It makes me so happy to have clients who bring their little ones to me during their first year of life. It’s amazing how much they grow in-between each session. That first year is so amazing. They learn and do so much! It’s a very special year and if you are like me, you treasure and record as many memories as possible.
Baby S is cuter than words. He’s been like that since day one. I had the absolute treasure of photographing his sweet Mombefore he was born and then hisnewborn and now his 9 months. I can’t wait for our 1 year photos! Thank you Kylee & Nick for allowing me to capture his cuteness and his first year of discovery!
So, I never did get around to posting this session, but this guy is to cute to keep all to myself. This was one of my last sessions before I had Ila. I was HUGE and I’m sure, very comedic to watch as I’m taking these pictures.
A Funny story came with the session, free of charge! We were shooting at this abandoned warehouse and I really didn’t think much of the location being a problem until in the middle of the shoot 3 cops come charging out of the warehouse. They scared me so bad I’m shocked I didn’t go into labor right then! Apparently it’s not ok to shoot here and they have problems with gangs and drugs, “yeah, scary!” They let us go after taking pity on me and my big pregnant self. Although, surprisingly, they did the good cop bad cop routine. One was all sweet and made us feel all warm and fuzzy while the other one made me want to pee my pants. Thank goodness we had all the shots needed before they kicked us out. SO…..this is a location first and last. Too bad because it really has so much potential, but not enough potential for me to be thrown in jail, as much fun as that sounds!
Thanks Rhett for putting up with a crazy pregnant lady!
I’ve been meaning to get these up a lot sooner, but life with a new baby has been busy AND, I’m loving every minute of it! I forgot how much I love newborns. I should have known right!? I love photographing them and, personally, I thought that I had it made, I could cuddle them for a few hours and then send them home and I was good. Not until after we had Ila did I realize that I have forgotten what it was like to have my own newborn and the incredible bond and love that is between a mom and her baby. I’m seriously in Heaven! I feel like this little girl was a huge miracle after all we have been through and we are truly grateful for our 2 beautiful girls!!! As of right now, we are treating her as our last baby because of some complications from this pregnancy. I don’t know if we can have more or not, it’s really in the Lord’s hand. So she is being extra spoiled. She loves to cuddle and trust me, she gets TONS of cuddle time.
The c-section went well. It was really weird just walking into the hospital and a couple of hours later having a baby without any labor. The surgery was different then I remember with my other daughter but I attribute that to the fact of not having labored for over 30 hours and pushing for 3 more. Needless to say, I didn’t remember much of that surgery other than being utterly exhausted. This time around was much easier!
So here she is…weighing 7lbs 15oz and 19.5 inches long……
So, I went back and forth on should I or shouldn’t I have maternity pictures taken. It was a huge debate with myself only because this could or could not be my last pregnancy and back when I thought I couldn’t have any more babies I really regretted not having maternity pictures. Now, when the time came for me to have them done I went through what all of us women do, the feeling of inadequacy and self doubt. I look and feel so fat and wasn’t sure I wanted that to be captured. So, I finally talked myself into it and I’m so glad I did, because I truly treasure these pictures. My good friend Sara Ratcliff took these for me so I didn’t have to keep setting up my own shots and trying to accomplish the impossible on my own. She did amazing and captured exactly what I wanted. I feel so blessed to have her as my friend.
You’ll have to tell me which one is your favorite….I’m wanting to order a canvas and I’m having a hard time picking one.
I’m still so behind on posting my families that I have taken but will hopefully get caught up before this baby comes. This family I adore and am good friends with them both. They decided to leave me and move to Hawaii so, before they left we snapped some family pictures. Now for there next family picture I think I just may need to travel to Hawaii….sounds good right!?
I have the best clients! Don’t you just love all the colors! I love working with so much color…it makes for some amazing photos! This family is all so much fun and a blast to photograph. I took their pictures about 2 years ago and just about died when I saw these kiddos and how grown up they all look. It’ s so sad how fast time goes and how quickly our children change! Thanks D family for letting me capture your cuteness!