Braxton – Newborn

I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to do this little baby boy’s newborn shoot! Less than 2 years ago I did his big brothers and it was probably the easiest newborn shoot I’ve ever done. Something about those Keith boys…so chill and easy going. Braxton didn’t disappoint. He was awake more than we thought he would be but I don’t think he even cried once! We love the Keith’s and are so excited for their growing family!

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Thank you to my friend Valerie for letting us use her beautiful home!

Emmalin Faith – Newborn

As I said in my last post, because of my website being down for 5 months I have some catching up to do. I just wanted to share some of the goodness that has been happening even if it isn’t as quickly as I would normally have it posted. But I just HAD to share these newborn photos. Our friends Brandon and Lindsey are some of our dearest, and we are SO thrilled for the arrival of their sweet baby girl, Emmalin (Emmy). This baby was prayed for and over countless times, and to finally have her here with us is such a sweet blessing! Brandon and Lindsey are some of the best parents, and I know they will raise Emmy to love Jesus and treasure Him above all things. Thanks for letting me document your little love!

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Graham – Newborn

 

Oh my goodness. I seriously think newborn shoots are my favorite. Yes, they take a whole lot more patience and a whole lot more time, but there is absolutely nothing better than a brand new baby to smell and snuggle and snap sweet pictures of. Savannah and Jordan welcomed their son, Graham in July. He was almost 3 weeks old when we did this shoot, but you would have thought he was 6 days old with as cooperative as he was being. And the family shots? Uh, I die. So much love wrapped up in these three. I’m going to stop jabbering so you can see for yourself how precious this little one is!

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Also, Savannah, you’re gorgeous. You don’t look at ALL like you just had a baby!

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Definitely one of my favorites. Nothing like a new mommy with her sweet wittle baby! 2015-08-11_0028 2015-08-11_0029

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Savannah and Jordan, thank you for letting me spend some time with your family and meet your sweet guy! Enjoy these new days as a family of three!

 

Hallie – Newborn

After (unintentionally) taking a break from blogging over the summer, I’m excited to say that I’m BACK! And what better way to say a big, bright, “hello again!” to the internet world than with a sweet newborn shoot? I met Hallie and her mom from a referral and we had the sweetest morning together. This baby girl was 4 weeks old when we took these pictures and usually that’s a little too old to get some sweet newborn shots, but she did great! I felt like Jenny (Hallie’s mom) and I could have chatted for hours and big brother Elijah was so excited to be a part of it all as well. These two are 18 months apart and I can see a sweet bond already forming. Jenny, thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your sweet babies!

Hallie wasn’t too sure about what to think in the beginning… but she started warming up after a few minutes!

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I love this last shot of her being like, “ARE YOU DONE YET?!” Newborn shoots are definitely more challenging than others because you can’t tell them what to do or where to look, but they are still some of my favorite, sweetest images. Totally worth it to document such a special time!

Asher Greylan – Newborn

Remember Tye and David’s maternity shoot? Well they welcomed their baby boy into the world a few weeks ago and he couldn’t be more precious. I had the privilege to do his newborn shoot and I’m so excited for him as he grows up in this special family. Tye and David, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know you in these last couple of months and I know you guys are going to continue to raise up these precious boys of yours into godly young men. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to capture this sweet season of your lives!

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Maddox Everette: Brand New

To say I am excited about this shoot is quite an understatement. I’m so thrilled I had the privilege to photograph Maddox Everette Keith. His dad, Aaron, and my husband Matt have been best friends for 12 years. I’ve known his wife Caitlin for about 10 years and we’ve gotten to be great friends over the last 4 years. Aaron and Caitlin met at mine and Matt’s wedding, and we have done life together ever since. On March 6th, they welcomed their first child. We couldn’t be more excited for our kiddos to grow up together and be friends. Caitlin and Aaron, your little boy is absolutely precious and I loved spending this time documenting him at his tiniest. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do that! Enjoy these early days. There’s nothing like it 🙂 Warning: There are a LOT of pictures. I couldn’t stop taking them and there are so many I loved. Sorry not sorry 😉

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I caught a smile!

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Squishy lips are the best.

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Such a proud dad!

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Caitlin, you’re such a beautiful mom!

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One of my favorites

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Such a little man!

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Caitlin and Aaron, I’m so happy for you guys. Soak in every moment with your little man. Parenthood is such a joy and a calling, and I know you guys will do great!

Everly Anne – Part One

 

 

You all remember Caitlin and Cosbie’s maternity shoot right? Well this little girl has made her way into this side of the world and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her here! Even though she is a MONTH old already (don’t cry, Caitlin!) these photos are from when she was just 2 weeks brand new. It’s amazing how much she looks like her daddy and if you look really closely, you can already see little dimples taking their place on her cheeks! Everly decided to be a little fussy during her shoot and wasn’t too excited about having a camera in her face, hence she’s staring me down in most of these, but we did the best we could and Part 2 will be coming soon!

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Power to the people, Everly.

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I can’t help but just laugh when I look at the next series of pictures. She is completely unimpressed.

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She was SO tired and kept making us think she was going to sleep but…no. Of course not 🙂 I’m not the baby whisperer yet!

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I love this little smirk. Like she wants to smile but doesn’t want to be too obvious.

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“No more pictures, please.”

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Look at these lips! Don’t you just want to smother her with kisses?!

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Hahaha

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This blanket was crocheted by Caitlin’s mom. She’s a rockstar and makes about 950,258 of these a year. She surprised me with one after my wedding and I love it so much.

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We’ll just finish up with some close ups of those tiny fingers and toes and ears that will never be this small again!  🙁

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She’s beautiful Caitlin and Cos! Can’t wait to get some more shots of her on a day she feels like being a little bit more photogenic 😉

Baby Girl Medley : Brand New

A couple of months ago my friend Deena contacted me about doing a newborn shoot for her baby girl that was due in February. I was very excited about the opportunity, but also very intimated! I had never done a newborn shoot before and I had heard that it was a whole different ball game compared to portraits or couples shoots. Well, the hype is legit, because it was unlike anything I’ve ever done before and SO much harder! Come to find out, 7 day old babies don’t like to be told what to do. Go figure.

All in all, I am pleased with how they came out and I had so much fun hanging out with this awesome couple for a few hours! Baby Saoirse (Irish name pronounded “sare-sha”, which means “freedom”) is beautiful and I am honored that I got to capture some of her first few days. Thank you for giving me the opportunity!

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Deena and Patrick, you make a beautiful family of 3!

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Deena received this pearl bracelet for Saoirse at her baby shower from her long time friend and mentor Kathie. We just had to incorporate it in these photos!

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Baby girl didn’t want to sleep at all during our 3 hours together! She was too excited about all that was going on and obviously didn’t want to miss out on any of the action.

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Perfectly pink in every way!

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Haha! There’s nothing like capturing a “real-life” photo. Girlfriend was not too happy about this set up.

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I love these big cheeks.

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NOW she decides to sleep!

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Annddd we’re awake again. At least she’s got the most beautiful eyes ever.

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Deena and Patrick, thank you so much for allowing me to take these pictures of your beautiful little girl! She is a treasure and I know she’s going to grow to love Jesus because of your example. I’m so excited for you guys as you watch your little one grow, and I hope these pictures will be a sweet reminder of how small she started out. Congratulations!