• Baby Julian

did Beth and Eric’s maternity session, I loved the letters she brought to spell out Julian’s name… however, his name was a SECRET and so I had to keep these few pics hidden from view until Julian made his grand entrance into the world a few weeks ago! “Julian” is a family name and I love it! So unique and different. I’m all for names that are not on the top 2011 baby name lists.  Michael and I just are thinking about getting a puppy and I’m already thinking about unique DOG names!! Anyway…little Julian decided that he was ready to enter the world a couple weeks early and surprised everyone!

This worked out well for me because I wasn’t able to shoot his newborn session until he was two weeks old but because he was so tiny at birth, he still looks like a newborn! Julian is such a pretty baby! I can say that name because he’s still young… we’ll change that to “handsome” in a few months:).  But I’m serious, some babies just look so peaceful and relaxed when they sleep…. almost like they’re posing for the camera. Thank goodness Julian has “the look” because we had a little trouble getting him to fall asleep for an extended period of time. However! I’m becoming a pro at shooting newborn session while mom is holding the baby!


Photographers! If you’ve ever experienced a newborn session where the little one just won’t fall asleep without momma holding him or her… there IS hope! ALL of Julian’s portraits in the blanket were shot while his mom was holding him. We just made sure she was a 90 degree angle from the window light and that her clothes were covered up with the blanket! It really worked out well and we ended up with some sweet shots. So! If you’re ever in a panic, give that a try!


Well, enjoy my favorites and be sure to leave Beth and Eric some comment love about how adorable their baby boy is! ENJOY!!!!

And here he is!!!

Awww… baby yawns:)

Congratulations Gambys!

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  1. emily hudspeth reply

    Great work Katelyn! What a sweet baby!

  2. Caitlin reply

    How adorable. Love these Katelyn! Perfect!!

  3. ashley barnett reply

    Aw Katelyn these are great! GREAT tip on the newborn posing. I’m shooting three newborn sessions next month so I know that will come in handy :) Thanks!

  4. Catie reply

    He is so cute!!! Great job! :D

  5. SvetlanaHillKovich reply

    Katelyn! You do such an amazing job! ;) Love your work, always checking to see more! ;)

  6. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    He’s SO precious!!

  7. caroline reply

    awwww look at the babayyyyyy!!!!!! ohhhh that makes me soo happy. thank you for making my day!! beautiful :)

  8. Amanda West reply

    He is gorgeous!!!! and so tiny. i love babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job katelyn!

  9. Jenelle Sewell reply

    I LOVE the one of him smiling with his eyes closed. I o0o’d and aww’d outloud.

  10. Elizabeth reply

    oh my adorable!!!!!! these pictures are amazing and he is such a cutie!!!!!!! love how they used the big letters in the maternity session!!! so cute!

  11. katie yuen reply

    what a precious baby!!!! i love his little smile!

  12. Rachel reply

    I love Julian, I love his mommy and daddy, and I love his photographer! :) You did a spectacular job, KK!

  13. Rachel reply

    Seriously adorable! Well done Katelyn and Gambys!!!

  14. Barb reply

    I’ve been looking for these. So glad you posted them! Very sweetly captured, Katelyn. . . and you got a ‘smile’. Fave*

  15. Janet reply

    Thanks for the tip, Katelyn! I recently experienced this and we ended up covering mommy’s belly with a white bedsheet and letting baby sleep on top. It totally worked! :)

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