Archive for the ‘Newborns’ Category


Shane, Jamie and Lucy welcome….EDIE!  She arrived on Ty’s Birthday – Jan 17th!  First time in our family that two cousins have shared a birthday.        She was born at 4:50 AM and weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces (and by some miracle was ONLY) 19 inches long.  How two parents six foot plus managed a 19 inch baby girl…I’ll never know.  I did not see that coming, especially since Lucy was 22.5 inches.  Maybe Edie is getting the Everett genes ;)?

She was a little Miss Feisty Pants for her Aunt CeeCee too!   (Lucy calls me that and I assume it will stick with baby sister).   Jenna and I double teamed her and we bested the little darling but it took some sweatin’ it out.   My prediction is that Edie is “not gonna take nothin’ from nobody”.  She knows her own mind.  She loves cuddling.  She does NOT want to be put down.  She also is quite particular with her hands.    So cute.

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I was very glad David finished my floors before Edie was born.

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So…turns out Jenna is allergic to these plum leaves.  Did I say that in my last post?  I think I am repeating myself.  Leaves now gone but they were pretty for the last two bambinos.
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Aunt Becky loves lambs so I had to do a lamb shot for Grammy.


Lucy loves her!  Yay!  You always have your fingers crossed with a two year old.  It can go either way lol.


Got a bit of an overshare going on here but that’s what happens when babies are MINE.  :)


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I shanghaied this bunny from Sweetie’s cabinet.  I love her.
We had a shot of Lucy as a newborn with her puppy so Edie needed a shot with her giraffe.
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That right there is Jamie’s nose – without a doubt.


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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my Jamie with her baby.  LOVE.

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And they so often smile when mom or dad are holding them.  Precious.
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And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shot with Daddy.   You rocked it Shane and I love you for that.  You know what I am talking about.  :)


Such a handsome little fella!  Sometimes newborns have a really mature look to them, especially when they have hair.  That hair just tends to “grow them up” a bit.   Mr. Easton James seemed to rather enjoy his session and just slept right through all the many changes.

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Love those perfect lips.
Six day old baby + Wide Awake + Looking at Camera + SMILING = Miracle!!!!!!!   I love this image!
My plum tree dropped her leaves last week so I put them to good use.  Unfortunately, Jenna seems to be allergic to plum trees.
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My brand spankin’ new floor that my brother David handcrafted for me!   Love it!!!
David also made this sweet three legged stool.
He looks so cozy nestled in there.

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Thought it was so cute when he was trying to hold the baseball mitt already.
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Top left image cracked me up.  I would caption it as “No more kisses!”  but Dad (who was trying to pose with baby while watching the football game on my tv) would caption it as , “Quiet Dad!  Game’s on!”   LOL.

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Sweet little Lukas and big sister Johanna.   This session was an “at home” session which allowed us to utilize the big and pretty backyard with lots of winter leaves!  That was fun!   We don’t get much in terms of seasons in Phoenix so when I spotted those leaves, I was pretty excited.  I always love to visit new baby’s nursery too and capture pictures of their very first bedroom that was lovingly planned out.   I wish I had a picture of my first nursery to see what my own mom invested in.  I know it was yellow.  In the 70’s, all babies were still “surprises” so I bet there were a LOT of yellow nurseries.

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When mama walked in the door with this little pumpkin, I nearly melted into a puddle as I gazed at this little beauty.  And if I wasn’t in love already, she slept through the whole session and then rewarded me with the sweetest eyes for our moon shot.  So precious.  I had the blessing of photographying her older brother’s newborn session (Eddie), two years ago so it was so nice to spend some time chat time with mama S.   I love my job.  Love it!

A few vendors you may be interested in from this session:

Both of the crowns (pink and gold and the santa crown) were purchased by mom from:

The santa hat used was purchased by mom from:

The Christmas Cocoon and striped Christmas hat are mine and came from:

The red newborn pettiskirt and red santa bow as well as the pink pettiskirt and offwhite bow in the moon shot, are mine and came from:



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.