Archive | April, 2014

Ella Rose | New Parents | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer

This sweet little family recently visited me for some portraits. Aren’t they darling? Do you remember being new parents? Those first days and weeks of trying to get the hang of feeding, diapering, and sleeping, adjusting to the new schedule and responsibilities you had, feeling the weight of the reality of your new parent status, and the awe and joy and amazement you felt as you stared at your precious child. Savor your first days. Cherish them, even though it’s hard sometimes, and stressful, cherish those first days with your little ones!

new parents

baby in nest

toes in nest

sleeping baby




sweet headshot

Mom & Baby

family snuggle


Baby Announcement

In case you missed it, these were part of our Christmas cards. We discovered we were pregnant and decided to announce it to our children (and everyone else) with a fun photo session and creative Christmas cards. I also had found these darling school chairs at a local church rummage sale and of course ideas started rolling. My children love to read, so of course I had to incorporate some vintage books. After getting all the props set up, one of the kids said, “Why are there five chairs?” At that point I was already writing on the chalkboard “Welcome Baby #5 to the class” which they read and responded with a “huh???” lol! It was great fun, and it was also very fun to hear friends & family’s reactions to our addition skills (1+1=7!!)

empty chairs
I am 18 weeks pregnant in these photos.
baby 5

And my favorite….lol and we become a crazy family of seven….

All photos by Maryann Russell Photography.