I had the pleasure of meeting Amira and Mahmoud for their maternity session a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to meet sweet Neda when I heard she made her arrival two weeks early! I love in-home newborn sessions because they not only allow mom and dad to feel comfortable in their own environment, but I get to capture the first place your little one calls home... besides mom's belly. Plus I love seeing how parents decorate the nursery! Neda has the nursery every girl dreams of and I told Amira I would totally move into her room if I could! This sweet family is doing such a great job to juggle all of the new parent twists and turns and doing it with a sense of humor which is all you can do in those first few weeks honestly! Neda you are pretty darn lucky to have so many people that love you and to have Amira and Mahmoud as your parents! Amira and Mahmoud - thank you for letting me in on this sweet time in your lives!!
Photographing a sweet little baby in their first few days or weeks into this world is such an honor. I am always humbled when couples trust me with some of their most cherished moments whether it's their wedding day or capturing their newest family member. For Feagan and John, I have had the pleasure of doing both! Seeing them as a couple and now as parents, you can easily see why they make such a good team - they are a TEAM! Little Luke is such a lucky little boy to have Feagan and John as his mama and daddy and I cannot wait to see him grow up! For now I hope they enjoy all those baby cuddles and having time together as a family of three. Feagan and John - thank you for letting me be a part of this chapter in your life. You have a super cute new distraction from the chaos outside and I couldn't be happier for you guys!!!
I absolutely love being a part of wedding days and getting to see my couples head over heels in love, but when I get invited into their home to capture this new little person that has brought them even closer together... it's so special. I love that my business has grown alongside so many clients! Josh and Elizabeth are totally in the haze of new parent life where down is up and up is down and no one remembers when they last ate or if they washed the pacifier the dog licked, but what is totally clear in this phase is the wonder and pure love when they look at their sweet baby girl... and I'm talking about the human baby, not their fur baby Wrigley. Don't worry, they definitely still have all the love for their Vizsla baby too! Sweet Samantha was not ready to sleep right away so we got in lots of fun pictures with Mom and Dad... and Wrigley made sure she was included as well. Parents always hope that their little ones will sleep soundly through their session like little angels, but let me tell you - I don't mind having to cuddle those babies one bit!! Especially one as cute as Samantha! I can't wait to see this family grow and also see how Wrigley and Samantha become BFFs. Josh and Elizabeth - thank you for letting me in on this special time!! Love you guys!!
I knew this crew back when there were just two, then Megan and Josh's family grew by three kind, spunky, blonde haired blue-eyed girls. I have watched these girls grow up and taken notes as Megan and Josh have navigated this whole parenthood in the best way possible - together. We finally got together for pictures instead of play dates and I'm so glad we did. The last time I photographed the Hutchins family was when Hope was a newborn and now she's THREE! Time flies when you're having fun... and total chaos when you have three kids so scheduling photos gets tricky. We started with a few pictures at their home so we could include Gus (my requirement) and then headed to Mabry Park where the fall colors were just STUNNING! The girls skipped, tickled, giggled, twirled, tossed leaves into the air and showed off their sweet personalities. Megan and Josh - thank you guys for showing us how to raise incredibly kind, silly, sweet and fierce little women and for loving on our little woman. Now it's time to update that framed photo in the office.
As I added images into the Poucher Family's past online gallery, I looked back through the past few years of their sessions. Their family has grown and changed so much, but those ear to ear grins have stayed the same. It's so fun to see how James and George have become best friends and with the newest edition (maybe my favorite Poucher baby since John's initials are JDP), their brotherly love has just grown. Just seeing them together you can tell they will have many wrestling matches but even more hugs. Life throws curve balls, schedules get crazy, little ones don't stay so little... that's why it is so important to make time for photos with your family. Allie and Kirk - thank you for being up for a last minute date and for letting me hang with your family again this year!! Love you FIVE!