Threshold Photography » Newborn, Maternity, and Baby & Birthday Photography

I have been photographing my kids in matching Christmas pajamas for the past several years, and I have to say that I love the look! It is a fun & fabulous new(ish) trend. And I have had several requests for Christmas PJ studio sessions in the past, so in 2017 I decided to add the Christmas PJ Super Minis to my fall/winter family mini session offerings.

And I did have several families show up in their holiday finery to be photographed playing & snuggling together on my studio couch. The kids loved jumping & playing with their parents. And the parents were relaxed during the session and just adored how their final images turned out! It was truly as fun, easy, and relaxed as any family mini session could be.

Enjoy these photos from last year’s Christmas PJ Super Minis! Horned forest animals with a black & red color combo seemed to be the trend in this year’s Christmas PJ fashions.

2017 Christmas PJ Super Minis

To start off, I will show you some images of my test subjects. My own five kids dressed up in their matching Christmas PJs.


This family couldn’t be more loving & tender in their encounters with one another. They always seem overjoyed to be in each other’s company. Their love is palpable.

The Homack family went through some serious struggles last year, when Meaghan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I first photographed Meaghan & Blake together in the Mother’s Day mini sessions in April, which with the new diagnosis, was a very emotional experience for everyone. Then Meaghan was able to bring Blake in for the DAD mini sessions again in May. After a long roller coaster of treatments throughout the spring & summer, Meaghan was rewarded with clear scans. However, with this very aggressive form of cancer, her doctor’s tell her that she has anywhere from 1-5 years, despite the encouraging scans.

All I can say is that is has been an absolute pleasure getting to know this family. They have learned to embrace each and every day while living each moment with purpose, passion & hope. I truly admire them for their strength & courage.

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The Alexander family is an amazing blended family, consisting of two mothers and their children from previous relationships, as well as their new baby Charlee. I was lucky enough to be able to photograph Charlee’s newborn session in May of 2017. And she was such a sweet little doll for me. By the time you are reading this post, I will also have photographed Rachael’s twin pregnancy & twin newborn session earlier in 2018.

With two mothers deeply devoted to each other, these kids couldn’t be luckier to have this amazing foundation of love & support in which to grow & flourish.


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As a member of my baby plan, Norah has come to visit me for her newborn, six month & first birthday sessions over the past year. I have really loved watching her grow & hearing the stories. First about the long nights, and then about what she likes to eat, and then about all the things she gets into now that she is mobile. It reminds me of my own children. While every parent’s story is different & all children are totally unique – we are all on the same journey together, with the same destination in mind.

Take a look at Norah’s first year journey.

Newborn Session


Six Month Milestone Session

Norah has really changed so much since she was a newborn. It is truly amazing, right! Her hair is growing out & becoming lighter, so she has a reverse ombre look going on – which I absolutely adore. It reminds me of my youngest baby, Violet. Violet had the dark tips in her hair until she was about one. Michele & Cody participated in this session again. And it is always a joy watching how a baby will respond differently while being held by her parents!


First Birthday & Cake Smash

Unfortunately, Miss Norah was a little bit cranky due to teething during this session, so we didn’t get as many smiles as we might have hoped. But even a serious Norah…is still seriously adorable!



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Gold & Pink, First Birthday and Cake Smash Session – Giselle (Gigi)

It has been such a joy watching Giselle grow up this past year. Her parents clearly adore her like no other. And I love having them in front of my lens!

Click here to see their newborn session, as well as their Mommy & Me and Daddy & Me sessions when she was seven months and nine months old, respectively.

One of my favorite things to do when my newborn clients return for milestone & birthday sessions, is to use some of the same props & blankets that we did in the newborn session to really be able to compare the changes that have happened over baby’s first year. Check out the difference!!


I really loved the combination of pinks with gold, silver & white in this session. It made the whole session feel very light and airy.


I think this is my favorite image from the session. I love the gold of the balloon with the gold of the dress, and the contrast against the bright white!!


This is a cake smash that Gigi’s mom, Aja, will never forget. While trying to keep Gigi interested in the cake, as well as on set, I think that she ended up with more cake on her than the baby did!

While Gigi didn’t love the cake, or getting her hands slimy with frosting, she did love the cereal treats that Aja sprinkled on the back side of the cake. It is so funny the tricks you learn as you go on in this business. Though Gigi was pretty much over it as soon as it began, she did hang in there long enough to get many beautiful cake smash images (plus a few crying ones to blackmail her with later).




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Krish is an unusual name in America, so I figured it was a family name, or a name of some import in India. Ha! As it turns out, Krishna is of HUGE import in Hinduism and culture in India. Both he and his older brother were named after Hindu Mythology, brothers Krishna & Balarama.

So I thought I would do a little research into this mythology for this blog post. Krishna & Balarama are most notably heroes of the Mahabharat (among other mythologies and historical appearances), translated as The Great Tale of the Bharata Dynasty, and one of two major Sanskrit epic poems of ancient India. The Mahabharat actually holds the title of the longest poem ever written at about 1.8 million words in total, ten times the length of Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey, combined. Written around 400 BCE, though the origins of the story are thought to fall between the 8th & 9th centuries BCE.

Krishna is a worshiped as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu and also a supreme god in his own right. He is the god of compassion, tenderness and love in Hinduism, and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. In the Mahabharata, he appears on the battlefield scenes and is shown as the royal Pandava Prince Arjuna‘s guide & charioteer, and speaks the Bhagavad Gita – a scripture and fundamental ideology of Hinduism. Krishna’s brother, Balarama, is his right hand man, and is represented as a symbol of strength, an obedient son, an ideal brother and husband, an ideal man and god in Indian culture.

Teddy Bear & Aviator Newborn Session – Krish

So…these boys have a lot to live up to! But this little Krish couldn’t be cuter.  This cutie pie was so good for his newborn session. With teddy bears and airplanes, Krish has a little bit of everything in his newborn session. Browns, greys & blues, and a small pop of red, his session was full of warmer tones and soft blankets. And he slept like a dream.

Here he is snuggled up with a giant teddy bear.



Krish with another teddy bear, and an knit aviator outfit!




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Grey & Blue Newborn Session – George

You might recall my maternity model call from this past spring. Nicole was a participant in that model call & she did an amazing job. Click here to see her maternity images.

As you might expect, her newborn session did not disappoint either. Her family could not be more beautiful & the family images are some of my very favorite family & parent/newborn poses yet!

Their home is newly remodeled in a more sleek & modern style, so to remain consistent, we chose a fairly neutral color palette, with a lot of grey tones. Greys (grays?) are one of the most commonly requested colors in any of my sessions. Maybe it’s the trend to be using a lot of grey and cooler tones to decorate – can I thank HGTV’s Chip & Joanna for this?? Whatever it is, I am loving it!


Both of these parents are nurses and met while at work. Nicole says that she actively pursued Jason, going so far as to swap shifts & rotations to be near him, and he was basically clueless for a long time. Obviously, he got the hint eventually! They are so in love with each other, a great fun loving couple who totally are in sync. Throughout their newborn session, it warmed my heart to see that they were so supportive and understanding with one another on this new parenting journey – showing that they are in this together, as a team.Tucson-newborn-photographer-studio-newborn-belly-and-baby-plan-6Tucson-newborn-photographer-studio-newborn-belly-and-baby-plan-3Tucson-newborn-photographer-studio-newborn-belly-and-baby-plan-5

One of my favorites!! How perfect are those little fingers peeking out from under his Daddy’s hand?


I always love to capture awake images when baby is calm and happy, not always possible, but always a treat!




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