Archive for the ‘Newborns’ Category



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.


This is “little” Jacob.   Weighing in at a mere 7 pounds 14 oz, he was tiny compared to his 10+ pound older brother.   Caleb was born in 2012 and I loved his “tire” picture (dark haired baby on a stack of tires) so we had to recreate an inspired tire picture for baby brother.   I have been grateful for the help of J and C’s Daddy twice now because he helped me engineer the tire setup once again.


Jacob’s mama is a long time Winnie the Pooh lover and she painted that ADORABLE prop.
Caleb may be familiar because he has appeared on my blog several times now.  Love this little toddler.  He took to call baby brother Jacob “cub” while Jacob was in the womb and it stuck.  As a result, we needed several “Cubbie” shots.   You know, Tanner, Ty, Tori, and Troy can be quite the tongue twister names some days but I must say that so is Caleb and Jacob.  I think I will be calling this duo the wrong names for a good long time (as I do my own children).


The A family loves the beach in the summer.  Since Jacob was a summer baby, they crafted the surfboard for his session.  I thought they did a fantastic job on it.
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Jacob’s Dad is a mechanic so he hauled in a tool shelf and other accessories for us.
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Melts my heart.


I am having trouble choosing a favorite but this lamb shot may be the one for me.  Love love that sweet little kissable face.  Pure baby bliss right there.

Mickey ears are also a must for the A family.  :)   Caleb had them for his session too.
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Black and White or color?  I couldn’t decide.  Loved both versions.

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When we told Jenna the plan for a tool heart, she quickly offered to fashion it stating, “I have an eye for these things”.  After she was done, I was quick to agree.  She does.


Can’t wait to see this little man again in about 7 months!   Love you all sweet A family.



I was delighted when K contacted me for a boy/girl twin shoot.  So much fun!  At a tiny 5 and 6 pounds, both of them combined are not much bigger than some of my single newborns (because – yes – I have had an 11 pounder and several 10 pound babies).   They were SO easy to work with too.  I typically expect twin shoots to last 5 hours but these two helped me get the job done in 4 hours.  They loved being snuggled up together and slept peacefully that way so I tried not to separate them much (which meant sometimes cuddling two babies in my lap in one blanket – loved it.



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And this is why I love a macro lens for newborns.  Love those precious intertwined brother/sister fingers.


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And 5 year old brother Jack, now has his arms full!  :)

These two little Irish twins, stole my heart.


Meet Luke Alexander.  He is my cousin’s beautiful little boy (well…technically…Jim’s cousin but no need to split hairs :) ).  My mother in love (Sarah) and Aunt Barb were my lovely assistants for the day and we had so much fun posing “our” baby.  And he was sweet enough to give me a grin too!

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His great uncle (my Father in Law) made the swing so we had to use it for his shoot.
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My heart melted when I saw that his dad and mom (Nick and Aubrey), gifted him with the middle name of Alexander.  Last year, Aubrey lost her youngest brother…our sweet Alex.  Alex was in a snowboarding accident about five years ago and died last fall due to complications.   He was an amazing guy who we loved so much.  Why do we say “loved” when someone dies as if our love for them becomes past tense?  It doesn’t.  We love Alex.  Very present tense.   I am so glad that his first nephew will be one of many ways that we continue to remember him.   (I have to admit Aubrey – I was really hoping that Luke was going to get Alex worked into his name somehow).
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Nothing sweeter than little baby in Daddy’s hands.  Love it.


Thank you Nick and Aubrey for blessing me with visually documenting Luke in his first week of life!  I loved the cuddle time and look forward to more of it!




Isn’t this little one a handsome boy?    Cade decided to spend his last hour awake and therefore, gave me the chance to capture his eyes wide open.  Too fun!



Baby yawns are so cute.

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It was so nice to meet you F family!