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{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.

{Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography} Jalynn

Welcome to the world, sweet baby Jalynn!  What a beautiful, precious, and oh so loved little girl! <3 As a Las Vegas Newborn Photographer, I am so honored to be able to capture these precious, fleeting moments in the life of not only a brand new baby, but in a family who has now grown in size and love.

I’ve done several sessions for Shellie’s family over the years and was so excited to document their newest baby girl.  You can see a session I did with big sister Rylie in the beautiful Arizona wildflowers HERE.  I think Rylie is pretty excited to have a new baby sister! <3  When Jalynn gets a little bigger, I’ll have to do a sisters session in the wildflowers. :)

I really embrace more natural, organic images in my newborn photography, and think that this shoot reflects that style perfectly.  I hope that you enjoy them!  If you are expecting a baby this year, please contact me soon!  I am expecting my own baby girl in late April/early May so I will only be taking client sessions until the first week of April, and then returning to work again in August.

Congratulations again Dennis and Shellie!  I had a wonderful time doing these for you! Portrait of an adorable newborn girl smiling in her sleep and wrapped in a white blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket and smiling in her sleep taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Family portrait of a mother, father, and a newborn girl. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket being held by her mother taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket being held by her father taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl resting on her father Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl wrapped in a white blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl sleeping on a gray blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography. Portrait of an adorable newborn girl sleeping on a gray blanket taken by Las Vegas Newborn Photographer LJHolloway Photography.

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.

{Las Vegas Family Photographer | LJHolloway Photography} My 2015

Wow, I blinked and another year has come to a close.  2015 has been full of ups and downs – so much has happened both personally and professionally.  As a Las Vegas family photographer, I have been so blessed to capture the memories of my amazing clients, as well as those of my own family.  My oldest turned 18, graduated, and moved to Henderson – I am officially the mother to an adult child – yikes!  He is currently working and trying to figure out what he’d like to do with his life.  Calista got her driver’s license and is a junior in high school.  Damien started high school this year also.  I’m homeschooling all of my middle school aged and younger children.  The kids were busy with soccer all summer and fall.  We took two AMAZING road trips to Montana and Washington this summer – we visited my mom and dad, hiked, camped, fished, ate s’mores, stargazed, played in the Pacific ocean, and had many amazing adventures and created beautiful family memories.  We’ve decided we’d like to move to Montana sometime in the next few years – it’s stunningly beautiful and offers the secluded, quiet lifestyle in the wilderness we all crave.  We added a new family member to our brood – our Siberian kitty named Luna – she is like one of the kids and is so, so sweet!  On a sad note, I lost 2 early pregnancies this year – one baby due in December (my due date passed just 2 weeks ago) and another due on Leap Year.  I am happy to announce that I am again expecting a baby, this time a little girl due this spring.  I am 21 weeks now and things are going well – I am so thankful!  Pregnancy definitely gets tougher as you get older and this will be our last, so I’m trying to enjoy every minute of it (the heartburn, not so much).  No name for the little princess yet but we have several strong contenders. :)  My grandparents both celebrated their 90th birthdays this summer – I am so lucky to still have them!  My mom and dad spent Christmas with us – it was a wonderful time and has been an overwhelmingly positive year despite some sad and challenging times.

Photography-wise, I’ve made some big changes to my photography business.  I came back from a year long break from taking clients and am slowly integrating client work back into my schedule.  I missed it so much!  It’s been a wonderful year to be a Las Vegas family photographer and I am greatly looking forward to what 2016 brings, both personally and professionally.  Thank you to all of my family, friends, and clients who have supported me this year and throughout my journey, I am so appreciative.

I’d like to share with you a collection of some of my favorite images from 2015.  This is a random mixture of client work, creative shoots, and personal/family images.  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and check them out.  I enjoyed looking back on a year’s worth of work and putting this together to share with you.  If you’d like, you can check out my 2014 favorites HERE, and my 2013 favorites HERE.  :)  Happy New Year!  May your 2016 be full of abundant health, happiness, and prosperity! This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer 2015-Favorites-Las-Vegas-Family-Photographer-14

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.

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