Newborn: Mailey

This adorable little girl is only 6 days old, and she was such a great sleeper, if not a great curler! I met her parents through friends from church, and knew of her dad from our local youth worker’s group. I was really excited to do a newborn session because it has been a while, and they are just so much fun to shoot and edit! What is better than a scrunchy, sleepy, cuddle, teeny newborn?!


This scale is a recent find, and one I can’t wait to do more shoots with. I love this little antique/shabby chic store in town, Cattywampus. While we were in there last week I came across this scale and knew I had to have it! Thanks Mailey and Company for breaking it in!



This is another shot I love! She looks so peaceful!



I love this hat, and I was so excited to be able to use it again! It’s called an ‘happy elf’ hat, and I just adore it (and I’m thinking I might need one my size before winter rolls around again!)



This little cutie is killing me with all her adorableness!




Daniel and Laura, you have such a cute little girl! I wish I had your little guy in this one also, but maybe next time!

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  • KristinJune 13, 2009 - 9:29 am

    They are all adorable but I love the one of the Parents looking on at the baby at the end of the bed. Amanda, I think I need an adult size of that hat too before winter comes!

  • JenelleJune 13, 2009 - 9:57 am

    I think you have captured a bit of the miraculous in these gorgeous photos. Some of them look like she is still in the womb, she looks so completely and naturally at rest. They are beautiful.

  • LeilaJune 13, 2009 - 10:02 am

    O my goodness I love them. My fave is the one with her curled up with her hat and her little mouth open 🙂 Awesome work 🙂 !!!!!!

  • VickiJune 13, 2009 - 10:34 am

    Thanks for sharing these pics on your webpage! I just love these pics of little Mailey…what a precious miracle you have captured! My favorite one is the one w/ her in the elf hat that has an antique look. What precious memories you have captured for the Daniel and Laura. Sweet!

  • Mike CableJune 13, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    Is Daniel wearing a vneck? I love the picture though:) Great work.

  • CourtneyJune 13, 2009 - 5:31 pm

    These pics are absolutely adorable… omgoodness… hehe : )

  • Mike GoheenJune 13, 2009 - 7:26 pm

    This my grandaughter!!! She is as beautiful as me:)

  • Elliott HedinJune 13, 2009 - 7:28 pm

    You guys have a cute kid! Love the toes.

  • TiffanyJune 13, 2009 - 7:57 pm

    I love that little hat!!!

  • StacyJune 13, 2009 - 10:00 pm

    What precious pictures. Mailey is absolutely beautiful!

  • TomJune 14, 2009 - 10:07 am

    She looks great…Daniel is going to melt like butter when it comes to Mailey:)

  • Liz RushJune 14, 2009 - 10:10 am

    I agree with Tom…girls change everything! I love how girly she is in that hat.

  • MikeJune 15, 2009 - 8:29 am

    The pics in the hat are just too cute!

  • JenniJune 15, 2009 - 12:38 pm

    what beautiful pictures of baby May! It’s hard to choose a favorite since they are all so great but I have to say the 5th one down of her in the hat is my favorite 🙂

  • Shawn FisherJune 15, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    Congratulations Laura and Daniel!!! Mailey is beautiful.

  • KamiJune 16, 2009 - 7:07 pm

    Congratulations on this wonderful gift from God! She is fearfully and wonderfully made 🙂 I love how she is sleeping in all of them 😛 But that’s what babies do! She has so much character in her little face already <3 God bless you all!

  • JustinJune 16, 2009 - 10:14 pm

    We are so happy for you guys and hope you are enjoying your family. She looks great!

  • JamesJune 17, 2009 - 7:41 pm

    Amazing shots of a beautiful kid

  • ShirleyJune 20, 2009 - 7:19 pm

    Lovely pictures. It’s so fun seeing pictures in all of these creative poses. Thanks!

  • AnnJune 20, 2009 - 7:20 pm

    These pictures of our ‘great niece’ are wonderful!

  • Irene WilliamsJune 20, 2009 - 9:22 pm

    Daniel and Laura,
    What a BEAUTIFUL granddaughter you’ve made! Thanks and God bless little Mailey. Adorable pics!

  • ~Jen~June 24, 2009 - 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous! LOVE the hat pics!