San Antonio Baby Photographer | Chelsea Lietz Photography Gives Back | Judah

This year I’ve been working on a special project for “deserving families.”  I asked for nominations, chose some families, and even got some extremely generous donations to sponsor additional “deserving” families.  These families all receive a complimentary newborn session and the digital images.  I just photographed the second of the families I will be working with this year, and was once again blown away by their kind hearts, faith, and perseverance.  There are so many GOOD, beautiful people in this world.

Laura and her husband, Brandon, are madly in love and always knew they wanted children. They both came from families with 4 children and were certain that their own family would include 4 offpsring. 8 years ago, they welcomed their first child, a son, without complications. A year or so later, they lost a daughter at 18 weeks and were heartbroken. Soon came another joyful pregnancy- twins!  But in the first trimester, one of the twins miscarried.  And yet, another beautiful daughter was born to them.

They soon had a surprise pregnancy, but Laura spotted throughout and hemorrhaged at 21 weeks.  The baby was alive, but to save Laura they needed to deliver via emergency c section.  Another daughter was born but God called her home. She was buried beside her sister. They still wanted more children and got pregnant again when they were ready… and again… twins!  Yet again one twin did not thrive, but a fourth daughter was born to them.  Still yearning for four children in their arms, Laura miscarried again in her next pregnancy.  But this year, a son was born and Judah makes four!

Laura was nominated for a session by a longtime friend.  Her friend says “Laura has faith and courage and has turned the moments of sorrow in her life into ministry and compassion for others.” Laura shares her story, her heart, her pain and her healing. She organizes events to help others facing similar situations through Project Hope.  Brandon and Laura and their full quiver are touching the lives around them every day.  They cherish their four children and Laura says that they have five angels waiting for them in heaven. Brandon is a pastor and they have planted a new church. (I love this as I am active in a new church seed, myself called Hope Arise)  Laura writes a beautiful blog called Bits of Splendor... I got lost in her words and their brutiful life.

Working with Judah was a true pleasure for me.  He is so sweet and has the most perfect lips and kissable baby toes!  His Mama challenged me with a request for black, gray, and white colors in his session… and I do enjoy a challenge.

Welcome to your amazing family, Judah.

Laura says “His name means to praise and that we most definitely have done since he entered our life! He’s the perfect ending to this family story of ours.”


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Naja - Wow what a story! Bless this family and their beautiful baby boy! He is gorgeous and so is his gallery, bravo!

anna - Gorgeous work, friend!

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San Antonio Bluebonnet Portrait Mini Sessions | Chelsea Lietz Photography

Chelsea Lietz Photography will be offering bluebonnet mini sessions again this year on April 8th and 11th only.

They are open to children 5 months to 12 years only.  No family poses are offered this year. Siblings are welcome, but additional images are not included.

Each session is 15 minutes and your proof gallery will contain 10-15 images for viewing only. The session fee includes 3 high resolution digital images via download with a print release.  You have the option to purchase additional digital images or prints and products.

Payment in full is required to book.  Sessions are $265 plus tax.

The location is still to be announced, but will be around Bulverde, New Braunfels, or North San Antonio.  You will receive an email with location and other details prior to your mini session date.

I reserve the right to reschedule/refund in event of bad weather, personal emergency, or absence of plentiful blooms.

Images may take up to two weeks.

The times are early morning and late evening for prime lighting… please choose a time when your child is generally happy.

April 8th: 6:30pm-7:30pm

April 11th:  7:45am-8:30am, 6:30pm- 7:30pm

To book, follow the link below to choose your time slot.  You will then get a confirmation with a link to the contract. Your spot is not reserved until the contract and payment are received.  I highly recommend using a desktop computer.


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San Antonio Newborn Portraits | Chelsea Lietz Photography | Personalized Baby Hats

When clients come to me for newborn portraits, I love when they want a personal touch!  Sometimes this means we include cultural or heirloom items into their photo session.  Sometimes we style a session to coordinate with their baby’s nursery or their home.

One great way to add a personal touch to your newborn photos is to bring along a custom hat personalized with your child’s name.  You can also use a nickname or even a favorite sports team.  I highly recommend Knots for custom hats that fit newborns well.  You can find her on facebook or etsy, just click on the links I’ve provided.  You can even get larger sizes for milestone sessions!

I am happy to include your personal touches in your session.  If you have something in mind, please email me well in advance and I can recommend some of my favorite vendors for newborn items.  Some materials photograph better than others, some sellers do not size for a true newborn, and some sellers just have an overall better quality that I have come to trust.  I am happy to share suggestions with you!  And if you are crafty, feel free to make your own… that adds an extra personal touch because you will always remember creating it as baby kicked and squirmed in your tummy.  :)  Thank you for choosing Chelsea Lietz Photography for your San Antonio newborn portraits.


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New Braunfels Newborn Photographer | Chelsea Lietz Photography Gives Back | Beau

I love being a New Braunfels area newborn photographer and I love giving back.  I recently offered a free newborn session and digital images to a “deserving” family via my facebook page.  Deserving was meant to mean many different things and I love the way it was interpreted. So many wonderful families were nominated that I decided to offer this gift to two families.  And yet I still yearned to give more.  And then First American Commercial Property Group AND a past client of mine pitched in to donate SIX more sessions for deserving families.

The Skelton family was the first in the studio and I loved every minute of it.  They were nominated by the aunt of one of my past clients, and I’m so glad Jenny shared their story with me.  The Skelton’s are parents to six! beautiful children, though one angel awaits them in heaven.  They felt the beautiful call to adopt, Mama homeschools her brood, and Dad serves all of us as a firefighter in New Braunfels.  I love all seven of them to pieces and I’ve only met two of them!

Here is their story in Sarah’s own words…

     “Ever since early in our marriage we knew we would want to adopt.  It was a desire that we know was put on our hearts by God.  We spent years praying and waiting for the right time to pursue adoption.  During that time we were blessed with having four children born to us.  We also suffered two miscarriages.
     Then after ten years of marriage we were introduced very unexpectedly to a little boy who was about seven months old and in need of a home to grow up in.  It wasn’t long before we and our children fell in love with him.  He very quickly and easily fit right in with our family.  He had the sweetest personality and was so handsome.  He was our son.  By God’s grace we were able to adopt our little guy.
      He began having medical difficulties.  We spent time in and out of hospitals finding no real answers.  At one point it seemed as if he was on the rebound as the problems he was having were subsiding.  Just as our hopes for him were up it happened.  We lost him.
      There are no words to describe the pain and confusion of our loss.  We cannot possibly fathom or explain why this happened.  We only know that Gods ways are higher than our own.  There remains an emptiness.  The loss of our precious son has left a profoundly significant void in our family that can never be filled.  Our little guy changed our lives forever during the short time we had him.
     Throughout the rollercoaster that has been the aftermath of this tragedy we still know two things.  God is still sovereign just as he was before, and He still loves us just as unendingly as he did before.  This we know to a certainty.
      We have since suffered through another miscarriage but we now have a brand new little girl.  She was born a bit early with some minor complications but she could not be more perfect.  She is our sweet number six and we are loving her more everyday just as with our five children before.”

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God Bless you Skelton family and thank you for sharing your story and your daughter with me.  May Beau bring you as much joy and laughter as the five have before her…


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Bobbie S. - Beautiful… the story and of course the photos!!! Love all the vibrant colors!

Sharon Rose Roth - Your photos of Beau are wonderful. I know her family as I was privileged to be Joel’s foster mum. When we met the Skelton family, we knew that God had brought them into our lives and He planned for Joel to join them.

They are an amazing family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. Joel was immediately accepted and loved by all of them. It’s always hard to let go of a foster child, but we were blessed by being included as honorary grandparents.

Joel is with his Heavenly Father now and we look forward to joining him one day. Welcome to Beau. She’s part of a very special family now.


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San Antonio Baby Photographer | Twin First Year Portraits | Chelsea Lietz Photography

I just spent a year photographing sweet twin girls as newborns, at 6 months old, and for their first birthday portraits.  Being a San Antonio baby photographer is the best!  I loved watching Agnes and Ingeborg grow.  They are both so beautiful in their own, very different way. They have fun parents from different cultures and their family is the perfect combination of all of them.  Dad brought in this Union Jack flag bench and we used it at all 3 sessions along with these tiebacks from Strawberry Girl Couture.  We also did grow with me shots with my vintage boxes.

The girls changed so much in a year! I love photographing twins.  But I also love watching them grow.  The cute birthday board holds all the precious info parents want to remember about their babies at one year of age. They chose to skip a cake smash, but boy did the girls love playing with balloons! Happy birthday Agnes & Iggy.

I hope you enjoy the first year slideshow I created below. This is a product I offer with my first year plan, and it can include video, too.  (which is really fun during a cake smash!)

Children grow far too quickly, don’t forget to capture these precious moments.  It is never too soon to book your session, contact me today!



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Chelsea Lietz Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child and maternity photography in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas including but not limited to Stone Oak and New Braunfels.  San Antonio Baby Photographer. Twin photos in San Antonio.  Please “like” me on Facebook.

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