'Tis the season for Christmas Pajamas, hot chocolate and snuggles!
Is there any sweeter joy than a new baby? I had the pleasure of welcoming this beautiful family into my studio and capturing so many tender moments with their new son. Big brother was so happy with his new little buddy. Sweet newness and tiny little details...
I love the little tiny baby fingernails and sweet pouty little lips.
Natural, baby-led posing for newborns that capture the emotional connection of each family.
Snuggled and sleeping soundly. Welcome to the big, wide world, Baby A.
This little red-haired boy just makes me swoon! Baby C has been visiting me since he was a chubby-cheeked newborn. In fact, canvases of his newborn portraits grace my studio walls. So, I have a soft spot for this little charmer. He is so busy and curious... little exploring hands and inquiring mind. I just love these tiny moments. Baby milestone sessions are the best for showing off baby's new skills and little hints of emerging personality. They are one of my absolute favorite sessions!
Isn't he beautiful? This sweet little family completely stole my heart.
I love the natural emotional connection between new parents and their babies. No need for props or special poses... the Love makes all the magic we need.
Such sweetness. I love the way he curled up for me. I think it was soothing to him to be swaddled tightly, with his little legs snugly pulled in, as he was in the womb.
Such sweet perfection.
Sweet baby Clark.
He came back for a visit to show me just how much he has grown since his newborn session just 3 short months ago.
I cannot believe how sweet his little cheeks are!
He loved cuddling with Mom and really enjoyed her snuggles and play time.
Look at the gorgeous red hair he's got going on!
So serious in the driving cap. An old soul, maybe?
Yummy mommy kisses and snuggles!
Sweet boy Clark! I cannot wait to see your new skills when you come back to see me at 6 months!
I'm looking forward to December already.
Pretty Princess Charlotte is turning ONE!
Isn't she beautiful?
Charlotte's mom brought some great items for us to use in her portrait session.
Charlotte's party theme was pink and gold- and lots of glitter!
She brought a beautiful vintage high chair and buntings to match.
I love her color scheme!
Aren't those letters the cutest? I wish I was that crafty!
Look at little Miss Sweetcheeks!
Sweet blue eyes.
Happy First Birthday, Charlotte!
So happy to celebrate with you!
Ruby is celebrating her FIRST BIRTHDAY!
It was so awesome seeing Ruby because I captured her newborn portraits just a year ago.
My, has she grown! And the personality. She is such a joyful baby!
"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...."
Don't worry, Miss Ruby was very happy for the entire session- Except for this moment. Of course, I had to capture it!
She loved the icing!
Yummy (and pretty!) cake by Melissa's Custom Cakes and Goodies.
She does beautiful work! She also made my wedding cake- Yum.
Ruby kept us all in stitches during her session. She laughed and smiled so much!
Look at that mouthful of those tiny baby teeth! <3
Who can resist a baby in a basket?
Especially when adorable baby toes are peeking out.
Mom wanted to capture Ruby's toes and the sweet cupcake on her diaper cover.
Look at her go---Baby on the move!
Oh my. Bright blue eyes and a mega-watt smile.
Ruby, you're just a jewel. <3
Happy birthday, Ruby!
Can't wait to see you again at Fall Family Day!
Happy baby alert!
Caden is 5 months old and he is so unbelievably happy!
Grandma and Grandpa brought him in for his session and they told me that he wakes up every morning with a big grin on his face.
He is so strong too. He's holding his head up and rolling all over the place.
He grabbed his toes for me too. I *love* that shot!
Caden the cuddly teddy bear!
He's a flirty flirt too~ Look at that sweet grin.
A total charmer.
I was laughing the entire session because he was such a ham! He really, really loves the camera.
And my hair.
He tugged on fistfulls of my hair and I had to pry it out of his chubby baby fingers.
Oh, how I miss those days with my own son. <3
Annddd.... Sitting in a basket like a boss.
It won't be long before he'll be sitting on his own!
Oh my gracious, look at that beautiful face!
Caden, you better hurry up and come back and see me in a few months. I cannot wait to see how you grow!
CJ is 6 months old. Look at those gorgeous eyes.
I was so excited to finally meet CJ. I had the pleasure of capturing his mother's maternity portraits before he was born.
I knew he was going to be one handsome boy!
I love this one- I call it CJs "Carter's / Oshkosh" ad.
Baby model much?
He is soooo adorable!
Soooo loved by mom and dad.
I love it when parents get in and have fun during milestone sessions.
As a mom of two, and a photographer, I can tell you that I have *tons* of images of my children at all ages and stages.
But almost *none* of me playing, cuddling and snuggling with them.
The ones I do have are like solid gold to me.
Because I know I spend so much time kissing, playing, hugging and singing with them and I want to remember
of that time with them.
And I want them to know that their momma played and laughed and kissed them until they cried.
Who doesn't want memories like that?
Yeah, CJ gets kissed a lot.
I can tell.
Lots of love and snuggles!
What a little man!
I adore his suspenders.
All little boys need suspenders.
And bare feet.