Baby Girl A Newborn Session | Roswell Newborn Photographer

Meet Baby girl Avery, She was WONDERFUL for me. Her parents (brother and grandmother)  were all so excited for their session. Mom couldn’t wait to let me know that she followed all my instructions so she should be an easy baby for me..and she was!!! Avery didn’t want to miss a thing but she never gave me a hard time.

We started with Sibling pictures (Avery has the sweetest big brother ever, Jack!!) then jumped to family, then all my fun props and beanbag set-ups. I recently went to an antique show (where I met this sweet family) and grabbed a bunch of new goodies I used during miss Avery’s newborn session. (The awesome crate in the picture below is one!!)

Mom and dad were so relaxed and easy going putting full trust in me with their sweet new bundle of joy, which I know can’t be easy with a camera and lights all up in everyone’s space. Mom took full advantage of my relaxation area in the studio after her part was done and was able to chill, watch some TV and grab a snack while I finished up their newborn session.

Here is a sneak peak at little miss Avery’s newborn session.

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newborn baby photo ideasInterested in booking your Maternity and Newborn photo session? I would love to chat with you and get your session on the calendar before its too late!! Contact me for further info

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MOMs Club Fall Mini Sessions | Roswell Family Photographer

MOMs Club Fall Mini Sessions

Meet some of the wonderful families I have had the pleasure of meeting through my local MOMs club! I loved getting to photograph them all. We had such a great time, I got to chase the kids and catch the families in their candid moments. Families are a big favorite and luckily this time of year is full of families who want those fall photos done. I am so glad I decided last minute to host a MOMs Club fall mini session and it was quiet the hit! I loved being able to capture the genuine connections in these beautiful families.

We used one of my favorite and go to locations, a beautiful park here in Roswell. Everyone loved it, it was also the most crowded I have ever seen it, its was so beautiful and there were lots of other photographers scattered about as well, which was so fun to see!

Here are some of the favorites from the MOMs Club fall mini sessions!


The Stewart Family!
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The Thurman Family!

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Peterson Boys!

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Reynolds Mother/son shoot!

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Fagan Family!

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Interested in booking your family photo session? I would love to chat with you and get your session on the calendar before its too late!! Contact me to check availability and other information.

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Precious 7 day old baby boy {Roswell Newborn Photographer}

Precious 7 day old baby boy {Roswell Newborn Photographer}

I had a gorgeous newborn session last week with this precious 7 day old baby boy and his wonderful momma! She has been anxiously waiting for him since I met her in the early summer. Baby L was so adorable and such a sweet boy at the shoot. I even caught a little smile from him once I got him settled on his momma. This mommy/baby photo below is always my favorite pose. I love watching how mom just takes all of it in. It’s like the chaos of having a newborn goes away completely and they are connected as one and Feeling the moment, realizing the miracle that is in her arms. His sweet momma gave me total control of his session colors, so i chose lots of fun color!! I love it! Congrats to this wonderful Family! Here are a few favorites from our time together – Enjoy!

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newborn baby boy photo album

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newborn baby boy photo album

newborn baby boy photo album

newborn baby boy photo album

newborn baby boy photo album

newborn baby boy photo album

newborn baby boy photo album

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Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe| Amanda Nicole Photography

How I make homemade Elderberry Syrup for flu prevention

Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Syrup


Elderberry syrup is our go to when it comes to cold & flu season. The dried berries of the Sambucis Nigra plant are naturally high in immune-boosting compounds that are specifically shown to help beat the cold and flu more quickly. They can be used to make a variety of remedies, my personal favorite is the Elderberry syrup (my kids LOVE the dummies, but we will get to that later!)  Black elderberries (sambucus nigra) have been shown to prevent flu and speed recovery in those who have the flu. Elderberries contain high levels of vitamin A,B and C and stimulate the immune system.


2/3 cup black elderberries (<<link to purchase dried elderberries)

3 1/2 cups filtered water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons Fresh ground ginger (or ground ginger root)

1/2 teaspoon cloves or clove powder (I have made this both ways and they both seem to work the same!)

1 cup raw honey (we got ours from our local farmer’s market)

Step 1:

Pour water into medium saucepan, add elderberries, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Bring water to a boil, cover then let simmer for 45 minutes to an hour (you want the liquid to be at half of what it originally was)

Step 2:

Drain- Drain the liquid from the elderberries (I mash mine a little to make sure I squeeze all the good stuff out) Throw away elderberries and leave liquid to cool to luke warm.

Step 3:

Once liquid has cooled to a luke warm, add your 1 cup of honey and mix well. Once mixed pour mixture into a glass jar and pop in the fridge!!

*** TA-DA you made your own elderberry syrup! Standard dose is ½ tsp to 1 tsp for kids and ½ Tbsp to 1 Tbsp for adults. If the flu does strike, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.

How is this more cost effective you ask? Well elderberry syrup from our local nutrition store is roughly $20. For a 1 lb. bag of organic dried elderberries its $22.70, Honey is $11.99, and the spices you probably already have…now the initial cost is more than 1 jar of elderberry syrup which doesn’t last longer than a month (for a family of 4). But my 1lb. bag of Elderberries will last us for well over a year, so i should only need to buy honey every now and then when we run out (we use honey A LOT!). So for us it was worth it PLUS no high fructose corn syrup or added preservatives, and using local honey has TONS of great benefits!

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Newborn baby boy- Family of 5

Newborn Baby Boy-Family of 5

As most of you are now aware we just had our beautiful baby boy Cruz Alexander Knox, August 18th, 2015. He was 7lbs. 8oz. and 21 1/2 inches long. And it was a wonderful birth (see previous blog post if you want to read all about it!)

Cruz was my “harder” client, the baby that would NOT sleep, would not pose, when he did fall asleep and I laid him down those eyes popped WIDE open. So needless to say, 3 different session attempts…and a few pictures here and there I was finally satisfied. Naturally your own baby is always the hardest….so true but, I am also so happy with what I got, so all the sweat, blood and tears (ok…no blood) was beyond worth it!

I knew what I wanted our set up’s to be before he even arrived. I had set up the studio in between 38-39 weeks so I didn’t have to do it while recovering. I made pants and a few pieces of clothing specifically for his session, I bought fabrics to match and made custom name hats (and even bought one hand made). I LOVE colors, and patterns and got to incorporate all of my favorite things into his session. I went with some neutral as well, and I of course still feel so unfinished.. I feel as though I always want MORE. We didn’t get any sibling shots because..well…only one (our 3 year old) would participate so we figured we would wait until he is a little less fragile. We will also get family pictures done around this time. Here are my favorites from baby Cruz’s newborn session! Enjoy!!!

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