This Sunday, I got to meet 5-days-new, sweet little Miss N. I photographed her brother, Mr. W, about a year and a half ago for his first birthday cake smash.

Her momma, Jodie, warned me that Miss N didn’t seem to like sleeping much. But she didn’t seem to mind too much being photographed, anyway.

 

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She even practiced her Jedi mind tricks to get her momma to feed her.

 

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Starting them off on the right path. That’s a parenting win! We eventually got the young Padawan to sleep.

 

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Love those cheeks!

 

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We even got big brother into some pictures.

 

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They were so sweet. Congrats to Bryan and Jodie for their beautiful family. Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys!

 

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You may remember the newborn pictures of this little guy:

 

Baby in Jayne Hat

 

Well, he’s already 3 months (and some change) old! Which means it was time for the next session in his Grow With Me plan.

He was very alert again, and let me tell you…this kid is expressive!

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And he’s not afraid to show his skepticism, either.

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But he eventually seemed resigned to the fact that, yes, this photo shoot was really happening.

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But that didn’t mean that he wouldn’t be a little mischievous.

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Thanks to Mr. B’s mom, grandpa, and grandma for letting me hang out with him! He was cracking me up when I was going through some of these.

 

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And hey, thanks!

Jen

 

 

Well, I’m catching up on blogging today. Here’s a newborn session from October featuring Mr. B!

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Don’t let that picture fool you. He spent more time awake than asleep for this session.

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Though it did make for some amusing photos, like in this next panel.

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It seems clear that this little guy prefers the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres.

Okay, okay, maybe that’s not entirely true.

Happy Sleepy Baby

 

We did work quickly to get as many different shots as possible when he finally drifted off.

Sleeping newborn in hats

 

We love hats!

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But they’re also precious on their own.

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Readers, you’ll have the privilege of watching Mr. B grow through his first year, as I’ll be capturing milestones through the “Grow With Me” package.

Are you expecting a new baby, and want to document his or her first year? Get in touch! Payment plans are available for the First Year packages, and they make great baby shower gifts!

A month ago, I took maternity photos for Carie and Travis at the beach. This week, I got to meet and photograph their newborn baby girl.

Newborn photos work best when they’re done within the first 14 days after baby is born, as they are more likely to sleep longer, and more willing to be swaddled and gently posed than when they gain stronger motor functions. As you can see by those little toes sticking out in this photo, that’s not necessarily a guarantee that they still won’t break free from their wrappings. She’s a kicker.

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And at only 4 days new, she sure was an alert little bear cub! Bear Cub

But we managed to get her snoozing (and smiling!) a bit, too.

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And you can just tell that mom and dad are so in love with their baby girl!

 

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She was such a sweet little subject! Thanks so much to Carie and Travis for inviting me into their home to capture the kiddo who’s captured their hearts!

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Know someone waiting on their own little bundle of joy to arrive? Have them drop me a line to schedule maternity and newborn photos!

Yesterday morning, I met the Anderson/Davis family for portraits at A. L. Anderson Park (of course)! The rumbling thunder and approaching storm meant that we had to work quickly, but we managed to avoid the rain! untitled-1026 Logan was cute as ever. untitled-1029-Edit-2 And check out these lovely ladies. untitled-1022 And of course Mike had to get one with his daughters. untitled-1063 But we couldn’t leave without a picture of Logan and Grandma and Grandpa… untitled-1073 …and Titi and Uncle Zak! untitled-1086 Thanks for playing in the park with me, guys! untitled-1046-2

Today I had the pleasure of photographing a maternity session/baby shower for a couple who are in the Army, and stationed at Fort Rucker in Alabama. Liz, who went to school with Kelsey (you remember my sister), and whose Commissioning Ceremony I photographed several years ago, sent me a message to book me last minute.

She and her husband, Josh, were great! I suppose being in the military prepares you to take direction well. 🙂130330-10We got some photos of just the two of them, as well as some of her family with them, and then headed to the Bamboozle Tea Lounge near Channelside for the shower. 130330-61 The shop is a lovely venue for holding baby showers and bridal showers. I was practically drooling over the Vietnamese cuisine, and legitimately fangirling over the fantastic natural light that filters in through the two-story windows.130330-99 Alas, I did not sample the tea (dummy, you’re in a TEA LOUNGE), but the list of available teas sounded wonderful, and I plan on going back to check them out on a normal day.

Anyway, much fun and frivolity and food was had this day. Liz and Josh are heading back to Alabama, and I wish them and little Matthew (when he arrives) all the best! 130330-73 Ta!

Jen

Hello, friends! Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending and photographing William’s first birthday party! It was an adorable Dr. Seuss theme!

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Just look at the Lorax punch!

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The birthday boy got all suited up for his cake smash.

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So we headed outside! He seemed a little unsure about the cake.

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So Dad helped him out a bit.

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Look at this beautiful family!

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Of course, he needed to wash up before going back inside.

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And then presents!

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Thanks to Bryan and Jodie for choosing me to document this milestone for William!

Jen