Your Favorite Newborn Pictures of 2012 from Pictured Moments By April


On the Facebook Fanpage, I recently put out a plea for help in choosing some favorite newborn images from 2012 for my side-show header on my new (upcoming) website.  I have to say that I was blown away by the responses and feedback that so many of you shared – thank you for your opinions and willingness to help!  I didn’t want to let all of your hard work go to waste, so here are the results of your feedback:

In no particular order, these were the 30 FAN FAVORITE newborn images of 2012:

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newborn baby boy with winter hat newborn baby girl with afro and flower headband Clarksville Newborn Baby Photographer newborn baby girl smiling Newborn baby girl with a vintage baby bonnet and satin ribbon newborn boy propped up wearing an infant fedora newborn baby boy sleeping in his daddys army helmet from fort campbell ky 101st airborne division screaming eagles newborn baby girl smiling with dimples and a peach flower headband newborn baby boy with his mother and father hands holding him newborn baby girl in a basket of pink satin and feathers big sister kissing newborn baby brother newborn baby girl in a basket with gold lace smiling newborn baby boy laughing Smiling newborn baby boy with open eyes newborn baby boy wearing a cowboy hat posed in an antique bucket next to daddys cowboy boots bonding newborn baby twins newborn baby girl with lace and peach flower headband Newborn baby girl smiling with red flower headbandswaddled newborn boy in crocheted hat

Newborn baby girl with adorable afro and red flowers on a headband

From the choices above, I can gather a few things:

  • smiling newborn baby images are your favorites
  • lace with newborn girls photographed beautifully
  • you all sure love the multiples and military babies!

Thank you for commenting with your feedback and voicing your opinions.  It was a proud moment to see the love from all of you and to be able to share it with these babies and their families!  I feel beyond blessed and truly appreciated for my artwork – I hope every photographer has a chance to have clients, friends, and fans like all of you.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

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Merry Christmas from a Few Adorable Babies in Clarksville TN!


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newborn baby girl with handmade crochet santa hat   The gift certificates are valid throughout 2013 and may be used on any products or services offered by Pictured Moments by April.  They make great gifts for your pregnant friends or especially if you’re expecting a newborn baby soon too!  I am currently scheduling newborn portrait sessions throughout 2013, starting in February {January is already booked}.  Please email me if you have any questions or need to arrange a time to pick up your gift certificates:  april@picturedmomentsbyapril.com  .  Thank you all and Merry Christmas!

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Military Families Learn to Relish the Moment | Fort Campbell Newborn Photographer


What a beautiful baby newborn Cole was!  He was just as sweet as can be, calm and content throughout his entire newborn portrait session.  Considering that his Daddy’s deployment to Afghanistan with the Army was just around the corner, I expected the tension to be a little thicker, and Cole to be affected by it.  I found the opposite to be true though.  The family was more focused on relishing the moment, enjoying each other, and attempting to slow down the passing of time.  I enjoyed spending time with them during their session, especially Cole and his older brother Connor.  I can’t wait to watch these boys grow over the next year, while preserving memories as images to share with their Daddy away at war.

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Military Families Learn to Relish the Moment | Fort Campbell Newborn Photographer


What a beautiful baby newborn Cole was!  He was just as sweet as can be, calm and content throughout his entire newborn portrait session.  Considering that his Daddy’s deployment to Afghanistan with the Army was just around the corner, I expected the tension to be a little thicker, and Cole to be affected by it.  I found the opposite to be true though.  The family was more focused on relishing the moment, enjoying each other, and attempting to slow down the passing of time.  I enjoyed spending time with them during their session, especially Cole and his older brother Connor.  I can’t wait to watch these boys grow over the next year, while preserving memories as images to share with their Daddy away at war.

newborn army baby sticking his tongue out at deploymentsNewborn boy and brother sleeping newborn baby boynewborn boy and older brother with a tonka trucknewborn baby boy sleeping in army dad's armsnewborn boy with upcycled newborn sleep cap newborn boy in blue crochet hat with ear flapsnewborn boy posed with antique crateupcycled newborn hat and antique yellow bucketnewborn baby photographer clarksville, tn   fort campbell, ky   www.picturedmomentsbyapril.com

Last Day of MOvember, Newborn Baby Style! | Clarksville Newborn Baby Photographer


newborn twin boys wearing mustaches for movember

I have to admit – this was the first year that I heard of MOvember at all.  The month long event takes place each November and involves men (possibly some women?) growing out and sportin’ moustaches to “change the face of men’s health” and raise awareness about men’s health issues.  A handful of clients showed up to their sessions this month with new (and temporary) moustaches for the event.  It was fun to see the participation spread to people of all ages.  When newborn twins Ethan & Eli came to visit me for their newborn portraits, I was tickled pink to learn that Mom brought along a few costume type moustaches for the baby boys to wear.  She explained that her dad was an infamous man known for his ‘stache, so she wanted to photograph his grandsons rockin’ their very own.

Twin newborn babies and thei mustaches

I’m not sure about you, but I can already see the resemblance!  Apparently the newborn twin boys’ picture was a hit because it was featured over at Best Newborn Photographers | Baby Pictures this week too.  How fun!  I can’t wait to share the rest of Ethan and Eli’s twin newborn portraits with all of you.

Did you rock a ‘stache for MOvember too?  Show your support in changing the face of men’s health, and share your moustache picture on the Facebook Fanpage wall today!

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Last Day of MOvember, Newborn Baby Style! | Clarksville Newborn Baby Photographer


newborn twin boys wearing mustaches for movember

I have to admit – this was the first year that I heard of MOvember at all.  The month long event takes place each November and involves men (possibly some women?) growing out and sportin’ moustaches to “change the face of men’s health” and raise awareness about men’s health issues.  A handful of clients showed up to their sessions this month with new (and temporary) moustaches for the event.  It was fun to see the participation spread to people of all ages.  When newborn twins Ethan & Eli came to visit me for their newborn portraits, I was tickled pink to learn that Mom brought along a few costume type moustaches for the baby boys to wear.  She explained that her dad was an infamous man known for his ‘stache, so she wanted to photograph his grandsons rockin’ their very own.

Twin newborn babies and thei mustaches

I’m not sure about you, but I can already see the resemblance!  Apparently the newborn twin boys’ picture was a hit because it was featured over at Best Newborn Photographers | Baby Pictures this week too.  How fun!  I can’t wait to share the rest of Ethan and Eli’s twin newborn portraits with all of you.

Did you rock a ‘stache for MOvember too?  Show your support in changing the face of men’s health, and share your moustache picture on the Facebook Fanpage wall today!

newborn baby photographer clarksville, tn   fort campbell, ky   www.picturedmomentsbyapril.com

A vow to REMEMBER.


On 9-11, we take the time to REMEMBER. We honor the many heroes of that day, the lives lost, and the families forever changed. We also pray and honor the ones that do not remember. The military children who will never remember and may never understand why Daddy, Mommy or BOTH continue to fight and protect our freedom. Sometimes, the smallest of us carry the largest burdens. May we always REMEMBER and vow to help them understand one day. God bless our military “babies”♥

As a military family with a similar story, this blog post by Janine Bondrin really hit home for me too – it’s about our military children living 9-11 at home.  I hope we can all vow to REMEMBER, always.

The military inspired headbands were donated by Twinsanity Designs for pictures of our military children – THANK YOU!

You can find the adorable baby military caps at Kasey’s Creations, also donated for pictures of our military children.  THANK YOU!

 

Best Newborn Photographer Winner!


 

Just in case you missed the verdict, we WON Best Newborn Photographer for September 2012!  Not me, WE.  Two very important, life-changing votes set us apart from second place.  You read that right:  we won by TWO VOTES.  One, two.

Why “we”?  I can list a million reasons as to why this is a group win and not just a personal win for me as a photographer.  Here are a few of my favorites:

  • This image was created in a joint effort with my very dear friend Jamie of Jamie Lynn Photography.  She brought equipment and props all the way from Alabama and we both sweated our tails off photographing these babies for hours.  She has a nearly identical image in her portfolio as well.  I promise whole-heartedly that she earned this just as much as I did.
  • The image would have never been considered if it were never nominated to the Best Newborn Photographers contest!  Thank you for taking that extra step on my behalf.
  • Although it was chosen in the top 10, the image logically didn’t stand much of a chance in the face of some of the newborn photography giants competing alongside the triplets.  With 6 minutes remaining in the contest, the triplets were tied with another image – both having 1,232 votes.  Over one THOUSAND people contributed to this win!!
  • Throughout the week of the contest, the image was shared hundreds of times.  I wish I could track an exact number, but the hundreds of you that rallied for this win by sharing and asking for votes definitely earned a claim to the title.
  • My family campaigned for me like you wouldn’t believe.  My father (who isn’t even on Facebook and barely knows how to surf the net) called all of his clients and friends and insisted on votes.  My mother did the same and was caught more than once showing the triplet’s picture to random strangers with babies and requesting that they go vote.  My granny (who is nearly impossible to say no to) was very persistent in sharing the contest and requesting votes (drill sergeant style).  This title definitely belongs to them too.
  • And last, but not least – the two people that cast those last two deciding votes.  There would be no title if it weren’t for them.  A very humbling realization indeed.

I have come to realize that life is made up of collaborative efforts in our pursuits and endeavors.  Whether it’s work related, life as parents, fundraising, making the world a better place, or just deep in prayer – we are never, EVER alone.  Thank you God, and a huge heartfelt thanks to all of you!