Paisley came to see me for her studio newborn session and ‘see’ me she did. Haha – she was not very interested in sleeping for very much of her session. She was too curious. She fought it, which yielded some of the cutest ‘yawn photos.’ But despite being quite alert, she was still very chill, relaxing in the wraps, waiting patiently for me to get over oohing and ah-ing at all her cute little details, her tiny button nose, her sweet little overbite, and her pretty almond eyes. Eventually she gave in long enough to capture a few snuggly curled poses, but soon she was back and ready to go.
Stay curious, sweet Paisley, and welcome to the world!
Holy pink-blessings – little Kinsley Jane did great for her in-studio newborn session. She slept like a champ and relaxed into a bevy of sweet poses with little effort. She spoiled me! And Mom and Dad brought the sweetest little NY Yankees cap, a gift from Kinsley’s grandma, and Kinsley just had to take it over the top with the cutest little smile as she hugged the softball to her little pink chest. Ah heck – I’ll say it – it was a HOME RUN for sure! She gave me chills, and I knew her Daddy would love it, despite Mom feeling as though she were wearing the wrong team. Haha. I enjoyed capturing all her little squishy details, and she graced me with a few smiles throughout the session. She also proved herself to be a little tulip queen. I could have photographed her all day!
Welcome to the world, Kinsley Jane. I know you will continue to ‘knock it out of the park’ with your cuteness and springtime freshness.
It was a pleasure to meet little Delaney Marie for her in-home newborn session and see her family again, including big sister McKenna and fur-sibling Roxy! I first met McKenna and Roxy at McKenna’s newborn session four years ago, which seems nearly impossible to believe – how time flies! I’m just smitten with Roxy, who is the model fur-sibling. They call pitbulls the nannie dog for a reason. She’s a great protector and snuggler of her little humans. McKenna and Roxy were stars on Out of the Pits website for some of a sweet shot of the two of them – kisses from Roxy – and here we are again with baby sister, little ‘Laney-bug,’ as her mother affectionately refers to her. Delaney, the little nugget, seemed to be perfectly at ease throughout her session, enjoying the cuddles and snuggles of her big sister and family. My heart swelled when I captured their family portrait, including curious Roxy. So sweet! And we even got a repeat shot of the little princess with her Daddy’s badge – just like big sister McKenna had. Mom pointed out that Dad’s badge number was identical to Delaney’s birthday (3/19) – just like McKenna’s was at the time! Wow! Talk about serendipity. The icing, though, may be the adorable lady-bug shot and Delaney couldn’t have pulled it off any better.
Congratulations, K-family, and welcome to the world, little Delaney! Enjoy all those sister snuggles of both human and canine.
Spring has brought a garden of beauties in for a Studio Newborn session, including this sweet jelly bean, Hailee Grace, who brought her squishy pink cheeks and smiley dreams. I loved capturing her little details and she slept like a champ. Maybe it’s because her parents have a great sense of humor, or maybe it’s because she’s as pleased as we all are that spring is finally here, or maybe it’s because she popped into the world a little earlier than anticipated, but she was so easy-going throughout her studio newborn session. And she even graced us with a few subtle smiles. So cute!
I’m honored to have visited with another growing family this spring. I was privileged to document Mom and Dad’s wedding years ago and big sister, Olivia’s, first year, which is hard to believe was 4 years ago. And now, I enjoyed snuggling little sister, Charlotte Julianna for her in-home newborn session. I was so proud of big sister, Olivia, and impressed by her enthusiasm, because she hasn’t always been the biggest fan of my camera pointed in her direction. LOL But she is so excited about her new status as big sister, she couldn’t give us enough big smiles and snuggles with her new little sister! Mom said they had ‘prepped’ her in advance of the session, but it appears Olivia is a natural nurturer and not much coaxing was needed. So cute!
Little Charlotte has the sweetest mushy cheeks and the most adorable set of scrunched lips. All her baby details made me swoon. I loved her purple mermaid-theme nursery. And grandma helped carry the theme with the crocheted mermaid set. The funny thing is, Charlotte posed practically all on her own for that shot. Hahaha – she’s a natural, too! She cooperated throughout the majority of her session (she had to show up her big sister, I suppose, since her newborn session had been a bit more challenging, as Mom reminded me – haha). And as you will see, Charlotte enjoyed her snuggles with mama and daddy, as much as her big sister. The smile in mama’s arms – priceless. I look forward to seeing little Miss Charlotte throughout her first year!
I enjoyed seeing little Isabella for her studio sitter session. I knew she would rock it. All she had to do was open those beautiful blue eyes! And bring her chubby cheeks and sweet baby rolls! As usual, my favorite set were the ethereal bed set, and she looked absolutely adorable in a little pink tutu. Whether smiley or serious, she knows how to work the camera, like the doll she is! You just wanna squeeze her!
I’ve been seeing a lot of twinsies lately. Twice as nice, was this twins in-home newborn session with Dean Michael and Natalie Erin, who arrived on January 11, 2017, at 8:04 and 8:05 am. Dean measured 21.5 inches long and weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Little sister, Natalie, measured 19.5 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. My oh my, that’s a lotta baby for this petite mama, and she looked fantastic. Mom and Dad both beamed, along with big brother, Brian, who even flexed his muscles for the camera – just call him The Protector. So cute.
So here, they are, these sweet fraternal twins who kept us moving and grooving throughout their in-home session. But they did grace us with a sweet window where they slumbered together. But if you look close, you will see, Natalie has plans… she looks as though she may be up to something. Or maybe she knows something we don’t. I can’t wait to see…
Here it is – the Super Bowl of cuteness on this Super Bowl Sunday – Max’s studio Sitter Session. He started slow, kept us guessing, and then boom, the smile broke loose and couldn’t be contained! He especially seemed to appreciate being free and naked. LOL I love an organic set with sitters so we can gush over all their cute baby rolls, and Max did not disappoint. He was so expressive! As his mom said, what a little ham!
Norah rocked her studio sitter session! Full of smiles and giggles, she cracked me up with her giddy, playful disposition. But really, it didn’t surprise me one bit. She followed right behind her big brothers, Mason and Owen, who also were happy little peanuts that knew how to play the camera. You certainly can’t deny they are siblings – all with the best mop-on-top and the signature tongue-smile. So stinkin’ cute. So let this little cutie brighten your day and I dare you not to smile right along with her!
Ahhh, twinsies! Meet Sophia Grace and Christopher Angelo. Big sister Gianna couldn’t be more proud! It’s funny – I had the privilege of photographing Miss Gianna throughout her first year and she was quite a serious little nugget for most of her sessions. Some peanuts make us work for it more than others, which isn’t an entirely bad thing – it just makes it that much more special when they ‘give up the goods’ and grace us with a genuine gummy smile. But there was definitely a shift during the studio newborn session for her new twin siblings – Gianna couldn’t stop smiling. She beamed when I asked her if she was the best big sister ever. So there ya have it – Gianna found her bliss. She loves being a big sister! Mom and Dad sure are blessed with these three sweet peas. Fraternal twins Sophia and Christopher were both quite alert little squeakers for their studio newborn session, but we eventually found a sweet spot and lulled them both to sleep for some squishy, curled poses, separately and together. I couldn’t get over how much little brother, Christopher, look liked his big sister Gianna in certain shots, especially his profile. And little Sophia had the sweetest smile that popped a few times to delight us.
Congratulations, ‘D Family!’ I look forward to seeing these cuties throughout their first year.