AliKat Photography » Arizona Newborn and Maternity Photographer


I have been so honored to photograph Isabella from the very beginning: mama’s belly, to her newborn session and now to her 4 month session.  I am excited to see her grow over the course of her first year!

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Baby giggles! Be careful, they are contagious:

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OH my! Those beautiful eyes!  Love them!!!

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  • Brianne

    The b&w giggle picture is just the bestest!!!ReplyCancel

Dear Alex,

Four years.  Only four years that I have been blessed to be your mother, and yet it feels like I have known you forever.  This age has such poignancy for me.  When I look into your eyes, I see wisdom and a glimpse of the maturity that you will one day have, but I also see the playfulness and youth still of your baby years.  The baby stage is leaving soon, I can tell.  On some days, you laugh at my subtle jokes or look me in the eyes and nod silently, and I just know that you “get it”.  You giggle with me when your baby sister does something silly, and almost roll your eyes (you haven’t quite mastered the actual act of eye-rolling) and give me that exasperated look.  You understand when I’m having a rough day, even when I don’t tell you.  And you are so proud of yourself when I tell you I’m happy with something special that you have done.

You still love snuggle time with your mom.  Each night, for five minutes or so, you ask me to crawl into bed with you.  You whisper “Mommy” and wrap your hands around my face.  We lay in the dark and play the game “what was your favorite and least favorite thing of the day?”   Last week, when I asked you your favorite thing, your answer was, “This. Snuggling with you, Mommy.”  <sigh>  Oh how I will miss it one day when you don’t want to snuggle.  When your favorite things will be boys or your new best friends or trendy clothes.  I want to bottle up your innocence and keep it in my heart.  But I suppose I do.  With my camera, and also, with the snapshots that I mentally take.

You are my sunshine, sweet girl.  You truly are.

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  • Sharyn Crabtree

    This is just beautiful, Jen. The pictures are great and everything you wrote about Alex is so true. I sure miss you!ReplyCancel

Meet Andreya.  Stunningly beautiful and maybe just a little bit stubborn.  🙂  She thought she was going to fight me and not sleep at first, but I always win.  And she was such a sweetie after she realized how much fun we were going to have playing dressup and naptime! 🙂
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Those lips!!!  I swear she is puckering up for a kiss in the first photo, then smiling smugly to herself, thinking, “I’ve got you all wrapped around my finger!” in the second one!  Love it!! Best Phoenix Baby Photographer_0232 Best Phoenix Baby Photographer_0233

Griffin’s newborn session was definitely one of my favorites.  She was such a good baby, sleeping through most of it, and allowing me to easily pose and move her.  But also, I just loved that her mom was a fan of bright colors and some of the more ‘neutral’ options.  Now don’t get me wrong, girly pinks and purples can be fun, and I love doing them as well, but sometimes it is a nice change of pace to style a baby girl in vibrant colors or neutral browns.  Love it!  And it is always so nice to photograph a maternity session followed by the newborn session a few months later.  Here is this beautiful family’s maternity session.

When I start a newborn session, if the baby is wide awake, my favorite pose to do with them is a snug wrapped one.  That, combined with my trusty little space heater and shushing sound machine, usually gets them niiiiiiiiiiiiiice and sleeeeeeepy.

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See?  They just can’t resist.  Sleep tight little one.  Just 2 more hours to go of me dressing you up and putting you on cute little blankets and nests!  😉 Best Phoenix Baby Photographer_0235 Best Phoenix Baby Photographer_0236
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Thank you for allowing me to photograph your babies!