I had so much fun photographing little D. this morning.  I don’t think I saw him open his eyes even once.  He was soooooo deliciously sleepy!  Just the way I like them. 😉   I got to try out two new props, including this little hat that I’ve been waiting to use for a couple of weeks now.  D. was the perfect little model.  Thank you again, C., for letting me come over today to photograph your gorgeous baby!  He’s definitely a keeper!!



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  • Gorgeous shots and baby! Love the blue background!!ReplyCancel

  • Girl we have the same taste!! I just got a hat like that!!! I get to use it this weekend. The colors are not blue but almost exactly the same style..lol

    Can you share your seceret on how to get there hands to stay like that!!!!!

    You are an amazing artist! You just get better and better!! I am in awe!ReplyCancel

Baby E. was a perfect little angel at our session yesterday.  At only three days old, she was the youngest newborn I have ever photographed, and was soooooo perfectly sleepy.  Isn’t she just a doll?  Thank you, D., for coming over so soon after she was born!  It was truly a delight to photograph her!





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  • You rocked that potato pose!!! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    These photos make me smile! So precious!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn V.

    Susanne, I love them I can’t wait to see the rest. You did awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi Anderson

    Amazing great photos!!! she is a beauty. Cant wait to meet her..ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I love these pictures! She is a doll. I am so amazed by just these three photos I can’t wait to see more! Too bad i dont have an infant to photo. Just 4 crazy kiddos!ReplyCancel

  • becky

    she is gorgeous, a perfect valentine!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ron & Diana Anderson

    Very creative poses – great job!ReplyCancel

  • Doria

    She is so beautiful. Wonderful job capturing her sweet face!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    I did not know that a 3 day old could photograph so well, makes me wish I had my kids photographed this early, maybe with #4!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Astle

    She is so a Valentine…Beautiful!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Valentine

    She is like a little angel!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Cathlee

    Dawn, another beautiful Valentine, can’t wait to hold her on Sunday. You and J make wonderful babies.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Susanne your pictures are adorable and my new niece is super cute. I love her poses.ReplyCancel

  • Shyla

    WOW! She is gorgeous! Congratulations!!!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Wow! Those are awesome! Next time I have a baby I will call you!ReplyCancel

  • Gaylene Catalan

    I adore the one with her precious head propped up on her hands. These are treaures for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Ms. Lindstrom

    Congratulations Momma, Michele, and all the Valentines on your gorgeous addition!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • danielle

    wow! we are just blown away with the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Varney

    Sooooooo CUTE! Love the pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • These are the BEST pictures I have EVER seen! You are so talented, and the baby is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats to mommy and daddy, and photographer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Haley Beach

    What an angel! Precious pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Yum…I love this new baby!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Webster

    So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Telles

    Beautiful baby and beautiful pictures. No super glue involved, right? (J/K) It’s just unbelievable that you can get such amazing poses. LOVE the black and white!!!ReplyCancel

  • delonn

    wow, what amazing pictures. she is so sweet. Congrats Dawn and family. thanks for sharing!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • jenell &jim garcia

    She is so precious, what a great job with the photo’s. Dawn you and Joe did soooo good she is soo beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janette Burnett

    Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and I love the fun poses.ReplyCancel

  • shirley

    You captured that beautiful baby so beautifully. She may become our future super model.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    She is ABSOLUTELY precious! I can’t wait to hold her!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Beautiful pictures, Cousin!! Congratulations, and glad that you all are doing so well. Have fun with my mom this week – I know she can’t wait to get a little snuggle!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Horel

    Congratulations Valentine Family! She is just beautiful!
    Where was Susanne Ashby when I had Benjamin last year?!?! What a blessing to have this fleeting time captured so well.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Avila

    How precious! We can’t wait to meet your newest addition she is beautiful! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth A.(great grandma)

    Such a beautiful baby, can’t wait to rock her and rock her!! That’s is what G.G’s are for.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Sawyer

    Unbelievable. Those photos are amazing and she is nothing short of breathtaking! What a blessing.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Voelckers

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Miluska

    These pictures are perfect for a magazine cover!! They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle H.

    So adorable! I can’t get over her hair… 🙂 I love the last shot.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie

    Adorable pictures! What a beautiful little angel of a baby! This gets me excited about my new little one in a couple months 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mindy

    Oh she looks sooooooo beautiful!!! I love her!!! Congrats! The photos are so well done too, she did a great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty

    totally adorable.ReplyCancel

  • awwww love all the pix. What a great lil baby to pose so well for you! You did an amazing jobReplyCancel

  • Sharon Learner

    OMG!! Great photography. Of course it helps when you have angels as subjects. Congratulations J and D!!! She is GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah N.

    These are gorgeous. The photography is creative and gorgeous; it really brings out the best in this beautiful baby. What a treasure!ReplyCancel

  • Maribel Millis

    Beautiful baby and Beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • gail

    what a beautful baby. Can’t wait to meet her.ReplyCancel

  • Glenna England

    Love these pictures. She is a natural. Perfect baby. I especially love the first one.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Chidester

    That is the most adorable photo!!! I wish my kids were still babies (ok, maybe not 😉 Fantastic work!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    What a beautiful little girl!ReplyCancel

  • gregory Chidester

    beautiful!!! Reminds me of Kirk Gibson circa 1988. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Dudley

    Oh my goodness! She is so adorable and those pictures are just precious! Love them all! Susanne has such a talent! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Trent

    She’s adorable you guys. Great job, the pictures are great!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Baby Elizabeth is AWE-dorable! I love the sweet details and she is just so perfect! Babies are beautiful miracles. Suzanne did a wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • I love how completely propped up her head is in that first picture!! I figured a newborn would be a little floppier than that! So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey

    I love the poses, she is beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Wilson

    You are making me regret my husband’s vasectomy!!! What a BEAUTIFUL baby and what a FABULOUS photographer!!! Do you travel to Dallas, Texas? I could use you here!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ronell

    These pictures are too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Rob Valentine

    What a Beautiful Baby! Can only be a Valentine.ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Livermore

    These are amazing pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    These pictures are precious! Sleeping newborns…what a beautifu sight!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Villa

    All I can say is that she is absolutely precious.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Cline

    Amazing photographs! I will call you for our next family shots!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Fardanesh

    What beautiful pictures. It makes me want another baby just so I can have pictures like these taken.ReplyCancel

I love the I heart faces blog!  If you haven’t been over to it, check it out: {click here.}  This week’s theme is “we heart kisses” in honor of Valentine’s day.  When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of this picture, taken on Carmel beach last August.  It’s one of my favorite kissing pictures!  The sun was at just the right spot, and it was such a beautiful day!  Happy (early) Valentine’s day, everyone!


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  • I totally adore this. How romantic!!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for visiting my humble, little photo blog and leaving a kind comment:) I love your picture too! Its so bright and inviting. Its so fun to share great pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly C

    Thanks for checking out my pic! – I love yours! I’m totally diggin the shadow capture…it turned out perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!! The shadows make this so pretty!ReplyCancel

This lovely couple is about to have their first little boy next month.  So we headed over to the Capitol park to get some portraits of the beautiful mommy to be (doesn’t she just glow?!).   You can definitely feel the love between these two.  Their baby is going to be one lucky little boy!  Thank you, P. and K.  It was fun getting to meet you and I can hardly wait for your baby to arrive!!






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I had the opportunity to photograph cute little J. yesterday at just five days old.  He was another feisty one.  He definitely put up a fight in the beginning, but as soon as we brought out the space heater, he settled right down and allowed for me to get quite a few different poses in.  Isn’t he adorable?






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