Hawaii Newborn and Baby Portraiture by Simply Baby Photography { Kailua & Honolulu, HI } bio picture
  • Love is the purest form of art.

    As the mother of three (that's me to the left, with my youngest), I know all too well how fleeting baby's first year is. Your love grows along with your baby, but memories fade with passing days. What do you most want to remember about those first moments? The tiny toes, downy soft cheeks and dream smiles? The way he grasps your finger tighter than you'd imagine possible, or how she fits so perfectly cuddled into the curve of your shoulder?

    Newborn portraits are truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. And as your baby grows, there are other milestones you'll want to record- gummy grins, sitting proudly, standing tall and of course baby's very first birthday.

    Simply Baby Photography was born out of my love for my children, and my desire to capture the pure beauty of babyhood along with the special bonds of family. I would be honored to share your family's story through my art.

Milestone session: Baby W { Kailua Baby Portraits }

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Sitting milestone sessions are among my favorites, and Baby W’s was no exception! He’s grown into a bright eyed happy boy with a fantastic grin.

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Love his dapper little sweater set! So handsome.

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He loved being loved on by both his parents, and they make such a cute family. Dad snuggles and kisses equal lots of grins and giggles!

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Even though the weather doesn’t get very cold here in Hawaii, winter can be a little chilly- and who can resist a baby in an antler hat?

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Mama is a baby wearing advocate and has an amazing collection of wraps! I miss the days when my kids were small enough to be worn- baby wearing is great for bonding and calming fussy babies, as well as giving them a special perspective & ability to interact more with their environment. And for moms, being able to kiss your baby’s head freely is always a great bonus.

I’m looking forward to seeing Baby W and his family again in a few months for his first birthday. Time really does fly- one day you have a tiny baby in your arms and before you know it they’re toddling off on adventures. Milestone sessions are wonderful for marking both the developmental stages and your favorite memories of this time in baby’s life.

Holiday card catalog

The new designs are in! Choose either a gorgeous foil imprint (color options are red, gold, silver, or shimmery opal) or a classic design on rich felt or glimmery pearl paper. Reverse sides are mix and match (please note foil designs may show slight indentation on the reverse).

Elegant foil front designs

Reverse designs

Classic designs (front side on top or left; reverse bottom or right)

Joyful Baby T – Kailua newborn session

Little Miss T was full of smiles for her session!

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Her mom contacted me when she was nearly 2 weeks old and luckily I had a last minute newborn opening as my next tiny client hadn’t yet arrived earthside. While most newborn photographers have a cutoff date around 12-14 days, I often find “older” newborns do just as well if not better than those under a week old and T was no exception. She was perfectly curly and sleepy.

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I love the huge grin getting cuddles from mama! Both mom and dad adore their baby girl and she was quite content in their arms.

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Newborns are only this tiny once, and the scale (set to birth weight) is a great way to show their size. The butterfly headband was a new prop I recently got in studio and she modeled it beautifully! I’m always adding new props (and yes, selling old ones) so there’s always something fresh and unique. The basket pose was a new setup- when I heard her nursery was cream, gray, and pink I knew these colors would be perfect.

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Oh, those tiny details! Macro images are some of my favorites, capturing the smallest of details. I think she has mom’s lips!

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Thank you again K family! I’m so glad things worked out so I could meet you and your sweet baby girl. She is an absolute delight and wonderful things await her:-)

To book your newborn session, email me at sessions@simplybabyphotography.com. In a given month I only have 1-2 last minute openings available, so I recommend booking early! October is nearly full and limited November and December dates are available.

September 18, 2014 - 8:00 am

Meghan Rickard - Aww those baby smiles are precious!

September 18, 2014 - 8:02 pm

Eden - Perfection! All of them!