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!!
On a super dreary fall day I got to meet a precious little boy named Andrew and his sweet parents! Often my newborn clients are past wedding clients so there is a level of comfort there for new parents. Since this was my first time meeting Meredith and Alan, it was not lost on me that I was being invited into an intimate and super vulnerable time for first time Mom and Dad! Thankfully it felt more like meeting old friends. Andrew was such a precious little nugget... a hungry little nugget, but so precious! I loved getting to incorporate some fun details into this session like the New York Times from the day he was born (a nod to Dad's job!) and the amazing map rug that fit perfectly with Andrew's travel themed nursery. Meredith and Alan - thank you for trusting me to capture this special time in your family's life!! Congratulations again!
I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Ferguson family and their newest addition, Miss Elsie Jayne! Although I am pretty sure Elsie's big brother, Baxter, thought I was there for him. I can't say I hated getting to love on him a little too! Elsie was a champ throughout her session and just wanted to snuggle and she especially enjoyed the warmth of the beautiful blankets her great grandmothers made for her. Rebecca and TJ were already so comfortable in their new roles as Mom and Dad. This little one is so lucky to have them as her parents and for the big support system of family and friends excited to watch her grow. Congratulations again you two (three)! I am so happy I was able to capture this fleeting time in your lives!!