I absolutely adore this precious little Santa Baby! Sweet Olivia Lyn was born at the end of November but when her Premiere Newborn Session rolled around, it was a perfect time for all things Christmas!
I have known Olivia’s mom, Emily, since she was a little girl! It was so such a joy watching Emily and her husband, Stev, sweetly ooh and aww over their first baby!
Emily’s dad (Pop Pop to Olivia), has an amazing talent… he lovingly creates a beautiful needlepoint stocking for each member of the family. What an incredible heirloom! So of course, we had to incorporate this gorgeous stocking into Olivia’s newborn session!
After our time in the studio, I thought it would be fun to capture Olivia in front of our Christmas tree with the lights gleaming from behind. I placed her in a beach wood “platter” with a mustard colored faux fur beneath her. As I was editing these particular images, several Christmas songs about Jesus’ birth were playing in the background… “Mary Did You Know”, etc. It was so meaningful and touching as I couldn’t help but be reminded of Jesus in a bed of straw in a manger. Such a humble beginning for the Son of God, my Lord and Savior.
Congratulations, Stev and Emily! What an honor it is to capture such a blessed time in your lives!
***Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post as I’ve included some of the images I took of Olivia in the hospital!