Newborn Family Pictures

I believe every newborn session should include newborn family pictures. It’s not an add-on; it’s simply part of the newborn experience.

Every mama deserves a picture with her baby.

Picture of a mama holding her baby with her boys, photographed by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

Your baby will love seeing just how tiny they were in your arms ten years from now.

Newborn photo of family captured by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

This sweet mama told me, “We are a family of constant change and constant reminders that God is in control of this journey! We plan and He laughs, which keeps us on our toes.”

There’s nothing quite as wonderful as a baby to be the source of change for your family!

Family looking at baby during a newborn photography session by newborn photographer Ellen Adams Photography.

I love that she wants her children to carry this piece of wisdom with them throughout their lives:

“Be yourself, and trust the plans that God has for you.”

Sometimes it’s hard to trust, especially when surprises are thrown your way. However, trusting will make your days so much more joyful!

Mom and dad with baby during a newborn photography session with Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville AL.

She told me that her sweet baby girl is a huge blessing, and how could you not think so looking at her?

Mom holding newborn's hand.

“You can be tough and soft at the same time and for the same reasons. This is something I try to balance daily, as a mom, as a wife, as a professional, and as a woman.”

-Sofia’s Mom
Newborn family picture of 5 captured by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

Newborn family pictures become an instant heirloom for your family.

Learn more about Newborn Photography Sessions with Ellen Adams Photography, or contact me to book your own session here.

Ballet Baby Blossoming

I had the honor of photographing this beautiful ballerina’s first baby three years ago, and I was overjoyed when she asked me to photograph her new little one- her little ballet baby.

Newborn family picture by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

Her nursery is a gorgeous pink complete with a crystal chandelier and wreath made of mom’s pointe shoes. So, I knew I just had to include some ballet shoes in one of her portraits.

Ballet baby picture by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville, AL.

The shoes at the bottom of the picture are mom’s very first pair of pointe shoes.

Newborn photography portraits by Ellen Adams, captured in Huntsville, AL.

The ripples of fabric remind me of ribbons on ballet slippers dancing in the wind.

Tulip baby picture captured by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville.

A new baby is like a tulip who’s bud is just beginning to open. We are just beginning to learn her possibilities.

Newborn baby girl photo by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

She can become whatever her heart desires and she dreams to be.

“Someday I’ll jump through puddles,

Take a stroll, or run a race.

Someday I’ll walk across the street,

or maybe walk in space.

Someday I’ll scale a mountain,

Or I’ll join a ballet corps.

Someday I’ll walk a tightrope,

Or explore the ocean floor.”

Baby picture taken by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

She was very curious during her session, so I have no doubt she has it in her to be a NASA engineer like her parents someday if she chooses.

Smiling newborn photo by Ellen Adams Photography.

She was also a very smiley baby, and her mama told me that she has been a very easy going baby so far.

Dad kissing baby picture by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

“Ellen was great with our baby and did a fantastic job capturing creative, adorable photos! We love seeing the beautiful newborn photographs in our home every day.”

-Alex T.
Mom holding baby, picture by Ellen Adams Photography.

It is always an honor for me to not only capture your little one, but to also capture you with your baby. Your children need to know who you were back when they were so little they could fit in your arms.

Ellen Adams Photography newborn portraits in Huntsville, AL.

I was very excited to deliver their newest portrait of their oh so sweet ballet baby!

If you are pregnant and would like me to capture your precious baby’s story right from his or her beginning, I would love to talk with you! You can learn more about a newborn session with me here.

Newborn Baby Pictures

Newborn baby Huntsville AL picture of parents with baby and dad is kissing baby's head captured by Ellen Adams Photography.

Your newborn baby is only this little once, and this is the moment that your family changes forever- in the most joyful way.

Newborn baby picture in Huntsville, AL by Ellen Adams Photography.

This is the baby you have been dreaming of and praying for. You finally get to hold her.

Newborn baby pictures by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

And sing sweet lullabies to your newborn baby as she drifts off to sleep.

Sleeping photo by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

And kiss her from the top of her head…

Toes pictured by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

to the tips of her toes.

Newborn baby pictures in Huntsville, AL by Ellen Adams Photography.

You have been entrusted with some of God’s finest handy work, and you never want to forget how perfect she is right from the start.

Lips captured by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville, AL.

Whether it is those beautiful lips,

Newborn sleeping with teddy bear picture by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

sleepy snuggles,

Smiling baby in basket photo by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

or sleepy smiles that you want to remember always, make sure you capture this moment.

You think you will remember these newborn grunts and exactly how she looks for decades to come, because the days are so long right now.

However, time fades the past and the saying is true,

“The days are long, but the years are short.”

It is unfair how quickly babies grow up.

Hold onto this moment in a way you will cherish forever, and create heirlooms that you can share with your children both as they grow up as well as pass down to your children once they have grown up.

Cutest 1 Year Photoshoot

Every time a baby has their second Baby Plan Session, I think it’s the cutest 1 year photoshoot I’ve ever seen. All babies are simply Adorable! This One Year Photoshoot was no different.

Ellen Adams Photography 1 year pictures of a baby boy.

(I was told that he looks just like his Granddaddy in this one.)

Cutest 1 year photoshoot by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

One year is a big milestone, and it’s time to celebrate both making it through the first year, as well as newfound skills like standing!

1 year portraits by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL picture of a baby's eyelashes in black and white.

I have had the pleasure of photographing this sweetie since he was still in his mama’s belly. Ever since his newborn session, I have been in awe of his eyelashes. Baby eyelashes are simply the best!

One year photos by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL and Madison AL.

This little man simply loved my little chair and wanted to have All of his pictures in it. However, we eventually convinced him to show off his standing skills, too.

Ellen Adams Photography name collage of baby holding each letter in name.

When you join the Baby Plan Club you have access to exclusive products like this name collage. My son loves pointing out the letters in his name with the one that I made for him. It’s the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom- it is both a decorative heirloom, as well as educational.

If you would like to join the Baby Plan Club, or schedule a stand alone Cutest 1 Year Photoshoot for your own little cutie, tell me all about it here!

Huntsville Family Photoshoot

Huntsville family photoshoot by Ellen Adams Photography of a family with two boys.

Babies don’t keep. Although most of my sessions are for Newborns and Baby Milestones, I make room to do a Huntsville family photoshoot for a few families each year. Babies change so much that first year, you need to document their changes on a regular basis. Then, as your babies become little kids, you stop noticing their changes so much- until you happen to see a photo of them from a year ago.

Brothers captured by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

Even the way your kids interact and play with each other changes from year to year.

Fall family portraits by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

Most of my clients like a mix of posed and more natural shots, so that’s usually what I capture during a family session.

Dad and sons picture by Ellen Adams Photography.

This amazing dad didn’t think anyone would want a picture of just the boys together- but I am certain his sweet mama and wife are going to absolutely adore this photo of the boys hanging onto dad for many years to come. It brings such a smile to my face, and they’re not even my family!

Ellen Adams Photography Huntsville Photographer image of a family at Hays Nature Preserve.

We chose to do a family photoshoot at this location because they already had happy memories of fishing here. (I love doing photoshoots in places that are both beautiful and meaningful to you.)

Huntsville family photographer Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville AL created this portrait of two brothers hugging.

It had been a few years since this family had done family pictures, and these sweet little boys’ grand mom wanted some portraits of them. So, she gifted this session to her daughter last Christmas, and I’m so glad we were able to capture both the sweetness and playfulness of this stage in the boys’ lives.

If you want to learn more about having your own Huntsville family photoshoot, tell me your family’s story. And Grandparents- Gift Certificates make the perfect present for your kids (as well as a gift for yourself in a way)!

Cake Smash Cutie

Cake smash by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville AL.

After doing some heirloom portraits to celebrate turning one year old, this Cake Smash Cutie put on her party dress. Her face absolutely lit up with delight when she saw her very own little cake!

Cake smash photo shoot by Ellen Adams Photography in Madison AL.

I assure you, this is Exactly how I feel about cake as well!

Cake Smash Pictures by baby photographer Ellen Adams Photography

Every baby responds differently to cake, but you can increase your odds that your baby will enjoy her photoshoot by following these 3 Cake Smash Tips.

Cake smash shoot by baby photographer Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL.

We had our very own little birthday party, and she was enjoying every minute of it, as were her mom, myself, and my assistant.

1 year cake smash by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

Making a mess is all part of the fun.

Here are a couple of my favorite heirloom portraits we made before bringing out the cake:

1 year baby pictures by baby photographer Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

One is a big milestone not only for your baby, but also for yourself.

You did it! Let’s celebrate!

Cake smash photoshoot by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

Whether you are doing a Cake Smash as part of a Baby Plan session or as a stand alone session, make sure you Get on My Calendar before I’m all booked up!

Sweetest Sitter Session

Ellen Adams Photography Baby Plan sitter session.

Miss Juliette proved that 6-8 months is the perfect time to have the sweetest sitter session ever! That time when your baby has mastered the milestone of sitting, but hasn’t quite started crawling yet is the perfect time to schedule your first Baby Plan session.

Baby plan 6 month pictures by Ellen Adams Photography.

I love that we were able to create some heirloom portraits of Juliette wearing the same heirloom outfit her mom wore at that age.

8 month photos by Ellen Adams Photography.

Juliette’s mom told me that she wanted to capture her baby’s candid personality and blue eyes.

Baby Photographer Ellen Adams Photography image of baby blue eyes.

I think we did it!

Sweetest sitter session by Ellen Adams Photography image of 8 month old baby.

Juliette gave the best serious faces as well as smiles and giggles.

Sitter session picture by Ellen Adams Photography.

Juliette was curious and playful. She was everything I would hope for during a sitter session!

Baby eyelashes picture by Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville AL.

Just like all of my first Baby Plan sessions, we took a moment to capture those amazing baby eyelashes, her precious little hands, and those wiggly toes.

Baby milestone session by Ellen Adams Photography.

Something special about working with me is that I come to you. You can have all of your images look like you traveled to a studio (without the hassle of having to actually take your baby to a studio), or you can choose to include some images showcasing your home.

All of the images above where shot in the nursery. We rearranged so that we could also get some images of Juliette in her crib.

Happiest baby in her crib picture by Ellen Adams Photography.

Juliette was right at home, both literally and figuratively, in her crib. Her personality really shined!

“My baby’s true personality comes out where she feels the most comfortable— and that’s at our house! Juliette engaged with Ellen almost immediately. The pictures are absolutely amazing, and they quickly became household treasures!”

-Juliette’s Mama
Baby in crib by Ellen Adams Photography.

Juliette’s mom told me that this crib was the first thing they bought for her, and it was the thing that got her really excited to have a baby.

If I had a Restoration Hardware crib like that, I would want pictures of my baby in it, too!

Baby Photographer near me in Huntsville AL pictures by Ellen Adams Photography.

Make sure you Join the Baby Plan Club well before your baby’s first half birthday, so that I will have room in my schedule for your baby’s 6-8 month pictures.

I would be honored if you chose me to be your baby’s photographer for her Sweetest Sitter Session!

Classic Newborn Photography

Ellen Adams Photography Newborn Photography image of newborn with family next to maternity pictures.

It is my joy to help families preserve their memories in a way that they will enjoy for generations. Classic newborn photography is the perfect way to decorate your home and add onto a gallery wall that tells the story of your family.

Classic newborn photographer Ellen Adams Photography in Huntsville, AL created this image of a newborn baby.

All of the details, the baby rolls- everything that makes your newborn precious- need to be remembered.

Newborn photographer near me Ellen Adams Photography captured this image of a newborn baby smiling with his family.

Your newborn session is all about you, your family, your brand new baby, and the connection you all have.

Classic newborn photography by Ellen Adams Photography.

I am going to capture it so you will be able to remember it forever.

Newborn photography near me by Ellen Adams Photography.

Breathe in your sweet baby and reflect on this amazing miracle that has turned you into a new mama. THAT is what we are going to capture.

Newborn rolls by Ellen Adams Photography.

Relax and take it easy. Focus on the “why”.

Classic newborn pose by Ellen Adams Photography.

That is what this sweet family did. (I had the honor of doing their Sunflower Maternity Session as well.)

Newborn bunny outfit photographed by Ellen Adams Photography.

Their classic newborn photography session is one I will not quickly forget.

Newborn portraits by Ellen Adams Photography.

“Ellen was amazing to work with! Don’t worry if you don’t have specific poses in mind, she comes prepared with a list of go-to’s that always make the subject(s) look amazing.”

-Maggie H.

Are you ready to make time stand still, for just a moment, and ensure that your memories of your newborn never fade away?

I would love to hear your family’s story.

Tell me why you want a Newborn Photography session here.

Madison, AL Newborn Photoshoot

Newborn Photography by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville AL.

This sweet family from Madison, AL had a newborn photoshoot to capture the love they have for each other- right from the very start as a family of three.

I had the pleasure of meeting mom, Kati, during her Maternity Photoshoot.

Ellen Adams Photography image of newborn baby.

Thankfully, dad was able to come home from his deployment a couple of days early to be with his newborn, and I got to meet both dad and baby this time.

Madison, AL newborn photography by Ellen Adams Photography image of family with baby.

Baby Lucas is such a sweetheart.

“He’s little but so strong and adorable. We just absolutely love him and he definitely has us wrapped around his little finger.”

Madison, AL newborn photographer image of baby holding daddy's finger, by Ellen Adams Photography.

This little man couldn’t wait to meet his parents and came three weeks early.

Madison AL newborn photo shoot by Ellen Adams Photography depicting a family holding their newborn.

To Expecting Mothers:

“First of all, hang in there. The first and third trimester can be extremely exhausting. Becoming a mother for the first time can be scary, but you can do it.”

Newborn Toes picture by Ellen Adams Photography.

“Don’t ever be ashamed of the choices that you make for your birth plan. You have to do what’s best for you and your little bundle of joy.”

Madison AL newborn photoshoot by Ellen Adams Photography.

“In the end, when the day comes, you will forget all of the fears you may have had about becoming a parent, and you will just absolutely fall head over heels in love with your new little baby.”

Baby Smile by Ellen Adams Photography.

“Pregnancy is temporary, loving this little one is a lifetime. You won’t regret a minute of it.”

Photo of newborn baby feet by Ellen Adams Photography.

Mom wants her baby to know (and included in his album):

“Mama loves you more than life itself. I am so blessed that God chose you to be my child and that He trusted me to take care of you. I will do everything in my power to protect you and to make sure you have everything you’ll ever need in life.”

Ellen Adams Photography newborn photo of baby on a moon in a sea at sunset.

“What I love about Ellen is that she will come to your house for your newborn session. That way, your precious little one gets to stay in the comfort of their own home and it made it easier on us.

I can’t thank Ellen enough for her time and the work and love that she puts into her photos. If you are looking for a photographer to capture your family, she is THE ONE! Trust me, she won’t let you down.”

-Kati W.

Recording your family’s Newborn Love Story is my specialty. If you are ready to book a Madison, AL Newborn Photoshoot, tell me your story here!

Pregnancy & Gender Reveal

Not only is this sweet couple celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary- they have an announcement…

Gender reveal idea by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville, AL.
Gender reveal picture by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville, AL.

They are so happy to announce their four beautiful children are getting a little brother! (You can see big sister’s pictures here.)

Pregnancy Announcement picture by Ellen Adams Photography of Huntsville, AL.

They took me to the place where they took long walks talking and getting to know each other while they were dating. I loved getting to see where they fell in love, and where he later proposed.

10 year anniversary photo idea by Ellen Adams Photography.

My husband and I spent most of our first date sitting in the branches of a magnolia tree talking about our past and our dreams for our future. Years later we climbed that same magnolia tree, one more time, and he proposed to me. There’s something magical about revisiting the place where your love story began.

A forest, a little river… I can’t imagine a better setting for the beginning of a love story, as well as the start to their next chapter.

Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary!


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