I recently had my second daughter on 8/15/15 and we are totally in love with her. Our sweet baby Vivian is the perfect addition to our family and she is a great baby and has even adjusted well to coming to work with mommy. I was back at work right away after having her, but before I went back we were lucky enough to have my friend Jenny at Jennifer Kaye Photography capture her first week of life with beautiful newborn photography. Of course, Jenny and I love a good creative collab so I brought the baby and a bucket of flowers and some family heirlooms and worked with her props to create some beautiful settings for my beautiful little baby to pose in.
I also whipped up not one, but TWO floral crowns. The first was a very simple but chic ring of hyacinth blooms. The second was a big, fancy mix of blooms and foliage that included Veronica, zinnias, spray roses, seeded eucalyptus and my current favorite flower: Pieris Japonica. While I loved the floral crowns on her, the pièce de résistance was Jenny’s twig basket that I ringed with flowers + foliage. Vivian fit perfectly within the ring of pink and white zinnias, spray roses, pieris, snapdragons, lisianthus, Veronica, ivy, seeded eucalyptus and other blooms.
My favorite non-floral newborn vignette was our “generations of awesome women” setting. We placed Vivian in a box atop my vintage baby quilt from my late Grandma Norma and covered her with a baptismal gown sewn and embroidered by my late Grandma Vivian (for whom my daughter is named). The box was surrounded by other pieces of significance–the vintage teddy bear belonged to my mother Patricia, the vintage Barbie (from Barbie’s 2nd year in production) belonged to my mother-in-law Mary and it was wearing clothes knitted by her late Mother Wilma. The blue snuggle bunny belonged to me and I cuddled with it all the time in my first few years of life and the final generation represented of course was the baby…I love that I could pay homage to all of these amazing women in one photo.
Perhaps my favorite images though, are those of my two daughters together. We took these “sisters” photos a few days after the original newborn images and Jenny even captured a few of the three of us Janes gals together. Aria really loves her little sister Vivian and is an awesome big sis!
I love my girls, I love these photos and I loved having my talented friend Jenny capture Vivian in her first week of life. I highly recommend getting newborn photos done–and highly recommend Jennifer Kaye Photography.