As a mother myself I learned very quickly how much life changed for my husband and I when we welcomed out first little one. When I met little Gavins parents around 2.5 years ago, I slightly envied their carefree lifestyle. We moved into their neighborhood across the street from them and would see all the fun adventurous things they were regularly headed out and doing. It reminded me of our days prior to children. While I would never change the life I have with my little ones, I certainly miss those days often. Over the years we have gotten to know this sweet couple (now little family) and are quite fond of them....
We know that planning for a newborn session can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you prepare so that your session runs as smoothly as possible. This is such a special and important time to document. We don't want you, as parents, to have a single worry going into this. We are always happy to make suggestions and answer any additional questions you may have.
AVOID SPICY FOODS
Nursing moms, be sure to be cautious of what you eat 24 hours prior to your newborns session. Spicy foods can often make a nursing baby uncomfortable or upset their tummy. Avoid spicy foods and any food the baby may have allergies to at all cost.
With two beautiful girls already, the butlers will finally be adding a little boy to the family! We may have froze our butts off and braved the rain for this session but id say it was worth it. When pregnancy looks this good on you, maternity pictures are the way to go. I really enjoyed getting to know this sweet family and providing them with beautiful portraits to fill their walls with.
This handsome guy makes me an aunt for the 10th time!
I am so proud of my little (big) brother as he is now one heck of a daddy. He is the last of all of us children to have children. While he has been in the dad role for awhile now loving miss Nadalee as his own... seeing him with his son really makes my heart smile. I LOVE what I do, but let me tell you, I love it so much more when the baby I am photographing is MY very own nephew :)
Such a proud aunt and sister!
And Lastly I couldn't not share this one! Because its my family I am allowed to post their silly shots! Tazzs face w...
Baby Mason is one very loved little man! The birth of this sweet boy has brought happiness to so many. While his momma and daddy are so proud and their hearts are so full, Mason has 4 older sibling who love and cherish him so much. Being able to travel back to my home town to capture these sweet moments is something that I am so grateful for. I may not get to go home to visit often but when i do get to go for a reason like this it makes my heart swell. <3
Photographing newborns is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of my job. Which makes it also one of my favorites. Over the years I have mastered many techniques that make my newborn sessions much smoother and less challenging. Photographing twins/multiples has always been on my business bucket list but I hadn't had the opportunity until these gorgeous babies came along.
I have been working with their momma Kea for awhile as she is a very talented baker and she makes all of the smash cakes I use for first birthday sessions. Check out her work at I Heart Cakes Helping her welcome her two newest family members was such an honor an...
Families are forever. Meeting new people and capturing moments as they interact as a new family are reminder of why I love what I do. The McKenna family made my job easy. We enjoyed a nice little walk around Bear Creek Park and were lucky enough to have their session fall on a day woth perfect weather and stunning light. These beautiful memories were captured just before Blake was leaving for deployment. As one of the hardest things a family can go through, I am glad I was able to provide them with the photographs to look back on while he is gone.
"A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty." (unknown)
From the moment I started chatting with this amazing family, I knew that I would love working with them. Jackson made my job easy, not only is he a gorgeous baby boy, he is one of the sweetest and happiest babies ever!
As I entered their home I was warmly welcomed and I could just feel the love radiating around me. There is nothing quite like the love that parents have for a new baby. There is no doubt that Jackson was born into a family that will love him unconditionally and cherish every second of time spent with him.