Baby Girl on Pink Rug * San Antonio Newborn Photos

Introducing Miss Kolbie!   This gorgeous baby girl came to the studio for her newborn portraits at 14 days old.  She was sweet and sleepy and hardly made a peep.  I truly giggled out loud when she flashed me the smile and then a wink!  Kolbie was equally lovely in bold colors and classic neutrals, and she had the most amazing eyelashes and kissable lips.  Her Mama brought a personalized hat and a name banner to use in some shots, all other props and backdrops belong to Chelsea Lietz Photography.  It was an honor and joy to photograph this sweet baby girl.


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6 Month Baby Portraits * San Antonio Child Photographer

Sweet Adelyn is part of my “baby plan,” which includes a few sessions from maternity to one year old to document their (too) rapid growth in that sweet, snuggly time. The package also includes a gorgeous album at the end of the year.  Please visit my Investment page for more details.

Just like at her newborn session, Adelyn was pretty as a peach for her 6 month photos.  I adore her hair, her big, bright blue eyes and the dimples on her heiny!  Seriously, check out the bare baby bottom with a bear bonnet!  I die.

We had so much fun playing at her portrait session, even mom and dad got in on the fun.  We did a variety of outdoor and studio shots. I really love recreating images from a child’s newborn session to show how much they’ve grown.  We did that for Adelyn on the blue blanket and will do it again when  she comes back to celebrate her first birthday with a cake smash.  :)  Enjoy this gorgeous, angelic face…


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Cake Smash Photos * Stone Oak Photographer

Sweet James came to see me for his one year portrait session.  He loved being outdoors, driving my vintage pedal car, and being naked in the studio.  But the first birthday cake smash?  He wasn’t so sure about that!  James did manage to make a good mess, and his reaction is PRICELESS!

Happy birthday, James.  Maybe Mom will make you a pie for your party.  :)

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Brynn’s Newborn Portraits * San Antonio Baby Photographer


Over the last week, I have had the BEST time photographing our new daughter, Brynn.  Newborn photography is my passion and it is extra fun when I am working with my own sweet babies.  I am recovering from a c section, so I did multiple short sessions each day.  And I found that I was addicted… I couldn’t stop!  It was too fun to play!  I ended up with 108 edited portraits of her.  I don’t have enough wall space for all of those canvases, but you can bet I’ll be ordering a gorgeous album!  I tried to narrow it down a bit for you, but a Mama just can’t be forced to choose…

When we announced our pregnancy to our 2 and 4 year old daughters, they immediately nicknamed the baby “Puddin.”  It stuck…

I adore these shots of our sweet girls…  Kherington, Hadley, and Brynn.  Sisters are sooooo much fun!

We are avid Longhorn fans in this house.  Of course we had to get the perfect shot of Brynn in a Bevo hat for the Calf Corral section of the alumni magazine, The Alcalde.  Hook ‘em Horns, Brynn!

Daddy & Daughter shots… no words are needed.  But… it is a bit special that all three girls took a photo in Daddy’s cowboy hat as newborns.

We live on a ranch in Texas and Daddy rodeos.  So Brynn’s nursery is cowgirl themed.  This amazing cow set was a gift from my friend Lisa of Sweet Love Creates…

Baby’s got her blue jeans on!  (admit it, you sang that, didn’t you?)

Brynn was hands down the smiliest baby I have ever photographed!

More of those sweet baby smiles!

My loves.  I am so very blessed.

Go Spurs, Go!  Our San Antonio Spurs are in the middle of the playoffs and Brynn has been a good luck charm…

This quilt belonged to Brynn’s late Great, Great Aunt. Her middle name, Elizabeth, also came from this side of the family and her Great, Great Grandmother.

I knew I wanted to do Brynn’s newborn portraits myself.  But I also knew that I wanted to be in a photo or two.  So I talked my patient husband into helping.  I set up the camera and lighting, posed Brynn in my arms using a mirror (not easy), and asked him to snap away!  I’m so glad I did.  <3


Wow, you made it to the end! You deserve some sort of prize.  I’ll buy you a beer sometime.

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Heidi - Love them!!! I wish I lived closer for you to do photos of Emilee!

Natalie Henry - Wow!! Gorgeous photos of baby Brynn!! I can’t even choose a favorite. They are all incredible!

Sarah Meissel - These are perfect. You are so talented. How lucky your girls are to have you for a mommy. I hope I get to meet that sweet Brynn!

Jordan Trevino - You, my friend, are a true artist! I love the cow getup. Make sure to keep that around for when our little Trevino’s come visit…in the future! Miss you!

Daniela - Oh Chelsea, she’s adorable and you are so talented!!!!! Amazinge experience to be able to photograph your own baby!!!

Alex Ralph - I LOVE these Chelsea!!! She is so beautiful. Congratulations!

Christie - Every time you post pictures I just get more excited about you doing McCrae’s pictures! we can’t wait to add to our “Chelsea Pictures” collection.

Kylene - I love them Chelsea! She’s so precious, congrats.

Mindy Starr - Love these !

Heather - Beautiful photos!

Nikki - Beautiful! I wish I would have had my kids with me during my trip to Texas just to have you snap some photos!

Francine Kirschenbaum - These are stunning! You are so blessed by your beautiful family and beautiful talent!

Melanie - They are all absolutely gorgeous. You are so very talented and I look forward to seeing more and more!!!!

anna - Love all of these friend!!

Kara Reese - Oh wow, Chelsea! These are absolutely stunning! Congrats.

Mehren - Wow Chelsea!!! You are so talented! I will always cherish the newborn and birth pictures you took of my kids.

Brooke Hinton - These are stunning. Absolutely stunning. Love Lil Miss Brynn!!

Melody Verner - Amazing work as always! Can’t wait for you to take our little one’s photos!

Rebecca Hurt - Chelsea, Brynn is beautiful!! I love her sweet gentle smile!

Jessica - so lovely. Love that little bottom lip!!! And the sibling photos!! And the Daddy and Mommy photos!! Every time I had a favorite I saw another one! =) Congratulations!

Lindsay Duncan - All the pictures are wonderful! It helps when you have a beautiful subject like Brynn. I can’t wait to have another one so you can take their newborn portraits.

Katie - I love love the ones of all the girls laying down together! It’s such a special time for all of you–enjoy it!

DeDe - You continue to outdo yourself. Beautiful baby girl, sisters and Mom and Dad. Thank you LORD for our Extremely Blessed Family!

Jenny Padovano - Love them all! There is so much sweetness in those sister photos. :-) I am hoping we will be blessed with baby #2 in the near future – and we can take advantage of that awesome talent of yours!

Brittany - C – this makes my ovaries hurt! Just beautiful. Wonderful shots.

Teresa York - Beautiful work and of course, beautiful #3!!! I remember when you first started your business part time…such talent and it shows!!!

Cassie Mueller - Wow! These are amazing! I am so jealous of these beautiful baby photos you have- I want to see the album when it gets here!!

Daddy - Baby these are wonderful! Can’t wait to hang one on my wall at the office. Which one to choose?

Angi - Beautiful!

Neva - Every photo is breathtaking! What a beautiful family!

Sissy - As has been said before, these pictures are STUNNING! The talent you have with newborns is unmatched. Focusing in on her small body parts is unique and they will be treasured always. God has blessed you with a very special talent! Continue to use it to capture His gifts!

Kristten - Oh gosh are these gorgeous! How will you choose which to make into canvas! Beautiful!

Sue Baillio - beautiful, good work with an excellent model!

Angela Brown - Just beautiful!!!

Erin - Wow!! These are so beautiful! What pretty girls you have…and you yourself mama!

Haley - Love, love your works of art! Your ideas are unique and the details are amazing. I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your creative poses but capturing the details such as her little toes, a pouty lip, or a little grin is what makes your portraits exceptional. Keep it coming!

Kristen - They are beautiful pictures. Your girls are so cute. You do an awesome job.

Claudia Soto - Woah girl! You went above and beyond with the set ups! Love them all! <3

Meghan Strauss - She is absolutely gorgeous! Such a sweet family! Congratulations :)

Rosalie - love love love, I love you, I love your babies and I love your photography!!! you are amazing and I can’t wait to see you this summer!

Lauren Lea Warren - You are by far the best at what you do! I am truly amazed every time I see your beautiful portraits and your beautiful children. Love you girl and so happy for you!-mag

Dana - These pictures are just wonderful! Congrats to you and your beautiful family!!!

Lindsey Casner - Absolutely stunning!!! Beautiful family, and incredible photography!

Bobbie - Finally got to see them all…gorgeous, precious, magical, lovely, adorable, etc…
Your mom’s comment made me tear up, because I still go back and look at the pics you took of Audrey’s “baby pieces”…immeasurable gift you give us fans, and I’m glad you spent so much time doing it for yourself too! Love all 5 of you!

Cristina Myers - What a precious baby girl you have!!! And these pictures are just beautiful :)

Elizabeth - You are so very talented!!! Wish I knew about you when my son was born last year :)

Lauren - They are absolutely beautiful!! I can’t wait to have a baby girl because I will definitely be going to you again for portraits !(:

Katie - Absolutely beautiful!! Always love seeing your new pictures.

Coda - Chelsea Congrats! She is beautiful! OMG, I love the little hat with the “pudding” stitched into it. Who makes these?

Natalia - She is so beautiful, Chelsea! Congratulations to your beautiful family, very happy for you! Gorgeous images!!!

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A Joyous Birth * Chelsea Lietz Photography

Please excuse a personal post on my business page, but I want to share our happy news…

On May 22, 2014 my husband and I welcomed our third beautiful daughter!  (Her gender was a surprise and that was SO FUN!!!)

Brynn Elizabeth

7 lb 3 oz and 19.5 in

We are overjoyed and smitten, to say the least.  Her big sisters ADORE her and can’t get enough snuggling, holding, and kissing.  Here are a few sweet photos from the birth and our hospital stay. (Did you know I offer birth or hospital “Fresh 48″ sessions?!)  Brynn’s newborn portraits should be coming tonight!

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