May Contest Winners

We love to show off the work of our amazingly talented photographers. Take a minute to enjoy the slideshow below. Check back each month to see more unique and beautiful photos. Congratulations to all winners and honorable mentions!

To get your own Bella Life or Bella Baby photos, contact us to see if we are in your area!

Dad Deserves a Day of Celebration

Dads are the most ordinary men turned by love into
heroes,
adventurers,
story-tellers

and singers of songs.
– Pam Brown


Also, they make the best jungle gyms!

Thank you to all the dads out there for being our first loves, heroes, and believing in us. We owe you so much more than we can ever repay!


Father’s day is this Sunday and Bella Baby wishes all the dads a very happy father’s day!

What’s A Sprinkle?

In the past moms would have thought a sprinkle was a need to have a change of clothes; an unexpected mishap during a diaper change; the reason pee-pee teepees were invented. 

Today, we know it to be a reason to celebrate.  A play on the word shower, it is a mini baby shower or SPRINKLE.

How do you know when to choose a sprinkle? 

Showers are typically for a first baby. At a traditional shower, you would expect a larger gathering of extended family and friends. These are also where a new mom would receive gifts like strollers, car seats, and even cribs.

A sprinkle is a time to give smaller, more personal gifts for a family’s second or even third baby.

Sprinkles are meant to be simple and laid back compared to a traditional shower. When you attend a sprinkle you usually don’t need to dress up; simple is better. This time around it’s not about the bigger, the better, or playing games. This time it’s for giving books, clothes, and smaller personal gifts for the new baby. Sprinkles are, generally, for only the closest people to the expecting mama.

For some ideas on how to throw a sprinkle, or what to expect when you attend one check out the board we created on Pinterest:

Baby Sprinkles

Some great gift ideas for sprinkles are:

By the way, we think wedding sprinkles should happen about every 10 years throughout a marriage!  If someone can come up with a way to make that happen we would be eternally grateful! Mama needs a new set of towels! 

April Contest Winners

We love to show off the work of our amazingly talented photographers. Take a minute to enjoy the slideshow below. Check back each month to see more unique and beautiful photos. Congratulations to all winners and honorable mentions!

To get your own Bella Life or Bella Baby photos, contact us to see if we are in your area!

Mother’s Day Is Just Around the Corner

Photographer: L. Thompson | Chicago, IL.

To the world, you are a mother.
To our family, you are the world.
-Unknown

Mom aka. Superwoman, Saint, Booboo Kisser, Peacemaker, Teacher, Nurse,
Housekeeper, Meal Planner, Chef, Therapist, Seamstress, Errand Runner, Taxi Driver, Chaos Coordinator, Photographer, Family CEO, Family CFO, Head Cheerleader, Hairstylist, Personal Shopper + more.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Moms truly are the keepers of…well, everything! Don’t miss this perfect day to show your mom just what she means to you. We know it can be hard to decide what to do for our moms, or what she may want for her day. So we recently polled some of our own Bella Baby Photography staff about what Mother’s Day means to them and what they think is the most special thing to receive on their day.

Here are some of our top replies:

  1. What does Mother’s Day mean to you?
    o “It is a time to celebrate moms and show how them much we appreciate all they do.”
    o “It is a special day set aside to honor and shower mom with love and thanks for her many sacrifices for the family.”
    o “Mother’s Day has always been about showing my mom appreciation for everything she does for us. Now that I’m a mother, I truly love Mother’s Day even more. My favorite is that I get to celebrate along with my family and truly enjoy the day doing things that make me the absolute happiest.”
  2. How do you like to spend Mother’s Day?
    o “With my children”
    o “Relaxing with family”
    o “In my garden”
    o “Taking a nap”
  3. What gift would you love to receive?
    o “A handmade gift from my children”
    o “A spa day”
    o “My house being cleaned for me and relaxing”
    o “A photography session with my family”
    o “Time with the family, no devices! Just being together”
  4. If you could do anything/ go anywhere, where would it be and with who?
    o Camping with my family
    o A trip to Disney with the family
    o A mother-daughter trip anywhere my mom would like to go
    o A trip to the beach with my family
    o A dream trip to Ireland or Greece with just my spouse or by myself

Thank you to all the moms of the world. We know you wear so many hats. Words cannot describe how much we love and appreciate all that you do!