Denver Baby Photographer | Haugrud Family

It’s so fun to share a peek into a recent baby milestone photo session in the Castle Rock studio, especially for those who might be interested in your own portraits! While every milestone photo session is a little different, I love to share full galleries of real sessions so you know exactly what to expect […]

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sibling girls hugging in photo studio

Denver Newborn Photographer | Baby Sophie

I am so excited to share a peek into a recent newborn photo session in the Castle Rock studio, especially for those who might be interested in your own portraits! While every newborn photo session is a little different, I love to share full galleries of real sessions so you know exactly what to expect […]

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family of four snuggling during newborn photo session

How to prepare for maternity photos

Maternity sessions in my Castle Rock studio have such a dreamy vibe! I make it as easy on you and your family as possible. My client closet is included for your family’s use. It’s filled with beautiful clothing for mama, babies and children, and even a few basics for dads! Let me walk you through […]

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backlit maternity photos with free people dress

The Motherhood Event

I am so excited to bring you a limited edition photo session in my Castle Rock studio to capture your pregnancy, your breastfeeding journey, or simply you with your babies at any age and stage. Here is a welcome guide to help you prepare for your motherhood photo session! Studio sessions at Photography by Alyssum are […]

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First Birthday Studio Milestone Session

These sessions are so much fun!!! Are you considering booking a first birthday studio milestone session with Photography by Alyssum to capture exactly where your baby is development-wise on their first birthday? I offer a basic milestone session or the optional upgrade to a cake smash session, but which is right for your little guy? […]

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Baby stuffing his face into his birthday cake

Preparing for a studio session

Studio sessions at Photography by Alyssum are such a “best of both worlds” approach to indoor sessions. I’ve designed them to have a styled-life approach to motherhood, maternity, newborn, and baby photography. I want you to walk into my home studio and feel like I’ve taken the coziest pieces of lifestyle portraiture and stitched it […]

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Pregnancy photograph of mother in white dress beside a mirror, holding her bump

Lifestyle vs Studio Newborn

I am so pleased to offer you two types of newborn portrait options. You can choose from a lifestyle or studio newborn session! But I often receive inquiries from clients asking which style I would recommend to them. My response always begins the same way- it is completely subjective to each family! So here’s the […]

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Lifestyle family with dogs cuddling baby on couch

FOODS FOR NURSING MOMS TO AVOID
48 HOURS BEFORE NEWBORN SESSION:

Acidic food/drinks such as:

Cranberries     Pineapple     Grapefruit
Oranges     Lemons     Berries
Tomatos     Chocolate     Nuts
Pizza     Chili     Mexican food     Ketchup

Gassy vegetables such as:

Asparagus     Onions     Pickles
Cucumbers     Broccoli     Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts     Cabbage

Restrict soda, coffee, tea, wine, and beer.

Sometimes dairy, depending on the baby.

I know this seems like a long list, but you only have your newborn's portraits taken once! It's not worth it to risk having a gassy or fussy baby who just can't settle. And in the event that your baby is still gassy, I always recommend keeping Gripe Water on hand. I know it was a lifesaver for me when my two were babies.