Walt | 3 Months Old

Three months is a notoriously hard age to photograph babies…they’re not the sleepy, squishy newborns anymore, but they’re not yet sitting up. However, sweet little Walt made it so fun! He and his family came to visit me back in January, and I totally love the sibling shots we got. He also flashed us his super handsome smile quite a few times. The funniest part was trying to fit him into that little baby bed in the black and white photo, he was totally not into it ha!

Maxwell | Newborn

Maxwell’s parents talked about how sleepy he usually is and about how they have trouble keeping him awake to EAT, especially during the daytime. HOWEVER…Max decided that deep sleep was not going to happen this day. We got him in the perfect pose on the bean bag, but the second I took my hands or his pacifier away, he started wiggling out of his pose. After being swaddled + a few feedings, we finally got him asleep and did all our wrapped prop poses. At the end, we tried again for naked baby, but he said no. Mom fed him one more time before they left…and we made the last minute decision to try again…SUCCESS! I had 2 minutes of him being happy on his tummy on the beanbag and that was all I ever wanted, haha! Thank you Max!

Violet is One!

The first time I photographed Natalie and Garrett was at their wedding. Fast forward ten years, and I have now had the honor of photographing each of their 3 baby girls as a newborn and throughout their first year! We finished up Violet’s baby bundle for her one year session at a coffee shop! So much fun to use this unique backdrop. I love all the pretty bokeh the lights created, and the colors that Natalie dressed everyone in were perfect! After the coffee shop, we stopped at my studio to do a few studio shots, including the watermelon setup for her birthday invitations. And you absolutely CANNOT miss the last series in this post…scroll down to see!

At Natalie and Garrett’s wedding in 2009, we took the first photo, on the left. Natalie asked me to re-create it at Izzy’s 1st birthday session which was also the year they celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary. She remember to have me take an updated shot this time, for their 10th anniversary! So fun to see them all together.

Aurora | Newborn

This is my sweet friend Val’s third baby! It took a lot of work to get Rori to sleep…we let her eat and she started snoozing, but then when I went to pose her, she decided she wanted to be awake! We found out the pacifier made her more awake, so we scrapped that idea. We decided to to swaddled poses first then, but then the problem became that she scowled whenever I had my light on her! We switched to natural light for awhile. At the end, we really tried hard for some beanbag poses on her tummy and it took a bit of work, but we prevailed! So much fun choosing out colors and setups, and getting to photograph this precious new addition…seems like just yesterday that we were announcing their pregnancy! Click here to see that post, and here to see her maternity photos.

Sara + Aaron | Expecting

I took Sara and Aaron’s engagement photos a few years back, so I was really excited to hear from Sara again when she contacted me to tell me she was pregnant! We did a quick Homestead Session to announce their happy news, and Sara brought lots of cute accessories. We are doing her maternity session next week, and I can’t wait to see that bump!

Logan | Newborn

Such a good little buddy! Logan slept through everything and even though he was a little wiggly, he let us get in all the poses we wanted. He totally didn’t mind all the noise and commotion of big brother Lincoln traipsing around the studio (and believe me, when you’re 2-years-old and confined to a single room for 2 hours, there’s a lot of “traipsing” going on!)…it almost seemed to calm him! Both these brothers are just precious and we even got to re-create one of Lincoln’s newborn photos from 2 years ago with Logan – check out the last two photos in this post. Also, please note the use of animal crackers to bribe Lincoln to take photos with Logan…and how Lincoln tried to feed one to the baby, ha!

Logan on top in 2019, and big brother Lincoln on the bottom in 2017.

Maverick | Newborn

We had a streak of babies who just didn’t want to sleep! Maverick is super cute and squishy, but after we undressed him, he just didn’t want to miss out on anything. We ended up starting with family poses, and after a few feedings, he finally fell asleep. We got several swaddled poses out of him, then went to the bean bag to finish up. Big sister Myla was very entertaining and even serenaded us with some Justin Bieber!

Bastian is One!

This little Christmas baby (click here to see his newborn photos) turned one in December, and with the rush of all things holiday, we decided to wait until January to do his photos. His parents opted for a downtown session, which I loved! Baby Baz (he will always be Baby Baz to me…it just flows so well, ha!) wasn’t too interested in standing still, so we mostly just chased him around the whole time! He’s such a happy kiddo and his big brother loves him soooooo much!