Slidell LA | Newborn-Jackson | Labor day

This sweet little boy is so sweet, he's so handsome, has an awesome name (my son is a JAXson), and his parents ROCK!  Everyone knows newborns are my favorite! How could it not...sweet sleepy snuggles?! I mean hello!!!!  

Labor Day

Labor day is coming up next month! Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of summer. Hooray...the kids are back in school...but I'm crying that summer is coming to an end.  I LOVE SUMMER! Boats, water, beach, green, blue, sun, sunscreen, long lazy days!!!!

Most of us are looking forward to a nice 3 day weekend, bar-b-que's and family and friends. Here's a way to make memories with your kids and maybe start a tradition.  

Kid Crafts:

Party Decor:

Fun Food Ideas:

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Mandeville, LA | Newborn Seth | Capturing Moments

Are you wanting to better capture your littles day to day life? Are you looking for some tips?  Stay tuned to the end of the post!  First, check out Seth!!!  He was such a sweet boy and loved to eat and sleep!  Setting up for a newborn boy shoot can be a challenge.  If you are a boy mom you know the struggle of going clothes shopping only to find the boys section is a quarter of what the girls section is.  Well the photography prop world is the same way...sometimes worse.  So how do we overcome this...we get CREATIVE!!!  I'm a boy mom and know the struggle and make it a personal challenge to give other boy moms awesome VARIETY with super CREATIVE setups!  Girls can't have all the fun!!!!

mandeville La newborn photographer

Capturing your littles

We all see pictures that document kids and babies day to day lives like a story.  You can too!  Here are some tips:

1. Capture the beginning.  Are they taking out the bag of bristle blocks? Capture them dumping them out!!!

2. Forget about getting that perfect smile or having them play and dress perfectly.  Instead, let them play as they are and do.  Don't let them know what you are doing and hide around the sofa or piece of furniture and capturing them PLAYING.  These are the memories you want to remember.  You want to remember their personalities as they were.  How when they think they scrunch their nose or stick out their tongue.  

3. Pay attention to how they are playing.  Are the lining up their toys?  Great capture those toys lined up alone without your child.

4. Capture the end result of their creation or milestone accomplishment!

As you can see you have now captured the beginning, middle, details, and the end....A STORY! It's hard enough for us to remember exactly what our kids looked like as they grew up but remembering their quirks, how they learned a new skill, or even their reactions to accomplishments and failures are the hardest to remember!  DOCUMENT those memories while you can!!!  Time is fleeting! 

Metairie, LA | February 10, 2016 | Newborn ~ Julia

Pure, blissful, serene, amazing, sweet...just some of the "feels" that are had after every single baby that comes into our studio.  

Miss Julia was no exception!!!  Those cheeks, pursing lips, tiny nose, and stunning hair!!!  Just gorgeous!!! She was an absolute joy to work with and yep she loved to eat.  That must be a trend as of lately. 

Linda Lea Photography will be rolling out a few new and exciting things in February for 2016.  We've created a way to give back to our loyal clients and started a referral program.  You, our client, will receive a gift as well as your referral.  Our packages have changed a little.  We've restructured them so our clients can customize them more to your wants and needs.

March 19, 2016 from 10-4 Linda Lea Photography will be at the Northshore Baby and Child Fest!!!  Come out and show us some love!!!

January 28, 2015 |Slidell, LA| Newborn Photography

Baby C joined us for his Newborn Session here in Slidell, LA.  He was such a beautiful, calm and snuggly newborn at 13 days new!!!  

Newborns are definitely a huge highlight of my portrait business.  Snuggling tiny little ones...what is not to love!!!!????  If you or anyone you know that is either expecting or planning a pregnancy please contact us.  We can walk you through what to expect,  how we plan for the session and also information on session safety.  Don't wait too late..the sooner you book the better your chances of getting on the books.

Also, I'm looking into getting a registry option for our mommies to be.  Please contact us to inquire about our upcoming registry program.

Slidell LA Newborn Photography
Slidell LA Newborn Photography