We love our return clients!  We photographed big sister a few years back, and we are excited that little brother has come into the studio for his newborn session!  All sessions are held in our beautiful Carlsbad Village newborn portrait studio.  We specialize in newborns, and Stacey has been photographing them for over eight years.  Baby will be in trained, professional hands.  We can’t wait to photograph your session!

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Contact us for your newborn portraits early!  We accept a limited number of sessions each month, so its best to get on the calendar early!  Don’t hesitate to call us even if your baby has just arrived, as we can usually fit new clients in.  Our newborn studio is located in Carlsbad Village, and we do all of our newborn photography sessions at the studio.  We have a beautiful selection of props, baskets, bows and hats for baby to use during the session.  We can’t wait to work with you!

Welcome to Baby Z!

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I have known this little one since she was just a few weeks old. I feel SO blessed looking at these photos, because this family has come back to me every year for their family portraits. I love my clients so much, and I’m so thankful that they have faith in me to capture artwork for them that will be in their families forever. LOVE this darling girl and her parents! <3

So happy that mom picked up this gorgeous dress from Dollcake Oh-So-Girly in Australia for her session. The bunny has been with her since she was a baby, and its looking a little tattered 6 years later. I love that she wanted to incorporate it into the session!!! These are some of my favorite images ever of this age. Just so sweet. :)

Thank you G Family! You guys are really special to me. www.lovelybabyphotography.com

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I love seeing this family year after year as their little guy grows!  Its amazing working with families from the very start.  I love my job!

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We’re so excited to announce dates for “Sitter Sessions” in the studio!

The studio is located at 2333 State Street in Carlsbad Village. TWO DATES ONLY

Saturday, December 3rd and

Saturday, December 10th.

These sessions are for babies age 3 and under. We will have 4 holiday themed “sets” available, and some wardrobe is available as well. All outfits that you see in these images, are available for your use at the studio in a 9-12 month size. I do have some larger sizes available too, or you can bring your own outfits!

Session fees and packages start at $125.00
Special packages are available to add on!

www.lovelybabyphotography.com
Please contact us at (760) 271-0725 or stacey@lovelybabyphotography.com for more information or to book your session!

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I will start off by saying that my little ones are not so little any longer.  They are 10 and 12, and although I love the older stage that they are in now I have to admit that I sometimes miss that they were once tiny.  Which is why I love being able to offer these gorgeous Motherhood Sessions in my Carlsbad studio.  I will be releasing dates for these Limited Edition sessions coming up in a few months.  I provide the outfits/gowns and outfits for babies up to one year old.  These nursing / breastfeeding sessions are best for babies under a year.  The little ones tend to be distracted as they get older.  Both of these sweet little ones were 8 months old.

Something about the all ivory set and babies bonding over breastfeeding with mom, is something that lasts for just a short time.  What an amazing time to capture through portraits!

To be added to our list and receive information on these sessions when they happen, please contact stacey@lovelybabyphotography.com

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I recently decided to touch base with the local birth and wellness center, and baby boutique near my home, and I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful owner, Rochelle.  Her space is just gorgeous!  You can just feel how much of her heart and soul that she has put into her business.  You walk in, and you feel calm and at peace, and you can just feel the warmth and collective hugs that have taken place here.  I was so impressed!  The center is made up of three parts – the birth center, a retail store and a classroom where she invites other local childbirth and baby related businesses to teach and hold classes.  What a great way to bring new and expecting parents together!

I wanted to do a brief interview with Rochelle, so that she could share with you herself, about her business:

Please share  with us, a little about your family. I married my husband (my childhood best friend) right out of college and followed him around the country as he served in the Marine Corps for 20 years. We have a 23 year old son and a 21 year old daughter. (Are they still considered my “kids?”) Growing up with a parent who is frequently gone for long periods of time can be difficult, but it also brings the blessings of a close-knit family. We enjoy camping and time at the beach, and just being silly together. Motherhood has been my favorite job, by far.
Tell us your favorite thing about running a birth and wellness center. I get to be a part of the miracle of birth every day. From sharing the excitement of a new pregnancy to seeing the joy on a woman’s face as she scoops her newborn up in her arms for the first time. It is magical. I also am grateful for the diverse group of professionals that I get to work with every day – midwives, doulas, educators, craniosacral therapists, naturopaths, marriage and family therapists, obstetricians and more. The collaborative care that a birth center provides is the foundation of a supportive community of families and care providers.
What is your favorite product in the boutique? Ummm…all of them? That is the beauty of owning your own store – you only choose the things you love! If I had to narrow it down, I would probably say baby carriers. We wore our kids in a ring sling before it was a common practice. There is just something about having a baby on your chest, your breaths rising and falling together, their sweet baby smells right under your nose. If you have another child, the ability to hold your new squish close, while keeping up with your toddler is priceless!
Tell us what inspired you to open the birth center part of your business. I have been a childbirth educator and doula for several years. I would always educate my clients on their birthplace options, but many were often disappointed to find that the nearest birth center was an hour away. One day I was lamenting my frustration about the lack of a local birth center to a midwife friend of mine. She said, “Why don’t you open one?” I laughed, but continued to think about it throughout the day. When I approached my husband, I expected him to tell me I was crazy. Instead, he was on board. The rest, as they say, was history.
Tell us your favorite piece of advice to give to new parents. Whether I am teaching a newborn care class or helping a mom to breastfeed, I often remind them that they are wiser than they know. In this age of instant communication and limitless resources online, I find that parents often seek information from many sources, then become overwhelmed when making a decision about their birth or baby. One article says to do one thing, while another encourages the opposite. I remind parents that they know their baby better than anyone else. It is okay to take in the advice from family, friends and professionals, but in the end I wish them the self-confidence to listen to their own hearts and minds. They will then make the right choice for their family.
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Now, for a little tour!
North San Diego County Baby Boutique
I’ll start with the retail store.  I am a mom, but my babies are now 10 and 12.  I still loved touring the boutique and looking at all of the wonderful products that Babies in Bloom carries.  I have to say that I always loved the JujuBe bags, I had one when my kids were little!  They also carry my favorite stuffed animal brand, JellyCat.  If you have not seen these little animals, you must pick one up for your baby!  They are the softest stuffie out there!  And darling too.  So many great  and unique products, and great gifts for new parents to be!
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I fell in love with the birth center at Babies in Bloom.  Honestly, if I could go back and have my babies in this setting, I would do it in a heartbeat.  I had both of my kids in a hospital setting, because I didn’t know places like this existed!  You walk in and you feel like you’re in a gentle, surrounded, peaceful bedroom with amenities all around you.  They have docking stations for your electronics in the rooms.  I can see plugging in my favorite soft music.  There is a gorgeous bathtub in each room, where they will run a herbal bath for you after you’ve delivered your sweet one.  There is an exam room, where you can meet with your midwife if you deliver at the birth center.  And there is a private entrance and a kitchen and waiting area for your family, complete with a full size refrigerator.  Its amazing!
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I’m also excited to share that you will now find some of my artwork at Babies in Bloom.  We installed a beautiful selection into both the Exam Room, as well as the Classroom!
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The classroom is also a big part of Babies in Bloom.  You can attend classes such as Prenatal Yoga, Comfort in Labor, Lactation Lounge, Postpartum Support and SO much more.  There are classes, daily.  You can check out the current offerings here – Class Schedule at Babies in Bloom.  Two very large pieces of my work are displayed here as well!
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In closing, if you are expecting a little one, Babies in Bloom is SO worth visiting.  They have so much to offer the new parent community, and I’m excited to have them in the North San Diego County area.
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What a beautiful family!  Loved shooting their beach session in San Clemente, just up the road from Carlsbad.  The Pier is a great backdrop for portraits!

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More from this session coming soon!  Everly’s beach session was so much fun!  I love shooting in beach areas with vegetation, so that we can get a beautiful variety of pictures.  I provided all of the props and outfits for her session – a value added service that I offer for babies from newborn to one year.  I also have an option to add fresh flower decorations to any session (I do them myself!).  Loved this eight month beach photography session in Carlsbad.

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I loved having sweet little Stella at the studio for her Luxe Cake Smash.  She did a great job, and look at her adorable outfits that mom brought!  I do provide some wardrobe for sessions, but parents can bring custom items as well.  We styled her session together, and it came out beautifully!  I adore cake smash sessions… one is such a huge milestone.

Happy Birthday little miss!

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