LTB (little tiny baby)

I love to ask parents what their nickname was for their baby back when he or she was in the womb. I had to smile when they told me they called this pretty young thing “LTB” for “Little Tiny Baby”. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this little one’s arrival after having done mom’s maternity session (images to come!).  I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the session – she was a dream!

I made this delicate little crown and I simply adore it on her. Sooo sweet!

As soon as I heard the baby’s nursery had a lamb theme, I envisioned this shot. Of course, her sweetness made it even better than I imagined!

Being a new mom is such a blur, so I always love it when moms are ready to be in the pics with the new babies. This mom wasn’t planning on getting in front of the camera, but when I suggested this shot, she was all for it (or maybe just happy for the chance to lay down and snuggle for a moment LOL). But seriously – family photography is about capturing connections and I don’t think you can find a sweeter, more tender moment than this. It made us all cry!

Enjoy your little tiny baby! Someday she won’t be so tiny and you’ll have these pictures to remember those sweet first days of getting to know each other.

Please let us know if you came by to visit by leaving a comment – if this blog post gets 25 comments, we have a sweet little gift for this sweet family.


  1. Michelle Kalaydjian February 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Just beautiful!!

  2. Erin February 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Gretchen – I love the last image especially!!! Such a great capture!

  3. Kate February 13, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    These shots made me tear up. “LTB” and mom couldn’t be more perfect.

  4. Uncle T February 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Wonderful images with very real connections

  5. Patricia February 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    The Lambie shot my favorite. You are an artist.

  6. Deeana February 14, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    absolutely precious! beautiful mother and daughter.

  7. Barbara Esatto February 14, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    What an adorable collection of shots! Happy first Valentine’s Princess!

  8. RJD February 14, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    My bias is the mother and daughter, but they all capture one extraordinary little miracle. Each one captures a different emotion. Don’t you love the one with the smile?!!

  9. Donna February 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    So precious!! Gretchen, you did a fantastic job. Each shot is terrific!!

  10. Rita February 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    How precious! The photos capture the beauty and innocence of a newborn, and the bliss of love between a mother and her child. LTB appears to be a serene and happy girl. Enjoy every moment…

  11. Cindy Buttino February 15, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    So divine! There is nothing greater besides God’s love than the love of a Mother. Just look at the smile and contentment on precious J’s face. A miracle I can’t wait to meet. Love, Great Aunt Cindy

  12. Paula Donnelly February 15, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    Beautiful pics. You have been blessed by a higher power of GOD!! God bless you all!

  13. Eleanor Macaluso February 15, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    Thank you for sharing. Pics are beautiful.
    You have been blessed by our wonderful God. Congratulations!

  14. The Donnelly's February 15, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Congratulations from all of us. So happy for you. Be in the moment because they go fast! Wonderful pics capturing each moment. Love is in the air!! We love it!

  15. Great Aunt Lee February 21, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    A precious gift. God bless her always.

  16. Tara Gibbs February 22, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    The lamb in the bucket is priceless. How clever:) Love it!

  17. Aunt Karen March 22, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    She’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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