Lily 2 years {Mandeville family photographer}

 When Raquel first contacted me, she mentioned how much she loved the photo of Harley in her Aunt Heart……ummm if you are part of the crazy WDW BST world, then you understand my instant connection with her (and excitement).  Then I found out she was one of the amazing women behind the scenes…..OMG.  I knew if anything, Miss Lily’s wardrobe would be outstanding.  And it was.  If you are not familiar with well dressed wolf, it’s a magical children’s clothing line started by two sisters here in Covington, Sarah and Shannon.  But extends beyond that.  Each article of clothing has a story behind it that makes them so special.  Even more than that is the community of mothers  that has formed because of the brand.  A community of strength and support from complete strangers.  It’s a beautiful thing.

I could never be a photographer that does mini sessions.  Some children warm up instantly.  And some take time.  And that’s ok.  I’m here to give them that time.  Lily was one that needed some time to get used to this strange lady with a funny black box.  I love looking through the images how she blossomed throughout the evening.  By the end of the session, I even got a hug and a kiss goodbye.

After s spring filled with colorful wildflowers, at first I was kind of sad we wouldn’t have any for their session.  But honestly, I prefer simplicity.  When we arrived I spotted some small white flowers in the distance.  When we got closer we saw that it was a little patch of dandelions. How perfect!

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The little princess looked perfect in her Aunt Heart.  My unicorn 🙂


But of course, she had to have a wardrobe change…..


We had rescheduled our session from the week before because it has been so rainy.  So it just so happened that our session fell on mother’s day.  We were blessed with the most beautiful sunset and now Raquel has this sweet photo of her and her sweet baby to remember the day by.  I think it’s my favorite.


Now you remember I told you it took a little while for Lily to warm up………look at the last shot of the evening 🙂

Lilly 2 years {Mandeville family photographer}

Thank you so much Raquel and Joel for letting me capture your family <3

Annie is now booking summer 2016  sessions.  If you are interested in scheduling a family, maternity or newborn session, CONTACT HER TODAY.

Lilly 2 years {Mandeville family photographer}

Annie Whitaker is a natural light photographer specializing in newborns, baby and child portraiture.  She is currently taking clients from the Northshore (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Abita Springs and Slidell) as well as the New Orleans area (Metairie, Kenner). Clients also travel from Denham Springs, LA and Picayune, MS. Louisiana Newborn Photographer, Mississippi Newborn Photographer, Mandeville Newborn Photographer, Louisiana Baby Photographer, Covington, LA Baby Photographer, Mandeville, LA Baby Photographer, Custom Portrait Photographer, Custom newborn photography in Mandeville, Louisiana by Annie Whitaker Photography

Lori Brown Astorino


Such a beatiful session! I loved the mommy & daughter shots!! And that yellow outfit is just the cutest!!

Gretchen Oberpriller Blair

Adorable! Sweet capture of a sweet, sweet girl!

They are going to treasure these photos forever!! Absolutely precious.

Mia Afanador Minoletti

Okay these images are perfection and she might be the cutest two year old I’ve ever seen!!! These all deserve to be hanging on walls!!! What a gorgeous session and one to treasure forever!!!

Jasmin Tejada-Mujica

Love this!

Kimberly A. Rhoades

Wow! How adorable is she?

Raquel Champagne

Thank you so much annie!! I adore all of the images you captured of our little family and they will be forever cherished! You made the entire experience so relaxing and enjoyable for us and of course made lily’s wdw wardrobe shine beautifully! 😉 Thank you for being so patient with our strong willed two year old! Your tight hug and kiss goodbye was Lilys way of letting you know how much she enjoyed herself and you too! We cannot wait to work with you again in the future!! Raquel