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baby roman….newborn!

I just posted baby roman’s parent’s beautiful maternity session… Adam and Bonnie were serious rockstars during that session. I didn’t think it was possible for them to get any more awesome… and then I arrived for their newborn session, and I realized that they are absolutely amazing parents. I was in love with them and with Baby Roman almost immediately.

Even their front door was adorable.

I don’t do a lot of maternity sessions… so when I do have the opportunity to do them, I really love them. Bonnie and Adam are past wedding clients, and I was thrilled to see them again for their maternity and newborn sessions. We are going to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time together over the course of this next year…. and I am thrilled about that!

We did the session at Renaissance Park, and I loved all of the beautiful scenery we were able to utilize.

the amazing smith family…18 months later.

Hello blog… it’s been awhile. That seems to be the theme to my blog posts…I’m hoping to do a little better this round.

There is no better place to start than with the amazing smith family. I am blessed to call this family my dearest friends, and to have photographed both of their girls from birth through today. As Alana is 5 years old now, I feel like I have really had the opportunity to document their lives. Due to my knee surgeries and other circumstances beyond our control, it has been awhile since our last session together. Far too long, in my opinion. I felt a huge sense of relief when we finally got back on the calendar… I have never gone 18 months without photographing this family. It was about 12 months too long!

Last time I photographed Sierra, she was just turning one. Still a baby. Now she is a full-fledged toddler, with an amazing spunky little personality and all sorts of likes and dislikes. I adore her!

We woke her up upon my arrival, and I don’t think she was amused.

baby preston… double header 🙂

This blog has been much neglected over the past three months as I have been recovering from my evil knee surgery… because of that, I’ve got a bit of catching up to do. Today, I’m going to do that catching up in the form of a double header… baby preston in February, and Baby Preston just a couple weeks ago… It’s amazing how much he has grown!

Let’s start with Baby Preston back in February…

I was greeted at the door by this sight….adorable, right?

Fast forward a couple of months, and I visited Baby Preston’s house again. (This time I was on crutches, but we totally worked it out :)) Laurel and Trey had bought a new house and were planning on moving out of this one, so they wanted to squeeze in one last session in their “old house.”

Once again… Laurel is a dream in front of the camera.

baby everest & his big sister ada… birthdays!

This post is LONG overdue… Back in February, I had a knee surgery. Just before that surgery, I did a TON of sessions… trying to get myself all caught up prior to my surgery recovery. I thought it would be no problem to work on editing and posting all of those sessions while I recovered… I was wrong. This recovery has been pretty difficult, and I’m just now digging myself out of the haze and really getting back on a focused work track… So prepare for a blog overdose 🙂

I can’t believe baby everest is already one (actually he’s closer to 15 months at this point! We are WAY overdue for a session!) I always say this sort of thing… but I REALLY feel like I was JUST photographing his arrival into the world. I have no idea how a full year (plus) has already passed. I think this officially makes me old… I’ve become one of those people who is always remarking on how fast time flies 🙂

And to make the day even more fun, not only was Baby Everest turning 1…but his amazing sister Ada was turning 4! So fun!

The details at this birthday party were to die for. Brittany seriously pulled out all the stops. This is the most Pinterest worthy birthday party I have ever been to, I think. Sooooooo amazing.

I mean, how much do I love that she used tons of my images as decoration?!?!

I have to take one second to brag on my Addy… Because Brittany and Jimmy are personal friends as well as clients, we were all invited to the party… and there were many of our friends there, too. At one point during the party, we found Addy and some of the younger girls in Ada’s bedroom. Addy had tucked them all into bed and was reading them a story. She’s such an amazing little mom 🙂 Love her.