Archive for the ‘Newborns’ Category


I love it when babies are born around Christmas.  Adds such a sweetness to the holiday (and give me opportunities for Christmas props too which is fun!)   Ryder, like older brother Gunner, was a little darling with a mind of his own.  He REALLY loved his pacy and he was wishing I would just include the pacifier in the session.

Congratulations C + L and G on your amazing and precious Christmas gift.



This little October cutie is Elan.  He was such a sweet sleepy one, I never saw his eyes.

And again, I have been most gleeful that the 100 year flood in Phoenix gave me green desert in late October.  Beautiful.
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I am thinking he liked sleepin’ in my boxes.
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Such a beautiful little boy.




This is beautiful Cecilia.  Doesn’t she look pretty in pink?   Such perfect little lips too.  I love that gauzy rose fabric and have long wanted to try it on my beanbag.


This little angel was NO sleeper.  She didn’t want to miss anything!  Her older sister, Genevieve, was a super alert baby too but Cecilia nearly bested me.   Note I said “nearly”.   LOL.
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I have to share a funny story about older sister Genevieve because I started giggling all over every time I think about it.   G has been amazing me with her intelligence since she was born.  She is about 16 months younger than my son Troy and she has been out communicating him from the get go.  She can talk circles around my boy!   She is incredibly articulate for a 2 year old.   During the session, she helped herself to a headband that I was planning to use on Cecilia.  Her daddy tried to recapture it and Genevieve didn’t want to give it up.  Of course she didn’t.  Again…she is two.

While I am working to get Miss C to sleep, I hear G say this to her dad (pertaining to the headband):

“Do you understand how important this is to me?”

I am surprised I didn’t wake up baby sister with my belly laugh at that.    In another two years, the dialogue between these two sisters is going to be downright hysterical.   Mama, M will be keeping me entertained with her facebook kid quotes for some time to come I am confident.
Awwww…we did manage to get one sleepy smile out of “Not So Sleepy Beauty”.      Love this little one.

 Be still my heart.   I think I need to hang this image in MY home.   This rocking chair was made for Eryn’s mama and belonged to W when she was a little girl.  So beautiful.  Of course, the wooden horse was just the compliment to the gorgeous baby girl.

A note about outside shots!  First, the desert was UNUSUALLY green this September due to what might have been the 100 year flooding this month.  It doesn’t usually look like this in March, much less in September.  Additionally, “there is no such thing as a free lunch”.  The green came with a price.  Mosquito Fest 2014!!!!  I have never felt more sympathetic to my midwest and southern friends.  It has been unreal around these parts and as much as I raved about the green, I am so over the mosquitoes.  I have lived in Phoenix since I was 4 years old and I have NEVER had to wear bug spray until this month.   Crazy town.

We were waving blankets over the baby continually when not taking shots and had spotters watching for the little pests on her the whole time.  Dad, Mom, and sisters though…they just got bit up (along with me and Amanda).  I think I scored at least 20 on my legs.
Above picture was taken in my backyard.  I LOVE it when my honey neglects our yard.  :)


Precious mama, precious baby.  I love this image.
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Like her sister Brinley, Eryn was an amazing sleeper and let me get quite a bit done during her session.  Even under the best of conditions, babies don’t always allow for outside images due to their sleeping and eating schedules.  Eryn though, made life easy on her mama and me (for which we were very grateful!).
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It was so good to see you again J and W.  Congratulations on your third, amazing baby girl!!!!



I love newborn lifestyle sessions!  Shooting in client’s homes allows for more relational images and who wouldn’t love that? Nothing better than morning cuddles with mama.


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And…lifestyle images allow for photos of the nursery.  It is so fun to see how parents decorate baby rooms.  Precious.
Little Connor had the most beautiful skin and was so serene during his session.

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Look at those eyelashes!  They actually had some adorable curl to them.
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Such a precious little guy.