Archive for the ‘Newborn’ Category

The best feeling ever is when clients choose to come back with their second, third, fourth babies.  I love seeing my previous newborn clients all grown up as the new big brother or sister.  And something must be in the water because I am shooting so many repeat clients this year.

Baby Evan’s big sister Livia was just a newborn herself about 14 months ago.

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Now she’s the big sister to the sweetest baby brother

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Baby Evan, 7 days:

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It’s been an honor watching your family grow!

At 16 days, sweet baby Tomi was pushing the limits of guaranteed newborn-ness.  He didn’t really settle into a deep sleep as easily as a younger baby might have, and he was touchier than most of my newborns.  But he was still perfect.  I think 4 years ago, a session like this might have stressed me out.  There was a much higher feeding/soothing/snuggling/shushing/settling to shooting ratio during this session.  Four years ago, I would have been sitting there wondering. Wondering if he would ever settle down. Wondering if I would be able to get the poses I wanted.  Wondering if I would be able to capture enough images for his mama.  Four years ago I would have worried and felt impatient and discouraged.  But that was four years ago.

Instead, I drank in his newness.  I stared at his long lashes and full lips and darling curls.  I snuggled him.  I enjoyed every minute with Tomi and his big brother and his beautiful mama.  Because I knew.  I knew he was perfect and the session was going perfectly for him.  We didn’t get to everything his mama and I would have liked to, but it didn’t matter, because what we got was perfect.

I am so grateful for those four years of experience.  And I am so grateful to have been able to shoot this session.

Tomi, 16 days:

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This one just takes my breath away.

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Thank you for coming to see me, sweet boy.  You are truly perfect.

A few weeks ago we were able to travel as a family to Pennsylvania to see some dear friends who just welcomed their fourth little person into their family.  Gavin reminded me so much of his big sister who I photographed 3 years ago.  I was reminded of why I try not to (EVER) shoot newborns in the afternoon, but after a little bit (or maybe a lot) of rocking and soothing and shushing and forehead rubbing, baby boy settled right down.

Gavin, 8 days:

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So, so many smiles this session:).

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We couldn’t resist.  When in Rome, right? (Did you see his Hershey Kiss-shaped hat?)

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Baby boy, how blessed you are to have such a wonderful family, and how blessed they are to have you.  XOXO!

What can I say?  What a joy to have sweet little Julianna (who is a bit of a miracle) in the studio! 6 pounds of absolute perfection.

Julianna, 8 days:

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This past February, I was able to go visit a dear friend and amazing fellow photographer Shannon Dodd as she welcomed her newest little guy, Jefferson.  Not only is Jefferson just about the sweetest thing ever, I was able to see another good friend Brittany Woodall of Baby as Art (who photographed Eva) and make a new dear friend in Suzanne Brown of Simply by Suzy.  Shooting, gabbing, snuggling babies.  It was pretty much the perfect weekend.

Britt working her magic:

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Styling the faux-hawk:).

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Suzy working her magic:

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Shannon, thank you so much for allowing me to share those first precious days with your family.  Can’t wait to see you again!