San Antonio Portrait Photographer | Best Of 2021

Collage photo of newborn babies photographed by San Antonio Portrait photographer Samantha Sloan

What a year 2021 has been! I never would have believed that it would have gone so fast but here we are and it is now 2022. As a professional San Antoni portrait photographer, I photograph a lot of moms and babies throughout the year, and this last year was no exception! Whilst taking a look back at this last year, I just HAD to make a blog post about those that stood out!

San Antonio Portrait Photographer | Best Of 2021

Best Cranky Face

Baby Conner hand down wins the Best Cranky Face of 2021! Oh my goodness, y’all! I still remember capturing this exact image and I just could not stop laughing. I even told mom why I was laughing and how silly his face looked. My light was a little high above his head and it accentuated his facial expressions even more (insert laughing emoji here). And to add to my joy of this image – mom absolutely loved it too and shared it online <3

cranky newborn baby face looking at camera with eyes open

Best Cake Eater

A lot of my milestone clients are surprised to discover that MOST abbacies don’t really like their cake during their cake smash session. I’d say about 95% of the time we have to fake it and make it look like they have dug big into the cake… well, NOT Hudson. Gosh, this little guy is a true foodie and absolutely LOVED his smash cake. Me, mom, and dad were all laughing while Hudson devoured it all. Thankfully, we did do a bath after his cake smash so he was able to get all cleaned off afterwards.

One year old babies eating cake and making cute face while looking into camera

Best Sleeper

Little miss Annie was the absolute best sleeper of the entire year. When little Annie came into the studio she was technically 4 weeks old… but she was delivered at 34 weeks! Her sweet mama contracted covid and had to deliver her early. She is a true covid baby all round <3

sleepy newborn baby girl on beautiful pink backdrop

Best Black and White

Oh my goodness y’all… if you following me personally or just my business then you know that black and white photography is my absolute favorite! Another absolute favorite of mine – maternity boudoir portraits. Kristine traveled from New Braunfels last Spring and I am completely obsessed with her session. A little fun fact for you… mom was actually a few centimeters dilated when we did photographed her session! I loved her determination on getting these portraits done before she delivered.

gorgeous black and white portrait of naked pregnant woman

Best Blow Out

Ummmmmmmm…. what do you mean by blowout, Sam. Poop – poop is what I mean y’all 🙂 bahahah

As a newborn photographer, getting pooped and peep on is a regular occurrence. Thankfully, with my experience and having two kiddos of my own… I am pretty un-phased by it at this point. However… baby Miguel did such an epic poop, I actually had to change the backdrop, wipe the floor, clean my hands, AND run in and change my shirt Lolol. So grateful I work from home and was able to do a super quick change. He, too, was a rockstar sleeper and slept through the entire blow out occurrence 😉

baby newborn boy sleeping with a sleepy cap on his head on green backdrop

Best Pouty Face

This last year I did milestone sessions for all the babies born in 2020. These babies are going to be so resilient! they have experienced so much in their little lives already. It has been a very interesting experience trying to connect and calm these sweet little with my mask on. The stranger danger level with these little guys has been a 10/10! When sweet Nathan came into the studio, he needed a bit to warm up and get comfortable. Eventually we figured out that balloons were the way to his heart and he cracked a smile and didn’t remove it for the rest of the session. But until. that happened, I captured some precious pouty faces he made at me. I love the cry faces and pouty faces. It true and honest and I will always include them in your childs’ gallery.

pouty asianbaby lookin gin camera with small tear on his face

Well, that is a wrap folks. I am so excited for the things to come this next year. I cannot wait to see you and your babies back in the studio! If you are looking to book a session in 2022. Fill out my Contact Form!

Portrait collage of images of newborn babies posed for newborn portraits

Samantha Sloan is a portrait photographer serving San Antonio, New Braunfels, Austin, Boerne, Bulverde, Spring Branch, La Vernia, Seguin, Schertz, Cibolo, Castroville and more!

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