Colton Michael

Several weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing a handsome little man and his parents.  I also got to meet his protective little guard dog, who seemingly was afraid of my big mean camera and tried to scare it away... hehe!  Seriously, though... the session was so fun, the parents are so in love, and I am obsessed with the photos (biased much?!?)!!

Introducing Colton Michael!!


We started the session with the whole family (including their fur baby!) in Colton's nursery...

Speaking of the nursery... isn't it beautiful?!?  Colton's mama had a vision for a gender neutral nursery - she selected lots of lovely handmade touches to decorate the walls and mixed and matched with furniture pieces to achieve a really cohesive look.  If you're styling a nursery anytime soon, you might wanna talk to Michelle for some tips!!  Oh, and the pup posed so I could take a photo of the fun carpet!!  ;)

Colton's dad is a police officer, so someone handmade this cute little police officer uniform for him (and naturally, dad had to hold his baby boy to show it off!).  Anyway, I just loved so many of the photos in the parents' room... the lighting was seriously perfect, and Colton was such a chill baby!!

So, when grandparents are around (and have travelled a long way to meet their first grandchild!), you have to include them in some photos!!  The new faces you see are Michelle's parents just really doting on their fresh little grandson!

I felt as though Colton was very alert for a newborn.  Just had to capture some photos of him making eye contact with the camera AND watching his parents!  What a sweet little guy!!

Colton's mama had him mesmerized with her lovely singing...


Thanks so much, guys, for allowing me to capture this special time of your lives!!  Enjoy your precious gift - he's adorable and oh so sweet!

Athena Marie

P.S.  If you're expecting and wanting an experienced photographer to capture some moments like these, make sure to contact me several months prior to the birth to schedule your newborn session!!  I would be so happy to meet your newbie and photograph your growing family!  Now booking for January 2018.