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Dayton Baby Photography | Maisie Newborn Session



This is a very special session to me and is my first session of 2021! What a way to kick off the year doing what I love – Dayton Baby Photography!

This family has been long-time clients of mine. They had actually moved to a different town, but came back just for this session for their precious second baby girl.

My studio was not really open for business at the time, given the current situation with COVID. We all quarantined before this session to ensure everyone’s safety. I’m so thankful to have clients who also care about the health and safety of others.

This was a short and sweet newborn mini session with a few family photos snapped quickly outside. Maisie slept like a champ and went through all these poses with ease! I am so glad I got to snuggle on her for this session. All props seen in the photos are part of my exclusive studio prop collection available for all studio sessions.

Maisie Newborn Session | Dayton Baby Photography

dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

dayton ohio newborn photography | melissa sheridan photography

dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

baby in pink | dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

toddler and baby girl sisters on a fur rug

baby in bowl with greenery | dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

Georgia was very excited to hold Maisie and was being such a good big sister!

I just love using all white as a backdrop for sweet little newborns. It really enhances their features.

baby girl in white | dayton baby photographer | melissa sheridan photography

Then we went outside to catch a few family photos. I love this “real life” version one.

Here’s what Jenny had to say about her photos afterward: 

Melissa’s pictures speak for themselves. We always love them, she does a great job and she did a great job once again.
But this shout out is not only because Melissa is a wonderful photographer; she is also an amazing human.
Melissa is a military spouse and mama of two who arrived in Charlottesville in 2019. She shot GA’s first birthday pictures, some family photos that fall, and then GA’s heart month pics in Feb 2020 right before the world shut down because of COVID. In short, Melissa is familiar with GA’s special heart and the challenges of flu season (let alone COVID-19).
In light of the raging pandemic, I decided NOT to do newborn pics of Maisie before she was born; you just can’t trust people to be masking up, socially distancing, and generally doing the right thing. “Forget it” I thought. My number 1 priority is protecting these two little girls.
Then I started to feel guilty. I reached out to Melissa.
The short version of the story is that this woman and her family self-isolated for DAYS and trusted us to do the same in order to get these pictures done in her home. We loaded up the car and made the trip to cville for the session. It was well worth the trip.
I’m forever grateful for these moments and to call her a friend. Thank you!
I couldn’t be happier to provide such a meaningful gift to families!

For more information on newborn sessions in my studio like this, see this page here. Contact me to schedule your newborn session! See more work like this on my Facebook and Instagram!

xo Melissa

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