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Fresh 48 Session at Baylor UMC

Fresh 48 Session at Baylor UMC

Fresh 48 Session featuring sweet Baby D

This little ones fresh 48 session at Baylor UMC was perfect. The day was beautiful. He sweet parents prepped perfectly for his fresh 48 session. Which was just to be relaxed and excited to document his sweet first few days of life.

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Looking over his sessions is one of the top reasons I love Fresh 48 sessions. Your little one is brand new. The time you are in the hospital or birthing center goes by in a flash. This is why we capture the happiness, joy, the small little toes, the beautiful new heads. I love capturing family. And love. And of course little brand new babies.

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Kristina McCaleb Photography

NEWBORNS | CHILDREN FAMILY

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Kristina McCaleb Photography is a Dallas based newborn and children’s photographer. I specialize in newborn, child, and family photography in the Dallas Fort Worth area. During the summer we travel around the country. While on the road my favorite past time is stopping at quirky spots along the way. Some of my favorite stops have been the middle of the United States, the southern most point of the US. And of course the largest ball of twine.  For more information please contact me so we can start discussing your session.

info@kristinamccalebphotography.com

365 | Week 1

365 | Week 1

A Photo a Day – 2018

This year I am (attempting) a 365. Again. So I attempted one starting in 2016. I actually made it to about 10 months. I am trying again. Because just like I have been teaching my kids, you don’t always do your best the first time you try something. But if you practice. You will get better. So you can’t get down on yourself for making mistakes. You have to get up and dust yourself off and try again. This is me, trying again.

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I am following along a 365 that has prompts but I am not committing to that 100%. A photo a day yes. And prompts when I can. But some days I just almost forget. Can you tell which day this week that I almost didn’t make it?? If you can message me in below!

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3 Habits that will Improve your Newborn Photography

3 Habits that will Improve your Newborn Photography

What 3 Habits will help your newborn photography?

So as y’all know this list is not the end all, be all. But it will help.

1. Keep it WARM

The main trouble in newborn photography is warmth. If a baby isn’t warm enough they will let you know. They will not settle down. Their skin will show you too. Have you ever seen a chilly baby? Their skin becomes a little patchy. This habit will improve almost any newborn session. Now, I do NOT recommend heating pads or blankets under prop blankets because you can not regulate the heat. I do recommend a heater at a safe distance away from the baby. I also only recommend heaters that are cool touch. It will be hot for you in the room, but you will tell a difference when the baby is comfortable.

2. Keep them Full

Well, full of milk I mean. A full baby is a happy baby. Does this mean they may eat more than normal? YES! This is not the day to stick to a rigid schedule if nursing. They most likely haven’t been moving around like this any other day, so they may need to nurse more. And that is ok. But be cautious. Full bellies sometimes have big deposits at the other end.

3. Say no to Gas

If babies aren’t settling on their tummies, give them a little burp. They may have a little gas in their bellies. In my career some babies just don’t like certain poses. That is ok too.

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3 Habits that will Improve your Newborn Photography

Kristina McCaleb Photography

NEWBORNS | CHILDREN FAMILY

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Kristina McCaleb Photography is a Dallas based newborn and children’s photographer. I specialize in newborn, child, and family photography in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Kristy is available for travel throughout the metroplex, Texas and worldwide. She has been known to travel for sessions and is adding special travel session to her books for 2018. I am dedicated to providing you with beautiful images for your walls or for an album in your bookshelf.  I am also up for either tea or a cappuccino in a town near you. 

For more information please contact me so we can start discussing your session.

info@kristinamccalebphotography.com

Hello Baby

Hello Baby

Dallas Newborn Photographer in Houston

Hello, Baby! If your new baby ever wakes up during the session then we get some of the cutest awake baby photos. Most of the time I prefer sleepy baby newborn images. This is only because at this age it is very, very hard for sweet little ones to focus at such a young age. But this gal, she was looking right at me. She was so happy to say hello. Then again, she fell fast asleep again soon.

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Dallas Newborn Photographer in Houston

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Kristina McCaleb Photography

NEWBORNS | CHILDREN FAMILY

FACEBOOK | GOOGLE+

Kristina McCaleb Photography is a Dallas based newborn and children’s photographer. I specialize in newborn, child, and family photography in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Kristy is available for travel throughout the metroplex, Texas and worldwide. She has been known to travel for sessions and is adding special travel session to her books for 2018. I am dedicated to providing you with beautiful images for your walls or for an album in your bookshelf.  I am also up for either tea or a cappuccino in a town near you. 

For more information please contact me so we can start discussing your session.

info@kristinamccalebphotography.com

Welcome 2018!

Welcome 2018!

New Year and a Fresh Start.

New Year brings a wash of cleansing magic to it. Ok, so that isn’t true but sometimes it feels like it. This year I would like to be intentional about starting something new at any time. Not only on Mondays, or in the mornings, or waiting until New Year or even the start of the next month. I want to start where I am. This year I have many goals that I have been writing down. I am a writer. Actually, I would say a documenter. I love to document moments, ideas, goals, actions, wishes, and memories. I use this month to create a plan for the new year. Now this plan is fluid and isn’t a plan that can not be altered. We all know that the best laid plans often don’t get followed.

My plans include goals and milestones. Milestones in my personal life as well as in my business life. One of the goals that I would love to get back to is the ease of the open invitation. And the ability to have people around my table. I have lived in a world of comparison. And y’all I am not proud of that. I would love to pretend that I haven’t but with social media it is so very easy. It is also easy to start believing that you aren’t enough. Which is ridiculous. We don’t see behind the scenes. The clutter, the mess, the stress of the everyday. All of that is hidden and tucked away into a place that we pretend isn’t there. This year it is going away. I am going to work on not living in the world of comparison. For me this will include diving into books that I need to read daily. Devotions that I will fill my heart. And peace… peace for what I am  and the life we have built.

So every year I choose a watchword. A word that above all else is something that I fall back on when I am scared. That I look towards when the world looks gloomy. This year I stumbled upon my watchword. I am actually starting to believe that stumbling upon things isn’t actually by accident. There was a reason these words came into my path.

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By All Means.

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By all means is my watchword (well watch phrase) this year. This year I read Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I highly recommend you pick it up but when you do buy the audio book because listening to her read it seems to transform you into her world even deeper. I thought to myself throughout the book, I need to do this… I need a year of yes. Well by all means <3 Yes.

I have worked harder this year than I have in years past. And you know what I am still growing. I am in a growth mindset. And how do you stay in that mindset… by doing whatever you can, whenever you can. By all means… necessary. By all means necessary to get the job done. By all means available to me to learn what I can to be better. By all means I will use what is available around me to grow. By all means.

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So as I look back on 2017 I will enjoy the memories and moments. I will continue to document our days.

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My 2017 watchword was courage.

 My 2016 watchword was adventure.

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Handsome Little Guy

Handsome Little Guy

Check out this handsome little guys newborn gallery highlights!!

This handsome little guy got a visit from me when he was only hours old!!! And again a week or so later. And y’all check out his little hair!!! Isn’t it just gorgeous! Love!!

 

 

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Kristina McCaleb Photography

NEWBORNS | CHILDREN FAMILY

FACEBOOK | GOOGLE+

Kristina McCaleb Photography is a Dallas based newborn and children’s photographer. I specialize in newborn, child, and family photography in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Kristy is available for travel throughout the metroplex, Texas and worldwide. She has been known to travel for sessions and is adding special travel session to her books for 2018. I am dedicated to providing you with beautiful images for your walls or for an album in your bookshelf.  I am also up for either tea or a cappuccino in a town near you. 

For more information please contact me so we can start discussing your session.

info@kristinamccalebphotography.com