zeke, 3 weeks

This little guy is one of the luckiest babies I know.  He has five older brothers who are always going to be looking after him and making sure no one messes with him.   And I don’t know sports, but doesn’t this make a basketball team?

Hopefully soon I will get a shot of all six boys together with mom and dad but we’ll give little man a break first.  He already wasn’t too keen on this whole newborn photo shoot thing.  Between the bright sun and the ridiculous wind, he was actually quite the trooper!

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savannah | newborn

You know that your baby is going to be beautiful before she is even born when you have chosen the name Savannah.

I was very anxious for this angel to be born so that I could get in her sweet, girly room and have some fresh baby snuggles in between shots.  She tried to give me some push back on the whole photo shoot thing, but I still sneaked in some shots in between her fussy moments.  Her big brother tried the same thing on me when I did his newborn shots a few years ago.  Sadly, he won the first battle but I came back later and got some good shots of him as well.  It must be the camera!  Right?

And what about that hair?!

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baby jane | lifestyle infant photographer

This sweet, tiny didn’t come in the way any of us would have preferred, including her parents.  But we are all so thankful she is here.  In the last five months she has brought so much joy to our extended family and we can’t imagine what it would be like without her.  Such personality!  And those smiles!

Praying that she grows to have a relationship with the one and only God who created her.

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nautical nursery | lifestyle newborn photographer

This is one of the reasons why I don’t do studio pictures anymore.  I would miss out on the adorable nurseries that most newborns have.  What little boy wouldn’t want to grow up with sailboats and whales?

By the way, I love this little guy to pieces.  I snuggle him every chance I get.  This is the beauty of friends hiring me or strangers hiring me and then becoming friends.  It’s a fringe benefit far better than money can buy.

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finally home! | baby lifestyle photographer

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  

Psalm 139:13-16

When asked about taking little Henry’s newborn pictures I must admit that I was a bit concerned and nervous.  But once I got to the house I realized that he was doing remarkably well for someone who was born at 25 weeks and 5 days and has had four surgeries (two of which were on his brain).

Henry finally got to come home with his parents just one short month ago, two days after his due date, at the age of three months.

Though he is technically four months, Henry is developmentally registering at one month. So, yes, these are considered his “newborn” photos.

Thank you, Woollen’s, for trusting me to not germ up your sweet little guy and for allowing me into your home to document these precious moments.  Oh, and the baby snuggles weren’t half bad either.   😉

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sweet william | fresh 48 hospital newborn photographer

When we moved into our new home, looking for our next adventure, we had no idea that we were moving next door to people we already knew, who attended our church.  And what made it even better was the fact that she was pregnant and very near her due date.  How did I get to be so lucky?

I was invited into the hospital after his birth and then got to take more pictures just one week later.  I am a very happy neighbor.  Plus, we have new friends.  Win, win!

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