This set Kelly created for AJ’s seaside cake smash was the flawless: the waves, the sand, the shells! Who else is counting down until their beach vacation? Scroll down to see a few non-cake shots of AJ in the studio, and some family shots outdoors as well!
Meet Bryson, who shares a birthday with the latest Royal Baby, Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and therefore won a free newborn session with us! I’d be smiling, too, Bryson!
Katie brought Isabelle to the studio for a Mommy & Me Session! There were plenty of tickles, snuggles and giggles!
Delaney was back in the studio for a special Milestone Session with Kelly - a Milk Bath! This was Mom’s request, and Kelly’s first attempt - I’d say she nailed it! You may remember Delaney from her gorgeous Fall Newborn Session. Delaney is participating in our Baby’s First Year Program, so we’ll be seeing her again for her Cake Smash session in a few months!
It was another beautiful Yellow Flower Session by Denise for the Smith Family!
Abbott was snoozing soundly in this tiny bed at his Newborn Session in January. Gray and Ivory were the colors of the day for this photo collection. When deciding on colors for your session, we always recommend that you consider the colors in the room you will be displaying your photographs. Want to hang a canvas in the nursery? Be sure your chosen session colors will complement the rest of the nursery decor.
Sweet Harmony! This beautiful baby girl looks like a Snow Princess in her floral cream dress and woodsy winter backdrop. These neutral shades with pops of shimmery gold give this session a Regal feel. Miss Harmony has the sweetest smile and looks so relaxed for her session. I have a feeling her personality matches her namesake!
Colin was a happy, smiley baby for his 6 month session! Neutral shades of gray and ivory with pops of red give Colin’s photo collection a cohesive look. With this age group, it’s always fun to stick them in a container of some sort! Not only does it make for adorable photos, but its a new and fun experience for them and usually elicits some sweet baby smiles. Here we used a rustic tub, a white wooden crate, and a wicker basket.
The Hall Family had a fun session in the studio this winter! With Mom and the boys in ivory, gray and denim against an Ivory backdrop, Kelly produced some bright and classic family photos.
Our Worthdays Benefit Sessions held in January were open to Newborns and Babies up to 12 months old. Worthdays is a non-profit founded by Caroline Neal, which aims to ensure that all children in the foster system feel important, worthy and celebrated, especially on their birthday.
Kelly kept these sessions simple with shades of brown for the backdrop and props, and ivory outfits for the babies. Some parents opted to bring their own outfits, and that’s just fine, too! Scroll down to see some cuteness overload in the images below!
The Worthdays Benefit Sessions brought in over $1000 in donations! If you’d still like to contribute to this cause please go to https://www.worthdays.org to see how you can help.
In January, 11 Sixteen Photography hosted Benefit Sessions to benefit the non-profit Worthdays. Caroline Neal is the Founder and Executive Director at Worthdays. A former social worker, Caroline knew firsthand how difficult the Foster System could be on children, and had a vision to make them feel worthy, especially on their birthdays. “Worthdays vision is to ensure that those impacted by the Foster Care system know that they are important, worthy and celebrated.” We are so proud to support and bring awareness to this cause. Every child deserves to be celebrated on their birthday.
Tomorrow, look for a blog post with a collection of our Benefit Sessions for Worthdays!
What better time than the Holidays to get the whole family together for a photo op? The Willis Family did just that this past Christmas and snagged some beautiful photos, including a few maternity shots!
Two year old Matty came in for a Milestone Session in late October and brought some of his favorite toys along! How sweet is he cuddling his teddy bear?
James came to the studio in December for Part 3 of the Baby’s First Year Program - the ever-popular Cake Smash Session! By taking advantage of this program, we were able to capture his most important first year milestones and provide Mom & Dad with a beautiful Keepsake 10”x10” album of all three photo sessions. They also received one 16”x20” canvas for each session plus print credits!
The Ward Family chose Navy, Burgundy, Gray and Denim for their Fall Mini Session with Denise, and it looks amazing against this red barn. Dad’s plaid shirt brings the look together, while Mom’s solid top gives that pop of color!
Our Mini Sessions include photos of the children alone, siblings together, parents together and the whole family. We are now booking our Spring Mini Sessions, so get yours booked today!
The Simmons Family had a Deluxe Mini session with Denise with the setting sun as a backdrop, and the golden glow in these photos is just amazing! With a Deluxe Mini Session, you can bring along your fur babies, too!
The McCurry Family met with Denise in November for this fun Fall Mini Session! We love the kids’ outfits, especially that pea coat, dress and brown boots. I need that outfit! Big sister’s leggings match little brother’s jeans, and his sweater compliments her jacket. Mom pulls it all together, both literally and figuratively!
This Dandelion Yellow wrap, headband and blanket have me thinking of Spring! But June’s newborn session was actually shot back in November. Kelly pulled together sets of Navy Blue, Ivory and Tiffany blue, with some splashes of Raspberry Pink and Gray for a beautiful collection of newborn photos.
The Hite Family came out for a beautiful photo shoot with Denise at a private farm in Glen Allen. The golden sun and the old red barn make for a warm, beautiful backdrop to this new family. Notice how mom and dad chose colors that ever so subtly tie in with the little one’s jean cuffs! Pulling colors from a pattern is a great way to pull together a cohesive look for a session.
Mom and Dad also brought along their Fur-baby! We have a feeling this sweet doggy will be protective of baby!
Saavi gave us the slightest grin in this first photo from her newborn session. Her session features a neutral ivory with splashes of wine red and blush pink. Coming in around the holidays meant she also got a snowy sled photo! Scroll to the bottom to see how protective big brother is over his baby sister!