My Happy Giggly Baby Hadley!

Oh this sweet baby niece of mine….

I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to travel to California just as she turned six months old and capture her six month milestone photos!!  She is seriously the happiest little baby I have ever been around.  And I have Jacob ~ so that’s saying something!!  When we are out there we have a total of eight cousins from Hadley to my Benjamin ~ ages 6 months to 11 years this round.  To say it is a circus is most definitely an understatement!!  But she was always happy!  Just rolled with the flow and carried on.  I cannot wait to see her at Christmas for her one year pictures!!

We were out there for ten days, and never really had a set time for photos ~ or a set time without a million kids running around.  So we just did little portions of our session as we got a chance.  But of course since she is my sister’s third baby girl, we had to have some fun!!  It’s hard to say which is my favorite.  I adore the beauty of the photos with the yellow lantana and all of the precious details we were able to capture on the pink flokati ~ but little Hadley in these hot pink sunglasses all dressed for the beach….Well.  As you can imagine, she pretty much stole my heart!!

Can you choose a favorite!?!

This age is so much fun to capture!!  I have loved living in the pool this summer, but I am really excited to have my studio ready for fall and winter to be able to work with my sweet milestone babies and capture these precious babies that grow all too fast ~ especially in their amazing first year!!

RENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer |

RENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Beach Baby with Sunglasses and Swimsuit

RENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Baby Milestone in Pink with Yellow LantanaRENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Baby Milestone in Pink with Yellow Lantana

RENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Baby Milestone in Pink and MintRENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Baby Milestone in Pink and MintRENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Milestone Baby Toes in Pink

Just for fun, I have to share a behind the scenes of the yellow lantana session.  We literally had alll the cousins running around my grandma’s farm in chaos.  I had spotted this little patch the evening before as the sun set with the golden light – but hadn’t really looked at the ground around it!  By the time we were able to take the photos it was mid morning and the sun was getting hot so we had to find an angle with good shade.  We squeezed ourselves into this little patch!  I kept hitting my head on the tree branch, I had ants crawling on my feet, I fell over in this weird yucky mud spot where the sprinkler had leaked.  It was a mess!  My sister and I were cracking up!!  But look at the result!  Sometimes those little patches are absolutely the best spots you can find!!

RENEE STENGEL Photography | Charlotte Portrait and Underwater Photographer | Six Month Baby Milestone in Pink with Yellow Lantana Behind the Scenes

Update: Thank you The Honest Capture for featuring the image of Hadley dressed for the beach on their Instagram page!  The same image was featured as the Image of the Week in a local Charlotte Photography Group I am in.  So honored when other Photographers appreciate my work!!

 

Swimsuit and Glasses from Carters Baby

Little Bunny One Shoulder Romper from Love Little Daisy

Mint Romper from Angora Boutique and Pink Flokati from Target (because – travel!)

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  1. Jin Chu Ferrer

    August 10th, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Your baby photography is breathtakingly beautiful! Def professionally. You have quite an eye for this kind of photography!

  2. admin

    August 11th, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you Jin Chu. I appreciate you kind words so very much! I truly love what I do ~ and it is such a blessing to get to work with little ones. The time flies so quickly and they are just so precious!!

  3. Ramona Cruz-Peters

    August 10th, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Your niece is precious! My favorite is the first one of her with the pink bow! But I love the baby feet, too!

  4. admin

    August 11th, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I am such a sucker for baby feet too Ramona!! But I agree, that one with her in the box wearing the bunny outfit is just too precious! I think I need it for a sample in my studio!!

  5. Emma Riley

    August 11th, 2018 at 12:38 am

    So beautiful! I know how hard to do a photography with a baby and this one is very stunning and everything is really an amazing shot.

  6. Nathan

    August 11th, 2018 at 1:22 am

    THe photos are amazingly gorgeous. I agree with you this is the age to capture these priceless moments , as before you know it time flies by. Lovely innovations to click the photographs.

  7. admin

    August 11th, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Well thank you Nathan, that is so kind of you to say. I appreciate you stopping by!!

  8. adriana madonna

    August 11th, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    The photos and especially the baby is so cute! I love your work and am happy for you that you enjoy it to such an extend! Keep it up.

  9. admin

    August 11th, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    What kind words, thank you Adriana. I really do feel so very blessed to be doing a job that I love so much!

  10. Chichi Uguru

    August 11th, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Awwww. You little niece is super cute and adorable. These pictures are lovely. I am sure her parents loved them so much.

  11. admin

    August 11th, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you so much!! She is an absolute doll! I can’t wait to see her at Christmas for her one year photos!!

  12. Tanvi Rastogi

    August 11th, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Gosh! She is ADORABLE!!! And these pictures capture her tiny baby spirit. She is truly precious.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  13. Elizabeth O

    August 12th, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Oh my she is totally adorable. These are beautiful pictures that I am sure will be cherished for ever!