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Baby Ian | Atlanta Baby Photographer

Smyrna Baby Ian arrived a little ahead of schedule so I had the opportunity to photograph him two times!  The first time was for his newborn baby portrait session and the second time was just a couple of days after Thanksgiving for an extended family portrait session.  You would not believe what a poser he is for being such a brand new little guy.  When we got to the part of the family session where I was photographing him with his Grandparents, Aunts and Uncle he would look right at the camera and pose, I don’t think I’ve had a newborn ever do that every. single. time.  I think he has a future as a model!

Baby Ian is such a blessing to his family as they have waited for him a long time, what a wonderful early Christmas present he is.  I fell in love with his family and even his sweet dog Tanner.  Tanner would come stand by me and nuzzle his head on my hand and wait for me to pet him. Then he would put his head on my leg if I was sitting down.  I’m pretty sure Tanner is one of my most favorite client furry friends I’ve ever met.  Thank you so much to Ian’s Mommy & Daddy for choosing me to document your lives during this very special time.

Here are a few images to share from Ian’s newborn session


Did I mention I fell in love with this family?  I sure did.

Portraits of an Atlanta family

Atlanta newborn baby photographer Angela Calderon

I couldn’t resist showing you Ian’s super cute cousins, this one was from the family portrait session a few days after Thanksgiving, aren’t they cutie pies?  They liked me because I had Smarties for them!

Portrait of Atlanta Children

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oneshotbeyond - December 13, 2009 - 11:18 am

adorable. Congrats to them!

allie - December 13, 2009 - 9:44 pm

SO precious!!!

PamN - December 15, 2009 - 6:30 am

The family shot (including Tanner) would look completely awesome as a canvas over the bed they are on!

Lisa Kelly - December 29, 2009 - 12:49 pm

He is just as sweet as can be, and his cousins are super cute too. Lovely images.

Kelly at Bitty Bows Boutique - January 3, 2010 - 3:20 pm

I love these! Great shots. I especially love the sibling shot. : )

jeff - January 5, 2010 - 10:38 am

Looks like a fun photo shoot. Hope the family enjoyed the shots as much fun as they had.

Mindy Bean - January 12, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Love the Baby Shots

oneshotbeyond - January 21, 2010 - 11:47 am

cute family!

Cheryl - January 28, 2010 - 10:24 am

Look at him giggle in the first shot! LOVE.

Natascha - February 1, 2010 - 10:39 am

Lovely pictures. I love your black and white pictures. You got skills girl.

annie jones - February 6, 2010 - 1:21 am

oh wow angela, love ALL your images, so creative! wish you lived closer!!! annie x

Jackie - February 10, 2010 - 9:36 am

Great looking family. Love the baby pic!

David - February 12, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Very nice shots. Baby looks beautiful in black & white.

Sam - February 14, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Love the third and fourth shots.

Jackie - February 18, 2010 - 8:48 pm

what a great looking family!

Heather Parker - February 26, 2010 - 8:31 pm

I love how your lighting is so natural.

Anna : One Year Later | Atlanta Baby Photographer

Last year at this time I photographed beautiful Baby Anna shortly after she was born.  I was so excited when her Mommy told me that they wanted me to photograph her again this year.  I love love love seeing how much the babies I photograph have grown over the past year when I see them for their one year portrait sessions.  Miss Anna is *such* a sweet and beautiful little toddler.  She blows kisses and waves bye bye, oh she just melts my heart.  We had a lot of fun playing in the leaves and being silly that day.  Thank you so much B & P for inviting me back again this year.

Here are a few to share from my morning in Mableton with Anna:

Atlanta Child Photography

Don’t you just love how she has her leg kicked out to the side on the one with her Dad?  I sure do.

Atlanta family portraits

Atlanta Baby Photographer

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Sherri W - December 4, 2009 - 6:45 am

What a fantastic session! Did the parents want them all or what? She looks so happy and that is not ALWAYS easy to capture at that age. Great work.

oneshotbeyond - December 4, 2009 - 10:28 am

what growth one year can make…so smiley!

PamN - December 4, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Delightful! Her eyes are gorgeous!

Kristie Chadwick - December 8, 2009 - 11:54 am

Cute little girl! Great job!

jennifer - December 9, 2009 - 8:24 pm

well isnt she a cutie, I just love her smile!

nina - December 11, 2009 - 10:15 am

I love to see how she’s grown. Beautiful shots!!

allie - December 13, 2009 - 9:45 pm

beautiful images!

Sherri W - January 2, 2010 - 10:14 am

NOw, she is ONE HAPPY little girl. I love these! They are fantastic. They will have these on their wall and smile (or giggle) at these everyday. They just make you smile. Gorgeous photography!

jeff - January 5, 2010 - 10:36 am

Looks like a great session. I love the father holding her hand on the sidewalk.

Michelle - March 1, 2010 - 5:04 pm

She looks like quite the little character. You must have had a great time with her. :) I love how you captured her with her Daddy. Such a simple little moment that she will always love.

Alyssa - March 5, 2010 - 11:05 am

What a beautiful happy child! The portraits are adorable!

bryan - February 11, 2011 - 7:59 am

love the father daughter pic

Ava, Bryce & Gavin: One Year Later | Atlanta & Los Angeles Child Photographer

Last year about this time I had this wonderful client family that had a gorgeous three year old little girl named Ava.  They were expecting identical twin boys just a few weeks after I did their maternity session and I was lucky enough to get to go back for the newborn session.  This is one gorgeous family y’all (see the southerner in me is creeping back in to my daily vocabulary)!  Not only are they beautiful but they are such a wonderful sweet and loving family and I was thrilled when they hired me again this  year when I was in LA.  Miss Ava has grown in to a confident and spirited four year old who loves Hello Kitty and being silly and the boys, oh my goodness what a difference a year makes.  These two little heart breakers who were so tiny the last time I saw them, were now busy one year olds that cried when I started to leave.  Yes it’s true they cried when I was leaving.  Oh how they melted my heart.

Here is what they looked like this time last year:


Here they are just one year later:




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shannon - May 3, 2009 - 9:34 pm

beautiful children…beautiful shots!!

Jeanette - May 3, 2009 - 10:48 pm

What a beautiful family!!

christine - May 4, 2009 - 12:28 am

omg what great shots and what ADORABLE children!!! :)

Angela - May 4, 2009 - 4:39 am

Oh my goodness so wonderful!!!!!

Samara - May 4, 2009 - 6:01 am

Oh my they are such a beautiful family! I love that first image of them all together!

oneshotbeyond - May 4, 2009 - 7:48 am

gorgeous little munchkins!

Kristie Chadwick - May 4, 2009 - 9:00 am

They are just the cutest! It is amazing how much they grow that first year.

PamN - May 4, 2009 - 1:04 pm

What a difference a year makes! All traces of “baby” are gone from Ava, and those boys look really busy. Change happens fast at these ages, kudos to the parents for capturing it because life gets awfully busy with little ones like these on the go!

Jennifer Parke - May 4, 2009 - 3:30 pm

These are great shots! I love the one of the boys on the rocker!

SherriW - May 4, 2009 - 3:59 pm

First of all, those are BEAUTIFUL children! Second of all, I love that you show a picture from “before” to share with us! Third, these are EXCELLENT!’Nuff said.

Pammy - May 4, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Angela these rock! Love how you have your clients keep you coming back. Gorgeous images.

Dulce - May 4, 2009 - 7:13 pm

These are just precious! Those children all have they most beautiful eyes… and it looks like they have energy to spare as well! :)

Terrilyn - May 5, 2009 - 4:01 pm

Oh man, cute, cute, CUTE!!! I am really enjoying these updated sessions you’re posting showing how much they’ve changed – positively perfect Angela!

Lisa Kelly - May 6, 2009 - 12:02 am

Oh wow, how gorgeous these kids are. The boys have grown into such adorable little ones and big sister is stunning. Great images.

Heather - May 6, 2009 - 9:15 am

*wow* – and that right there is why we do portraits regularly! Look at the change in Ava – she’s a little girl now not a toddler! Smart family to snatch up a session on one of your LA jaunts Miss A :) .

jennifer - May 6, 2009 - 10:07 am

wow they sure have changed a lot in the past year, beautiful work as always girl!

Lina - May 6, 2009 - 10:49 am

Wow, what a change! Great images! They are blessed to have you capture how quickly the kids change!

TonyaMarie - May 6, 2009 - 12:01 pm

I can’t believe how fast they grow up! And yes, absolutely adorable children…and absolutely amazing portraits.

Heather Barone Brown - May 7, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Oh, my goodness! These are so wonderful! These children are just gorgeous, and you’ve captured them in a beautiful way. Their family will treasure them forever!

Dena Robles - May 8, 2009 - 2:38 am

What a difference one year makes! I love the shot of them together peeking over the ledge, I can definitely appreciate the tricks you must have had up your sleeve to grab all their happy attention at once!

Claudia - Ross - May 8, 2009 - 9:27 am

I have followed as they have grown and this is one of the most beutiful families I had the pleasure to know. My you be blessed always with the love of your children.

Shellie - May 11, 2009 - 6:14 am

These are so lovely! They look like they had so much fun seeing you!!

ally - May 11, 2009 - 12:01 pm

they are absolutely stunning! so fun to see the images from last year, too.

allie - May 12, 2009 - 11:32 am

PRECIOUS, Angela, just beautiful!!

Tara - May 12, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Could they be any cuter?

Dawn - May 13, 2009 - 1:09 am

My beautiful family members, I am a very lucky aunt

Suzanne Deaton - May 13, 2009 - 3:39 am

I am crazy jeleaous of your talent! These are awesome.

Amy (3Peas) - May 13, 2009 - 10:48 am


C. - May 14, 2009 - 4:19 pm

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Joyce - May 14, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Watching little ones grow like this is such a privilege. You’ve captured them beautifully!

Anna-Karin - May 14, 2009 - 7:29 pm

Gorgeousness all wrapped up in these three kids. Fantastic captures!!

Michelle Parsley - May 15, 2009 - 7:28 pm

Perfection! I love these!!!

Steve Gerrard Photography - May 18, 2009 - 3:18 am

Amazing photos as always. This is why I check your blog every week. Always inspiring.
Greetings from the UK :)

Cari Long - May 18, 2009 - 6:23 pm

Gorgeous! They all have such beautiful eyes. I am in love with the third one down!

Daveen - May 21, 2009 - 7:36 am

These are fabulous! It’s so neat to see the growth and the portraits are perfection!

Stacy W. - May 22, 2009 - 8:52 pm

Wow, what a difference a year can make! I adore the sibling shot that you got, but they are all lovely!

Sarasota Photographer - May 23, 2009 - 5:22 pm

Wow amazing shots. The pictures are really good. Great work.
Defenetly one of the best Child Photographers.
Keep up the good work.

Sarasota Photographer - May 23, 2009 - 5:25 pm

Wow amazing shots. The pictures are really good. Great work. Definitely one of the best Child Photographers. Keep up the good work.

Anna-Karin - May 26, 2009 - 7:17 pm

Just beautiful!!!
Really fun to see the change from last year as well.Children grows so fast and this proves how important it is to document our children well with photo sessions.

LauraB - May 28, 2009 - 8:03 am

These are all PERFECT! I love the one of the three of them together. Fabulous work!!!!

Giovanna - June 5, 2009 - 10:29 am

Gorgeous kiddos and love your style of photography!!

Nichol Krupp - June 5, 2009 - 6:13 pm

Love these! Super cute kiddos and great photography as always.

raye - June 29, 2009 - 7:56 pm

LOVE the before/after – so fab!

Diana Mattar - August 19, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Wow! What a year! That must be great for you to see these kids grow up. That’s one of the wonderful things of being a family photographer. Great work!

Nicole Everson Photography - September 12, 2009 - 7:23 pm

How much fun! I love watching my clients grow up..

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Diana - September 27, 2009 - 2:47 pm

Outstanding photographs, I wish mine turned out half as well…,

Leonardo - November 16, 2009 - 6:51 am

Superb photos, any suggestions on how to get such good results?,

Cindy - October 29, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Adorable kids! You really captured their personalities. Nice work!!

Quinlan: One Year Later | Atlanta & Los Angeles Baby Photographer

I just returned home this evening from a wonderful week in Los Angeles.  While there I had the opportunity to photograph many of my sweet little clients from last year that I first met as newborns and have all recently turned one.

My first stop was Redondo Beach to photograph sweet baby Quinlan.  She is not quite walking yet but it won’t be long (look out R & T!).  The minute you walk in to the door she smiles and giggles and just melts your heart with her GORGEOUS blue eyes.  I’m telling you folks, no Photoshopping on her eyes, they really are that blue.  It is so much fun seeing how much she has grown in the past year, I was so excited when her parents asked me to come back again this  year.  I’ll confess to loving them as well, even though her Dad likes to make fun of me for going to see New Kids on the Block while I was in LA. ;)

Here is Miss Quinlan one year ago:


Here she is now:




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Dawn - April 22, 2009 - 8:56 pm

Oh gosh Angela these are FABULOUS! She is a beautiful little girl.

oneshotbeyond - April 22, 2009 - 9:03 pm


These are fabulous-as usual!

I don’t know if you ever shoot weddings, but Flash Flavor is looking for a second shooter at a couple weddings in Atlanta this May if you’re interested or know of any photogs near you that might be.



Lisa Kelly - April 22, 2009 - 10:52 pm

Angela these images are just divine. She has grown up so much and her eyes are just so striking. I adore the first image of her on the bed, so sweet.

Dena Robles - April 23, 2009 - 3:37 am

It is amazing to see how much they change in one short year, but also how much they stay the same. She is completely recognizable from newborn to one year. I especially love your color images in this series.

Season - April 23, 2009 - 4:21 am

Just gorgeous Angela!

SherriW - April 23, 2009 - 4:24 am

OH I love these. Look how much she’s grown!!! That portrait of her on the bed is saawweet!!

Angela - April 23, 2009 - 4:33 am

oh my, these are just so beautiful! I love sessions like these…

Patti - April 23, 2009 - 5:07 am

That is one gorgeous child! Beautiful work.

Connie, Barefoot Photography - April 23, 2009 - 5:16 am

She is positively adorable Angela and I love these captures of her!

Kimberly Hill - April 23, 2009 - 5:37 am

She is just gorgeous and those last two images are heartbreakers. Your Los Angeles clients are so blessed that you’re willing to continue to photograph their families. They understand quality and the intimate connection between a custom photographer and their clients. They won’t settle for less than the best. Mom and Dad think they treasure these images now, but when this little beauty is waving goodbye as she drives off to college, these image will be priceless!

Jennifer - April 23, 2009 - 6:53 am

Wow… that little girl is just delicious! You did a great job of capturing many aspects of her little personality.

Lisa - April 23, 2009 - 8:13 am

She has such beautiful eyes. And, I love love that last one!

shannon - April 23, 2009 - 8:31 am

she is cute as can be!! what wonderful shots!!

Pammy - April 23, 2009 - 1:41 pm

She’s grown into a real beauty. How lucky your clients are that you can come back to LA!!! That’s commitment!

jennifer - April 23, 2009 - 1:45 pm

omgoodness look at that beautiful girl, shes a doll, love the shot on the bed, so simple and clean and beautiful!

marie - April 23, 2009 - 4:19 pm

What a gorgeous child. These are all so lovely.

Marla Carter - April 23, 2009 - 5:11 pm

Darling!! She is beautiful and the sleeping one tugs my heartstrings!

natasha c - April 23, 2009 - 10:34 pm

These are sooo good angela!! the colors I love and the clarity are just phenomenal. :)

Aunt Becky - April 24, 2009 - 2:19 am

Well, I am biased being Quinlan’s auntie, but there is no denying that you are a fantastically talented photographer and your ability to capture a child’s character is wonderful… especially for the family! These are great photos and they will be showpieces in the extended family’s homes!

MaryAnn - April 24, 2009 - 11:39 am

No wonder they asked you to come back to LA to capture their baby – these are absolutely to die for!!! How could anyone do better? I am in awe of your talent!!!!

Jane Eaton Hamilton - April 24, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Wow, these are lovely, Angela. She is so freaking adorable. That last one would be, like, 30×40 up on my wall if she were mine. (She makes me miss mine little.)

PamN - April 24, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Oh, this child is gorgeous! She will be easy to photograph as the years go by because she will know you! I hope her parents continue to have custom portraits made of her; they are even more precious as she grows!

Anna-Karin - April 24, 2009 - 3:22 pm

Oh what a gorgeous little girl!
You captured her so well and those blue eyes are stunning.
How will her parents ever choose!

Terrilyn - April 25, 2009 - 7:57 am

Absolutely beautiful Angela! Her eyes, her curls, just stunning! That last image of her sleeping just melts my heart.

Tonya - April 25, 2009 - 8:16 am

What a little doll! I love the sweet expressions you captured.

June - April 25, 2009 - 10:49 am

She is darling! Fantastic captures!

Dulce - April 26, 2009 - 9:01 am

Love love love these Angela! that last one is just precious!

Teri Mason - April 28, 2009 - 8:41 pm

Wowsers, those are some precious blue eyes. Love the beach image, what fun!

alpana - May 1, 2009 - 6:37 pm

she is so, so adorable. I just want to squeeze her cheeks.

Heather Moraru - May 7, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Wow! These are fantastic…she is a beautiful baby and you captured her perfectly! I love them all!!

Nichol Krupp - June 5, 2009 - 6:16 pm

OMG! That last image of the sleeping baby is perfection. It looks like something straight out of an ad.

Laura Scott - June 29, 2009 - 10:04 am

oh too precious, well done

4 1/2 | Atlanta Child Photographer

My four year old (wait correct that – 4 1/2 year old as she often reminds me) is one of the sassiest little girls on planet earth, she is also one of the funniest too.  While she does have her divalicious moments that turn my hair gray much sooner than it should be, she is a sweet caring and snuggly girl.  She loves pink & purple, kitty cats and shoes.  She would wear nothing but dresses that “spin” if she had her way.  She brings such a smile to my face each and every day, I’m truly blessed to be her Mommy.  (Now don’t think I’m leaving out my son, he is getting his own blog post next week!)

Recently I worked with a clothing designer to help her with her new Spring/Summer catalog.  She had several photographers photograph their daughters in her clothing.  When she has the catalog ready I will be sure to share the link, her designs are really cute and fun!  So I thought I would share a few of the photos of Morgan.  I think that by looking at these you can get a good idea of how sassy she is.  I’m quite certain that I could open up the dictionary and see her photo right next to the word sassy.  If you want to know what I looked like as a child, just take a look at her, she’s my carbon copy.  Of course she’s also been mistaken for Suri Cruise a few times (one time at Disneyland when we still lived in Los Angeles, the person thought I was the nanny and Morgan was Suri).  My collage software did a little hand and feet chopping on these, so just ignore that, no feet or hands were harmed in the creation of this collage ;) .

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oneshotbeyond - April 7, 2009 - 8:09 am

she is a beauty! I love her hair (the bangs). The cheery outfits are amazingly beautiful too. What collage program do you use? I haven’t found one to use yet. Would love to find a good one for my senior sessions coming up.

Cindy - April 7, 2009 - 8:56 am

She is SO adorable!! She not only looks like you, but I think we all know where she got her personality. :D :D

Terrilyn - April 7, 2009 - 10:14 am

Just perfect Angela! I love that outfit!! She is positively adorable. So much spunk!

Dena Robles - April 7, 2009 - 10:40 am

You are not kidding about the sassy part are you? Those adorable outfits, your color and her sassy grin and poses are all a perfect marriage!

Joyce - April 7, 2009 - 10:41 am

These are gorgeous!! Signed, mom of a sassy 4 1/2 year old too. :)

Angela - April 7, 2009 - 10:42 am

she is getting so big! Beautiful images!!!!

Kristie Chadwick - April 7, 2009 - 11:40 am

I just loe the colors in this one, AWESOME! Such a cute girl.

Kimberly Hill - April 7, 2009 - 11:52 am

PER*SON*AL*I*TY!! Yep, AngelaMiniMe to the hilt! I just love that sassy girl, and her mama too. (P.S. Mia was 4-and-a-half-and-three-quarters) LOL!

meggan - April 7, 2009 - 12:28 pm

You are the color queen! I bow to you! Morgan is the color princess – she’s so cute and sassy – big kisses and hugs to her!

Jen Rinaldi Photography - April 7, 2009 - 1:04 pm

What a sweetheart! I can tell from the photos she is full of personality and charm. Great collection – she showed off the clothing wonderfully!

ruth williams - April 7, 2009 - 1:14 pm

oh my goodness she has gotten SOOOOOO BIG! Beautiful :)

Lisa Kelly - April 7, 2009 - 1:48 pm

She is just so gorgeous and the colours here are to die for. Gorgeous outfit. I can see why she gets mistaken for Suri. I think I remember you sharing some photos of Morgan at Disneyland and I thought there was a resemblance then. These images are just yummy.

PamN - April 7, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Look at the way she works the camera!!! Move to Hollywood NOW!

Velia - April 7, 2009 - 6:42 pm

OH My these are way to cute!!!I love her outfit and she is def rockin it.

jennifer - April 7, 2009 - 7:53 pm

awww she is so cute and sassy, I love her hair too and her outfit is so cute too. Love the bright colors and locations!

ally - April 8, 2009 - 4:56 am

wow! love all of these ~ the color, location and the spice! just beautiful.

Mandy - April 8, 2009 - 5:02 am

These are so fresh and fun! WOW…I love them all. What awesome and colorful clothes.

marie - April 8, 2009 - 6:54 am

What an awesome session. love the colour and location. The outfit is so freaking cute too.

SherriW - April 8, 2009 - 7:17 am

Those are BEAUTIFUL and the color is so you!! Great work! I’m sure the clothing company is quite pleased!

Jennifer gagliardi - April 8, 2009 - 1:43 pm

Beautiful! She is a Suri look alike!

Pammy - April 8, 2009 - 4:13 pm

She might look like Suri Cruise, but Morgan has more spunk and attitude and it shows in the photos! Adorable!

sara - April 8, 2009 - 7:06 pm

She’s super cute. Can’t wait to hear where the outfit is from. Sooo adorable!

Holli - April 8, 2009 - 9:20 pm

Oh these are super cute Angela! Hope she got to keep some of the outfits. My daughters would not want to give them back!

Sharon - April 9, 2009 - 5:28 pm

I love the picture of Morgan at the table.She is so much like you were.We can’t wait to see Spencer’s blog.
Love to you all,Sharon

Cari Long - April 16, 2009 - 2:13 pm

She is a doll! I love all of the vibrant colors in these images. They are so much fun!

Cari Long - April 16, 2009 - 2:14 pm

She is a doll! I just love the vibrant colors in these images – it seems to match her personality!

ashley mcnamara - April 20, 2009 - 8:42 am

She really is the cutest thing ever! Love those outfits!

Ashley - April 22, 2009 - 9:36 pm

She is adorable!! BIG Personality for sure. I have seen the blue door in another picture…. where is that at?

Angela Smith - January 2, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Oh my gosh, what WONDERFUL color! Spectacular shots! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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