A must see blog for parents!

My husband introduced me to a parenting blog that I just had to share. Parenting illustrated by crappy pictures was a blog started by a mom who draws “crappy pictures” to accompany her very funny life stories and tales as a parent. This is a light-hearted blog that is sure to make you smile. It is most enjoyable because the stories are relate-able and told with humor and truth. It recently went viral and the word is out, so I thought I would share it will all the parents out there. Here is the link: http://crappypictures.typepad.com/crappy-pictures/. Enjoy!

Custom Photo Books!

A client and friend of mine recently started a company called GLB Designs, designing custom photo books for any occasion. I have had many clients who have wanted to order photo books but didn’t have the time or patience. Gina takes your images and creates a beautiful and unique album using your photographs to tell a story. Whether you are looking for a wedding album, a gift for a relative, or just a family album to display in your home, this company is a great resource! I know how overwhelming it can be when your photos pile up or you have a huge amount so sort through…give Gina a call so you can enjoy your photos for years to come!

To view additional work by Beauties & Babies Photography of Los Angeles, please visit: www.BeautiesAndBabies.com

A great baby shower gift idea!

When I was pregnant, I was given a gift from a company called My Own Little Story. This unique company is an online baby booking site where you fill out the information and upload photos and a beautiful hardbound book is created for your little one. This is a wonderful way for busy moms who are computer savvy or work on the computer to complete their child’s baby book by simply entering the information online. A monthly email is sent as a reminder to enter new information, which is so helpful when you are busy and need a little reminder to catch up on recording your child’s milestones. Pages can be skipped, saved, edited and published once they are completed. With the click of the mouse, the book can be shared with family and friends online. There are a variety of pricing options depending on what you would like to spend and if you are giving this as a gift, it comes in a beautifully displayed keepsake folder with all the information. This is a wonderful way to document every precious moment with your little one in a quick and easy way so you will remember these memories for years to come! Check out My Own Little Story and you will give a gift that any mom-to-be will treasure!!

My Own Little Story

My Own Little Story

My Own Little Story

To view additional work by Beauties & Babies Photography of Los Angeles, please visit: www.BeautiesAndBabies.com

Darling illustrations by Oh You Kid!

Meredith is a children’s book illustrator who has years of experience. She recently started a company called Oh You Kid! doing custom illustrations of children in charming little moments doing what kids do best: having fun! She takes a picture of your child and creates artwork that captures the joy and spirit of childhood. But this is more than just a drawing… she adds embellishments such as glitter and rhinestones that make each piece a unique work of art. Meredith recently made this one for my mom, which she keeps in the kids room/nursery in her home. She captured my daughter’s disposition and charm perfectly! Meredith’s creations make a wonderful gift for parents and grandparents or can be purchased simply to bring warmth and beauty to any child’s bedroom. To view more works of art by Oh You Kid!, please visit www.etsy.com/shop/ohyoukid

childrens illustration

childrens illustration

To view additional work by Beauties & Babies Photography of Los Angeles, please visit: www.BeautiesAndBabies.com

Baby Props & Stuff…

One place I love to visit online is Etsy.com This is a great place to find handmade items such as clothes and hats, props for baby photo shoots, and lots of cool items! One vendor a friend just told me about is LucyandEllen. This is a company that sells vintage home decor items and the pieces they have are beautiful! Here are a couple baby props that I found that I thought would be great for photos (these are NOT photos taken by Beauties & Babies):

Itty Bitty Couture is another fun shop I found sells handmade baby clothes, hats, etc. Cute stuff:

Baby hammocks, pods & cacoons are another photo prop that can be used in photographing newborn babies. I there are lots of people who sell these on etsy, but here is one seller who has beautiful work and designs. 4aSong Designs:

Darling Baby Hats

As bedrest continues, I have been searching the internet for darling baby hats and items that can be used as props. Today I found a company that has adorable baby hats: www.SugarBBaby.com These are so precious, I ordered one to photograph my little one in! Here are a few images from the website and to see more of their work, you can also click here:  Additional Hats