I’m really excited to share this family with you! I had met Emily and Tyler way before they asked me to photograph them, but I had never spent much one on one time with them. They are really good friends with my sis in law and we all went to the same high school together. I remember after we met for the maternity session, I texted my sis in law to say what awesome parents Emily and Tyler were going to be!
The beautiful thing about photographing families is that I get to know them on a different level. I feel like I should add a disclaimer to my website; WARNING I am going to touch you lol! This can really freak people out, especially if we’ve never met! I blame it on my Physical Therapy job that I’m a touchy feely person. Anyway, I did warn Tyler at the beginning of their maternity session that I would touch him, as I was putting a sonogram photo into his back pocket lol!
These maternity photos almost didn’t happen, because Emily and Tyler weren’t sure they wanted them. Like most men, spending time on a Sunday being photographed didn’t sound like much fun. Emily was 34 weeks along when she contacted me, and admitted she also wasn’t crazy about being photographed, but was afraid she would regret it later if she missed out on these special memories. I couldn’t have agreed with her more, so we found a date that worked in a hurry since we were about a month away from her due date.
Let me tell you, I am soooo happy they changed their minds about these photos, because I love them! Emily and Tyler live in Mansfield, so I was worried at first that if would be difficult for us to find a time to schedule. It all worked out perfectly though! I was already going to be in town for a Baptism on a Sunday, so we met in downtown Mansfield that day. We had such a hot summer, I was also worried about over heating Emily, but it was later in the day when we met and the buildings around us provided lots of shade, so that worked out perfectly too. We decided a mini session would be perfect, so we spent 30 minutes together and captured so many great photos.
I’m pleased to introduce Miss Peyton, better know as Princess P, to you! She is four days old in these photos.
I spent about 4-5 hours with Emily and Princess P during the newborn session. If you’ve ever hired me for a newborn session you know I take my time and move at the baby’s pace, so it does take a while. This session took longer though, because I visited with Emily for so long. It was really nice to just sit and talk with her about motherhood, the delivery process, friends, family, etc. Of course, I loved meeting the princess, but my favorite part of this session was getting to know Emily better.
Miss Peyton did so well during her session! Once I got her to fall asleep, she was out cold. Emily, Tyler, and myself are all big OSU fans, so you’ll notice all the different OSU poses. This is one beautiful baby girl! She had a perfect complexion and oh my gosh those cheeks killed me! You really get the full effect of those cheeks when she’s posed on her belly!
This is my favorite photo! How sweet is that smile?!? I recently blew this up onto a canvas and hung it in a local Dr’s office. So, Miss P is famous already and doesn’t even know it!
A huge thanks to Emily and Tyler for allowing me to capture this special time for them! I hope we’ll be able to work together again in the future!