AC's Newborn Photos

Monday, May 5, 2014

I love photographs. I love them so much that I take tons of photographs every year. However, when it came to AC's newborn pictures... I knew there was no way I could take them. I'd need someone else to handle that job for me.  

At our baby shower in Mississippi, a sweet lady, Lacy, (I used to baby sit her two children) asked me if I had found a photographer in Birmingham for AC's newborn pics. Since I still consider us "new" here, I knew of no one. She mentioned that her niece, Amy Pate, was a great photographer in the area and I should check her out. One of the most important things about hiring a photographer, having someone know them and know their work!!

I immediately came home and found her on Facebook (Amy P Photography), and went to her website. Her website gave me a peace of mind because I knew if she took the newborn photos, I'd have that stress lifted off of me!

Well if y'all remember, AC was born two and a half weeks early. So everything was thrown off timing wise. As a matter of fact, mom and I were supposed to have our hair done the day she was born. Of course, I had to cancel those appointments the night before. I emailed Amy a few days after she was born, and we set up her photo shoot.

Amy likes to take newborn photos two weeks old or less, and we went when she was thirteen days old. A few days before her photo shoot, we were sent over a questionnaire to answer so she could get a better feel for us as a family. She asked about the colors of her nursery, our hobbies, etc. She also noted that the photo shoot could take anywhere from 2-4 hours.

Once we found a parking spot (there was a bomb scare two blocks from her studio and the police had everything blocked off) and walked into her studio, I immediately felt at ease. She looked at what we brought with us clothing and prop wise, and moved us to the back of her studio. Everything was so calm, and she had heaters positioned so our little one didn't get cold. She also used soft gloves so every time she moved AC her cold hands didn't bother her. It was very apparent that she had a ton of patience, and wanted everything to be perfect. This mama would have given up after a few minutes of positioning and repositioning.

Overall, everything turned out wonderful. The photographs she captured were more than we could have ever hoped for, and we are so happy to have these beautiful keepsakes to always remember when she was first born. As a mother who less than two weeks prior had a c-section and felt not at her best, Amy made me feel beautiful while taking our family shots, and the ones of me and AC together. Usually, if ANYONE takes our photos, I'm asking to see the back of their camera to see what it looks like. With Amy, that thought never crossed my mind. Watching her work her magic with AC and seeing her creativity come to life in front of me, I knew we were going to have wonderful photos to choose from.

These are a few of our favorites...

2300 1st Ave N, STE 101
Birmingham, AL 35203


  1. Girl, these are amazing! I love them all...I have no idea how you are going to chose what ones to print and frame! Good luck with that, ha! :)

  2. I love them!! I really like the 2nd one but they are all amazing.

  3. All of these photos are absolutely amazing!!!!

  4. Beautiful photos - she has changed SO much!

  5. I have been waiting for these! Of course little Miss AC is gorgeous! I can't even pick a favorite picture of just her, but you know I just love the pictures of your family of 3. I just love those!

  6. Gorgeous! What a beautiful family and new little girl! Love them all!

  7. They are perfect!!! So so precious!!

  8. Beautiful! Talented photographer, lovely subjects!

  9. These are so very precious. What a wonderful family you have.

  10. These photos are absolutely beautiful! You will treasure them forever. :)


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