I barely know where to begin sharing this family's session. They are so in love, share such an intimate connection, are playful and impossibly easy to photograph. I absolutely admire this woman's strength and the way she mothers her little boy, and am so excited for them as they welcome baby #2 in just a matter of weeks.
I have said it before and I will say it again: I love family sessions which take place in my clients' own backyards. Everyone is more relaxed, the kids are busy showing me things around their house and they can take a quick trampoline break in between pictures. It was especially sweet to be able to have this family all together in one photo, sitting near the ginkgo tree planted in remembrance of their precious Jade, who only experienced life in the warmth of her mother's womb.
Thank you, Michelle and family for having me out to document this beautiful season! So many blessings sent toward this little one who will be arriving soon.
When a new baby enters our life, everyone tends to focus on that new little being. And it is natural, and good, and why wouldn't we? We love to send out announcements and pictures. Friends and family come and visit to see that sweet new babe. It is a special event that we will never forget and we often remember when things took place in our timeline based off of birthdays.
And this is why I love newborn photography and why I think it is so important to also photograph the rest of the family. To remember what haircut little Johnny had or that favorite shirt he had to wear every day, what house you lived in and the furniture you had or artwork on the walls, or that look in your partner's eyes as they gazed at your family, or what mom looked like before your children could even remember.
Photos so rich you can almost smell the scent of the room they were taken in.
That fresh newborn stage is so short. Babies grow so quickly and there is nothing quite like this phase in life. It can be both slow and long and terrifying and beautiful. It is one of my favorite stages to document and I think, one of the hardest to truly remember. Think of how often, upon seeing a newborn baby, we hear (or exclaim ourselves): "I forget how little they are".
This sweet home session just seeps warmth and love and light to me and I was so glad that I was able to capture these images and share them with you.
Oh, I just can't get enough of how beautiful this mama and her family is! We found one dry spot during weeks of rain and jumped on it to get these images. First, we snapped a few on their property before mom did a quick change into a gorgeous maternity gown she had purchased, and we headed down the street to small wooded area by a creek.
Every birth is unique, powerful, transforming, beautiful.
Carrie was so prepared for every aspect of this baby's arrival and I was in awe of her control throughout labor and delivery, the loving support of her husband and family, and the level of involvement she allowed for her daughters to participate in the birth of their little brother.
Congratulations Carrie and Family! Thank you for allowing me the honor of documenting the birth of your sweet Ezra!
It was such a treat to come back to this family farm and meet little Rowan, 12 days after he was born. Such a sweet, relaxed and peaceful family to be around, I really felt like they were just being themselves behind the camera. Big brother had a hard time sleeping the previous night and was not much in the mood to sit with his baby brother, but after a bit he warmed up and the connection between them is oh so sweet. Hope you enjoy these highlights from this session!
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One of my favorite parts of my job is going back and seeing families fresh into the newborn stage after documenting their child's birth. Instead of you having to come to a studio, I come to you in the comfort of your own home and capture the little details that are easily forgotten during the blur of those first weeks and months which are are special and unique to your family. The nursery, pets, diaper changes, feedings, family. Whatever may be and happen during that time.
I am honored to have been able to come back and document these twins and their amazing parents, who just ooze love and affection and display such teamwork as they care for their new babes. I hope you will enjoy these favorites from this relaxed twin lifestyle session this past weekend.
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Isn't this mama just radiant & GLOWING? So excited for their family and little baby girl who will be making her entrance any day now, and so glad I was able to be a part of documenting a little part of the end of their pregnancy. Scroll down for a few of my favorites from our session.
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I am so thrilled I was able to be a part of this family's birth journey. I met Kim and Chris back in spring, after connecting with them about photographing their twin birth this summer. I immediately fell in love with them and have been looking forward to joining them in the delivery room ever since.
Tuesday, July 26th, they gave me the heads up that Kim would be induced the following morning at 38 weeks. The next day, they ended up going in earlier than expected, around 5AM, to begin the induction. Unsure of how long it would take, I headed out later in the morning, arriving around 11:30AM. I found them in a bright, sunny delivery room playing Farkle with some family members. Smiles, laughter, jokes and pleasant chatter ensued as we all waited for contractions to continue to pick up.
It didn't take long, and soon Kim was breathing (and laughing!) through more intense contractions and after a few more hours, an epidural was requested and she finally got a break and could rest.
Everything was going smoothly and it was simply a matter of waiting. I left the room for a while to let the family rest, and rejoined them around 10PM. Tranquil music played in the background and oils were diffusing as everyone continued to rest. A little after 11PM, the doctor spoke the words, "time for delivery!" and the energy instantly changed into excitement, anticipation, and uncertainty. Dad got suited up in scrubs and they wheeled mom into the OR around 11:20PM. I was cleared to join, and after donning my own pair of scrubs, went to wait with Dad in the hallway. We were allowed in a little before midnight, and after a few pushes baby A was born and announced as a BOY. Baby B came out feet first minutes later - a girl! Little sister was born just after midnight, giving the siblings separate birthdays.
So beautiful to see the emotion and joy on these new parents' faces! I followed dad back to to the delivery room where mom met us later. Babies were weighed, wrapped, and placed in their parents' loving arms and I said my goodbyes and walked out of the room leaving a happy, relieved, and exhausted family to bond.
I am so very happy for you all - what an amazing story to witness, thank you for having me there!
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