I was lucky enough to shoot this family's maternity and newborn portraits.
Baby girl was one of the most photogenic babies I've ever photographed. Check out all that gorgeous dark hair and rolls!!!!
She was a dream...
"Newborn portraits, Because they are only this little for a little while"
Lezley Alba Photography, Las Cruces newborn photographer, specializes in newborn, infant, family, and maternity portraits. Serving Las Cruces and surrounding areas.
To book a session click contact tab at the top of the page. For more information on a photo session please click info. Pricing is under investment <3
When I think back on the photos I have of my little ones I literally cry. As a new young mom I stressed about paying medical bills, buying the baby gear, designing the nursery and ALLLLLL the diapers. Hiring a professional photographer for portraits was not a trend at the time. It was a minor detail we didn't think much of.. and honestly probably couldn't afford!
I took a few photos with my first then used my cell phone to take more pictures of the second and third.. but I have less than a handful. Most of them are blurry, or taken with sleepers on that cover 90% of their body, and most is of baby and siblings and baby alone. I think I am in two photos...and im pretty sure I have zero photos of me with my middle one as an newborn.
Seven years later I am left with regret and a foggy mind at what they were like the first few days after birth.
Most moms know that momentos are important but don't realize just how critical these pictures and small memories are until it is too late to capture the moment in time.
Luckily, Newborn portrait photography is becoming more and more popular.
Newborns are photographed between 4-16 days of life. Tiny, curled up little humans, fresh into the world. The fingers and toes, the eyelashes, every little detail. All of these beautiful features will change with each passing day.
Our children grow up right in front of our eyes, after one week, after three weeks, after six months – they grow, change and develop and nothing that we can do will stop them.
Capturing your newborn baby with a professionally trained newborn photographer will be the first ‘gift’ that you give to them (and yourself!).
To make this "luxury" a reality for more parents, I have created our baby registry service!
This ensures that gift givers can purchase something truly meaningful and memorable for expecting parents.
Baby registry is a complimentary service offered to expecting parents.
Just contact me to book the baby (just a due date and deposit is required) Then I supply them will all of the information they need to share their registry with family and friends! Registry cards (printed and digital) are provided to be included in baby shower invitations. Friends and family simply log in, pay any amount they choose towards your session, then receive a beautiful packaged card to give at the shower or even after baby arrives.
All of the information of gift certificate purchases is stored so writing thank you cards is a breeze!
How soon do I need to book?
To ensure a spot on my calendar it is best to book during the second or third trimester.
What payment forms do you accept?
Friends and family log on to my website and can gift any amount. Debit, Credit and paypal are accepted. Cash and personal check is accepted the day of the photo session.
What if the amount paid exceeds the session price?
All extra money can go towards additional digital files, prints, wall art or additional sessions
Can the registry stay active for additional sessions?
YES! The registry is active for an entire year
What type of session is the registry good for?
Maternity, Newborn, Fresh 48 hospital sessions, In home lifestyle sessions, or the complete watch me grow package (this includes 4 sessions, and saves $200!)
I had so much fun photographing this sweet little one!
He came all the way to Las Cruces from Alamogordo for his newborn photos. Even after sleeping in the car seat on the drive, he did amazing!
He was seriously the cuddliest and best sleeper. I hope that is still the case and this new family has adjusted to a life as 3 : )
Those itty bitty pants.....
If you book your newborn photos with me, while you are still pregnant, AND already have your name for baby I try my best to get a personalized hat for your session. I just love giving the family a little gift and also adding some personalization to your photos. How cute would this shot be on birth announcements?!
My talented friend from Baby Bug By Jianna creates these for me. Look her up if you need any custom boutique items! She is seriously amazing... and shopping local is the way to go!
Mom and Dad brought the glove it to further personalize their photos. In fact, this was the ONE shot they had to have. I think it turned out darling!!
A ton of my session includes intricate poses. Its an art ive mastered and come to love. BUT I also love capturing baby sort of as is.
After the main posing. I wrap baby and get some natural shots. I let little them wiggle and and get comfy then shoot away. Let him cross his feet, curl his hands up, and pose himself pretty much. Every session, Mom and Dad have loved these, and made comments like: awwww his hands were always like that on the ultrasound! He loves kicking his feet up like that, I always felt that when he was inside, or I love how close you shot.. I can see his dimples. They are just like his Dads.
Its important for me to capture these memories... they are fleeting!!
I love using my macro lens for a portion of these as well for those sweet little details. Eyelashes, lips, wrinkling and peeling skin and of course my favorite the tiny tiny toes and feet.
These three rocked their family portion. Moms makeup was ON POINT, and made editing a breeze!!! Dad loved to snuggle baby annnd wasn't Grandma the cutest?!?
Thank you to this sweet family for traveling over for you session, and trusting me with your sweet sweet baby!!!
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Lezley Alba photography
Las Cruces Newborn, maternity, and family photographer
The Coats family!
I loved having them in front of my camera. Emily is hilarious... and her kids are photographers kids, used to being posed and so well behaved!! We focused a ton on "Mommy and Me" Since Mom is a photographer and rarely gets in the photos with her littles.
I have developed so many friendships with other local photographers. Emily being one of them! She is always quick to offer hep, advice or just make you laugh. She captures some beautiful real life images. So check out her business Coats Creative Photography.
I LOOOOOVE stealing the parents away for some shots. Love the chemistry between these two <3
I got to photograph Nathan when he was just a week old!! It was so fun seeing and photographing him again. He is SUCH a ham. Just for fun here is a little flashback of this chunky boy!!!
LOVE this session so much!!
I met this family at my Christmas Mini session event last year. Since then i've had 5 other sessions with them. I was so excited to hear Alma was expecting baby #2. She chose the watch me grow package.. So I will get to document all of little brothers sweet milestones <3
I am beyond blessed to get to do this "job" and meet all of these sweet families!!!
Alma had two separate maternity shoots. We started in first thing in the morning at my studio. Brenda, (makeup by Brenda) met us there and did her hair and makeup. I have wardrobe to choose from there as well as accessories. These shots are typically posed. I use a mixture of studio and natural light.
We met again at sunset to capture some golden hour in the dessert. The outdoor sessions are always more candid and about the whole family. Ill be sharing more from that session soon....
Hair and Makeup-Makeup by Brenda
Gown- Roses and Ruffles
Floral crown-couture phantasies
These photos are maternity portraits plus mommy and me. There is something SO special about that first born. I feel it with my own kids and can see it between these two. That first one changes you.. makes you a mother. Im so glad I got to document them before they are a family of 4!
" You can only have one first born child. you may love all of your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born." -Raymone E. Feist.