Austin Newborn Photography || The Parents Set the Stage

From mama’s belly to baby’s first birthday, capture every moment of your little one’s first year with our “Belly to Birthday” Austin newborn photography program. Contact Ziem for details!


From baby’s first breath, it’s the parents who set the stage for their children’s approach to life. As it is with parenting, so it is with photography, where the energy parents bring to a shoot truly influences the mood of both the little ones and the photographer.

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Ziem first worked with the Sterling family last year for their bluebonnets mini-session. Shortly after that shoot, the Sterlings let Ziem know they were expecting Baby #2 & booked his newborn session. Multiple weather delays later – #realaustinlife – the shoot finally happened just in time for bluebonnet season.

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Austin Family Photography – A Smile is Your Best Accessory

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In all of our chat about what to wear for our holiday sessions, our Austin family photographer’s idea of the most noteworthy accessory? A smile!

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For the Aghamalian family, there’s no shortage of that accessory. Ziem was thrilled to photograph this happy clan in their beautiful home after an introduction by mutual friends. Mama Aghamalian is very active in the community, serving as Dell Trust chair this year. Speaking of, aren’t you just loving all the Dell Miracle Book memories? Jenny’s care for others, starting at home, comes across on camera.

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Indeed, the entire Aghamalian bunch is a fun-loving, photogenic crew who eagerly welcomed Ziem into their home. The girls, dressed in matching monogrammed attire, first led Ziem to their rooms to show her their prized possessions. Brother Dash, however, was a little shy initially but soon warmed up then took Ziem on a tour as well. The original baby of the family, Daphne the Dog, also joined in on guide duties.

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After the session ended, Big Sister conducted a family poll about their Austin family photography experience – and gave Ziem five out of five stars! Our photographer-in-chief couldn’t have asked for a better review or client experience. In the end, those smiles just make the session. In case you missed the sneak peek . . .

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Austin Family Photographer – Let Them Eat Cake

Austin family photographerLet them eat cake!” goes the infamous saying. In the case of equally dictatorial three-year-olds celebrating a birthday, perhaps the more appropriate saying might be, “Let *me* eat cake!

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And so it was at the celebration of a certain “threenager” Paige – mine, as a matter of fact! Austin family photographer Ziem kindly set up a cake decorating session for Party Paige, my son, and her adorable minis with local fave Foodie Kids. After kicking off their class with a brief coloring stint, the kids moved on to baking business. A friendly Foodie Kids instructor patiently led them through each step of the decorating process. She cleverly used a pre-baked cake and letting the minis focus on the fun part – frosting!

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Birthday girl Paige and her friends loved getting to do the real work of baking – rolling out the icing, carefully selecting her decorations – all with child-sized cooking utensils. We moms loved that the mess of a child-baked cake wasn’t happening in our own respective houses! Of course we also noted how much fun our kids were having – but did I mention the part about not having to clean up afterwards?!

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In addition, Foodie Kids not only fosters independence – or, as three-year-olds everywhere would say, “
I DO IT MYSELF!” – it encourages teamwork. Our kids had to work together on just how to put together their masterpiece. With an occasional veto from the birthday girl, they settled their differences and collaborated on their work of tasty art.

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Finally, after a rousing round of “Happy Birthday”, our little bakers closed up shop. We had to hurry home and test out their creation, of course. The yummy cake was well worth the Foodie Kids trip alone, but what my kids still mention is the fun they had there. Thanks to Foodie Kids and Austin family photographer Ziem Photography for making my little girl’s dreams of cake eating and Being in Charge a reality!

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