | 6 Month Milestone | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALBaby Toes | 6 Month At Home Milestone Session | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALBlack and White Photo of Smiling Baby Girl | Milestone Photo Session | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALBaby Portrait in Nursery | 6 Month Milestone | Little Sister Flashback | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALBlack and White Profile Silhouette of Baby Girl | Milestone Photo Session | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALAt Home Milestone Photos | Baby Pictures | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALPretty in Pink | At Home Milestone Photos | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALSisterly Love | Milestone Photos | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, ALSisterly Love | Milestone Photos | Danielle Parker Photography | Mobile, AL

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6 Month Princess | Baby Milestone Photography Mobile, AL

(I’m on a roll — knocking out back blog posts left and right! I can’t wait to be all caught up!) Today I’m sharing a milestone session of this little girl as a sweet 6 month princess. Well, technically this session was a little longer to make it both a milestone and family session in one. Oh those lashes the 3 of these kiddos are are all but famous for!

Little Miss M certainly looked like a princess, protected by her two prince-like brothers. It’s so much fun watching them together. It’s obvious she is very loved. We met in the morning for this lovely session, as it’s when these 3 little angels are at their happiest. Even though Miss M wasn’t a fan of the grass (in true princess fashion), she graced us with an adorable smile before moving to the comfort of her parents’ arms. As with anytime there are young ones involved, there were a few funny outtakes — making for lots of laughs and an all around fun session. I thought I’d share some of the outtakes in the post as well — proof that kids will be kids, and that even less than “perfect” photos are still truly enjoyable. 🙂

I can’t wait to see this family again!

Here are a few highlights from their session this fall (plus the outtakes 🙂 ). If you would like to book a milestone session for your own little one, please let me know. Enjoy!

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Fall Family Sunset Session | Mobile, AL

Today I thought I’d share another family mini-session from this fall. Meeting up with this family and seeing how big these sweet boys had gotten was such a joy. They’re just as handsome as ever! How can it be that Baby R has already turned two, and that Mr. O is right at one?! (He was 6 months in these photos!) To look back and see how tiny they were… just wow.

It was a beautiful evening for this family mini-session — not too hot, not too cold, (not too humid!), and the sun was filtering beautifully through the trees. The session went by fast, leaving enough time to play at the playground for a few minutes. I LOVE the genuine smiles they gave us. While I enjoyed our time together, it was felt far to short. I’m looking forward to meeting up with them again soon. I’m sure they will blow me away with how much they’ve continued to grow.

Here are a few highlights from this family mini-session. If you’re a past or current client and would like more information on family mini-sessions, please let me know. Enjoy!

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