Walker Charles turned one and with summer fast approaching, so a beach theme seemed like a perfect fit!! I did my first hand painted canvas sky and created a fun beach scene! I loved the way it turned out! Happy Birthday Walker Charles!!
Beach Theme Cake Smash Portraits

Beach Theme Cake Smash Portraits

Beach Theme Cake Smash Portraits

Oh my goodness… Do I have a great travel friend for you, just in time for this Memorial Day Weekend! A few months ago, I traveled with my son by bus to Washington, DC. Yup, stop and take that in for a moment. Traveled…. to…. Washington, DC…. BY BUS…. A cool 10 hours later on the way there and my neck was a bit worn out from the early wake up call and all the “dozing, yet being a responsible adult” that I was doing. Thankfully for me, my sister lives in the DC area and we were able to steal some time with her during our adventure.

Images of a Travel Pillow from an Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Travel Pillow | Mary BethI shared with her my greatest concern about my neck on the travel home, after sleeping on hotel pillows and like the sweet, big sister she has always been, she dove in to save the day…. I mean how many times have I said that in my life! Anne Marie brought me the most fabulous travel pillow. It is just perfect and feels like a hug everytime I use it, because it has this soft velvety feeling that just makes you cozy when you use it.

Images of a Travel Pillow from an Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Travel Pillow | Mary Beth

And in true awesome sister fashion, Anne Marie even got me an adorable black and white checkered neck pillow. Cozy, cute and oh so comfy! What more do you need for long travels!!

Images of a Travel Pillow from an Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Travel Pillow | Mary Beth

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.

In honor of Memorial Day weekend next week, I am doing a flashback to one of my most favorite sets….

Ahoy Matey! Permission to come aboard for the super, cute tutorial on how to make this F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S (if I do say so myself) “Nautical Theme” custom set! If you were in the Augusta, GA area, maybe you heard me shouting “Arrrgggghhhh” quite a bit – oh wait, maybe that is why I didn’t receive my usual assistance at WalMart. Hmmmm… Anyway, a client of mine wanted to focus her child’s first birthday/cake smash session on a nautical theme and I have to tell you that I was delighted as punch to become crafty for this one. One trip to WalMart later, I left with 8 different types of fabrics in 2 yard measurements each. I combined solids, prints, polka-dots, stripes, wide silver glittery tulle (AY! My favorite!).

Augusta GA Newborn Portrait Photographer images of a nautical theme custom set with multiple colored ribbons, a posterboard anchor and lifesavers | Mary Beth

When I got back to my studio, I cut each fabric into 2-3 inch wide strips and then started tying them in a knot at the top of my background stand. I placed the silver tulle (did I mention that was my FAVE) in front to for an extra punch.  Can you believe this session actually took place right in the middle of my studio! I then took poster board and cut out a super cute anchor, because seriously… nautical theme and NO ANCHOR – what is this amateur hour?? And, since my motto is “Safety First”, I had to include two lifesavers, just in case things got a little topsy turvy on the high studio seas! I added scrunched up red tissue paper to those two doughnut lifesavers to make them more festive. So, what do you think? Should I start having everyone call me “Captain Mary Beth”?

Augusta GA Newborn Portrait Photographer images of a nautical theme custom set with multiple colored ribbons, a posterboard anchor and lifesavers | Mary Beth

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com

These sweet babies decided to arrive a little earlier than expected!! They did so well in my studio and slept the whole time with the milk coma, as we call it!! I loved all the natural set ups we did! My sister and cousin have twins, so I hold a special place in my heart for twins!!
Augusta, GA Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, GA Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, GA Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Oh how I love a good deal and how I love a great, local place to eat. Introducing the newest hit in North Augusta – Your Pie. Their official opening is TODAY, May 12th and you should get on down there for lunch and/or dinner.

Images of Your Pie restaurant and food in North Augusta, SC from an Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Your Pie | Mary Beth

Brett, my husband, saw a special deal on Facebook for a FREE LUNCH on Wednesday, May 10th – well, I was all excited about that, especially since they are located near my office. There menu was fantastic. I ordered a salad, the gluten-free pizza and had the sea salt carmel gelato (YUMMY!)  for dessert and invited my friend Amy to join me.  We got to sit outside to eat in the covered section and it’s exactly what North Augusta needs!!

Images of Your Pie restaurant and food in North Augusta, SC from an Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Your Pie | Mary Beth

Come visit them and if you are in the area, give me a call – I might be in my office prepping for my next session! 🙂

Images of Your Pie restaurant and food in North Augusta, SC from an Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Your Pie | Mary Beth

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.