Archive for Mar 2013

little mamas shop

March 29, 2013

i always say one of the BEST things about my job

are all the awesome people i get to meet.

so many of them have ended up becoming sweet friends.

i first met pati when she brought her baby girl in for her newborn session last year,

and then i was able to take their family portraits last fall.

i immediately LOVED their whole family.

pati is incredibly creative and has started her own business making super cute headbands, clips, and necklaces.

her shop is called little mamas and was inspired by her beautiful baby girl, maliyah.

you can visit her facebook page here and her etsy shop here.

we decided to have a little mamas photo session, with lots of adorable baby girls modeling all the cute hair goodies.

this was SO fun, especially since i have gotten to photograph some of these little girls before-

i absolutely love getting to watch them grow!

if you are looking for adorable accessories for you or your little one,

be sure to check out pati’s shop.   she does custom orders, too!

first up, little adeline, eight months old.

i first met her at her newborn session, and then her family session last fall.

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next was little maliyah, pati’s daughter.

i can’t believe she’s almost a year old!

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then we had sweet little amelia.  it was my first time meeting her,

and i just fell in love with her spunky smile and those amazing eyes.

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i was so sad little charley sue was sick that day and we didn’t get to see her…

her mommy also has an ADORABLE shop called twirpy woods making the cutest birdhouses you’ve ever seen.

even my little charlotte got to model the big girl headbands!

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and we can’t forget about the beautiful necklaces for the mommies!

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we had such a fun morning with all these beautiful babies and their mommies…

lots of adorable accessories, tiny dresses, and even a little drool icon wink little mamas shop

if you need any accessories, be sure to check out little mamas!

long eyelashes, beautiful black hair, and the sweetest little face.

griffin… you are a precious little one.

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this is my little boy.

and today, he turns seven years old.

jackson orian…

we love you more than simple words could ever express.

you are the bravest, hardest working little boy.

you are generous, you are so smart, and you delight in the happiness of others.

seven years ago you made me a mommy,

and i have treasured every day since-

just like i treasure you.

happy birthday, my sweet jackson.

i first met this precious little guy on his birth*day and immediately fell in love.

all snuggly and sweet with gorgeous eyelashes and a perfect little face,

he slept through the entire session for me.

oh mateo- you are such a little love!

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little miss mayson had a well-documented first week of life!

i had the amazing opportunity to photograph both her birth and meeting her big sister.

five days later, she came to my studio for her newborn session.

she arrived sleepy and stayed that way the entire time!

sweet mayson let us do all kinds of fun things- her mommy is a dear friend and we’ve been planning her session for awhile.

we were very happy mayson decided to cooperate with us-

i’d like to think it’s because she loves me already :)….

i know i already adore her.

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precious mateo gave his mommy a long labor,

and eventually ended up having to arrive via c-section.

born at 2:40 in the morning, i got to meet him when he was just ten hours old.

he wasn’t a big fan of being unwrapped from his blanket, but he loved holding onto his mommy’s finger.

it was such an honor to meet this family for the first time as they welcomed their baby into the world.

mateo… you are a precious and loved little one.

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going to see a new baby in the hospital is such a precious, intimate time.

i love capturing those sweet moments that are over before you know it.

after photographing mayson’s birth, i went home for a few hours and then headed back.

i had the privilege of being there when mayson met her big sister, raegan.

to see this little family all together for the first time was a precious, precious moment.

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there are those experiences in your life that you truly will never forget.

getting to be a part of sweet mayson’s birth is definitely one of those.

i have three children of my own, but all three were born c-section.  i’ve never actually seen a regular birth. so when my dear friend, jenna, asked me to photograph hers, i was excited and, admittedly, pretty nervous

.  jenna was scheduled to be induced early in the morning, but due to lack of space in the hospital, wasn’t admitted until the afternoon.  i got to the hospital around 8pm…. she was at a four, but i was not about to miss the birth waiting for her to be farther along!  she stayed at a four for a long time… i had the privilege of hanging out with their family,  trying to find the best sleeping spots in the hospital (which do not exist), so jenna + her hubby, jeff, could try to get some sleep.  we continued to check in, and she continued to be at a four.  then all of the sudden, around 2:30ish, we got the call that she was at a ten!  we raced into the room where they were waiting for the doctor to arrive.  jenna pushed for a bit, and within a few minutes, mayson was here!  born at 3:04 in the morning,  jenna was a rockstar- she handled labor like it was nothing!  i have never experienced something like that and was totally overcome with emotion.  getting to watch my friends see their daughter for the first time is a priceless memory.

when i left the hospital that morning, i just sat in my car for a few minutes, just thinking about how incredible God is to create life like this.  i was overwhelmed by His amazing creativity and love for us.

mayson lynn, God created every sweet hair on your head, and knows every bit of you and loves you so very much.  He gave you the most amazing mommy, daddy, and big sister.  i look forward to watching you grow and being a part of your life for a long, long time.  you will always have a very special place in my heart, little one.

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i get to photograph a lot of newborns,

and it is always amazing to me when i photograph a one-year-old.

in one short year, these little people go from sleeping, crying infants, unable to do anything on their own.

just a short year later, they are walking, beginning to talk, eating real food, and playing.

beautiful baby jaxon is almost one year old, and full of sunshine.

i have no doubt this past year has been full of joy for everyone in his life.

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one of my favorite things about one-year-old sessions are the cake smashes!!!!

getting to watch these little ones eat their first sugar is pretty fun.

some kids dive right in and others want nothing to do with it.

sweet jaxon liked playing with it, but he wasn’t so sure he wanted to eat much.

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happy birthday, little jaxon!