Welcome to the world Baby Hayes!

I’m a little behind on this one – we’re about to shoot Hayes’ 7 month session this weekend! But better late than never, right?

I love newborn sessions. They are so intimate and I am always incredibly honored that brand new parents will have me come in during those emotional first days of having a baby. It’s so raw and beautiful and moving to witness that transition into parenthood. I love these shoots because they are so slow – we move at the pace of the baby. There’s a lot of breaks for cuddling and nursing, and I get to breathe in that new baby smell for hours.  It’s amazing how much they change in those first few weeks. And how in six months they can look so different and exactly the same. It’s incredible.

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Thank you to Anne Dean and Rand for sharing this time with me! You can see their maternity session here (and their adorable dog Fitz!) 

Anne Dean & Rand… expecting!

There is so much I love about this session – that early morning light, Fitz the dog, wonderful people, and yoga! I met Anne Dean through yoga and she is the most inspiring teacher I’ve ever had. I was so excited when she asked me to document this special time and I can’t wait to meet their little one!

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Baby James… 3 months old!

This family has been with me since the start of my business and I love documenting their growing families (and the hang outs that happen in between.)

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Welcome to the world baby Nora!

It has been so wonderful to watch this family grow – it seems like yesterday that we were shooting their first maternity session! ❤ ❤ ❤

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Hadley’s one month session!

Hadley surprised everyone by showing up very early!  She spent the first weeks of her life in the NICU so we did her newborn session when she was one month old.  She was still so tiny!  I am so happy to say that she is doing great!

 

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Oliver… 6 months old!

Oliver is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met.  During our shoot I think he decided to show his serious side too, which is also crazy cute.  Can’t believe that a) it’s already November and b) he’s six months old already!

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Meaghan’s baby shower

Meaghan is a very good friend of mine, and I was very excited to help throw her a baby shower.  I’m pretty sure that this was the first baby shower that I’ve ever to been to (how is that possible?)  It was amazing!  I was stoked to make something for a decoration and decided (after a thorough search of baby shower ideas on pinterest) to make a onesie banner.   I love decorations that are multi purpose!  All of them seemed pretty plain or very gender-related which was disappointing (Meaghan and Adam are not finding out the baby’s gender.)  I was telling Mary Walker’s mom about it (who is amazing at party planning/styling – check out MW’s first birthday party) and she gave me the idea about stitching animal silhouettes on the onesies and I was hooked.  I had hinted to Meaghan about this ‘secret’ amazing thing I was making before I had even started, so I was a little nervous going in.  But I couldn’t believe how well it came out!  Did I bring my camera to take photos of the banner?  Maybe… but I was so glad I did.  Haley did an amazing job at decorating and styling… everything was perfect.  And Meaghan was so radiant – cannot wait to meet this little baby!  (I don’t want to brag, but the baby already loves me.  It lets Meaghan know when I’m around.)  🙂

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The beautiful cake and scones (and decorations!) made by the lovely Haley – the mastermind behind Wildflour Scones & Tea.

Macaroons by Martine’s Pastries!