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It’s almost time for the most popular time of the year to take photos-fall! I’ll be doing a series of outfit inspiration posts for every family member. I know that finding something that photographs well and coordinates with the family can be a challenge. Have no fear! I have a few tips to make the […]


Outfits for Family Photos-Part 1

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There are so many things to prepare for the arrival of a new baby! The nursery, the hospital bag, the baby shower. But don’t forget about your maternity pictures! This sweet time deserves to be captured-you’ll love looking back on this time with your babe in the womb. One of the most frequently asked questions […]

When to take maternity photos


Congratulations-you’re pregnant! As you prepare for the arrival of your little bundle, I know you’re constantly bombarded with all. the. things! Having just had my third baby, I’ve been thinking a lot of the items that I find absolutely essential and the ones I could have done without! With your first, everything seems so overwhelming. […]

Maternity, Newborn

Must Have Baby Items

There is nothing sweeter than welcoming a new baby! The Schnider family welcomed baby Bennett and it was my honor to document their first days as a family of 5. A newborn session in your home is the perfect way to remember the first few days with your little one. With younger siblings especially, having […]

Cozy Lifestyle Newborn Session

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Summer can seem like an odd time for family photos, especially in the South. But you can’t beat the beautiful light and greenery that abounds! I always hear from clients that they just don’t know what to wear or how to pick out outfits that coordinate aren’t matchy-matchy. That coupled with the the weather can […]


What to wear for summer family photos

Summer in the South means constant thunderstorms and rain. We were not sure the weather would cooperate, but we decided to move forward anyways and I’m so glad we did! Angelique and Shaun brought along their precious pup, Millie. After all, dogs are part of the family too! This beautiful garden is one of my […]

Sunset Garden Family Photos

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It’s no secret that newborns are one of my favorite type of sessions! Having just had my own third baby, I understand perfectly how treasured this time is. It’s such a tender and brief stage-it truly does go by so fast! I think there’s no better gift to your future self than photos of your […]


Columbus, MS Lifestyle Newborn

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You’ve coordinated a date that works with everyone’s schedule, narrowed down the color palette and picked out outfits and now you’re thinking ahead to the actual session. If just the thought of family photos stresses you out-then these tips are for family photos are for you!! My goal is always for your family to feel […]

Tips for Family Photos

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Micah’s relaxed lifestyle newborn photo session was the perfect way to start off a morning! Originally, his newborn photos were supposed to be outdoors, but due to inclement weather we ended up moving them indoors. I know sometimes getting ready for an in home newborn session can seem intimidating, but if I can convince you […]


Micah’s Lifestyle Newborn Photos

It’s not quite spring, but these family photos almost make you feel like it is! It was an absolute joy to photograph the Davis family again. The most beautiful images come about when you feel relaxed and trust me to capture your precious moments. Can I tell you a secret? As a mama of two, […]

Sunset Family Photos


Victoria Mendoza

Columbus, MS Newborn and Family Photographer