Archive for the ‘Newborns’ Category

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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.

 

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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.
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Awwww…we did manage to get one sleepy smile out of “Not So Sleepy Beauty”.      Love this little one.

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 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.

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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.
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Above picture was taken in my backyard.  I LOVE it when my honey neglects our yard.  :)

 

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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!!!!

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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.
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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.

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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.

 

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Jacob’s mama is a long time Winnie the Pooh lover and she painted that ADORABLE prop.
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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).

 

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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.

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

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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.