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!!!
There is something about a new mommy and daddy to be that seriously gets me giddy. They are about to enter this new phase of life it is a lot of unknown. You try to go in prepared but lets face it kids don’t come with a manual as much as everyone says they should. I am so excited for Jennifer and Patrick because it is baby month and they are about to enter this new chapter with their little man. I can not wait to capture their new addition once he is here. Here is to hoping everything over the next couple of weeks goes smoothly for this family as they bring a new edition into this world.
So I have been keeping a secret a kind of big secret. My sister was pregnant with her 5th little cutie. What makes her story a special one that she is doing this while her husband is on the other side of the world serving our country. Some might call her crazy I may have a couple of times but she is also a superhero. All military spouses are superheros. They may not be the ones fighting in the wars but they are serving our country right here by holding down the fort taking care of the family making sure that everything goes on while their other half is not there. Christina is doing all this while growing my 12th Niece. That is right I have 6 nephews and now I have 6 nieces. She did a road trip this summer with my parents and came out to visit my family and while they were out here we did a quick session down by the river. Here are a few of my favorites from the session! We also did some pictures for my niece Paige’s 8th birthday!
Meet the Naderi family, they are expecting another boy and are so very excited about it! You can already tell that Aiden is going to be a good big brother. It was so much fun getting to know Naderi and her family. I hope that the transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4 goes smoothly.
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.
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.
Let me start off by saying everything about this session was perfect, the locations were perfect, the sunrise was perfect, and more importantly the mama-to-be was perfect and glowing. This is the first non four legged baby for Amanda and Brett and they are so excited. I have known Amanda since she was in grade school. She graduated in my little brothers class we attended the same church and participated in the same youth group. She did Drama with my sister was a cheerleader and an all around fun person which she most definitely still is. She found herself the perfect match in her husband as he seems just as fun loving as Amanda.
I took my tiny little assistant and traveled up to Jacksonville while my boys had a boys day. I was very much looking forward to doing a sunrise session as they are my favorite to watch and sometimes it is so hard to get up early enough to see them. I don’t feel like it took much convincing to get Amanda and Brett onboard with the idea. We went to 2 different beaches Little Talbot and Big Talbot, one which was perfect for catching the sunrise. The other had some pretty awesome drift wood, I wish that Big Talbot beach was closer to Orlando because I would highly suggest it for many different sessions. Amanda and Brett brought along their four legged children Gizmo and Montie and be braved the chilly morning for what turned out to be one of my favorite sessions so far. Amanda was 33 weeks pregnant, with the cutest baby bump. She is definitely all baby. I can not wait to see pictures and hopefully get to meet their sweet little girl after she makes her presence known (is it May yet 😉 ). I can tell she is one very loved little girl already!
I had trouble narrowing down the pictures I wanted to spotlight so I did a lot Enjoy!!!!
It is hard to believe in just a few short days this pretty girl will be turning 9 months. Time needs to slow down. I have been photographing her family since right before she was born and I have loved watching her grow up so far. Talia was having a rough morning the day we did her milestone pictures but we were able to get some good pictures out of her. The way to this girls heart like anyone is through her stomach so if the cookie is what she wanted the cookie is what she got. Normally anytime we are together this girl is full of smiles so I knew she wasn’t feeling great when none of my usual tricks were working.
It was so great to be able to capture her big brother in a couple of the pictures because you can tell she adores him and just wants to play all the time with him. It was also cool to get pictures of Talia with her mommy’s god mother who was in town for a visit. She is definitely one very loved little girl!
So I have been a little behind on blogging with the Holiday’s. The Holiday’s kind of swept in really quick and with sessions and family time we got super busy, but now that the holiday’s and travel are done for a bit it is time to catch up on the blog.
We will start out with the Dillman family. Jacqueline Dillman and her son Ryan along with her Dad met up at to do some fall pictures. Ryan is a spit fire which isn’t a bad thing. He was on the go and loving playing in the dirt and the leaves just like any little boy wants to do. We were able to get some good pictures. He especially liked when we would have him run. Jacqueline is pregnant with her rainbow baby so we thought it would be fun to also get some fun pictures with her and Ryan. Over all I say with a 2-year-old it was a success!