Emma Claire Newborn Session, New Jersey, Noelle Bell Photography

Last year my husband and I took our first long vacation to New Jersey where I was born and raised, and we visited family and close friends.  Last year we were also up there to celebrate one of my best friends 40th birthday’s.  So less than a year later I was up just a week before her birthday to celebrate the birth of her firstborn Emma Claire, who was promptly nicknamed E-Claire.   She can blame that on her Aunt Noelle!   🙂

It was a perfect 4 days that I had to spend with Trish and Emma Claire.  So of course I packed my car full of props so I could capture newborn pictures.   E-Claire did a great job of posing and we were able to capture her in her mom’s West Virginia University colors while she was sleeping.  I have a yellow tutu for the next time I’m up there.   I’m sure she will have lots of WVU attire to pair with it.

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I also captured her with all of her animal siblings.  She has a very protective sister in Pasha and Stryker is a very protective big brother as well.  Here’s Pasha giving kisses!  🙂

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Here are some other images I captured outside of Stryker and Pasha.  They are the most beautiful shepherds I know and they are actually sister and brother, from different litters, but they have the same mom and dad.

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Here is Patton, who normally stays up on his shelf in the bedroom where the dogs can’t reach him.  But since the dogs refused to leave the room that Trish and E-Claire were in, he got off of his shelf and was playful as I captured some images of him.  He is a 27 lb cat but he fit on the chair.

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It was really special to capture some of E-Claire with her daddy loving on her.  It was the perfect time to visit as the following week John’s father passed away.  I’m so glad that He will always have pictures of the first weeks with his little girl.  And I plan to be around for many more pictures of them together.  And I was thrilled to hear that they were able to get a few pictures of her with her grandpa.  That will be a wonderful memory.

Newborn Pictures, Family Portraits, Baby, Newborn Portraits, Dad Newborn Pictures, Family Portraits, Baby, Newborn Portraits, Dad Newborn Pictures, Family Portraits, Baby, Newborn Portraits, DadAnd here are a few with mom and dad.  I love the one of her with Trish and John holding her little feet.

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Newborn Pictures, Family Portraits, Baby, Newborn Portraits, Sleeping Newborn Pictures, Family Portraits, Baby, Newborn Portraits, Velvet Chair Trish wanted to be sure we captured some images of her on her daddy’s uniform as John now serves in the Air Force reserves.  I’m not sure if Emma will follow in dad’s footsteps, with this face, but she is going to grow up and be whatever she wants to be!  And she’ll be great at it.  I just know.

Newborn Pictures, Military Newborn Picture, Baby, Newborn PortraitsAnd finally for some of her faces….the best

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Newborn Pictures, Family Portraits, Baby, Newborn Portraits, Dad, MomI loved every minute of my visit and I can’t wait to see them again and capture more pictures of E-Claire as she grows up!  And thank you Trish, spending time with you was wonderful and I can’t wait to see you next time!  Thanks for sending me the picture last week.  Love and miss you girl!

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Alexandra

Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of taking pictures of one of my dear friends niece Alexandra who was just 14 days old!  She was just about 6 lbs and so very tiny.   She was precious though and I had a great time photographing her and her family.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the event.

This one was one of my favorites, although not the best compositionally, I love how Gabe’s hand is reaching out to protect her in style that strongly reminded me of a Michelangelo painting.

What a great big brother Gabe is going to be to his little sister.  Thanks Jason and Tracy for the pleasure of letting me capture your little one.  I will get more pictures edited in the coming days.

Until the next time…

Maternity Shoot

A few weeks ago I did a session with my dear friend Anjali and her husband Jeremy \ who are due to have a baby in just a few weeks!!  It was an honor to do these pictures and I was thrilled to have a chance to not only take them, but have fun with her and celebrate in this wonderful season of her life.  Here are some of my favorite shots of the final images.