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Austyn Rose {13 days}

It’s very appropriate to share this blog today, because I just worked with this cutie again! These are some of the most unique newborn photos I’ve ever taken and I love them! I knew this session would be extra special, because I’ve known this beautiful girl’s mama for a while. We’ve worked together for a couple years now. Before Miss Rosie came along, I had worked with Erika and her hubby taking engagement photos for them. Those sessions were also some of my most unique! We did a Kentucky Derby themed engagement shoot with mint juleps and all! Then, we met again for an 80’s themed pre wedding party with big hair and satin galore! As I said, I knew this newborn session would be a treat!

Erika loves all things girly! She gets the credit for these fabulous ideas and most of the props are hers as well. This baby girl had a better shoe collection than me lol! The verse on the Kate Spade bag says “she tucked her coral lipstick away and floated back to the party.” The very last photo is of her Baptism dress.

I’m sure you can understand why I just adore these photos! I look forward to many more creative sessions with this beautiful family!

 

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Mr. Owen

I was a little nervous going into this session, because Owen was almost 3 weeks old. I try to photograph newbies sometime in their first 10 days of life. They still have that newborn curl then and are typically very sleepy. As they get older, and become more alert, it can be more difficult to keep their little arms and legs tucked under them. Owen was a rockstar though! He slept and posed like a champ!

Big bro was not as excited to have his photo taken! Thankfully, it was a warm summer day, so we were able to go outside and capture some candid shots of him. Cookies helped too ūüôā We even brought Owen out for some outdoor shots, and once again, he did fantastic!

I just ordered a HUGE canvas of Owen laying on big bro’s chest. I can’t wait to see how gorgeous those big blue eyes will look! The canvas will be hung inside of a local Dr’s office, which just happens to be the company the mama of these gorgeous boys works for.

I’ll be meeting with this family again in about 2 weeks to capture Owen’s 6 month milestone. I can’t wait to see how much he’s changed! Hopefully, we can get big bro in some again too!

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Emily + Tyler + Princess P

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!

 

 

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Amelie & Lindy

This was my first time working with this family, but I had met mama while she was pregnant. ¬†She works for the Dr’s office that I often photograph for. ¬†Usually, I’m doing personal family photos with the staff of this Dr’s office, but on this particular day, I was taking their staff head shots.

Thankfully, it was summer when we met for these photos. ¬†If you’ve ever worked with me and you have a toddler, I’m sure you’ve heard me say that I don’t really love using backdrops with them. ¬†It can be very hard to get a toddler to stay in one area and get a natural smile and pose out of them. ¬†Big sister, Miss Amelie, was not a big fan of the camera that day. ¬†I tried to capture some shots of her playing inside the house, but I was struggling. ¬†Finally, we decided to go in their backyard and that’s when I got the best shots! ¬†I was having her show me her favorite flowers in the backyard and talking to her about her upcoming birthday, which was really close to mine. ¬†Once she was engaged with me in conversation I got some great shots of her. ¬†Then, we decided to have her fingerpaint in the backyard, and those ended up being super cute photos of her. ¬†I was able to capture a really natural side of her while she was painting.

Little sister, Miss Lindy, wanted to stay awake for her entire newborn session! ¬†Her big blue eyes are wide open for a lot of the photos. ¬†We took several nursing breaks, and while I played outside with big sister, she finally fell asleep. ¬†She stayed sound asleep all the way through the end of the session where I got some sweet photos of the two sisters on the couch together. ¬†Amelie was a proud big sister, and for the first time, didn’t mind at all to look at the camera with a smile ūüôā

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Mr. Ellis {8 days}

I’m pleased to introduce Mr. Ellis to the world! ¬†This cutie is the second child of one of my high school friends. ¬†We were close to missing the 10 day window that I like to photograph newborns in, because our schedules didn’t coordinate. ¬†Since she lives close to me, I just stopped over one day and did an impromptu session. ¬†Of course, Ellis was sound asleep until I started posing him. ¬†Finally, we decided to take him outside in hopes that the heat would put him back to sleep. ¬†Tadaa!! ¬†The heat did the trick and he fell right to sleep making those precious belly poses easy to get. ¬†Unfortunately, his big brother wasn’t as fond of the photo shoot, but we still got a really cute one of them together.

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Miss Amelia {4 days}

I’m pleased to introduce Miss Amelia to the world! ¬†She is the precious baby girl of our friends, Dan and Kelly. ¬†You should recognize this family from previous blog posts, because I photograph their oldest, Preston.

When we visited them at the hospital Amelia was one day old, and I almost wished I had brought some stuff to photograph her there, because she was so sleepy and squishy.  At only four days old though, she did pretty awesome!  We used my make-shift studio,which is the sun room of our home for the photos.  She fought me every time I placed her on her belly, but once I got her comfy there, we could have left her there all day.  Most of my props were too big for tiny Amelia.  No worries though, they live right down the road from us, so I can photograph her anytime I want!

We were so proud of big brother who posed so preciously with his little sister.  Mom and dad were right beside me during those shots just in case Preston decided he was done modeling with his sister!  Safety is always priority!

I often think how crazy it is that so many of our friends that we’ve known for 10+ years are now families of four. ¬†Just another reality of how old I actually am!

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Throwback Thursday {The Monn’s}

I have to leave super early tomorrow to catch a flight, but I didn’t want to miss posting my Throwback Thursday feature! ¬†I’m super excited about sharing this family! ¬†My husband and the father, Bob, have been friends since childhood. ¬†He was also a groomsman in our wedding. ¬†He brought Amanda to a wine tasting at our condo about four years ago, and now fast forward to present day, and they are happily married with two beautiful kiddos! ¬†It’s been such a joy watching Bob transform into a dad, and a great one at that!

I’m pleased to introduce you to their youngest kiddo, Miss Lili. ¬†She by far has been the easiest newborn I’ve ever photographed! ¬†It was easy to soothe her, and she was a heavy sleeper, so I was able to pose her with cute props and snap away! ¬†Not to mention how beautiful she is! ¬†My friend, Nina, made those super fancy hats with the feathers for me. ¬†She also made the zebra cocoon and diaper cover. ¬†Who doesn’t love a Buckeye baby?!? ¬†I made sure to add the pom poms, so this little beauty wouldn’t be mistaken as a boy in that cute helmet hat. ¬†These are some of my favorite newborn photos I’ve ever taken!

 

This past fall we finally met to do photos of the whole family at Inniswoods. ¬†I believe Miss Lili was around seven months, so she was able to sit unsupported so well. ¬†Now, you get to meet their other cutie, Jackson! ¬†He had just celebrated his third birthday. ¬†I love the one of both kids up in the air! ¬†Such a fun family! ¬†I’m blessed to not only have them as clients, but more importantly, as friends.

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