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Haynie | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV, OH, KY Newborn Photographer

Haynie | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV, OH, KY Newborn Photographer

After we got sweet Dax into the studio in Barboursville, West Virginia for his newborn studio session, momma decided that she really wanted to do her family session at home <3

I love lifestyle newborn sessions for so many reasons, but mostly because it allows me to capture your family at home in your natural element. You’re comfy and relaxed and we get to capture all those tiny memories and details of not only your family, but the nursery, siblings, and all the new things that come with bringing a new baby home.

Dax’s big brother is already great at his job as you can see below and I have no doubt he is going to be the best big brother in the future!

Can’t decide between a studio session and a lifestyle session? Some families decide to do both, just like this one! Check out their studio newborn session here.

If you’re in search of a West Virginia newborn photographer, I’d love to chat with you! Contact me to schedule your session <3

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Newborn

Haynie | Newborn | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville, WV Newborn Photographer

Haynie | Newborn | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville, WV Newborn Photographer

This little guy happens to belong to one of my great friends and had a rough entry into this world. Funny story, but I actually got booted from the NICU trying to snuggle him in the first few days of life 😉 Who knew I wasn’t immediate family LOL.

By the time we got him into my Barboursville, West Virginia studio for his newborn photography session, he was about five weeks old and was sheer perfection. Momma loves neutrals and so we stuck with that for his session. Some of my very favorite vendors are used below and if you love capturing baby photography in your own home and haven’t checked out @hellolittleprops, @maddiesdivinedesigns, or @luneberry, do yourself a favor and check them out right away! You will not be disappointed <3

I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from sweet Dax’s session as much as i enjoyed sharing them with you <3 If you need of a West Virginia newborn photographer, contact me to chat about your vision for your sweet baby’s session!

backdrop: @hellolittleprops

flokati: @luneberry

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Family Kids Newborn

Birthday and Cake Smash Sessions | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville West Virginia |

Birthday and Cake Smash Sessions | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville West Virginia |

Updated: 02/27/2020

In case you haven’t noticed lately, I love cake smash sessions almost as much as I love newborn photography sessions! I love watching your little ones grow from their newborn sessions through their first year; from all the ways they change to all the ways I can still see that tiny newborn once they start running around my studio and you get those first glimpses of their big personalities.

I often get asked what themes, backdrops and props I have available for first birthday and/or cake smash sessions, so I thought this would be a perfect way to show you what some of your options are. We can always talk about creating something just for you, but just in case you have seen something you love, this is what we have available at the studio in Barboursville, West Virginia.

If you need to book a newborn session, contact us today – we would be happy to get you on the schedule <3

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Family Newborn

McDaniel | Newborn Session | April 27, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville WV

McDaniel | Newborn Session | April 27, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville WV

As y’all know from my last blog, this year has been a year for the boys! Don’t get me wrong, I love my newborn boys and families, but newborn girls have been super rare this year! For this session, I was surprised with another girl! Woohoo! Two blogs about newborn girls back to back! 🙂

This sweet pea was such a delight to have at our Barboursville, West Virginia studio! I mean, would you just look at that head of hair?! Those beautiful headbands were made for this girl.

My favorite part about this session was how often we got to change her outfits and backdrops. When you scroll through this article, be sure to pay attention to the details of each photo!

We finished off by taking photos of the entire family. I’m not sure if I have ever seen a prouder big sister!

Thank you all for being such wonderful company! And to all my past, present and future clients out there, feel free to reach out to me if you are looking for your next photo session!

~Courtney <3

Fur/Bonnet/Wrap: Cwtchicoo

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Newborn

Teams | Newborn Session | April 11, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville WV

Teams | Newborn Session | April 11, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville WV

Guys!! You know I love all my newborns, but if you have been following along this year, it really has been the year for boys here in Barboursville! So I really couldn’t contain my excitement when we booked this little girl! Momma was excited, too because with two little boys at home, she can finally buy some pink 😉

She was literally as sweet as the rest of her precious family and after getting her belly full and snuggling for a bit, she was an angel for her session.

Keep an eye out for her home session too, it’s coming soon to the blog. Her little brothers adore her and her nursery is adorable.

Feel free to reach out to me to book your session as well!

~Courtney <3

This new backdrop and wrap from hello little props is soooo soft

And I seriously couldn’t love all my new goodies from Maddie’s Divine Designs more, she is so talented <3

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Newborn

Blackburn | Newborn Session | April 5, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville WV

Blackburn | Newborn Session | April 5, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | Barboursville WV

This little cutie came to visit us at our Barboursville, West Virginia studio in April (I know I know i’m behind ;)) We had definitely been looking forward to his arrival for a couple months after we had the pleasure of photographing momma’s maternity session and he sure didn’t disappoint, his features are just precious!

If you have ever been to the studio before I usually start with newborns in their birthday suites and we work our way to wrapped shots towards the end 🙂

Not much different here! This little cutie just decided he wanted to be wrapped more than he wanted to be nakey (and he’s so cute all wrapped up who could say no to that). As a baby photography, I usually have a workflow in my head for newborn sessions based on what typically works best, we absolutely work around what makes your tiny human happy and comfortable. He even decided to give us a few awake shots so we could see those pretty eyes <3

Hope you enjoy this little guy and if you have any questions about newborn sessions shoot me a message 🙂

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Newborn

Meeks | Newborn Session | January 11, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Meeks | Newborn Session | January 11, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

This little love was literally the best newborn photography subject… However, I might be a little biased of this sweet little boy because he is family, but he seriously is the most snuggly baby <3 He might also have a pretty cute big sister and best momma and daddy that any little boy could ask for!

This photoshoot was at my studio in Barboursville. This little guy adjusted was such a sleepy baby, but how cute did his photos turn out?!

I hope you guys enjoy this session as much as I enjoyed shooting it. Sweet boy, I can’t wait to watch you grow and show you these photos one day <3

~Courtney

Flokati: Luneberry

One of my very favorite new drops from the amazing Hello Little Props

This is the difference in how I feel on Friday vs Mondays 🙂 Eli totally gets me LOL

Bonnet or no Bonnet?? I love them both!!

And who couldn’t love this bed from Rozzi Rayne Studio Props (her stuff is literally the BEST!

Are you in need of a newborn photographer? Shoot me a message so we can book your session! <3

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Newborn

Zawodniak | Newborn Session | March 21st, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Zawodniak | Newborn Session | March 21st, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Miss Elliana’s name is just one of her precious attributes..Momma named her Ellianna because it means “God Answers” in Hebrew. What a fitting name for this sweet girl <3

I should mention this is my best friend from high school’s baby…..all the feels, she is so precious and I am soooo happy for her…oh and I was there for her birth so she is partially mine haha!

I loved capturing this sweet girl in my Barboursville, West Virginia studio; she adjusted to the outfit and backdrop changes like a champ!

Her momma is a rockstar already and was a big help during her newborn photo session! We may have had to to rock and soothe for a bit, but it was all worth it in the end!

Thank you, Ash for trusting me with your little.

~Courtney <3

Backdrop and Wrap: Maddie’s Diving Designs

trench bowl: Luneberry

Wrap: Maddie’s Divine Designs

Curls: CwtchiCoo

Flokati: Luneberry

Bucket and Floor: Rozzi Rayne Studio Props

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Newborn

Bower | Newborn Session | January 26, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Bower | Newborn Session | January 26, 2019 | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Updated: 02/27/2020

If you’ve been following along on my photography journey, you know how much I love to capture newborn sessions! Every newborn is different, but all of them have one specific characteristic that leaves me wanting more – their sweet, sweet snoozing faces where they crinkle their noses and purse out their cute little lips!

This sweet boy was one such baby, who literally kept me wanting more. I couldn’t choose just a couple photos to show you all, so here are multiple! We were able to capture him in a sleeping cap, but we also got to photograph him with his parents.

Not only did I love the opportunity to photograph this newborn, but I loved how his parents were so open to letting me be my creative self during his session; he even loved his potato sac wrap- he slept through the entire session!

Sweet boy, thank you for allowing me to say that I was your newborn photographer. These photos will always have a place in my heart <3

~ Courtney

Flokati from my favorite: Luneberry

Entire set: Luneberry

Are you in need of a newborn photographer? Shoot me a message so we can book your session! <3

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Fresh 48

Boe | Fresh 48 Session | February 1, 2019 | Cabell Huntington Hospital | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Boe | Fresh 48 Session | February 1, 2019 | Cabell Huntington Hospital | Courtney Dorsey Photography | WV Newborn Photographer

Updated: 02/27/2020

I first met this sweet bunch for a family session a little over a year ago so I was so excited when they contacted me about their new arrival <3 So on February 1st I headed to Cabell Huntington Hospital’s mother baby ward to document this cutie!

This sweet guy was perfect for his fresh 48 session and his sister was sooo excited to show off her big sister skills by holding and snuggling him. Fresh 48 sessions are so fun because they are so laid back and really just focus on those precious first days and the interaction between your family and your new little one. Fresh 48 sessions are also great for families with younger siblings because we are able to get that genuine interaction of them meeting their new little siblings without any stress on their part about being perfectly posed in the studio.

Congratulations Boe Family, thanks so much for letting me document your growing family <3

Those precious little piggies <3 <3

If you or someone you know is searching for a newborn photographer, I’d love to set up your session! <3 Contact me for more information.