{Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography} Sylvie Violet

Wow, life has been a little bit crazy lately and it’s taken me a few months to post these images of our sweet new girl, Sylvie Violet.  She was born on April 22nd, 2016 weighing in at 5 pounds, 11.6 ounces and 17 inches long – a little peanut, but full of personality!  You will see that in these photos of her.  She is not lacking for character, personality, and spunk.  As a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer, I was determined to shoot Sylvie’s newborn pictures myself.  I managed this by spreading them out over several weeks, and doing several mini shoots for variety.

Sweet little Sylvie, unbeknownst to us during my pregnancy, was born with a congenital heart defect.  Did you know that roughly 1/110 babies is born with a congenital heart defect?  I had no idea how common it was.  We found out about Sylvie’s condition when she failed the pulse ox test as part of her newborn discharge screening.  This test is a very simple test that measures the oxygen saturation in your body – in a healthy person it should be above 97%.  Sylvie’s sats were in the 80’s.  It’s amazing to me that is little as 2 years ago, this test was not part of the routine newborn screening, and in some hospitals, it is STILL not offered.  That is so scary to me!  Had Sylvie not had this test, she would have been discharged as a healthy newborn.

Sylvie was taken from us and flown via helicopter 3 hours away to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where she was immediately swarmed by doctors and nurses.  She was hooked up to everything, and tests were ran.  This was an extremely scary time for us.  She spent 12 days in the NICU.  Sylvie has something called a ‘mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous return’, or TAPVR.  She will be okay, but she will need open heart surgery when she’s 4-6 months old to repair this so she can lead a full and active life.

To add to this story, our 15 year old son Damien’s dream for the past 4 years is to be a pediatric heart surgeon when he grows up.  Life comes full circle.

Sylvie is the sweetest little soul – she seems wise beyond her days and is so full of personality.  You can see it in her eyes.  We are so blessed to have her join our family, and she has no idea just how loved she is.  One of my goals with her newborn photos was to take a special picture of her with each of her 10 older siblings.  I have tried this with previous children and always seem to fall short, but I accomplished this with Sylvie.  This will be a long post, and each of these images is so treasured and special to me.  I will come back and edit it to add one of Sylvie with her Daddy and myself as soon as I take them. :)

In no particular order…please welcome Sylvie Violet Holloway to this lovely place called Earth. :)  Each of these images was created with so much love. Cute newborn baby girl sleeps on her belly on a rolled up white knit blanket and smiles in her sleep. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Dramatic black and white portrait of a newborn baby girl being held in her father Cute newborn baby girl with her eyes open. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Closeup portrait of a beautiful sleeping newborn baby girl wrapped in a white, knit wrap. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Closeup portrait of a beautiful sleeping newborn baby girl wrapped in a white, knit wrap. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl sleeps on her tummy on a cream colored blanket. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl sleeps on her tummy on a cream colored blanket. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Cute newborn baby girl with her eyes open. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Black and white side profile portrait of a newborn baby girl wrapped in a tan colored knit material yawning in front of the window. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl sleeps on her tummy on a cream colored blanket. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Side profile portrait of a newborn baby girl wrapped in a tan colored knit material sleeping in front of the window. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl sleeps on her tummy on a cream colored blanket. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Macro image of a newborn baby girl Adorable newborn baby girl sleeps on her tummy on a cream colored blanket. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl sleeps on her tummy on a cream colored blanket. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Macro shot of a newborn baby girl Dramatic black and white portrait of a newborn baby girl being held in her father Cute newborn baby girl with her eyes open, smiling. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. And now for the sibling shots – in order from oldest to youngest, this is Clint with Sylvie. <3 Teenage boy poses for a black and white portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. And Calista… Teenage girl poses for a portrait with her new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Damien, our future pediatric heart surgeon, who has already forged a special bond with his new sister… <3 Teenage boy poses for a black and white portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Theron and Sylvie… Young boy poses for a portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Adrian and Sylvie… Young boy poses for a black and white portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Quentin (aka Dewey) and Sylvie… Young boy poses for a portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Camille & Sylvie… Young girl poses for a portrait with her new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Octavia & Sylvie; I got a little carried away with these!  There were too many cute ones to just edit one… Young girl poses for a portrait with her new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Young girl poses for a portrait with her new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Young girl poses for a portrait with her new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Elliott & Sylvie… Little boy poses for a black and white portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Little boy poses for a portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Gabriel (aka Tiny) and Sylvie… Little boy poses for a portrait with his new baby sister. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. And one of Tiny by himself because, well, he’s adorable and I can’t help it!  haha Cute little boy with blonde hair and green eyes lays on a white fur rug for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. And finally, Sylvie with ALL 10 of her older siblings together!  I adore this and already have it hanging on my wall. <3  Next up – I need a new family photo.  Any volunteers? ;) 11 siblings in jeans and white T-shirts pose for a studio portrait together. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Family Photographer. I’m also including a few photos of Sylvie taken outdoors while we were in Montana a few weeks ago.  I love outdoor newborn photos so much!  She was a little beyond the newborn phase here, but I just love how these came out.  Look how red her hair looks in these!  I do see a lot of red in her hair in person, but I think a lot of this was the lighting in this particular location.  Either way, she’s such a sweet girl! Portrait of a newborn baby girl with red hair outdoors in the wildflowers. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Portrait of a newborn baby girl with red hair outdoors in the wildflowers. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Portrait of a newborn baby girl with red hair outdoors in the wildflowers. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Sylvie & Daddy <3 A father holds his newborn baby daughter for a natural light studio portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer. Mommy & Sylvie… <3 A mother holds her newborn baby daughter for a natural light studio portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer.

I swore I’d never jump on the rainbow baby bandwagon, but alas….I had to for Sylvie. She came to us after 2 back to back miscarriages – thus, the rainbow after the storm. The heart symbolizes the fact that she is a strong, brave heart baby, as well as the immense love we have for her, and how deeply we wanted her and waited for her. She is surrounded by so much love, she has no idea yet. I tried to put my own spin on this type of shot and this is what I came up with. <3 Beautiful rainbow baby portrait of a newborn baby girl surrounded by rainbow colored rose petals symbolzing the rainbow after the storm, or a pregnancy after a loss. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vega

My sweet friend Becca of Zoe and Oliver made this beautiful pink knit ensemble for Sylvie – I think this just might be her color, look how it brings out her eyes!  Becca is a fellow heart mom and has been such a kind friend and wonderful support for Sylvie and I. Adorable newborn baby girl with blue eyes wears a pink knit outfit and hat and grins for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Baby Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl with blue eyes wears a pink knit outfit and hat and grins for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Baby Photographer. Her pout is just TOO CUTE! Adorable newborn baby girl with blue eyes wears a pink knit outfit and hat and makes an adorable pouty face for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Baby Photographer. Adorable newborn baby girl with blue eyes wears a pink knit outfit and hat and grins for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Baby Photographer.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read Sylvie’s story and look at her newborn photos. :)

 

LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer.

LJHolloway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior pictures.   To see more of Lisa’s work, please go to www.ljhollowayphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ljhollowayphotography.   You may contact Lisa by email at [email protected].

Las Vegas Maternity Photographer | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Las Vegas Child Photographer | Las Vegas Family Photographer | Las Vegas Senior Photographer

Las Vegas | Henderson | Summerlin | Boulder | Kingman | Laughlin | Lake Havasu City | Bullhead City | Flagstaff | Williams | Prescott | Phoenix | Sedona | Arizona | Nevada

Spaces are very limited and fill early.  Booking in advance will ensure a spot on LJHolloway Photography’s schedule.

Lisa Holloway also offers many photographer teaching resources and educational Photoshop and Lightroom videos.  For more details, please visit my SHOP.

June 19, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Melissa - Beautiful! Every single one of them.

June 19, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Jolanda Heuvelmans - Hello Lisa,

So many beautyfull pictures of all of your kids.
Adorable Sylvie….
I just like the way you did this…with very much love as I can see.

Hope Sylvie will be alright soon.

Looking forward to see new pictures.

Best wishes

Jolanda

June 19, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Marta Sharp - Hi Lisa. I just love the way that you capture your beautiful family on photographs. Your amazing talent and art is huge inspiration. These images are beautiful and timeless x

June 19, 2016 - 2:15 pm

suzy mead - So beautiful!! WOW!

June 19, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Katarzyna Soluch - I am totally speechless by looking at those photos, I have never seen in my life so many feelings and emotions included in images, you are a fantastic mother-photographer, your kids are so adorable, no matter how old they are, Sylvie is already a little princess and model at the same time, congratulations from me, I love your photos and what’s more I love the way you look at your family,,, with love, pure unconditional love, thank you for being able to admire your work:)
Katarzyna

June 19, 2016 - 2:26 pm

Clare - Just beautiful, Lisa! Sylvia and all of your children are simply beautiful!!!!

June 19, 2016 - 2:52 pm

Laura - Beautiful work as always, Lisa. My daughter was born with CHDs as well – ASD, VSD, PDA, which rapidly lead to enlargement, RV hypertrophy, and increased pulmonary pressure. She was not pulse ox screened at birth, but her septal defects created a grade 6 murmur so thankfully they were detected while still at the hospital. She had an open heart surgery with total repair at 5 months old, and that was 8 years ago today. She’s a spunky, healthy 8 year old now. I too had no idea what CHD was until I had her. My thoughts and prayers are with you, from one heart mom to another.

Heart hugs,
Laura

June 19, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Lisa Holloway - Thank you so much Laura, I am so happy that your sweet girl is doing well now! Her story is a great encouragement to us! <3

June 19, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Vinie - Amazing photos ! ! Welcome to this sweet baby girl, she is so cute. What a lovely family :) my very best wishes to all of You. Vinie from France ;)

June 19, 2016 - 4:13 pm

Trish - These images are truly magical!

June 19, 2016 - 6:28 pm

Keli - Your pics are perfection! My daughter was also born with a heart defect and had open heart surgery at 3 months! She is now 7 years old and is doing great!! Praying for your little one!

June 19, 2016 - 9:14 pm

Lisa Holloway - Thank you so much Keli! It’s amazing how many encouraging stories I’ve heard just by sharing Sylvie’s story online. I am so happy your sweet girl is doing well! <3

June 19, 2016 - 9:33 pm

miriam - She is beautiful Lisa and so loved! So happy for you and your family <3

June 20, 2016 - 1:54 am

Ly - Amazing family!! You are an amazing mother.

June 20, 2016 - 3:28 am

Christiane - You have a very beautiful family! I love your work! Greetz from germany!

June 20, 2016 - 3:45 am

Sue Gates - Lisa, you have such a beautiful Family. I have enjoyed seeing over the years your little family on my screen. I look forward to many more photo in the years to come.

June 20, 2016 - 5:08 am

Gary Schmeidler - Don’t know how to describe this set other than beautiful. And all the love and attention from those brothers and sisters will help get little Sylvie through anything.

June 20, 2016 - 5:57 am

Mary McClain - ??????????????????????
These are beautiful of your precious new baby and her siblings!

June 20, 2016 - 7:22 am

Patti A. - You are amazing and so are your children….Sylvie is beautiful.

June 20, 2016 - 11:35 am

Anne Meyler - Just stunning

June 20, 2016 - 5:29 pm

Candy - So happy you got a picture with each one of the kids! A challenge well done! They will cherish it more later in life. Each one of your kids look similar, but oh so different. Beautiful family.

June 21, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Karen - I love love her personality, what a sweet angel!!! Wish her a life time good health! Can’t wait to see her growing up photos :)

July 9, 2016 - 7:32 am

Hillary Andrews - There aren’t many photographers who truly inspire me but your photos of your beautiful baby Sylvie have brought me to tears! I have four children of my own and we are hopeful for another one day. Children are such a blessing and I am in awe of all that God has blessed you with! I have dabbled in photography since 2009 but have never fully committed to the art because I have been so busy raising my family. Seeing the breathtaking images you produce, in addition to being of mother of ELEVEN, has inspired me to stretch myself further and see I have to offer. I cannot thank you enough for this!

{Las Vegas Child Photographer | LJHolloway Photography} Lily

I have been so excited to share this part of Lily’s desert wildflower shoot!  We only had a small shooting window as the sun set, but I am so happy with how these came out.  Lily is an amazing little model!  These are two of the new dresses being released by Well Dressed Wolf – they make the cutest, vintage inspired boutique girl’s clothing.  You can see the first part of Lily’s shoot HERE.  She is such a fun little girl to work with!  Her personality just shines through in these portraits.  What a bright and happy soul she is – a rare one of a kind.  I’d love to work with her again!  As a Las Vegas Children’s Photographer, I get so excited when these rare and fleeting moments of brilliant color appear in our desert scenery.  What little girl (or photographer for that matter) can resist a beautiful field of wildflowers?

The first dress is a beautiful, deep pink.  My little girls adore these dresses! Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a pink dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a pink dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a pink dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a pink dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a pink dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a pink dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children The second dress is a gorgeous, smocked dress in beige with turquoise accents.  My fave color! Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a tan and blue dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a tan and blue dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children Adorable little girl with blonde hair and a tan and blue dress poses for outdoor portraits in a field of yellow wildflowers near Las Vegas. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Children’s Photographer.

LJHolloway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior pictures.   To see more of Lisa’s work, please go to www.ljhollowayphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ljhollowayphotography.   You may contact Lisa by email at [email protected].

Las Vegas Maternity Photographer | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Las Vegas Child Photographer | Las Vegas Family Photographer | Las Vegas Senior Photographer

Las Vegas | Henderson | Summerlin | Boulder | Kingman | Laughlin | Lake Havasu City | Bullhead City | Flagstaff | Williams | Prescott | Phoenix | Sedona | Arizona | Nevada

Spaces are very limited and fill early.  Booking in advance will ensure a spot on LJHolloway Photography’s schedule.

Lisa Holloway also offers many photographer teaching resources and educational Photoshop and Lightroom videos.  For more details, please visit my SHOP.

June 11, 2016 - 6:22 am

Amanda - Your work is amazing and beautiful!

{Las Vegas Child Photographer | LJHolloway Photography} Mia & George

Mia is my good friend Suzy’s 4 year old little girl – she is such a ham and SO much fun to photograph!  You may have seen her in my images before with my son Elliott – they are getting married someday they say.  :)  During a recent visit to our house, Mia met our new baby bunnies, and was immediately head over heels in love with George.  I couldn’t resist getting a few pictures of these two cuties together.  I did the first part of the shoot in one of my favorite locations near my house in Kingman – a field of tall, golden grasses.  When the sun sets behind this field, the lighting is pure magic!  The second part of this shoot was done in a beautiful field of yellow wildflowers – a rarity in the desert.  When we find wildflowers, we have to take advantage of them quickly as they never last long here.  Mia will be getting her very own pet bunny as soon as they are relocated into their new home.  She even has a Pinterest board for her future pet bunny, what 4 year old has Pinterest?  I love it!  It was so hard choosing which images to edit as Mia cannot take a bad picture, but here are some of my favorites of Mia and her new friend. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in golden grasses outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in golden grasses outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in golden grasses outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in golden grasses outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl with a ponytail plays in a field of yellow wildflowers at sunset. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in a field of yellow wildflowers outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in a field of yellow wildflowers outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in a field of yellow wildflowers outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. A cute little girl holds a pet bunny in a field of yellow wildflowers outdoors for a portrait. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer. LJHolloway Photography is a Las Vegas Child Photographer.

LJHolloway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior pictures.   To see more of Lisa’s work, please go to www.ljhollowayphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ljhollowayphotography.   You may contact Lisa by email at [email protected].

Las Vegas Maternity Photographer | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Las Vegas Child Photographer | Las Vegas Family Photographer | Las Vegas Senior Photographer

Las Vegas | Henderson | Summerlin | Boulder | Kingman | Laughlin | Lake Havasu City | Bullhead City | Flagstaff | Williams | Prescott | Phoenix | Sedona | Arizona | Nevada

Spaces are very limited and fill early.  Booking in advance will ensure a spot on LJHolloway Photography’s schedule.

Lisa Holloway also offers many photographer teaching resources and educational Photoshop and Lightroom videos.  For more details, please visit my SHOP.

June 3, 2016 - 12:07 pm

suzy mead - LOVE these so much! How precious!! Amazing work, you can really see how much she loves George.

June 3, 2016 - 12:34 pm

Jean Schwartzer - These are gorgeous! That grass lighting is amazing and Mia is beautiful. Also, all of these bunny photos make me want one. Lol.

June 3, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Sarah Emmens - Absolutely beautiful photos, very natural…Mia is great with the bunny ( both are adorable) and I love the magical lighting.

June 3, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Reba Speicher - Those are amazing as usual Lisa! You truly have a rare gift of capturing expressions like no one I’ve ever seen. And your editing is out of this world! Thank you for sharing these beautiful images!

June 4, 2016 - 4:43 am

Toni Horton - I love these pictures. They have such a beautiful dreamy quality. I kinda wish I could walk into them and hangout for a while.

June 4, 2016 - 4:33 pm

Clare Ahalt - this is a beautiful series of portraits! I love the light and colours! Mia looks so happy with the bunny!

July 13, 2016 - 7:14 pm

Kim Gray - How is everyone doing?

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