Baby J / Vegas Newborn Photographer

Baby J was one of those newborn babies that is SOOOOOOO cuddly and sweet!  And his big sister was so wonderful with him.


He was a very wiggly baby during the family photos.  He wasn’t still at all!  This was the best shot I could get of him, and  look at that little wiggly smile!


His mama brought along some wee newborn baby suspenders and khaki pants.  He was just PRECIOUS in them!


Hershey’s kiss anyone?  🙂


I love documenting the tiny details for these families…like newborn hair fluff and baby nose pores.


Mom requested this shot specifically…wedding rings on baby toes!


And this was dad’s big request.  He races and so brought his racing helmet and jacket.  Baby J did this SO easily!  He just curled right up in there.  This is a composite, which means I merged 2 photos together.  There was a hand on baby at all times.  Newborn safety is a big deal and is always taken seriously at our sessions!


Introducing Mackenzie – a newborn video montage from Las Vegas, NV

I have been getting caught up on making video montages for my newborn sessions here in Nevada.  This is such a great way for parents to remember their kiddos and how great will this be to play at a wedding reception, or graduation party, etc?  This video is from baby Mackenzie’s session.  Her mother had a Dr. Seuss themed nursery and also knitted many of the hats, blankets and other props seen here.  Such a wonderful way to make the session special!  Check it out!

Fall Vegas Mini Session, Vegas Family Photographs

I offered a mini session this past Fall here in Las Vegas and sold out very quickly!  I was so happy, being as new as I am to the area, to find people willing and trusting me to capture their moments as a family.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from this past Fall from my new clients in Las Vegas, Nevada!  We held these at Red Spring Picnic area which is in the Calico Basin area West of the Las Vegas valley.  It’s a gorgeous area in the Fall with a boardwalk, tall grasses, red mountains, and lots of fall color.  It’s no wonder this is a popular photography spot here!



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Newborn Video Montage, Las Vegas, NV

Since moving to Las Vegas, I have held several newborn sessions.  But this session was my very first!  Newborn Ryan was such a handsome little infant and such a joy to photograph.  I give a complimentary video montage to the parents of each newborn session I do as a thank you gift.  And I just LOVE the song used for this video.  Check it out!

Vegas Baby Photos / Baby M

I met baby M’s mama through my husband’s work here at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas.  Both of our husbands work together and I was honored that she asked me to take their newborn photos when their daughter was born!  The parents brought several hand-made and meaningful items to this session and I always LOVE incorporating props and blankets and hats that have meaning for the family.  It makes everything just that much sweeter!



Sweet Baby M was BRIGHT-EYED for much of our session!  She did not sleep much.  But she was very happy and content the entire time she was awake.


The parents brought this gray hand-made blanket with them…made by a relative.  42CochranNewborn2014EKP

Baby M’s own Mama knitted this hat!  She has a Dr. Seuss themed nursery at home!26CochranNewborn2014EKP

Baby M has a much older sister.  This is Dad with both of his daughters.  So special…

What a fun time I had photographing your family and also meeting big sister.  I look forward to taking photos of all of you when the other big sis is able to come visit!

Baby R / Las Vegas Newborn Photographer

I met sweet Baby R’s Mama at my son’s preschool at orientation. This is such a sweet, fellow military family! And oh my word, what gorgeous children! Baby R made a mess or two as is typical with newborn sessions 😉   Turns out, aviator hats are pretty popular here near Nellis AFB…imagine that! I just loved this soft blue blanket we chose. Such a beautiful baby!

Thank you for trusting me to capture this precious moment and these gorgeous newborn details!

3D Baby Kisses / North Las Vegas Newborn Photographer Recommendation

13DBabyKissesEmilyKarenPhotographyBeing a newborn photographer, I have met some wonderful people in industries also servicing a similar population.  I recently had the opportunity to meet with Crystal, owner of 3D BABY KISSES right here in North Las Vegas.  I wanted a place to refer maternity and newborn clients for a 3D ultrasound and because I only refer places that I trust, I met with her to tour her gorgeous facility and to interview her about her business.  This is THE place in the Las Vegas Valley to go for an elective ultrasound at any stage of pregnancy.  Here is some of what I asked her about her studio as well as the answers to common questions expecting mamas will want to know:

How long has 3D Baby Kisses been in business?

We have been in business for 2 years.

Where are you located and what are your business hours?

We are at 740 E. Dorrell Ln #170 , North Las Vegas, NV 89084  and are open Monday- Saturday 10 am-6pm and Sundays from 11am-3pm.

I know that at this time, you, personally do all of the ultrasounds.  What qualifications do you have for this?

Yes, I do all the ultrasounds myself. I have been a certified Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for four years specializing in 3d/4d ultrasound the past two years.

What is a 3D ultrasound and how is it different from an ultrasound in my doctor’s office?

3D is An Elective Ultrasound that expectant parents choose to do not requiring a prescription or order from a Medical Doctor. It has been proven to provide a positive bonding experience for the Mother, Father and family members with the unborn baby. The realistic surface images provide a connection between the parents and the baby that can be beneficial to the whole family. A routine medical examination should have been performed by your health care professional to access the Gestational Age of the fetus and to evaluate for fetal anomalies as well as basic components of fetal anatomy. Expectant parents often choose elective 3D/4D ultrasounds to see their unborn baby in clear live 4D views that you just don’t get with traditional 2D Ultrasound. Many expectant parents feel that one diagnostic ultrasound during a pregnancy is just not enough!

2D is the black and white pictures often acquired by your health care professional and they are 2 Dimensional plane or a slice of anatomy. The 3D and 4D Ultrasounds render a surface image which is a very realistic live image of your baby and all of his/her features and movements. The 3D is a still photo and the 4D is a video loop showing the movement baby in 3D.

Is ultrasound safe?
Extensive studies have found that Ultrasound has not been shown to cause any harm to baby or mother. Routine scanning of all pregnancies is now normal throughout the United States. 3D/4D scanning uses the same type and intensity of ultrasound as with conventional 2D scanning.
What gestational age is the best time for a 3D ultrasound?
We find the best time to obtain the most accurate and dramatic 3D/4D Pictures is between 26 and 32 weeks during this time the baby is developing fat layers and muscles that fill in their features and structures. Beyond 34 weeks it starts getting too crowded to obtain the best images.
 How early can I find out if my baby is a boy or a girl?
We can see and determine the Gender as early as 14 Weeks, and we recommend between 14 to 20 weeks for gender determinations.
 What is your accuracy rate for gender scans?
We guarantee all our gender checks. If we are not 100% accurate, you will receive a FREE 3d/4d ultrasound.
What happens if my baby does not cooperate for good photos or to determine gender?
We strive to provide our guests with the best experience possible but there are times when baby is not ready for their close up. Whether you come in for a gender reveal or 3D/4D ultrasound if baby is shy we will offer you a re-scan visit at no extra cost!
Do you have any tips to share to get the best ultrasound results?
A few tips DRINK! DRINK! DRINK! Drink plenty of water prior to your appointment. Many times, moms think this means a full bladder; it does not. To obtain a 3D/4D ultrasound, our waves need to travel through fluid. More fluid in front of baby’s face, means better quality of pictures. If a baby is right up against the placenta or the side of the uterus, the waves have to travel through these to and back from the face, causing a cloudy look. It usually takes 2-4 days for fluid to reach the uterus from drinking, which is why we ask that you increase the water intake the ENTIRE week before. Eat or drink whatever you wish before you come in many swear by Mt. Dew, Orange Juice, or even coffee, but really it depends on the baby. We’ve seen babies sleeping away soundly after 2 cups of coffee, and some dancing a jig with nothing different. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing and what you feel like might help.
Can I bring in my extended family or my other children to view the ultrasound?
We encourage all our guests to bring family and friends to enjoy this special moment. We have plenty of room with four comfy couches and a large viewing screen.
 Do you offer walk-in appointments? 
We do offer walk-ins but prefer you make an appointment to reduce your wait time.
Do you sell any other items that might be of interest to women who are expecting?
We offer a variety of gifts and keepsakes for many expecting moms.  Keep your baby’s heartbeat forever with a cute heart shaped recorder. We carry soft and cuddly teddy bears that hold your baby’s recorded heartbeat available in tan, pink or blue. Picture frames in a variety of colors and sizes. We also have diaper cakes, booties and shoes that make a great gift for any baby shower.
 Why did you start this business?
I have always seen myself in the medical field working with babies. It was either being in the room while the baby was born as a nurse or capturing their precious faces while still in the womb. It seems that fate took me down the path as a sonographer. I never knew how much I would grow to love my career until I was pregnant with my son. It gave me an opportunity to check up or see him whenever I wanted. This is when I first became aware that 3d/4d ultrasound even existed. When I went in for my appointment, I was amazed by how advanced ultrasound has become and what a great way to bond with my son before he arrived. I knew right there and then I could do this the rest of my way. The following year I opened up 3D Baby Kisses 3d/4d ultrasound.
 Where can I find more information online about your pricing and packages?
We offer very affordable pricing and have many packages available including multiple visits. For more information you can visit our pricing page HERE.
Do you ever run specials or discounts?  If so, how can I hear about those?
We offer teachers, fire, police and medical professionals 10% off services with ID. Military families receive 20% off services with military id. We offer many specials throughout the year which are announced on our website, or follow us on FACEBOOK!
 How can I contact you to book an appointment?

We offer two convenient ways to make your appointment. You can call us directly at (702)642-2229 or you can make your appointment online HERE.

Las Vegas Fall Mini Sessions!

Hi Las Vegas friends!  I am now launching my Fall Mini Sessions here in the valley for this November.  See below for full details!

**UPDATE** – I sold out of these in 7 hours!  I am still booking Standard Fall Photo Sessions at my usual $200 rate.  See my PRICING page for details and email me:



The sessions will take place on Sunday, November 9th in the afternoon/early evening a few hours before sunset.  In case of inclement weather, make up dates will be offered.

What’s included?

These Mini Sessions will last up to 25 minutes. Approximately 5-7 days after our session, you will receive a link to your online gallery containing 5-10 images.  You will be given the opportunity to choose (5) images.  Once you email me your selection, those images will be delivered to you via digital download, along with a print release for those images.  You will also receive recommendations for printing and labs to use.

What type of Mini Sessions are these? Is there a theme?

The purpose of these sessions is to give people an affordable way to capture family photos to use on holiday cards, as Christmas gifts, etc.  We can do family photos, photos of your kiddos, or both as time allows.  Extended families are not eligible due to time constraints. If you want something specifically captured, please do let me know at booking so I can make that shot a priority!

Are siblings allowed?

Yes! You can divide up the five shots of you and/or your kiddos however you wish, but remember that our session will be a maximum of 25 minutes.


Sessions will be on the West side of the Las Vegas valley in the Calico Basin vicinity.  It is a very easy location to find and get to.  Exact directions will be sent prior to the session.

What to wear?

Solid colors are best and small prints/patterns are also fine. Stay away from large prints or large graphics. When choosing footwear, keep in mind that we will be walking in a natural setting.

Do you offer any discount?

I am new to the area and don’t know many people. You will receive (1) free 5×7 from your session printed through my professional lab for every referral that books a session with me!  Just be sure to have them let me know you sent them my way.  So share this post on Facebook, email, etc….share away!  Also, remember that military always receives 10% off.

How do I sign up?

Please email me at with your preferred time. I will email you a separate PayPal invoice to officially reserve your time and remove the spot from the available openings list. Spots are non-refundable, but in case of a sick kiddo or inclement weather, I will do my best to schedule a make-up.

Available Times (those with a line through them are already booked):

Sunday November 9th:











As I said above, I am new to the Vegas area and do not yet know many people, so I would love it if you would pass this along or share this post with your friends who may be interested in high-end, but affordable photography this holiday season!