Monday, November 11, 2013

Rosewood Saddle

I recently acquired this beautiful rosewood piece advertised as a Turkish birthing chair. Of course, as a former labor and delivery RN, I was curious. I could not grasp how it could possibly aid in childbirth. I set about to make a pillow and cushion from trim and Murano Festival chenille kilim fabric. I love it and I'm anxious to use it as a prop. My sister Sandra immediately knew its function.  Not a birthing chair, but a pack saddle!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Devin Wittawit

16 Days
Warm Hat for Winter

Warm Blanket

Sweetness and Light

Devin's Mother -- in person, even more beautiful, both inside and out


A christening gown fit for a princess!

Thanks for Your BabyPalooza Visit

We had such great fun meeting so many moms-to-be and moms with babies!  
Thank you all for stopping by to say hello.  In gratitude, visitors to my booth qualify for a $100 discount for a Lagniappe* photo session.

Friday, September 20, 2013

More Vintage Props

Visit Lagniappe at BabyPalooza - September 28 - VBC

Babypalooza Baby and Maternity Expo

Ask for special Lagniappe* Coupon!

From baby bump, birth and just born to newborn, Lagniappe* Newborn Portraits
preserves every detail of your newest family member's arrival. 
 Photographer and former obstetric/nursery RN Darlene Korab 
uses candid or lifestyle, creative, and stylized portraiture approaches
-- complemented by unique and vintage props -- 
to capture the joyful experience. In her work with each client,
Darlene strives to exceed expectations in keeping with the term "lagniappe."     

Saturday, May 25, 2013

1920s Lloyd Loom Wicker Carriages

Beautiful Camryn in Lloyd Loom Doll Carriage

Editor of the March 1920 issue of Scientific American described the invention of Marshall Burns Lloyd (1858-1927), a baby carriage manufacturer based in Menominee, Michigan.  "From the very first he realized that no loom could be built to weave wicker if the original and only known method of weaving on the frame in the final shape were used.... Finally ... Lloyd produced a method whereby the wicker is woven as desired, and the frames are built according to patterns, absolutely independently. The one is constructed at one end of the factory and the other is woven at another end. Each is improved as it travels toward the middle where the fabric is slipped over the frame and attached thereto. Simple indeed, and yet never thought of before. No man ever dreamed he could weave wicker and build the frame of the desired article apart from each other and yet that is just what is now done."

Lloyd Loom Baby Buggy

My first and last upholstery restoration!  I found fabric very similar to the original at Sir's Fabrics.  But when I saw all the bangles at Sir's I knew I had to alter the design a little!  I have been know to stroll with my "baby" around Madison in this wonderful carriage at the Street Festival.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spring Has Sprung!

Sweet, sweet baby boy Chase arrived in time to make our spring even more beautiful!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lagniappe* Now Offers Birth Photography!

Peyton's Birth Day

Lagniappe* wishes to thank Peyton's parents and family for their awesome grace and generosity in allowing me to document the day of their gorgeous daughter's birth.

I am also grateful for the kind support of Dr. McMichen and Dr. Merijanian and the incredible Labor & Delivery and Nursery staffs of Madison Hospital. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

The video lasts over 12 minutes and reflects images and events from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., accompanied by Peyton's heartbeat and first cries, as well as sweet songs and lullabies.  Due to file size and licensing restrictions, only a small excerpt is available here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Peyton Taylor = Pure Sweetness

Bonnets from Alpaca Atlantic of Tennessee

Lagniappe Newborn Portraits is tickled to introduce you to a line of newborn bonnets from Alpaca Atlantic of Tennessee. Visit: From the super soft fibers of her alpacas, Lisa Olsen designs these gorgeous hats . The fibers are cleaned meticulously, then "nuno-felted" by hand onto a 100% linen shell lined with 100% silk. Lisa adds her special touches, artistry and fabulous sense of color to these one-of-a-kind creations.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Madison Hospital's Medi Gras Bash!

Join Lagniappe* Newborn Portraits at the Medi Gras Bash on Saturday, February 9, 2013, and help raise funds for the new Madison Hospital Breast Center. This festive Mardi Gras-themed party will feature a casual buffet with New Orleans-style cuisine, a specialty drink and cash bar, live music provided by The Purple Ravens, and a fabulous silent auction!  Last year's King Cake and parade were awesome!!!

At the silent auction, bid on and win a Lagniappe Newborn Session, complete with digital images and announcements, as did last year's winner above.

For more information, please call (256) 265-8077.