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About MDWRIGGS Photography

So many people ask me what the heck is an MDWRIGGS. So, I will give you a small breakdown so you can see how it came to be. Not that it matters, not that you are asking but I need SOMETHING to write in this section and so this is it. M is for Michelle :) Simple enough right? D is for my maiden name *unimportant really* WRIGGS is just a short nickname from my married last name. Those who know me will appreciate the shortened version because its a fun tricky last name to say and spell :) Thats it, there you have it.

Archive: ‘Newborn’

The Bad Blogger | Lets kick it back off with this beautiful family of three

Monday, August 13th, 2012

UGH I am so behind on blogging.  I use to rely on a website but then that isn’t the easiest way to keep current, so I started a blog. Bound and determined to post sneak peeks here!  Then that fell to the wayside because facebook is the quickest and easiest way to show off some gorgeous images and then the blog falls to the wayside too, lol.

SO in keeping with my original plan to blog I figured I would update some entries.  THIS one first because its the one I’m working on right now and only a few hours away from putting their gallery up :)

Welcome Baby Theo





























































Baby Bump to Newborn | Ottawa Valley Newborn Photographer

Monday, October 31st, 2011

I was so excited when I was able to fit in a session for Lisa and Tim.  We went to my all time favorite location and had some beautiful yummy light for this perfect maternity session.  Miss C is absolutely charming and MORE than thrilled to be a big sister.  Not long after our maternity session, Lisa and Tim welcomed baby Liam! And he is absolutely beautiful.   Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your new family :) Here are a few of my favorites from belly to baby :)








What I’ve been up to | Ottawa Valley Photography

Monday, July 25th, 2011

My attempt to catch up PART II

I will try to do this in the order that they were taken :)

First I had the honor of photographing Will.  Will was born to Brandi and Mike :) I love me a BOURQUE baby :)
Here is the newest addition to their family :)

A Mothers Love | Sweet Baby Boy

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I know I say it all the time, and I’m sorry if I am repeating myself but I LOVE nothing more than capturing a moment between a mother and her son.  Mostly because I’ve only got boys :)

I love capturing a moment between fathers and daughters just as much :) but my heart melts with baby boys and their mommas.

What a wonderful baby shower gift idea.  And I’m so happy I got to see this little guy with his eyes open.  He had a great morning here, slept like a champ and did pretty much anything we asked of him.

I wanted to share one from their session.

Sweet Baby Olivia | Ottawa Valley Newborn Photographer

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

You know, it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve received a few requests for gift certificates.  At first I wasn’t sure if Photography gift certificates were a great idea because what if that person didn’t like my style of work? What if they don’t really have pictures in their home? What if they simply are unable to make the huge commitment to packing up the new baby and bringing them for portraits in those crucial 10 days ??? I mean, a new baby is a lot of work.  Endless hours awake, trying to fit the new little personality into your home and into your life.  The first two weeks are SO SO SO tiring and really, a blur.  So if someone gave me a gift certificate for newborn portraits I would be 1) Absolutely thrilled  and 2) horrified that I wouldn’t be able to get the baby in for the session in those first two weeks!

But I’d make it happen because it really is THAT important.

Little Olivia will likely have changed SO much by the time her mom gets her images in her hands.  And I do not take THAT long.  Its fairly quick.  Its just that newborns change SO much in the first month.

Anyways, Brianne and her mom Kim brought Baby Olivia in for a newborn session to capture these sweet, precious early days.

And honestly, I can not think of a better baby shower gift.  Its truly a gift that they will cherish forever.  And I do mean forever.

Introducing Sweet Baby Olivia :)

And one more . . . of Grandma and Olivia :)

Ottawa Valley Newborn Photographer | Scarlett

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I love her.  I could just eat her up she is so  incredibly sweet.  I met Scarlett when she was 13 days old.  She came into my studio, decided she didn’t feel like being photographed and left as quickly as she came in.  I’ve never had that happen before, I thought all babies loved being photographed, no?

What I forgot was that Scarlett was running the show.  Something I would have to remember for when she came back only three days later.  16 day old Scarlett decided that she wanted to be awake.  Wide wide awake and wanted to be as much a part of this session as my camera was.

As a photographer, you wish, hope and even say a prayer to God before a newborn comes into your studio, that whatever baby being photographed, will be blessed by the sleep Gods.  Sleep baby Sleeeeeeep.  Sure, I have tricks I use.  I use them at every session.  I’ve never met a baby that didn’t buy into my tricks at least for a few minutes.  That is until I met Scarlett.

It was an awesome session and I’m so happy to have gotten some wide awake shots.  She really was going to have it no other way.

….and there is usually something specific I remember fondly of each baby I meet.  Scarletts trademark was her signature yawn.  I’ve never seen a bigger more serious yawn in my life.  SO happy to have gotten it in photographs.

World, meet Scarlett . . .

Baby Boy Jobe numero FIVE is here and he couldn’t be any cuter!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

OH OH OH I am so excited that I had to chance to photograph the fifth and final Jobe baby.  I’m secretly hoping and keeping fingers crossed for a sixth because when you have beautiful baby boys, why on EARTH would you ever want to stop?  Makes no sense. SO remember the session a few weeks back, ok, not that many weeks really . . . well, THIS ONE.  YA, ya . . . her!

Heather came over just yesterday to try to get a few shots of her little baby Cam.  He was such a good boy.  He slept when he was suppose to, he cried when he needed some food and he farted a little but he’s a boy and to be expected.  Heather and I smiled.  We both have boys, its a rite of passage for them.  He was so sweet and CHUNKY MONKEY!

Anyways, no point delaying a few precious shots of little baby Cam.  He looks like a winger to me.  A leftie too.

Ottawa Valley Newborn Photographer | Lashes

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I had the opportunity to meet a beautiful little girl and her proud mom and dad this past weekend.  Little Addison was such a sweetie and I could not get over her eyelashes!  I don’t think I have seen eyelashes like these.

Dad had an amazing talent of soothing Addison with a quick snuggle on his chest and I think he spent most of the session keeping her asleep by rubbing her back.

It was SO precious.

So without further delay . . . here is baby Addison.

Ottawa Valley Newborn Photographer | Sweet Slumber

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

I am always honored to be able to photograph a new person.  It never ever gets old.  It never ceases to amaze me these little beings.  I love watching a new family interact and I love being able to capture those early days.  In a few short weeks, baby “B” will look so different.  I’m always surprised to see how much change can happen in just a few short weeks.  This is why its SO important to get those newborn sessions done in the first 10 days.

Thank you for welcoming me into your home again.  Your family is beautiful :)

Here is one little peek.

Sweet Baby Boy | A perfect way to wrap up 2010 Sessions

Monday, December 27th, 2010

OH he was cute.  I can’t express just HOW cute he was but boy let me tell you, baby “H” was a sweetheart!   I know, I say that all the time but I really do mean it every time!  As a photographer you never really know 100% how a session will go.  Will it be a sleepy baby who lets you move and manipulate his hands, fingers and toes with out even noticing OR will it be a feisty one.  One who will let you do only so much and then start resisting.  Usually starts with the fists.  Resisting fists.  I love them all!

When mom and grandma came over, Baby “H” was in fine form.  Ready to roll with whatever we had in mind.  Although he did resist at times, he was a champ!  I usually plan on a newborn feeding at least three times during our session but baby “H” seemed to quite enjoy his snooze listening to my iphone app :P  Gotta love that iphone app.

Here is one from our session,

Um, yes… he really is that stinkin’ cute.


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