Game of Thrones mania is so, so real these days, thanks to season eight finally airing, but it was nearly two years ago, after the end of season seven, that photographer Shannon Leigh, of Shannon Leigh Studios received her first request for a GoT-themed newborn session.
"We were so excited when we had a client ask for a Game of Thrones-themed shoot," Shannon told POPSUGAR. "My hubby and I run our photography studio together right outside of Atlanta, GA. I'm the photographer, and he does all the other things that need to be done. We are both creative people, so we have fun coming up with these themes, AND we're big GoT fans."
But this was no simple shoot featuring a baby wearing a Game of Thrones onesie with a stuffed dragon as a prop — this was a serious shoot, featuring the smallest replica of the Iron Throne (and it led to four additional Game of Thrones shoots!). "My hubby made the amazing Iron Throne out of wood — he carved out all the swords and handles, and it's only 24 inches tall! We do newborn sessions when they're 6 to 14 days old, so the babies are tiny!"
Tiny or not, these babies are for sure the real heirs to the Throne. See all of the adorable Jons and Danys ahead, and check out Shannon's Etsy shop for a digital version of the backdrop Shannon uses in her GoT shoots if you want to photograph your own little king or queen!