I love when I get to capture a journey for a family and adding a member to your family is quite a journey for sure! Some of the perks to having the same photographer as your Maternity and Newborn photographer, you get to know me as a photographer before I come into your home to capture those Newborn Photos. The second is that usually you will receive a discount by booking both at the same time!
I was so happy and excited when Breanna contacted me back on Black Friday and asked if I would capture her maternity and then little mans newborn pictures. I loved every minute of it. I got to meet Breanna, Tony, and Waylon in April for Breanna’s maternity session and I instantly knew I was going to like this family. They were so much fun and Waylon is the cutest 2 year old out there! I can not imagine being pregnant and having a baby during a pandemic but Breanna seemed to take everything in strides. She worked with me as we worked through the uncertain times of whether we could do her maternity session. In the end it all worked out!
I was so excited when she messaged me right before Memorial Day weekend and let me know that baby Weston had come Earth side! I was so excited to meet Mr. Weston and to see Breanna, Tony, and Waylon again. I knew that their newborn session would be fun and it did not disappointed we even brought out the dinosaurs!
What can I say this family is absolutely gorgeous and Bri was so cute one would think she was happy even when she wasn’t. I was beyond excited when Lauren contacted me back in November to capture some family and maternity pictures for her. She was was my first session of 2020 and it was the best way to kick off a year that I am sure will be a great year. I have known Lauren and Brendan for a few years, she is the absolute cutest pregnant mama. It takes a lot of work to grow a human while chasing around a toddler but she does it so well. Here are just a few of my favorites from their session!!!
It was so fun getting to know Patrick and Jennifer during their maternity session and I was beyond excited when Jennifer said that they also wanted to add a newborn session on. I love capturing everything from bump to baby. Jennifer was a beautiful pregnant mama but she is most definitely glowing now that Noah is here. She and Patrick are such sweet parents and you can tell that Noah has them wrapped around his little finger which is exactly where they belong. I loved getting to come to their home and capturing little Noah. He was just barely 2 weeks old but really had a fear of missing out and stayed awake for most of the session. I have a lot that are my favorites from my session I had a hard time narrowing it down. I also am including a shorten version of their film.
Let’s just talk about this Fresh 48 session. Nicole allowed me to come in after Baby Ella came out of the NICU. Nicole was my lucky mom who was the first to receive a film with her Fresh 48 session and let me tell you we have all melted over the film of baby Ella with her little cries and her sweet little noises that they make. Baby Ella was a few weeks early but she was a sweet 6lbs 8ozs with a head full of hair. I am always jealous of those sweet babies that come out with a head full of hair.
Here is a short film from her session along with some of my favorite images from her session!
2019 is going to be great year I just know it. And to kick off 2019 I held a morning of Valentine’s Day Minis and I had some of the cutest kiddos come out for it! I had 4 families participate and I think we had a lot of fun. For a few it was their first Valentine’s Day.
I was so excited about this fresh 48 session. I use to work with Mama Cassie back in my TV days so it was so good to hear from her and the exciting news that she was expecting her second child a baby boy. She had talked about wanting to do something a little different this time and liked the idea of a fresh 48 session.
We planned the session around when her daughter would get to come see her baby brother for the first time. As a mama of 2 I know that you never know how this meeting is going to go. Avery wasn’t quite sure at first really it was mostly about wanting to see mommy which is completely understandable. We were able to capture some touching moments though and as I have said before Fresh 48 is one of my favorite sessions. There is something so special about the first 48 hours of a baby’s life. Here are a few of my favorites of Baby Bryson (just barely 6 hours old) and his family!!!
Let’s talk newborns I mean are they just not the sweetest little people around? I am always super jealous of the ones with a ton of hair though I know what mama had to go through with the heartburn.
Let me introduce you to a little man who has the best head of hair! His name is Walter and isn’t he just the cutest thing around? All that hair and his parents are the sweetest. Dallas works with my husband and back when my husband and I first moved to the valley we rented a house with Dallas boy was that a while ago. Since then both have married and settled down and have now started families of their own. Dallas’s sweet wife Robbin has become a friend of mine and so I was so beyond excited when she asked if I would come and take Walter’s Newborn pictures. We had so much fun. Thank you Dallas and Robbin and I can’t wait for more snuggle times with baby Walter.
Oh my goodness look at this sweet little man. I was so happy to be able to head to Banner Desert and capture this little man when he was just 1 day old. There is just something about a new baby that makes my heart smile. It was the perfect time when I arrived it was just mom, dad, and baby Kase so we were able to capture sometime with just mom and dad. Then after a little bit Grandma brought up big brother Asher who as you would assume was already in love with his new little brother. It was so fun to be able to include grandma in this session as well.
This time in a newborns life is the most precious time in a newborns life and I am so grateful for Jordyn and Drew for letting me come capture this special moment. Here are just a few more from this extremely sweet session.
First off what is a Fresh 48 session you ask? I get this question a lot. With this session I come to you Hospital room, Birth Center, or Home with in the first 48 hours of birth. This is usually done with in the first 12 hours and it is meant to capture the very newest moments in your life and your newborn’s life. This can be used to help capture the moments when siblings, grandparents, and or Aunts and Uncles meet baby for the very first time. It is meant to capture the first few hours of your newborn’s life without having your entire Labor and birth captured.
I am happy to announce that starting in August of 2018 I will start offering this service to all my clients. Because of the fact that I would need to be on call for these type of sessions I will only be taking a limited few of these specific sessions. I am so very excited about these sessions. There is just something about the newborn smell and just the everything about those first 24 to 48 hours of a baby’s life that makes me walk away thinking about adding another.
Riley’s mom and I had been talking for a bit about whether I was going to do a 4th of July themed mini session and even though I decided against doing them I told her lets meet up and do some of Riley because lets face it that girl is such a cute and I was happy to have her in front of the camera. Her brother Brody also came along and well we couldn’t miss out on getting him in front of the camera and luckily he was a very willing participant. Thank you Ashley for bringing them over we had fun!!!