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Miss Mila – St. Louis Newborn Photographer

This past May I donated a newborn hospital Session to be auctioned off with The Big Picture Project.  This program is ran by an awesome photographer here in St. Louis, and I am just so excited I was able to donate towards it!!  Make sure you go check out their website and donate if you are able to!  If there are any other auctions in the future, I will let you all know!!

 I have to admit I was SUPER nervous that I was not going to have any bidders on my item.  It was like having flashbacks to highschool when I was auctioned off to dance with someone at the Valentines Dance and I had my best friend (who I gave $20 bucks) bid on me if no one did! LOL  Well, she bid on me, and she won.  Fast forward some years to now.  Oh best friend… I need your help again!!  lol

Turns out I did have a few bidders on my item, which I was very VERY shocked and excited about! (thank you if you were bidding!)  And one of them was a fellow photographer, which was even more exciting (and nerve wracking!)

Maya won the auction as the highest bidder, and she just happens to be an amazing newborn & family photographer with Sunflower Life Photography.

Maya and her adorable family welcomed Mila into the family on August 9th.  She was welcomed with love, kisses, and squeezes (and probably even a few slaps!! 🙂 ) by her big Sister and brother.


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Big brother was meeting the new little sister for the first time.  But really, he just wanted see his momma!!  <3

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Big sis did not wanna leave Mila’s side!  She just wanted to hold and touch her new baby sister.  I mean really, can you blame her?!

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Mila was having some eating & tummy issues.  So we had lots of swaddles and shusshing in our session.  But she was still sweet as can be!  And I like how I captured dad shusshing his new little girl to comfort!! <3

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I love me some newborn chubby cheeks!!

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Got a little glimpses of a smile on the right one… gas… smiles… whatever the cause, still adorable 🙂

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Maya was seeing everything from the “moms view” at our session, instead of her normal photographer role!  She was nervous we didn’t get anything, she apologized for her kids being a little wound up.  But in all honesty, they were great kids, who acted their ages.  And we got some really great candid moments of what was happening 🙂  Sounds pretty perfect in my book!!

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Mila was undecided if she wanted to open her eyes for our quick little session.  She only did for a few seconds, but it was like she knew what that big thing was in her face!  I think she knew the sound of the shutter from “working with her mom” for the last 9 months!!

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Welcome to the world Miss Mila!  And congratulations Maya & Bryan on your new, perfect little family of 5!!

Jenny Payne - September 11, 2014 - 1:02 am

Tears in my eyes. What a beautiful family! Love you guys, Maya Catron-Lay!

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