Leo Day 9 {New Orleans Newborn Photographer}

It’s fun when parents don’t find out the sex of the baby.  Yes, I’m an over planner and could not wait with my girls but I can imagine the excitement in the delivery room when the doctor told them “It’s a boy”!  Not knowing whether they were having a boy or girl, Christine chose to do a “Twinkle twinkle little star” theme for the nursery.  How sweet is that?  So the colors for his session were dark blue, grey, cream with a hint of gold.

Introducing Leo

With his due date being so close to Easter, his mom and dad gave him the nickname, Bunny.  So obviously I was going to stick him in a bunny bonnet…..

newborn baby in bunny bonnet by Annie Whitaker Photography

If you know his mom and dad, you know just how sweet and calm and mild tempered they are.  Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and sweet Leo is just as calm as they are.  It was so nice.  He didn’t cry at all.  Not a peep.  Just relaxed and sleepy and he let me pose him however I wanted.  We were done in about an hour.

Newborn boy in side sleeper pose by Annie Whitaker Photography

Christine brought this precious gold star blanket to go with his nursery.  I love how he looks all snuggled up under it.

baby with star blanket by Annie Whitaker Photography

Beautiful baby boy sleeping by Annie Whitaker Photography

I think my favorite series in my newborn sessions (besides parent shots) are posing on this amazing fluff.  I get these from Oh So Fleeting.  I have it in lots of colors and try to use light and shadows to highlight babies perfect features.   Leo’s creamy skin looked perfect against the dark blue.

Leo Day 9 {New Orleans Newborn Photographer} by Annie Whitaker Photography macro photo of newborn lips by Annie Whitaker Photography Infant boy on blue fluff by Annie Whitaker Photography

Snug as a bug….I think he loved being wrapped up most.

newborn in bed from Original Photoblocks Props by Annie Whitaker Photography sweet baby boy wrapped in grey blanket by Annie Whitaker Photography

Last but not least, my most favorite part of a newborn session, seeing two new parents with hearts so full they may burst.

Beautiful first family photo by Annie Whitaker Photography

So grateful for Leo’s mom and dad for bringing him to me for such a special photo session.

Now booking summer 2017 newborn sessions.  If you are interested in a session of your own, fill out my contact form today and I will be in touch.


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  1. My daughter is adopting from your city. Do you do hospital adopt sessions? What is an estimated cost.