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Baby Lee’s Maternity Portrait Session

Meet the Lees. They are about to grow by 1.

We could not have asked for more perfect weather on this normally HOT June month for Austin, Texas. We only had to take one very quick cool down break, but let’s face it, being pregnant makes you take breaks while in the A/C too. 😉

I was beyond excited for this photo session as Mrs. Lee got to try out one of my brand new maternity dresses and flower crowns. She not only pulled off the whole look, but with her perfect baby bump and elegance she takes it to another level of maternity goddess.

Parker the Heart Warrior – Newborn Photography

Austin Newborn Photographer


Meet Parker.


Parker is our little miracle heart warrior. Born 3 weeks early exhibiting breathing issues at birth they then found the cause was rare congenital heart abnormality, called Taussig-Bing.  This led to open heart surgery on day 9 of his life and a whirlwind of events.  We all give so much thanks to Ronald McDonald House and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Austin, Texas for helping them through this tough time. If you would like to read more about their journey or donate to their family you may do so here on their Go Fund Me page.


Although, he still is not completely free and clear, Parker was released to be picked up at his two month appointment, so we got to take his newborn portraits at that time. It took a little more work to get him to settle in than a normal newborn portrait sessions, but it was SO worth it.  One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to be able to witness and document miracles like this.  Keep up the fight our little warrior, we love you sweet boy.


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Scottie Ann Newborn Portraits


Meet baby girl, Scottie Ann.


Scottie and her family were so fun to work with in my Lakeway/ Bee Cave studio! These TCU alums had so many ideas, I loved putting them into play. I always say we do custom sessions here at Stephanie Anne Studios, and here is a great example of what I mean. After our pre-consultation meeting, we came up with the idea of doing this style of backdrop for her family photos. I created this scene specifically for them, and it is part of my new photo corner for more of a “lifestyle” backdrop.



Stephanie Anne Studios only accepts limited clients every month for a custom experience where YOU come first. You can book your session now for priority. Let’s start planning your custom newborn session now.

Lola’s Newborn Portraits

Meet Lola Venezia.

Her parents wanted a more natural organic feel with cool tones for her newborn photography session here in Lakeway. I don’t usually do many black and white portraits, but I am obsessed with how they turned out!

She has the cutest hair! The back of her head is brown and the front is completely blonde. <3

One Month Newborn Portaits – Why Age Matters

When you schedule a newborn session I always recommend that we schedule it for the first 10 days of your babies life. It truly is amazing the development your baby goes through by the end of that first month.  All in all if we can’t get your appointment within that time period, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world.

Here are a few pros and cons of the different time periods and why age matters:

1 month (plus or minus):

  • Babies start to smile from joy with you. It is still not all the time, but it is a start.
  • There is a better chance they can “make eye contact.” (Interesting fact, kids don’t develop their full adult vision till age 3. At 1 month you are just a big blobby blur to them)
  • They don’t sleep nearly as much or deep as the newborns up to 10 days old. This makes it much more difficult to get wall worthy art pieces and a good portrait in general.
  • If they are not sleeping you are rolling the dice on the moods. Let’s face it, days of asking your child to calmly sit there and smile at the camera are still far far away.
  • If they are not sleeping it is also much harder to wrap babies for that peaceful blissful look. One month olds still don’t have a handle on their arms, legs or hands so wrapping is a way to help them feel in control and help them stay still. (It also helps prevent those inevitable middle fingers or gang signs)

Up to 10 days old (click the link to see an example):

  • Babies tend to sleep longer making more time to photograph and a smoother more versatile session
  • They tend to like being wrapped still love being curl up into “womb like” poses (Some examples here)
  • The great non sleeping images are fewer and further between because…
    • Many babies tend to be cross eyed when they are born and slowly straighten out as time passes
    • A reiteration from above about not having a handle on their arms/ legs/ hands but even more so at this age.
  • Smiles are fewer as they tend to not smile at or with you unless a bodily function just made them feel better.

That all being said, here are a few images from Clara’s 1 month photo session. To view her up to 10 days photo session click here. Just remember, every baby is different!