This beautiful mama and her adorable baby girl were just so wonderful! Katie's home is absolutely gorgeous and her style really spoke to my bohemian, beach-loving heart! We were lucky to have her mother with us for the photos. She was a godsend, whipping out ALL the baby loving nursery rhymes! I wish you could have seen the three of us singing and dancing to make Blakely giggle. It was quite a sight! Some of my favorite photos actually occurred when baby girl was just done. She was so tired and just wanted to sleep. I had the opportunity to shoot through Katie slowly rocking her sweet daughter to sleep. This may not typically be something you would think of as photo worthy, but I know I wish I had some pretty photographs from when my children still needed that comfort to go to sleep. These times when they are so little are fleeting. I am truly so grateful for those quiet moments I was able to capture and I hope that you love them too!
Baby Camden surprised everyone when he arrived quite a bit early. Weighing in at just over 5lbs, it reminded me of how small my first baby was when he was born. We were terrified to put him in the carseat because the buckle was larger than his tiny face. His 8th birthday is quickly approaching and I find myself having a hard time believing it. It is almost painful to know that many years have already passed. He is also huge now! These babies of ours will surely grow, it seems to happen overnight. We spend these sleep deprived days staring at the tiny new human that fills us with such unfathomable love, hoping we are equipped to take care of this sweet little soul. Snuggle them in tightly, bask in that delightful newborn smell, and savor those little newborn noises. One day we wake up and realize they are not babies any longer.
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The new baby that instantly creates a little family of your own. The first snowfall that beautifully covers everything in powdery white, shimmering in the sunlight. There is something so magical about the changing of seasons.
Meet Colin Patrick, 2 months new. He is the happiest little guy with the cutest head of hair! I love the little blond streak through it! He was completely content being outside during his first time seeing snow fall, wide-eyed and excited just staring up at his parents. Nostalgic for those days when it felt like hours flew by and all we did was stare at our new baby!
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Days and nights blur together.
Kisses on squishy faces
That change almost daily.
Tiny backs filled with rolls of skin,
Folded up baby legs
Molded to your side
Clinging to you at all hours
Night and day.
Little fingers holding on tight
Gentle hum of the sound of their sleep
Sweet baby smell
One moment they look at you
Finally locking eyes
Through the fuzziness,
We try to remember it all.
Our babies will grow and change,
They all do.
But for now, we hold on tight
To these tiny little bodies
Fit perfectly into our hands.
Below are a few of my favorites from baby Owen's sweet session!
Then there were 3.
It's amazing how much can change in just one year. Last summer, I was photographing Caitlin and Mike at their wedding in downtown Buffalo. This year, I flew in from my new home of Orlando and, as luck would have it, was able to photograph them as a family with their new baby girl! I truly feel so grateful to be able to follow along on Caitlin and Mike's journey together and document these milestones as they happen. Little Miss Harper is simply adorable and I couldn't be happier for them!!
Jackie and Chuck are just the sweetest couple and make a great team. I really can't even imaging having twins. It's hard enough to manage one baby at a time! In the short period of time that I was able to spend with them, Jackie and Chuck looked like professionals managing the daily challenges of life with 2 new babies. A feeding and sleeping schedule with brand new, identical twins is no joke. It seems to require all hands on deck, all the time. I think even Lucy, the dog, was ready jump in and help. She was bound and determined to be in the family photos and even posed herself! We laughed about it, but she was really so cute and always checking in to see what was going on with the new babies. It truly must be an amazing experience to be able to watch the special relationship between twins grow. Maeve and Greta are two very beautiful baby girls. These little ladies are lucky to have such adoring parents, and each other!
I remember the days leading up to the birth of our second baby. The uncertainty. The guilt. Feeling like you are going to crush your first born's whole world. Bringing home your sweet baby, feeling so full of love, and wondering just how your toddler will react to this new little being who will take over their home. Then, something magical happens. Your toddler suddenly falls madly in love with their new sibling. They want to hold the baby, snuggle the baby, feed the baby. And so that sibling bond begins. This is something that moves me to the core. I love seeing it with my own children and I truly hope that they will always be close. I am so grateful that I was able to witness this bond with sweet Brennan and his new sister, Molly. Here are some of my favorites from Molly's in-home newborn session at just 5 days old. Big brother really loved her up!!
A name passed down through four generations
Homage paid to a patron saint
Cultures blended together
Each carefully thought detail
To meet this boy
Bright blue eyes
Faintest of auburn hair
All bundled up
Into this sweet little soul
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this handsome little boy and his momma. I loved hearing about his story. Below are a few of many favorites from baby Auggie's in-home newborn session!
Motherhood is many things. It is a beautiful bond between a mother and her baby. Sleepless nights and long days filled with exhaustion. A love so deep that it cannot be put into words. Endless piles of laundry and spills in unexpected places. Hours spent holding our babies, gazing into their eyes and taking in their sweet scent. An overwhelming responsibility to guide these tiny humans, while second guessing every decision we make. It is a journey. One that is different for each of us. But the gravity of the title carries a depth that lives on indefinitely. Words of wisdom passed along from mother to child. Traditions kept over generations. As we stumble through this new role, while doing our best to appear graceful as we do, that bit of legacy is not lost upon us. We hope that the lessons we have learned and our own moral compasses will guide the way. That we are somehow capable of completing this journey. And that these little souls that have been left in our care will grow up to be good people, happy, and someday, wonderful mothers and fathers. They may even look back while on their own journey, and draw knowledge from some profound thing we once said or borrowed from a previous generation. We may not ever do it perfectly, but we understand this is a precious gift we have been given and we do our best, each day, to nurture it and help it grow.
Some photos from my session with sweet baby Milah at 4 months and her beautiful momma, shot in Buffalo, NY, are below. I just love witnessing mothers interact with their babies and this one, is a dream baby. And she arrived with her toenails painted pink!! I can't even!! These may be some of my most favorite photos ever!
There is something so satisfying about holding a newborn baby. That aromatic baby scent. Their squishy little faces. The way they fold their tiny bodies into yours and fall into a sound sleep. Perhaps, I am reflecting on these nouances more because I know I won't have a newborn of my own again. Sure, the night feedings, and feedings in general are cumbersome, but this time of constant sleep and minimal movement is fleeting. I am forever happy to meet and hold your precious babies and am so thankful to be able to document this sweet season in your lives. Ruby Lynn was a dream. Below are some of my favorites from her newborn session!