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!

Macaley's Sleepy Newborn Session (by Josh & Kelley)

You guys remember Kim and Jose from the library-centered maternity session Josh and I (Kelley) did with them right?  Well, just as I suspected, they had an absolutely adorable child.

Dear world, meet Macaley.

Isn’t she just the sweetest?

Josh and I sure think so.  And I’m pretty sure her parents are quite fond of her as well.

Seriously, every time they looked down at her during this session, they would both get huge grins on their faces.  It was the cutest thing!

Not only is Macaley adorable, she’s also an overall awesome newborn.

In fact, when Josh and I showed up for the shoot, Kim and Jose told us that Macaley slept for at least five hours the night before!  Now I don’t have any children, but I’m pretty sure that’s amazing for a newborn!

Even after five hours of sleep, Macaley still snoozed during most of the photoshoot.

Once she fell asleep, Kim said that she’d likely stay that way for a while, as she’s a pretty heavy sleeper.  Boy was she right!  Don’t believe me?  Here’s some proof:

We set her in a basket, and Macaley slept…

We dressed her up in a tutu, and Macaley slept…

We squeezed a little headband onto her head, and Macaley slept…

We took a walk over to the nursery, and Macaley slept.

For reals guys, this girl is a sleeping machine!

It wasn’t until the very end of our photo session that she decided she better wake up and let us know she was done being our model.

Kim and Jose, congratulations!  We’re so excited for both of you as you get to know, and get to love your new daughter more and more in the coming days.  Thank you so much for giving us the honor of capturing some of your first and most precious moments with her.

Click to see more of Macaley’s Sleepy Newborn Session here.

Kim’s Exciting and Ever So Organized Maternity Session (by Josh & Kelley)

What could possibly be more exciting than expecting your first child?

If you ask Kim and Jose that question right now, they will likely tell you:  Nothing. Nothing is more exciting than that!

You see, these two are expecting their first little one, a girl, next month, and they’re as happy as can be.

When Kim first contacted me (Kelley) about setting up a maternity session, I could feel their excitement, and that was through an email!

Not only was Kim super excited, but she was extremely organized and thorough when it came to planning her session.

After contacting Josh and me about setting up a shoot, she sent me another email that contained three location choices, website links and photos for each location, and photos of her and her husband so that we could see what they look like!

I’ll tell you what, THAT is my kind of email!  With all of that organization and planning loveliness, I knew right away that Kim and I were going to get along just fine.

As soon as Josh and I saw the images for this library location, we jumped on it!  Kim and Jose added it to their location list because they fell in love with its interesting architecture, and who can blame them?  This place is amazing!

Now, if you’re not aware, it is usually the case that photographers (especially those with flashes and a few not so inconspicuous lenses) and public places do not usually mix well.  Knowing this, Kim (being her ever-so-wonderful organized self) called ahead to make sure we would be permitted to take photos inside the library.  To our surprise, they were completely fine with the idea!

Josh and I were so surprised by this, that we showed up to the location extra early just to double check on the whole shooting a giant camera in-doors thing.  Not only were they okay with it, they LOVED the idea and were genuinely excited about it!

The four of us were excited about it as well, and for two main reasons:  Awesome photos AND air conditioning!  That’s pretty much hitting the mother-load when you’re doing a July photo session in Phoenix, AZ with a mother-to-be.

Kim and Jose, you guys are absolutely amazing, and with so many things working out perfectly in our favor, Josh and I are pretty sure that this maternity session was simply meant to be.

We had a blast quietly sneaking around the library with you, and we can’t wait until August when we get to meet your sweet little girl, and maybe read her a book or two.

Click to see the rest of the photos from Kim’s Exciting and Ever So Organized Maternity Session.

Allison's Sunflower Soaked Maternity Session (by Josh & Kelley)

When Allison first contacted me (Kelley) and Josh about doing a maternity session, we went back and forth on locations for a while.

She wanted something unique and interesting, but also wanted the photos to be classic enough that they could have them up in their home for years to come.

Understanding her dilemma, Josh and I did quite a bit of location scouting in order to find the perfect spot.  After lots of searching, we finally landed on a downtown location and set a date.

Not four days later, Josh and I stumbled upon a beautiful field of sunflowers, and, even though we had already picked a different location for Allison’s session, we KNEW this would be perfect.

However, there was a catch, the beautiful flowers would be harvested in about a week.  We had to move fast!

That night, I went home and sent Allison a message and showed her a couple of photos of the location. She was hooked!

Apparently her husband Tim was pretty excited as well.  According to him, they wanted photos with sunflowers “more than [they] want[ed] to live”.

Enough said.  This was happening. We all moved a few things around and set the session for three days later (a month earlier than we originally planned).

I think it’s safe to say that we were all more than pleased with the way things worked out!

Allison told us that yellow is one of her favorite colors and she absolutely loves sunflowers.  How perfect is that?

Not only were the flowers beautiful, but the surrounding area was beautiful as well!

Allison, we’re so happy that you got the unique yet classic session that you’d been dreaming of, and we’re even more excited to meet that new little one very soon!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Allison’s Sunflower Soaked Maternity Session.

The Campbell Family’s New Addition Session (by Josh & Kelley)

I. LOVE. Babies.

For reals!  Whenever we (Josh and Kelley) book any kind of a baby session, I (Kelley) usually start jumping up and down, dreaming up shot ideas, and blabbing Josh’s ear off until the shoot is over.

(How can you not love babies?!  Just LOOK at him!  Too CUTE!)

So, when we set up a “New Addition” session for the Campbell family (a newborn session, but with the whole family), Josh knew he was in for it!  Why?  Because this family has a beautiful newborn baby boy…

(Love that little smile!)

AND the most adorable two year old little girl that you’ve EVER seen!

That’s right folks, two babies (well, I’m counting toddlers as babies here) in ONE session!  WIN!

When Josh and I arrived, little Isaiah was pretty tired, so we started by getting some sweet sleeping newborn shots.

Now, as you may have heard, it’s best to take newborn photos within seven days or so after the little one is born.  The reason for this is that after that first week, the baby starts to become more alert, awake, and WAY less happy about posing for photos.

While Isaiah was a couple of days past that one week mark on the day of this session, he slept just long enough for us to get some great sleepy shots!

Once Isaiah woke up, Josh and I moved onto family shots! A couple with the WHOLE gang…

Siblings…

Daddy son time…

(He’s so tiny that he fits in his dad’s motorcycle helmet!)

Mother son time….

And of course some daddy daughter time.

(I love that she’s putting on her dad’s hunting cap while wearing a fluffy pink dress!)

Then, right around the time everyone else was running out of energy, it was time for two year old Mikayla to shine (leave it to a two year old to be full of energy when everyone else is winding down).

She pumped everyone else up as she danced to Van Halen’s, “Jump” (courtesy of her dad’s phone) and twirled in a shower of countless bubbles (courtesy of dad and a bubble wand).

Thank you Campbells for letting Josh and me help you document this important new chapter in the life of your family.

Your “New Addition” is already such a blessing to those around him, which is why we know he will fit PERFECTLY into the Campbell family.

Click here to see the rest of the Campbell’s New Addition Session