Category Archives: Maternity/Newborn

Need a maternity or newborn session? Radiant photography team Josh and Kelley would love to be a part of it! Here’s some of the work they’ve done!

Nicole’s Family Maternity Session (by Josh & Kelley)

We (Josh and Kelley) had the pleasure of meeting Nicole during a wedding we photographed last October.

Then, about a month ago, Nicole contacted us about doing a maternity session.


For this second bundle of joy (her and her husband already have one adorable little girl), she wanted her maternity session to be a family ordeal.


We LOVED this idea!


It’s such a sweet way to show where they are as a whole family at this moment in time.


They already have the one of the most adorable (and well-behaved) three-year-olds we’ve EVER met!


So that new addition is going to have some serious competition when it comes to claiming the title of cutest family member. We have a feeling they’re going to tie for first.


Congratulations on the amazing family that you already have Nicole. We’re so excited that it will be growing into an even more epically awesome family in the near future!


See more of Nicole’s Family Maternity Session HERE.

Amanda’s Glowing Maternity Session (by Josh & Kelley)

Hey there Radiant followers, it’s time for you to meet some new friends.

This is John and his beautiful wife Amanda.

Wait a second, you’ve already met, haven’t you?

Way to be observant! Amanda and John have indeed been on the Radiant blog before.

Back in December, these two and some of their more furry family members split a portrait session with the James family.

That session must have been just as much of a blast for them as it was for us, because just a couple of weeks later, Amanda sent me an email about booking a full session for her and John!

This time around, the puppies stayed home, because, while they love love love their three furry pals, they will soon have a new and important family member to share that love with…

Yep, before they know it, these two will be welcoming a little baby into their home, and they wanted a few photos to document this special time in their lives.

I’m glad they decided to do so, because I’m pretty sure Amanda may be one of the most beautiful pregnant ladies around.

Seriously, she’s got that whole “pregnancy glow” down!

And I can tell that John’s been doing an awesome job taking care of her. On the photo shoot day alone, he made sure to bring her water and help her carry it, he ran to and from the car for their change of clothes, and was just an overall loving and supportive husband.

Way to go both of you!

We can’t wait to meet your sweet little baby! If he/she is anything like you two, I’m sure we’ll get along just fine;)

Click to see the rest of the photos from Amanda’s Glowing Maternity Session!

An Extra Special Newborn Session (by Josh & Kelley)

This is a newborn session that’s extremely close to my (Kelley’s) heart.

Want to know why? See that cute baby girl? I’ve known her from the very first second she was born.

She’s my sweet little niece, Audrey.

(My sister’s friends each made Audrey a little block during my sister’s baby shower! Aren’t they adorable?!)

Yup, that’s right, I get to hold and cuddle this little one as much as I want. Try not to be too jealous.

In addition to getting lots of cuddles, I think it’s also safe to say that she’s going to be photographed A LOT!

I mean how could I possibly help myself? She’s pretty much the most adorable model ever!

When my mom came into town to meet and visit with Audrey, I decided it would be the perfect time for her very first photoshoot: a newborn session.

I shared my idea with my sister, and she was camera ready and on the scene in just a couple of hours.

Technically, little Audrey is already a month old (a little older than some of the newborns we photograph).

You see, she was born right around Christmas time, and had some jaundice issues for a while. After she started feeling better, Phoenix started enjoying some rainy weather. Then, when my mom came in to town, we finally had a perfect day to shoot.

We got some sweet shots of baby Audrey…

Lots of photos of momma and baby time…

Pictures of Audrey with her dad…

And we made sure to snap a few grandma snuggle shots as well.

It was so awesome to be able to take photos of my sister with her very first newborn baby, and know that these will be photos that our family will cherish for years to come.

It’s not very often that I get to be on the receiving side AND the photographer side of important family photos. For me, the experience really helped to reinforce the importance of the work that photographers do.

I’m so happy you came to join our family little miss Audrey. And I can’t wait to share these pictures with you again when you’re a little less small.

Kylie’s World Shrinking Newborn Session (By Josh & Kelley)

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but Josh and I (Kelley) have been shooting newborns left and right!

Okay wait… That didn’t come out right.  What I meant to say is that we’ve been PHOTOGRAPHING lots of newborn sessions.

Not too long ago you all met sweet little Macaley and Landon. Now, we would like you to meet our newest friend and baby model.

Everyone, this is Kylie. She’s the cutest thing ever, isn’t she?

When Kylie’s mom, Julie, emailed me (Kelley) about setting up a newborn session, I was pretty darn excited.

I absolutely love meeting couples with a new baby and snapping some photos in order to help them remember some of their very first days together as a family.

What I didn’t know when Julie emailed me is that we had met before.  In fact, we had likely had in depth conversations circulating around things like the proper use of a semi-colon and whether or not you should use the Oxford comma.

No, we’re not super nerdy literary geeks who met behind the bleachers to discuss the ins and outs of APA Style publication. We were in the same college English class back at ASU, and we even peer-reviewed each other’s papers!

I have to give Julie huge props for her brilliant memory! I knew she looked familiar, but placing a face from a class we had years ago was pretty amazing!

Who would have thought, all these years later, that I would be playing a part in her newborn session? I swear, the world gets smaller every day!

Kylie is such a sweet baby!  Even Josh was amazed by how well she did in front of the camera.

She was calm, quiet, and always ready for the next shot!

Julie, I’m so glad that our paths crossed again so that we could capture some of your first moments as a family of three.

Click to see more of Kylie’s World Shrinking Newborn Session here.

*A big thanks to Jon Farmer for helping us out with this one!

The Newborn Session of The Next Houdini… Better Known As Landon (by Josh & Kelley)

Imagine that you are a parent to an absolutely adorable silly little girl.

Now, envision adding an darling newborn baby boy to this perfect imaginary life.

Seems too good to be true huh?

Well, for the Smith family, this wonderful scenario is real life.

It’s true!  Jen and Chris have enjoyed being Lexi’s parents for the past four years.

Now, they also have the pleasure of calling themselves this little guy’s mom and dad.

Landon was born in late August, and it’s clear that the entire family is absolutely thrilled with his arrival.

There’s no denying it, this little man is cute!

Apart from being cute, little Landon is also a pretty skilled escape artist. Jen, a swaddling master, would spend a few minutes wrapping him up like a tight little burrito, and he would wiggle his little fingers and arms out within seconds!

Then he would just look up at her and make silly faces as he stuck his little fingers in his mouth.

I’ll say it again:  He. Is. CUTE!  And he’s the perfect addition to this sweet little family!

Jen, Chris, and Lexi, enjoy the newest member of your family, he’s pretty amazing!

Oh, and Landon, we’ll be looking out for you and your future act as, “the next Harry Houdini”!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Landon’s Newborn Session.