There’s something special about stepping into a house with a newborn. When I go to meet a newborn client or even a friend who’s just had a baby, I honestly get butterflies as I walk to the door. It’s that anticipation and quiet excitement before meeting a brand new, precious soul…a new family member to love and cherish! I was so happy for this sweet mama and daddy…their first child…a daughter!!! I was met with proud smiles as they introduced me to their baby girl. She was absolutely beautiful with an amazing head of full dark hair and tiny little features. And oh, how they loved on her!! I could have stayed all day to capture the way they looked at the tiny, new love of their lives. Also, can I say that any family that gives their little one the hashtag #theheiress, is pretty darn cool?! 🙂 Thank you again for welcoming me into your home so I could create these memories for you and meet your little one. Clearly she is meant for big things!
Precious baby. Our sweet daughter.
It still seems surreal to say that out loud. We have a daughter! It’s been three months since we saw this beautiful face for the first time (8 days late, I might add). I was a huge bundle of emotions and swirling thoughts and my mind was filled with the unknowns before she got here, but once she was? Once I heard her cry and they laid her sweet, sticky body on my chest? I was able to breathe. I took it all in and studied her little face and didn’t worry about the things to come. The first few weeks were tough adjusting and we still have crazy days but I have to say, I have love LOVED having her finally here!! She has the most amazing dark blue eyes that are lightening up by the day. Tiny fingers and long feet. Dark wispy hair at the back of her head and soft fuzzies on top. The saddest cry and the happiest wide mouth smile that has affectionately earned her the moniker “birdie” from me. She is filling out and is working on an impressive double chin and cheeks (which you won’t see in these photos since these are from the first month.) It’s amazing how a teeny tiny someone you’ve never met can instantly fill every corner of your heart and fit perfectly into your family. She is obsessed with her daddy, and our sweet boy is paying more attention to her everyday (he loves giving her high-fives. 🙂 ) And when she locks eyes on either one of them, it’s a special kind of beautiful. Those smiles are magic I tell you! These are some of my favorites from 8 days old and then a few weeks later. Just our crazy family. All piled up on the bed. Just how I like them ❤
Oooh, these three!! I was lucky enough to get to capture some of his first few days and I was just as excited to see them again for an outdoor session! It is amazing how fast they change in just a short amount of time! I had to add a few from his newborn session for comparison 🙂 This little guy was such a sweetie and it was great getting to watch his mom and dad love on him again. Thanks again, N Family!
Oh this boy. Life can get so crazy busy at times but sometimes between the time-outs and the do I have enough food for dinner, and to-do lists, I’m able to just take him in. All two years and two months of this extraordinary little love that I’m so blessed to call mine. Simple, lazy mornings with him are my favorite. When we don’t have to go anywhere and we can just kick back in alligator pajamas and play with whatever trinkets we find in mama’s room. (The baby monitor is a fav, tiny sheep, Easter egg). I love the light in our room and I’ve been setting him up here since he was super tiny. With my pregnancy creeping to an end and the excitement growing to meet baby sister, I’m thankful for mornings like this to just enjoy, document, celebrate this sweet boy and his joyful spirit. Soaking it all in. Cherishing the one on one time.
Today. Oh, how did two whole years fly by to get us to today?? My baby. My BIG, handsome, sweet and silly love is TWO and I just cannot believe it. This mama thing is sure tough sometimes, but days like these are so full of joy and extra thankfulness for my time with him. Life can get so busy but today has been beautiful so far and I’m doing my best to take it all in.
That is really what I want to do not just on his birthday but more in the everyday. To stop what I am doing and just be together. To not worry so much about the cleaning, the bills, the “to-dos” and just soak it all in. Because two years sure did FLY and I want to remember everything I possibly can about this time in our lives and about this extraordinary little human that God has so graciously gifted us with. He is truly a joy and a blessing and I have loved every single moment of being his mama.
Here are just a few recent ones of my boy just being his sweet self. Even though I still slip back in time and remember those precious newborn and baby days when the snuggles were much longer, I am cherishing this time of toddler-hood and soaking up these days with him. I am loving every bit of the little person he is today. Learning new words, trying on our shoes, climbing on boxes, hiding my brush under the bed. I love this little blue eyed, puppy loving, coloring, messy eating, book reading little guy to pieces and I wouldn’t change one wispy hair on his blonde head.
We love you sweet boy!! Happy 2 years 🙂
These last three are from his party on Saturday. So glad my littlest sis caught the last one of my boy and me ❤
Home. Such a beautiful place to be. It was wonderful meeting this adorable family of four in their home for their second son’s newborn session. I have a new love, and it’s name is lifestyle. There is something truly special about joining a family in their own space. Their home, their love and joy for their newest addition become the backdrop and set the tone for a laid back session and a beautiful and accurate depiction of life. The focus is on the connection and joy between mom, dad, siblings, and this new little one. A new tiny life. A new beginning together. It is a true blessing to shoot, edit, and hand over these memories that I know a family can cherish forever and look back on to remember this time in their lives. So thank you again for allowing me into your home and congrats again, C Family! Your boys are incredibly precious.