I first met this beautiful couple a few years back when I photographed their maternity session for their first, then multiple times from newborn through Miss H’s life so of course, I was pumped when they contacted me and told me they were expecting again! And this time….a little brother! 🙂
Miss H was sleepy and not feeling her best and probably would have been happiest if she could have slept the entire time, inspite of being a toddler and not up to her normal seld, she was so good!
I photographed Miss A’s big sister 2 years ago and it is amazing how much these two look alike. I had to keep reminding myself not to call her by her big sisters name! Big sister was so sweet too- I ran into them at a restaurant a few weeks before the birth and I had a great time with Miss N! She was so sweet and I just wanted to scoop her up and squeeze her.
I went to highschool and was best friends with this little one’s dad and I remember when he and his wife began dating when we were still so young (actually, it was just recently 17 years ago!)- So they have officially been together more than half their lives. So to be able to capture these parts of their lives for them means the world to me. I can really say I was there in the beginning of their relationship, the beginning of their marriage, the beginning of their parenthood and I hope I continue getting to be there always!
Just about 2 years ago I had photographed Big Sister for her newborn session! I really love when I have the same families return for their children! Although big sister was a little tired, we got what we wanted before she headed off to Gramma’s house for a nap. I love the hair this little guy had- I felt like I was photographing his big sister all over again! How sweet are these two?
Another amazing story from another set of amazing parents. These two gorgeous babies were also born via a surrogate to which mom and dad knew and were close to. They were able to see their babies grow and be close every day. And boy! Do these two ever look like their mom and dad! They are like little clones. Little Mr C was so easy going and complacent, his sister, she was the vocal one of the two. She expressed her dissatisfaction with certain poses, all while her brother slept the session away! It is so cool to see the distinct differences in personalities so early on in their sweet little lives!
Woops! So with my own 2 older children home from school for the summer, along with the baby, it appears I’ve gotten a tad behind on my blogging! Well, time to make up for that!
This little guy was such a dream to photograph. He had the most perfect skin and I just loved his little smiles that he offered to me! It wasn’t too long later while I was attending a workshop on Introducing Solids to your baby that I ran into him and his mama again- only he was a touch bigger! 🙂
This little guy was my first newborn since having my own, my own was just 2 months old when I photographed him. And I couldn’t believe how tiny he was and how much mine had grown! It made me a little sad 🙂
I was wondering how it would feel to be doing another newborn session after not having done one for 4 months, would I “remember” how? Would the fact that I am now a nursing mom prevent baby from truly settling? Well, I am happy to say that I did not forget how to do it and he slept like a dream! Until the very end, when POP! His eyes opened and I got some of my favourite “awake” shots: too cute!
Grey Mohair Romper, Grey Layering Blanket and Brown Bunny from Joans Unique Boutique
Miss T was my very last newborn before I started my photography maternity leave. My own little one was due 2 months later and my belly was starting to get too big to do sessions anymore.
I think little Miss wanted to be my final one because she waited two extra weeks to come out and meet us all! Her mom was one of my best friends growing up, we went to grade school and high school together and I got to shoot her parents wedding in Mexico just a couple years ago. She was amazing and so precious.
There was so much meaning through many of these photos. Since mama is an elementary teacher, I had to include the Princess & The Pea theme and dad works in radio so of course, I got to use my radio prop! Grampa also played for the St. Louis Blues back in the day so the jersey was also important! I loved every minute!
I absolutely LOVED little Mr M’s wrinkles! He had such sweet “old man” wrinkles on his forehead and squishy ones on his back. His sweet little lips and nose were just begging to be kissed! (I refrained, but I bet his family doesn’t!) 🙂 A few times I saw his eyes as he peeked up at me as if to say “You still here?” but he was such a doll. It was so much fun to have another little baby to snuggle. I think it’s safe to say about 75% of my babies this year were boys! It has certainly been the year of the boy! ❤ But lucky me, I got the best ones! 🙂
Mr A had the cutest little cheeks I’ve ever seen! It took all my might to keep photographing him and not keep stopping to pinch those cheeks (seriously, they were so soft and squishy!). His mama brought an adorable hat (and matching booties) that were beautifully made for him before he was born and I think he liked it! (look at that sweet smile, how can you not smile back?)
What an angel~!