Ouen, Newborn Photo Session

Hello friends! Let's start off the week with some major cuteness :) These photos of baby Ouen are surely going to make you smile and forget all about Monday! His beautiful mom is also a photographer and she and I have been friends for years. When the two of them booked a trip  home to visit family in Ohio  (they live in France!)  we started planning a photo shoot over Facebook. Today I get to show off a few of my favorites photos from that session. Fair warning--you will absolutely fall in love with Ouen! Those deep brown eyes! Those dimples! Absolutely too, too much! :)

Thanks so much, Debe and Ouen! Love you both!

Joshua McKee, Newborn photos

Hooray for this blog post! Earlier this week I got to share some photos of my new nephew, Joshua, with his extended family but today I get to devote the entire post to him. These are some of the most special photos I've ever taken and it is a great joy to share them with you all. 

Quick sidenote that I probably might forever remind everyone of-- I introduced Nathan and Bayley! to each other! Bayley was a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot back in June of 2012. The next day we were both flying back to Ohio and rode to the airport together. As she walked to her gate I was calling my brother (in California) telling him about her. They met for the first time in September and were engaged by Thanksgiving! And that is something that I am very proud of :) 

Aren't they the perfect couple?! :) :) 

Joshua did such a great job of being the cutest baby in the world! Newborn shoots can be stressful if the baby isn't having it--but Joshua endured all of the pictures like a champ. 

Thank you, Nathan and Bayley for letting me play with Joshua all day! I can't wait to see you three again, very soon. Love you all, Aunt Lydia

Joshua McKee Bullock (& family) | Virginia Beach, VA

Whew! It has been awhile since I've updated this blog! I apologize for the long silence, it's been a crazy month. Let's start with this amazing news: on November 5, 2015 my brother and his wife welcomed their first child into this world! A little boy named Joshua McKee, and he couldn't be sweeter. I flew up to Virginia Beach to see them and take a million pictures! I'm actually going to split the photos into two sets; one that's more of a family session and one that's more of a newborn session. So today it's my great joy to share with you the family photos I did of my sister-in-law's side. And I have to warn you--they're all ridiculously photogenic. :)

Joshua and his grandparents...

My sister-in-law, Bayley, has 3 sisters of her own and all but one were there for the photos. We had her mom stand in for the photos:

It was so much fun for all of the kids to get to meet their newest cousin!

And of course, we took plenty with just mom and dad, too! Joshua couldn't have asked for better parents and I am so proud to be family with them. It's exciting to see the ways this little baby will continue to be a blessing to everyone he meets. 

Congrats, you guys! 

Now--everyone else who follows this blog: there will be a bunch of blog posts in the coming weeks! Mintwood Photo Co. has been so busy this season and the time away from our blog is a reflection of the time spent shooting photos of wonderful people who we can't wait to introduce you to...soon! Stand by! :) 


Photo shoots designed just for kids.

It's here! Brand new for Fall 2015, Mintwood Photo Co. has re-designed picture day. We are so excited to be sharing with you, Play + Snap: Photo shoots designed just for kids. So what's the difference exactly? Each 45 minute session involves dress up, imagination, and distraction. Working as a team (and parents, you can help!) we give each child some props and a character to embody. Then while they play, we'll be snapping away.  Instead of being posed and instructed to smile, we'll get your kids laughing all on their own--catching candid moments like never before. Plus we'll turn it all into their very own storybook, starring your child as the main character.


We're booking a limited number of these at the introductory price of: $175. So act fast and sign up!  


Little Rickey, 3 mos. | Cincinnati, OH

Get ready for the deepest, dreamiest little baby eyes you've ever seen! This Sunday afternoon photo shoot happened a few weeks back during a trip to Cincinnati. The shoot was purchased as a gift from a mutual friend of ours so it was very exciting to finally meet in person! The photos below are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!