This was the first time I had met sweet Chloie and her family and we had so much fun! We ended up at the Arboretum on a very warm day and despite the crazy humidity, little Chloie was amazing. I loved the colors they chose and how beautiful Chloie looked in her dress. Six months is such a fun and interactive age... the perfect time for a session. Enjoy a few of their images!
I was so excited to have a client go into labor on Turkey day and even more excited that it happened in the wee hours of the morning so I didn't have to miss the feast! I was honored to attend this peaceful and beautiful birth and see a mom so calm and relaxed bring her sweet son into the world. It was the perfect way to spend Thanksgiving. Mr. Samuel arrived weighing 2 lbs bigger than his sister and oh was he cute! I can't wait to get my hands on him again for our newborn session! Enjoy!
I was so excited to be at this birth and even though it was intense and a lot of work for mama, it was also full of laughter and joyous tears. It was so beautiful to watch this mama and papa bring their second son into the world. Not only is he just a sweet and handsome addition to the family, but I know he will be so loved. I am excited to share these photos, especially since they have family in Europe who I am sure are anxious to see the newest addition!
I was so excited to get the call to come to this sweet girl's birth. I was glad I left to go when I did, because when I got there, mom was already pushing! This sweet girl was in a hurry to arrive. Mom did an amazing job bringing her into the world and Dad was right there the whole time. Big brother was THRILLED to meet Ainsley once he woke from a deep sleep. Overall, a beautiful and calm homebirth where Ainsley was surrounded by love.
Working with toddlers can be challenging. But usually I have a few tricks up my sleeve that makes it a lot easier. This session couldn't have worked out better. We got some beautiful images of mom and dad before sweet M woke up from her nap. We were able to include her in this special time as well. I love documenting the sweet moments a little family has before adding another member.
I had the honor of photographing Mercury's big sisters birth a few years ago and was so honored to get to help welcome this little man into the world. Amazingly, he wasn't so little! He weighed in at 10lbs 7oz and was just as beautiful as his big sister. Thanks again you guys for having me there. It is always a pleasure!
The Mini Session GIVEAWAY
That is right! In honor of May Day, we are doing a giveaway! On May 14th, we have our "On the Prairie" mini sessions. We are giving away a spot!
Contest will run from April 30th- May 5th. The contest will close at 11:59pm CST on May 5th and any entries after that time will be disqualified. You may enter once per day of the contest!
Here is how it works. You must follow each step to qualify to win!
1. "Like" our Facebook page for Earth Mama Photography
2. Post the following in your personal status (please make sure your Facebook @ link is entered correctly- if you type in @Earth it will give you a drop down menu and you can select Earth Mama Photography that way):
"Enter a chance to win a free mini session with @Earth Mama Photography~ Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family Photography on May 14th. For more information and the chance to win beautiful images of your children, please visit "
Then click "share"
3. Then comment below that you have done steps 1 & 2 and want to be entered for a chance to win!
Once the contest closes, a winner will be randomly selected and announced on the blog and facebook! Enter to win now!
Important info about entering:
You must be available for the session on May 14th (or rain make up day if the weather is bad). No alternate dates will be provided. If you can not make the rain date, if that happens, you will be given a gift certificate towards a future session.
Your session will be 20 minutes in length and you will receive 5-7 digital images. You can have up to 4 subjects during your session.
This giveaway has no monetary value and is subject to our studio policies, contracts and restrictions.
We understand that not every client is on facebook, but in order to participate in this giveaway, you must have an account and follow the steps above. No exceptions will be made.
Contest runs from April 30th- May 5th at 11:59pm CST. All steps must be completed during this time.
We are so excited to announce our upcoming spring mini sessions! This is something I have been dreaming up for months. It took a lot of work, but the images prove that it is worth it. We can't wait to share them with you! But first, the details...
"On the Prairie" Mini Sessions Saturday, May 14th 8:30-11:00 am Allen, Texas
5-7 Digital Images & 20 Minute Session
$300 + sales tax
Your mini session spot includes up to 4 subjects. It will last 20 minutes long and you will receive 5-7 digital files. Sessions are for immediate family only. The cost is $300 for each mini session, plus sales tax. This amount is due when you book your session and is payable by credit card.
There are ONLY SIX mini session spots available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-757-0995 to book your spot NOW!
We will provide the canopy bed in the field, a bucket with a frog, a wicker chair, basket of flowers, and a few other accessories that goes with the look and feel of the prairie! Vintage or prairie clothing is not provided.
Please note! This session will take place in a field. This field is real, which means it may have mud, bugs, frogs, snakes, etc. We obviously take all precautions, but want each family to understand that this is possibilty for this session. The session will take place on the border of Allen and Parker, Texas. Specific location will be given upon booking.
We recommend sweet, vintage clothes for your kiddos. Boys can wear overalls and shirts, or more classic vintage clothing. Girls can wear nightgowns, vintage dresses, denim, or a blouses and bloomers. Think light and airy as that is the type of mini session this is. Here are some places that offer clothes that we think work well for the session (if nothing strikes your fancy- search www.etsy.com for vintage or prairie clothing):
I love this sweet family! I have had the honor of photographing them since they were expecting their first baby and they have continued on our baby plan and have now welcomed baby number two. They are my biggest cheerleaders and I feel so blessed to know them. This birth was beautiful and went just a smoothly as you could hope. Mom was relieved to not have to push for hours and even more amazed that she pushed for only a few minutes! What a blessing.
Baby Austin was born and almost immediately started looking around. He was truly aware of his amazing parents. Praying that you guys enjoy these images as much as I do!
I was so excited to get the call that this mama was in labor. She was supposed to have a scheduled c-section, so labor meant we were going to try naturally instead! Not only was she amazingly strong and beautiful, but her sweet hubby stood next to her and supported her through it all. The emotion in the room when this sweet little girl was born was incredible. I think her daddy's face when he is meeting her for the first time, says it all. I was honored to have been there. I am trying to catch up on blogging, so watch for her maternity and newborn pics soon!
This little man is on my baby plan and we have managed to get a little behind. I didn't realize HOW behind we were until he showed up at our "9 month" session walking! Since he had already had his one year birthday, we just did some fun one year type shots. He was so sweet toddling around the park and patient with us as we made him swap outfits in the heat. He is just a gorgeous baby and I love photographing him! Enjoy you guys!
I have never gotten out the door for a birth as quickly as I did when I got the call to attend Ava's birth. I was there when her big sister was born a year ago and her birth was quick. We anticipated that Miss Ava would also arrive quickly. When her mama called to say that she felt tremendous pressure, I told her to head to the hospital and I would meet her there. We weren't sure what was going on. Upon arrival, her mama was 9cm and Ava was born within about 45 minutes of pulling into the parking lot. WHEW!!! That was close. It was, ofcourse, a gorgeous birth and Ava is just as beautiful as her big sister. What a lucky family to have to joy of raising to sweet sisters.
This time last year I was at the Arboretum with this little family. They were expecting their first little girl. I can't believe a year has already gone by. Amazing how fast time goes! I love, love, loved this session. Not only is "Baby Brooke" the cutest dang thing you have ever seen, the weather and the colors at the Dallas Arboretum were just incredible. What a fun session! Enjoy!
I love this little family! They have been with me since before their sweet girl was born and I just adore getting to watch her grow. I am even more excited to see their family grow next April too! I couldn't believe how big sweet Caitlin had gotten, running all over and dancing. She was still all smiles though and the love in their family was evident. Enjoy!
When I first met this mama, she had her hair pulled back into a pony. I will fully admit that I didn't think it was all her hair. I totally thought she was wearing one of those fake hair pony tail things (I know, very technical term- LOL) but then she yanked it out and down came the most incredible hair I have ever seen. Well, fast forward to maternity pictures and not only does she still have incredible hair but she has a perfect belly to match! She was just stunning. I was so glad that we got the maternity pictures in when we did too, because she went into labor early and we barely made it! Ok, enough chat, show the pictures!
Sweet Kennedy arrived as scheduled to an amazingly loving family. Her dad, being a high school football coach, asked that she come inbetween game weeks and she did! If she wasn't going to have him wrapped around her finger already, that would have done it. She came out with the most gorgeous curly hair and an attitude to match! She was strong and fiesty! She knew what she wanted (to eat) and was going to let everyone know about it. It was great! It is always such an honor to see the instant bond of a new family and this was no exception. Congrats you guys!
About 18 months ago, I had the honor of attending the birth of Reid. He was born by c-section because he was breech. You can imagine my excitement when his mama called to tell me they were pregnant again! This time she was attempting a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesearean). And they were expecting a baby girl! All the way around it was exciting. She went into labor on the 8th and we arrived at the hospital just before a huge storm hit Dallas, causing tornados! It couldn't get more eventful! Her mama worked so hard. She was calm and strong and showed everyone in the room how much power a birthing mom can have and she acheived her VBAC! I was thrilled for this beautiful family. I am honored to have attended this birth.
Little Miss Allie decided that she would cause us all distress over her method of arrival. After weeks of being breech and refusing to budge, her Mama went in to the hospital to see if they could flip her. Much to our delight, they were able to do so! I headed up to the hospital a little sooner than might have been necessary, but I had a feeling that this little girl would get a move on and come out quickly. Boy was I right! It wasn't 2 hours later and she was in her mama's arms. It was quite a whirlwind, but this lovely family worked beautifully together.
The exciting part? I was their when their first baby came into this world 4 years ago. I couldn't believe that I was sitting there having a conversation with "baby" Andrew. Time flies way too quickly. Thanks again you guys. I wouldn't have missed it for anything!
Jaiden didn't arrive the way his family hoped he would arrive, but he sure came into a lot of love! I was so honored to be there to support this family and to capture these special moments for them. He came just a day before his due date and came out at a whopping 9lbs 3oz! We couldn't believe how cute and chunky he was. What a love. I was able to see him this last weekend for his newborn session and he was just yummy as I remembered. His family is loving their new arrival and I hope things continue to go smoothly as they transition into life with the newest member!