Austin Baby Photographer | Third Times a Charm

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I thought this session would never happen! Seriously, you guys. We had planned for a November session…the date came, and it was freezing and rainy. Rescheduled for December…again with the freezing rain. We finally made it work in January, and though it was still freezing, this time it wasn’t rainy! I couldn’t believe how much Cuatro had grown since I photographed him this past summer. He’s so big, crawling all over the place, and has the most adorable little teeth that peek out when he smiles. LOVE! Sammie and Mindy, thank you guys for being so patient with the reschedules – this crazy Austin weather!   🙂   I hope you guys are enjoying your photos!

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Austin Family Photographer | Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

Libby Ann Photography Mommy & Me Sessions

I had such a fun time last year with my first annual Mommy & Me Mini Sessions and am so excited to be offering them again this year! If you’re anything like me, you are constantly the one behind the camera. You have pictures of your children by themselves, with their siblings…dad, grandparents, friends. Everyone but you! Let’s change that this year and make some wonderful memories together.These sessions are for mom and her children – no matter how many or their ages.

This year, Mommy & Me Mini Sessions will be held the morning of April 12th at Brushy Creek Lake Park. Included in your session fee is a 20 minute session, a gallery of 10-12 images and 5 of your favorites delivered to you through Dropbox in high resolution JPEG form and a customized Facebook timeline cover. Currently, I have two session openings remaining, so if you’re interested in one, please contact me ASAP!

Austin Newborn Photographer | Daegan {5 days new}

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I met Daegan on his 5th day of life and he was such an easy newborn to photograph! His Mommy had lots of sweet and adorable props she wanted him photographed – specifically a few sports themed ones since his Daddy is a coach. I absolutely adore the way they turned out and they made his session so personal. I can’t wait to watch this cutie grow up over the next year since they’ve booked one of my Baby’s First Year packages! Deanna and Kyle, thank you so much for letting me snuggle your sweet boy. I loved my time with him!5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas5 day old newborn baby boy in Austin, Texas

Austin Baby Photographer | Baby E is One!

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I’ve been photographing Miss E for the past year and we finished up her one year session in December. It has been such a joy to watch her grow and change over the past year from a teeny, squishy newborn to this adorable, smiley, happy little girl! I absolutely love working with families for the entire first year of their baby’s life – there’s so much growth and change for everyone. It’s neat to watch a couple grow into parents and and see their love for their little one ooze out. Precious moments, for sure 🙂 S and J, I hope you guys have enjoyed this past year as much as I have! Thank you so much for inviting me into your lives – it has been a blessing!

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Sabrina - Love these photos! Thanks so much for capturing my family so beautifully!

Austin Family Photographer | Warmer Days

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I am not a cold weather girl. During the winter, I joke that I live in Texas for a reason – that reason being our mild winters. In all actuality, that is not a joke at all. I am not a fan of the cold (unless I have skis on and am racing down a snowy mountain…I can deal with it then!), so this (freezing cold) winter has been pretty miserable for me. I’m longing for the dog days of summer…snow cones, Blues on the Green, Round Rock Express baseball games, lazy afternoons spent in the pool.  I’m even longing for the 100* weather Texas is famous for.

So I decided to wander back into my archives and pull out one of my favorite sessions from the summer to blog. It was hot outside, but it was also so much fun! I love this family to death and have been photographing them since Lily was a few days old. I’ve watched her grow up into this beautiful blue-eyed beauty and transform into the sweetest big sister to a little brother who was just a whisper  when these pictures were taken. Yes, these summer-weather pictures definitely hold some fond memories…hope you enjoy taking a trip back with me on this chilly day!

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Austin Maternity Photographer | Waiting for Daegan

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Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of meeting Deanna and Kyle, who were expecting their first child, Daegan in January. We had a great time, despite the chilly Austin weather that morning! Deanna had the cutest, roundest belly and you could tell these two were so excited to welcome their son into their little world! I’m really looking forward to watching him grow over the next year 🙂 Thank you guys so much for trusting me with your photos!

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Austin Newborn Photographer | Annabelle – 5 Days

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I met this beautiful baby girl a few weeks before Christmas and fell absolutely in love with her! She was so sweet, slept so well, and is seriously gorgeous. I am so excited to get to know her and her parents well over the next year and watch her grow up with my Baby’s First Year package. Christina and Justin, thank you so much for letting me photograph your little beauty!

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Afton - She’s so beautiful. Congrats Christina and Justin!!

Austin Family Photographer | Hello, 2014.

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on? Yes? Okay, phew. I was thinking that with the embarrassing lack of posts in 2013, I might have actually broken my blog. But no, it’s just life getting in the way of me blogging. We are fresh into 2014, I’m back from my holiday vacation, and I’m very motivated to do more with this space this year! I don’t have pregnancy exhaustion or newborn-mommy fog to blame the lack of posing on this year either, so I better get my butt in gear and schedule some posts!

2013 was a whirlwind year. There were a few low spots, like losing our beloved 6-year old dachshund, Riley (who we miss dearly 🙁  ) and saying goodbye to my brother as he left for his second deployment to Bahrain, but for the most part it was amazing. One of those years that will hard to top and that will be forever remembered as one of the best. We began the year cautiously excited for a new addition to our family. We’d lost two babies in 2012, so we were very guarded with our hearts, scared to be excited but so hopeful that God would bless us with another child. After months of listening to a tiny heart beating away on our home doppler, nights spent praying that we would get to meet our sweet baby on this side of Heaven, and many reassuring ultrasounds, excitement started to overtake the caution until we were head over heels for this new little boy. Spring turned into summer, my belly grew (and grew, and grew). Will and I spent the entire summer together in the pool, going every single day to float, splash, and spend final precious days together with him as my only. The summer of 2013 was so special to me and I will never forget those hot, lazy days laughing and snuggling and just being with Will.

I was so nervous before Jack was born that I’d never be able to love another child as much as I loved Will. I just couldn’t grasp how my heart, which was already bursting at the seams with love for my big boy, could grow anymore with love. I was worried I’d miss all the one-on-one time I got with Will and that I’d resent the baby that would take up so much of my precious time. Little did I know that my heart could not only grow and fill up with overflowing love for this sweet new baby, but that it would also grow in love for my husband and my firstborn. Seeing them interact and love on this precious baby, watching our family grow and change, seeing new routines emerge with a big brother who can’t get enough of his little brother…well, my cup runneth over is the only way I can even begin to describe it.

I am so excited for what 2014 has in store for us. This will be my fifth year in business, which seems absolutely crazy! I am so thankful for all of my clients, both new and old, and I can’t wait to help you capture precious shots of your babies, no matter how big or small they may be. I’m also very excited to see how my family grows and changes this year…Will turns 5 in March, Jack turns 1 in July, and Will starts Kindergarten in August. It will definitely be a year of change for us and a year of learning to give my littles independence as they grow.

With Will starting Kindergarten, I will be focusing more time on family than I have in years past, taking on fewer clients each month so I can have time to help with homework in the evenings and more family time on the weekends. Money is always a touchy subject to talk about and I feel weird even talking about it on my blog now, but with this change in taking on fewer clients, I will also be raising my prices for 2014. If you would like to book at 2013 prices, please contact me before the end of the month to get a session on the books. I am so blessed to do this job and I am looking forward to working with your family for a long time to come!

Now, for the real reason you come to check out this blog…pictures! I swapped sessions with Lyndsay Stradtner this fall and I’m so, so glad we got pictures done. I’m in the thick of post-baby body and trying to lose the excess, but these photos are so dear to my heart. Mamas, get in front of the camera TODAY! Thank you Life in Motion Photography for photographing my family so beautifully. I adore these.

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Kari H - You have a beautiful family!

Kimberly - So glad to “see” you here again. You are gorgeous and your family is adorable. Looking forward to see what awesome images you produce this year.

Sabrina - Gorgeous photos of a beautiful family!

Christine - Libby, thank you for sharing your year with us. Such a beautiful message and beautiful family! Happy New Year to you!