Brandon, MS | Newborn Photography | Selena

Meet Selena and see her beautiful newborn photos! What a blessing she is!


Parents: David and Lisa

Baby’s Name: Selena Naomi

How did Mom & Dad meet?

Serving tables at El Potrillo in Brandon

How did you tell family and friends you were expecting? A pregnancy was unexpected from us, so it was interesting to tell my parents because they had only just met David the month before. I just went out and told them, “Hey, Im having a baby…” They were happy for us. Same with our friends, we just casually popped out “oh hey I’m pregnant”. Our friends are mostly people we’ve known for years in the restaurant so everyone was excited. We built up a pretty big baby fan base because of our regular customers.

What was the best, most surprising or most difficult thing being pregnant? We were both surprised by how hungry I was. I wanted to eat ALL THE TIME, so David was regularly stopping by with snacks. Pizza, pickles, Funyuns. Everything.

Did you find out the gender beforehand? What were both Mom and Dad’s reactions.We found out how the gender during the 20 week visit. We weren’t really surprised. I think we already kind of knew we were having a baby girl, because that’s all we would talk about. We had already picked out names for both genders, but whenever we would talk about the future and what our baby would be like, we always said “she”. We always pictured a girl so it was almost expected

List the possible baby names, and how you narrowed it down?

We’d actually picked out names accidentally before we found out I was pregnant. A month or so before, I played a Selena Quintanilla song in my car. David laughed at me and said he didn’t like it because it was “girl music”, but I’d grown up with it and I love her. I told him whenever I had a daughter, I was naming her to honor Selena Quintanilla because she’s iconic in Mexican culture and a strong female influence in music. David is really into soccer and his favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo from the Real Madrid team. He’s idolized him as well and told me he’d name his son Cristiano whenever he had one. Those names were instant. Because we’d already discussed it, when we discovered my pregnancy, and kept those. It was finding a middle name that we struggled with. I’d suggested Naomi pretty early but he didn’t like it. Around the time of the baby shower, David said, “Oh hey! What about the name Naomi? Do you like that?” I pretended it was his idea and didn’t remind him that he told me no the first time I suggested the name. I’m glad he changed his mind!

How did baby prep go? (Setting up the crib, decorating the nursery, buckling in the carseat…

Everything went well. We did everything as quickly as possible. As soon as we confirmed the gender, we loaded up on everything pink!

Was labor and delivery what you expected? If not, tell us how things were surprising or not what you expected.Not even close. My doctor and I planned to induction, but my body was just not having it. After a day and a half of induced labor with no results, we gave in to a C Section. It was quick and not at all as nightmarish as I’d imagined in my head. I’m happy with how everything turned out.

Did baby look a lot like Mom, Dad or other siblings? Did you have fun with comparing baby photos?

My baby looks like me made over. Nose, lips, skin, even her tongue is clearly mine. She has her dad’s eye shape but I really think that’s it for now! Maybe she’ll show some more when she gets bigger, but for now she is my newborn clone.

What were Mom’s first thoughts when she saw her baby? And Dad?

Ohhh David cried. I’ve never seen him cry before, but he did when he saw his baby. I didn’t feel emotional like he did. I was so excited. I wanted to jump up and grab her!

What have the first few weeks at home with baby been like? Adjusting to breastfeeding and her sleep schedule was hard, but everything went well and as expected. I’ve had a lot of help from David, my mom, and my older brother and it’s getting easier. My baby is growing up so fast and getting used to being home!





  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Tessa Adames says:

    Selena is so lovely! She’s lucky to have such wonderful parents!

  3. Catherine C. says:

    So precious! Love the shoot and the story. :)

  4. Jessica Thompson says:

    I meet Selena at the hospital on her chosen birthday. My husband Dennis and I have known her daddy, David for about 10 years. We got the pleasure of meeting her mommy right before Selena was born but we have become great friends and Selena has the most loving family a baby can have. I am so happy for their family.

  5. cait dempsey says:

    The most beautiful baby ever! Hope she wins lisa! :)

  6. Lauryn Tucker says:

    She is gorgeous!!! Looks like a little angel and has one of the best names ever!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures of a beautiful baby!

  8. Aldaberto Meza says:

    She is absolutely gorgeous! Like a little angel from heaven. The pictures are beautiful, I amazed at how great they look!
    Best wishes to the mother and father and of course Selena!

  9. Summer says:

    She is so cute!

  10. Helen Robertson says:

    Omg. #cutenessoverload

  11. Stormy smith says:

    Love this sweet baby so much! And her mommy and daddy. Some of the best parents I’ve seen!

  12. Alexis says:

    Aw selenaaaaa

  13. April says:

    Wow she is just so beautiful!!

  14. Danny says:


  15. Lilo Ahmed says:

    Sweet, sweet Selena! She is as gorgeous as Lisa. I love the adorable pictures:)

  16. Hannah Douglas says:

    Wow these are gorgeous!! What a pretty baby.

  17. Kendall says:

    She’s beautiful ☺️

  18. Megan says:

    Such a sweet little Latina lady!

  19. Laura says:

    So cute!

  20. Bethany says:

    precious little baby! she looks like a little princess in her cute little outfits and jewelry!

  21. Sarah Moore says:

    What an amazingly well written story this was!!! Selena is an absolute doll and I know her family is just enjoying every minute of her!! ♥️

  22. Heather smith says:

    Sweetest baby ever…

  23. Rayshaun Stalling says:

    This is so precious!!

  24. Vi says:

    Cutest little baby ever!

  25. Penny Keen says:

    Selena is so beautiful and her mom and dad are two special people to me!! These pictures are absolutely beautiful and she is just precious!!! Love the pictures!!

  26. Abigail says:

    Such precious pictures! Love the Q&A part too, it makes you feel like you’re part of everything from the beginning. Selena is adorable and I love how these pictures make her look even more like an angel!

  27. Mona Ahmed says:

    I love the picture, love the name. Selena is a doll. So happy for you LISA & David

  28. Melania Meza says:

    She is beautiful baby♥️

  29. Taylor says:

    Oh my gosh, she is just too cute!

  30. Coleigh says:

    This baby is probably one of the most gorgeous babies I’ve ever seen! she has the most beautiful olive skin! Super jealous!!

  31. Madison Boone says:

    These pictures are adorable, you did wonderful!!

  32. Beth Coleman says:

    Selena is such a sweet and beautiful baby! These are such lovely pictures!!!

  33. Victoria C. says:

    I’m so happy for both of y’all. Selena is so beautiful!! Her pictures are amazing!

  34. Nathan Gray says:

    Such a cute baby looks just like her ma.

  35. Johnathan Kitchens says:

    Beautiful baby girl, love the pictures!

  36. Samantha says:

    These photos are absolutely adorable!!! We’ll be using your services in the future!

  37. Anonymous says:

    She’s so adorable!

  38. Kymberly Hudson says:

    She is absolutely adorable!!!

  39. Grace Turman says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  40. katelyn harris says:

    Oh my goodness! She’s the cutest thing in the world! Awesome pictures!

  41. Alexis shelby says:

    Wow these pictures are amazing and that baby is so gorgeous!! I’m in love

  42. Nellie Massey says:

    I couldn’t be happier for Lisa and David! Lisa and I lived down the street from one another for years, so it makes my heart swell to see my childhood best friend find her happiness in David and sweet Selena. The photos are beautiful! Selena is a treasure!

  43. Nick Rawson says:

    they turned out really nicely! selena is adorable

  44. Lisa Ponder says:

    These photos are precious! Selena is a living doll! ❤️

  45. Whenever a child is conceived, is always a blessing. Selena is very beautiful. Cherish every moment with her as she grows. Girls need that in their life. I know because I have two little ones of my own. Best of luck to the both of you.

  46. Alex mckibben says:

    Cute pictures!

  47. Dan says:

    These pictures are amazing and the baby is really cute.

  48. Pepper Ann Filbert says:

    These pictures are precious!! So happy for y’all!

  49. Jordan Luker says:

    She’s so adorable!!

  50. Khrystal reyna says:

    Que hermosa esta!!

  51. Jason Turman says:

    Beautiful baby girl!

  52. Sharon Roberts says:

    Beautiful, sweet baby Selena ❤

  53. James/Rhonda Thompson says:

    Selena is a beautiful little doll! She made the most beautiful and precious pictures! David and Lisa, we are so proud of the great parents you are!

  54. Jade says:

    so beautiful!

  55. Cassie Kovach says:

    What a gorgeous little girl!

  56. Anonymous says:

    Sweet baby!

  57. Sabina says:

    She is just too precious

  58. Chance says:

    Look at those cheeks!

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