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Having already met mom and dad during their maternity session, I was so excited to meet this little man. A tiny peanut at only 5lbs, he was a dream! The week of his session I had 5 newborns, which is a busy week for me, and a few of them were on the fussy side. Not this guy. He slept and snuggled like a champ and we were able to get so many wonderful images for mom and dad.

Working with babies and new families so frequently I get so see all of the dynamics. I will say these were some of the most chill, comfortable and non-stressed out parents, which also makes my job a little easier. They say that calm parents make for calm babies... in this case that was certainly the truth. However, every family is different and every baby is different and it really is wonderful to get to witness new families bloom each week.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again... I just love doing maternity sessions. Not only because capturing these beautiful mamas while they are carrying the most precious little lives inside them, but because it gives me an opportunity to get to know my clients before the come in as newborn clients. When I used to photograph weddings, it was the same thing with engagement sessions. I got to meet and get to know the couple before the big day.

Getting to this stunning mama and daddy to be was so much fun. Not only are they GORGEOUS, but they are just the most down to earth. I love asking about the baby, if they have names picked out, the nursery decorated etc. I get so excited with anticipation along with them. Now I'll be even more excited when they come back with their little man.

There are so many images that I love from this maternity portrait session. I don't think they could take a bad photo. I also got to use a few of my new gowns which was exciting as well. Here are just a few of my favorites...















 

To see more maternity portraits click here. Or if you would like more information contact me here

 

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With the technology of amazing cell phone cameras and affordable pro-grade cameras, it's no wonder this generation is the most photographed in history. I love that parents are capturing special moments, day-to-day activities and life. However, I wanted to take things back in time a bit and create timeless portraits that would be difficult to achieve using a cell phone. A throwback if you will to a simple style where there are minimal props and the child, their expression, and they really come to life.

About a month ago I did this kind of session with my own two girls. I had such an amazing response I decided to offer them as a mini session. It was definitely a challenge to offer these as minis, because this type of session is so completely different than the normal children's session. With a traditional session I'm trying to get them to smile, but asking them not too smile for these images proved to be harder haha! And unlike my usual session, the goal here was not to get dozens of good images, but just a handful that would really stand out and have an impact. Then there was wardrobe planning, backdrop planning as well as the editing, which took much more time and technique.

Ooh but I'm so happy I did these because I just can't get over how amazing they turned out. Most of these children I have been photographing for years, so to have the opportunity to capture them so differently and so strikingly was truly such an amazing creative process.

I will likely offer these again, so if you are interested make sure you are subscribed to my email list or contact me at christa@gablephoto.com

Here are just a few of my favorites...

















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I can't express enough how truly blessed I am to have the opportunity to photograph so many precious little ones. They grow so quickly and documenting them during their first weeks is difficult sometimes, but so worth it. Most people expect photographing twins is going to be even more difficult, but I'll be honest, most of the time they are better than single newborns. They're used to being moved around since they're sharing a small space and typically are sooooo sleepy. These two were no exception. We did their entire shoot with mom and dad, and even extended family who were visiting from India, all in an hour and a half. They didn't wake to feed or need to be soothed at all. Ooh how I love it when this happens because we are able to get so many wonderful shots. 

Here are a few of my favorites from their recent newborn photography session at my hilliard, ohio studio. Mom and dad came in last night for their proofing session and seeing their reaction, and the tears in their eyes was just such an wonderful experience for me. 

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I have to say, sitter sessions can be the best ever. Generally, the baby is happy, can't quite crawl away, and is just completely squeezable! That was no exception at Ben's 8 month session. Just look at this Gerber baby. I could have kept him in the studio all day. I can't wait for your next session. He's going to be 1 and we're going to head outdoors for some family photos and a cake smash. Below are a few of my favorites from his session. I just love the simple baby shots!

If you haven't scheduled your milestone session don't wait! 











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This sweet little guy was more than 4 weeks when he came to visit for his newborn photography session. Mama had to have eye surgery days after delivering and scheduling within the recommended 2 week window just wasn't possible. So he was pretty awake for most of his session, but ooh my, I could not be more happy. Just look at those big eyes staring right at me. Be still my heart!

I was so looking forward to Quades session for many reasons. I've been photographing his beautiful big sister for more than a year now and I've known mommy for decades. We grew up together in the same neighborhood and recently reconnected. It's been so amazing watching this beautifull family grow and I can't wait to continue to watch both of these little ones as they reach new milestones.

Here are a few of my favorites. If you would like more information about a newborn photography session and to view my portfolio
















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This time of year is so difficult when you have restless kiddos and they can't go outside for long. And we are trying to limit their television and ipad time. Thursdays are my days off and my little one stays home with me. Then my oldest gets off the bus at 11:45am. Yes you read it correct... 11:45AM!!!!! The day can be long, so yesterday I told them we could blow up the bounce house at my studio. I did have to take them with me to the dentist first. They were so good while I got my teeth cleaned. Aubrey, my youngest, sat next to the hygienist and watched and giggled the entire time.

After we headed to the studio. Aubrey is turning 3 in a few weeks so I knew I wanted to get a few portraits of her first. But Hayden wanted to get her photos taken too. Ummm yes!!! A child who actually wants her portrait taken now... I've died and gone to heaven! They both were so good. I only had to bribe them with Reece Cups and goldfish! Hayden is truly becoming a natural in front of the camera - she literally poses and moves and it is blowing my mind. And Aubrey, she just tilts her head and smiles and ooh my, I just can't even take it. I know she'll be a pro like her big sister in no time.

These past few weeks leading up to Aubrey turning 3 I've been getting so emotional. They both have gotten so big. My dad always told me how quickly time goes by once you have children. This year I'm going to do my best to not overwork myself and just enjoy my time with them and my husband. They're at such fun ages I don't want to miss anything!

Here are the few I had a chance to edit. We did a few other setups too, but these right here are the ones that stole my heart. And then a few of them in the bounce house after haha!

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Shortly after setting up this sweet guys newborn photography session his mama contacted me to reschedule because both he and she were ill and both had to be admitted to the hospital. Then when they were home poor mom and dad got the flu. I can't even imagine being first-time parents and going through so much so soon after giving birth. Thankfully both mom and baby made full recoveries and we were able to schedule his session when he was about 3 weeks old. I thought with him being about a week older than my normal age for photographing newborns he'd be awake. But this perfect little guy was amazing. He slept like a dream until the very end which I love that we got to see him with his eyes open.

Here are a few of my favorites from his session. If you would like to see more of my newborn portfolio click here. And for more information about all of my services click here.





















 

 

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After a streak of boys in the studio last month, I was so excited to meet this precious beauty for her newborn portrait session. I couldn't wait to get out those headbands and flowers and just doll her all up! Not to mention, she had a big brother who was also coming... A furry little long haired dachshund who was just the perfect gentleman the entire time in the studio. So much excitement.

At first Miss Peyton was wide awake, I don't think she wanted to miss any of the action. Then she kept trying to feed when mama held her, so daddy took her and just so calmly and patiently rocked her to sleep. It was so heartwarming to see a days new daddy taking care of his baby girl so effortlessly.

Peyton stayed asleep for a while and we were able to get so many wonderful shots. Some of my favorites are the ones of her on mommy's wedding gown. What a special image I'm sure someday will be viewed on her own wedding day. After some props and a few blanket poses, Miss Peyton woke again. Which I actually love because she just had the most adorable expressions and those cheeks... so squeezable.

Below are a few of my favorites from her session. If you would like to see more of my newborn portfolio click here. And if you would like information about all of my sessions click the "services" tab above.


























 

 

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You've probably noticed I've been posting a lot of maternity sessions lately. I would have to say next to newborns and babies, maternity is just becoming a genre I'm so passionate about. Last month I added 5 gowns to my maternity wardrobe available to clients and I'm even starting to purchase matching dresses for little girls to wear in images with their mommy's.

This session is one I'm really proud of. It was purchased by daddy as a surprise gift. He even made her hair appointment...how amazing is that? We did get off to a bit of a rocky start, because this couple was coming from about an hour away. And since we were scheduled in the evening, the traffic was horrible and they spent nearly 2.5 hours in the car. I had to also organize child care and pick up from daycare but everything managed to come together and we got this stunning mama's session completed. She came in after the stress of that car ride and rocked this mostly nude session with ease. I can't wait to meet their little one later this month!

Below are a few of my favorites. You can also view more of my maternity work here












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