Siddh (and big brother Aadi) were so sweet for their session in their beautiful home. For these types of sessions, I like to capture some candid shots in black and white, as I always feel they truly show the details of the newborn days the best. Siddh (pronounced like Crosby) was alert and pleasant, giving his parents smiles, and just taking it all in. What a cutie!
Baby Cameron came a little bit earlier than expected, but this little guy is so strong! He was wide awake for most of his session, smiling and kicking! After a brief NICU stay, I could tell he was happy to be home with Mommy and Daddy. What a sweet, little guy. Welcome to the world, Cameron!
I didn’t even know that Stella was a redhead when I decided to wrap green eucalyptus around a bucket for her newborn session. After seeing her next to it, I realized how perfectly it went with her red hair, as it resembles shamrocks. She was such a perfect angel for her session! After settling in and finding her comfy spot, she slept soundly. What a pleasure it was to meet her!
After every storm, there is a rainbow. Wesley Scott is that rainbow for his family. After having their first child, Wesley’s mommy and daddy dealt with devastating infant loss, but came out bravely on the other side. The clouds began to lift, and they discovered they were expecting again - this time with sweet baby Wesley.
Wesley’s mommy and daddy were so strong to share this story with me, and request a rainbow portrait for their “Rainbow Baby;” which is a common term for a baby born after a loss. I thank them for sharing this story with me, and also for allowing me to capture such an amazing moment in their family. I met them two years ago when I photographed their first newborn, and it’s been a pleasure getting to know them.
Wesley’s mommy is a leader in our local community. She is such an example of maternal strength, in more ways than one. I wish her, and their entire family all the best, and hope to see them again soon!
Big brother Jameson’s greatest gift of Christmas is certainly his new little brother Grayson, welcomed just before the holidays. What a special time for this family. These two little guys were so cute and picture perfect for their in-home session - I love the jammies and Santa hats!
Sweet Baby Gavin didn’t want to miss Christmas, so he came 17 days early and surprised his family who was in the midst of moving! This year may have been too chaotic for them to decorate their new house for Christmas, but it will certainly go down as their best Christmas ever as they received the most precious gift of their baby boy! Welcome to the world, Gavin!
Little Penny played the part of Belle for her newborn session to match the theme of her nursery, and it totally spoke to the 90’s girl in me. “Beauty and the Beast” is a movie my sister and I grew up on, and I’m sure Penny’s mommy did too. The window lighting in the studio beautifully complimented our re-creation of Belle’s library, and Penny’s mommy brought the perfect props to complete the “dreamy, far-off look”.
I just love the way I caught Baby Adelyn looking at her mother with wonder and admiration. It’s the same look on her grandmother’s face as she hugs her daughter and newest grandbaby. It’s always an honor to photograph multiple generations.
The newest Princess of Pine has arrived!
My niece, Reece Juliet, arrived on August 29th. Her mommy, daddy, and big sissy are all thrilled to have this sweet, new addition - as is the entire family! Reece has a head full of adorable, wispy, light-brown hair, and to everyone’s surprise, blue eyes! What are the chances that my sister and brother-in-law (who both have dark eyes and hair) would now have two daughters with gorgeous bright blue eyes!? She is a tiny little thing, and looks like a doll next to my son, her big cousin Dominic, who was born 2.5 months earlier.
We all love you, Reecey! Welcome to the family!
We welcomed our second son, Dominic Joseph, on June 11th, 2018 at 11:18 pm. Just like his big brother Vinny, once he decided to arrive, he came quickly! At around 4 pm I noticed my contractions were getting close together, and felt differently than the practice contractions I had been experiencing for months. After timing them and realizing they were anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes apart, I called my husband to come home from work so we could go to the hospital and at least get examined.
Once there, we were told I was 4 cm dilated, 90% effaced, and NOT going home. Within a few hours, I went from 4 to 7 to 10, and three pushes later, Dominic was born! He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 18.5 inches long - coordinating perfectly with his birth date of 6.11.18 and birth time of 11:18.
To my pleasant surprise, big brother Vinny was so excited to have his baby brother come home. He has been excitedly talking a mile a minute for the past 2 weeks since Dominic's arrival, and my sleepy baby doesn't even flinch. He must have gotten used to all the noise and chaos while he was in the womb.
I finally got around to doing a newborn session for Dominic, while also being his mommy, food source, and keeping my 3 and a half-year-old at bay. Needless to say, the session took multiple attempts over 2 days, and I broke a sweat. Newborn sessions are always the most challenging sessions I do, but especially when I'm wearing both mommy and photographer hats. Thanks to my husband for acting as my "assistant" through the process.
I am enjoying taking the summer to myself to adjust to our family of four, but of course, can't wait to get back to photography in September! Please feel free to contact me over the summer to schedule your fall session!
Baby Ella Rose is as sweet and delicate as her name, so a feminine, classic light pink session with lace seemed so appropriate. She was simply darling, and I so enjoyed meeting her after working with her parents for their maternity session. Welcome to the world, little lady!
Sweet Baby Zachary was so precious for his newborn session. Once he got comfortable and warm, he dozed peacefully, and snuggled with his comfy elephant.
Welcome to the world, Zachary!
Twins! Cameron and Natalie were born a few days before Christmas, and were my first ever twin session! I visited their home to capture them in their element with their parents, big sister Kendall, and dog Jax. The session was done using all natural light and a "lifestyle" approach to give a more candid look at their life as newborn twins at home. It was fun to capture how much they are loved.
I'm always captivated by the stories behind baby names. I always ask the parents about the inspiration behind their mini's monikers, and Louis Wolfe's story is so special. His first name is after his great-grandfather, who was a strong influence on Louie's daddy, and his middle name is a reflection of his teacher parents love for literature. Put the two together, and you have this sleepy, smiley sweetheart - Louis Wolfe.
Baby Charlotte was so smiley and sweet at just 5 days old. After finally getting comfortable, she snuggled up and napped like an angel. It was so fun to photograph her beautiful features, and I can't wait to see her again in 6 months for her next session!
I have a soft spot for Leo's as my son is a Leo baby. This lion cub wanted us to hear him roar during his session, but even his energetic Leo personality couldn't resist a soft blanket in the end. He is so sweet, and gave me some baby fever! That unexpected red hair is surely enough to make his momma, and all who meet him, melt!
Big Brother Cameron was so proud of his new baby sister, Lilah! Upon his arrival, he was sure to ask me if I "liked her." I told him that of course, I did, but the more important question was whether or not he liked her. He replied with a resounding, "Yes!"
Baby Lilah was an angel for her session. Barely making a peep, and sleeping soundly the entire time. She was a joy to photograph. Congratulations to her mommy and daddy on such a beautiful addition to their already sweet family.
Adalyn and new baby sister Brinley came for their session bringing along personality and beautiful handmade crosses made by their great-grandfather. The girls were absolutely beautiful posing with their parents, and a joy to capture.
Baby Mackenzie visited me at one week new for her newborn session. She must have been having a sweet dream, as she kept smiling in her sleep. She posed in bright spring colors to match her nursery theme of corals and greens. It was a pleasure to meet you, Mackenzie!
The princess (Leia) has arrived!
Baby Teague and big brother Landry were lovely in lilac for their photo session. Sleepy, sweet Teague spent most of the time snoozing away, and ended her session posing as the angel that she is with simple, elegant angel wings. I met this amazing family through my son's music class when he and Landry were just babies, and I'm so happy to see their family expand with their beautiful new daughter. I can't wait to take their family photos this summer when Teague is a bit bigger!