Baby Sydney at 5 weeks. I really cannot get enough of her spiky black hair. She is so adorable!! It was pretty dark and started raining when I arrived for this in-home session so we moved out to their super cute bohemian styled patio. I loved everything about it and the pups even hung out for a few photos! Enjoy a few of my favs below!
I love all the newborn details. It often hurts to remember how long ago it was for me now, but also awakens me to the fact that these are the things I would want to never forget. A tiny warm baby on your chest. Drowsy little eyelids, fingers wrapped in your hair, open mouth sleeping in your arms. It's real and its raw and it's truly breathtaking.
Meet baby John. He is really so sweet and deeply loved. This squishy little guy just melted me!
I love seeing the newborns I have had the opportunity to photograph as older babies. They are smiling, moving, and really, as this momma put it, "in prime cuteness". This little beach babe loved the salt water and of course, eating the sand. This is such a fun age! Nora was pretty darn adorable, with her one tooth grin, trying to put anything and everything into her mouth as she was cutting more teeth. Her favorite part of the morning was sitting in the water and having the waves crash into her. No fear of the water here! Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful memories.
And please, give me all the sunrise sessions with babies at the beach!!!
Dress and baby's outfit: Rylee and Cru
This sweet maternity session is full of glow. Lori brought the gorgeous pregnancy glow and the sun setting behind the trees provided the most beautiful warm, sunshiny glow. Just a few of my favorite things! And they brought along their doggy!! I have been photographing so many dogs lately and I do love it. They remind me of toddlers as we bribe them with toys and treats and they sure do make everything a bit cuter!
I think we may be seeing a quarantine baby boom in the next couple of months and I am here for it!! Bring on those new babies!
Dress: Free People
I met Brittani through Instagram. She is one half of Buds Flower Co. Brittani and her friend Amanda grow fresh cut flowers right here in the Lake Nona area and create the most beautiful floral arrangements! If you haven't heard of them, you should definitely check them out!
This baby boy also just melted me. Baby Jack is incredibly adorable with that full head of hair and little side part. I cannot even take it! Also, when a mama tells you that they love your style because of the way you photograph details, you photograph SO many beautiful details! I was in baby heaven, gobbling up each and every tiny baby roll! Below are just a few of my many favorites from this sweet newborn session!
This is such a sweet family with two beautiful little girls. I met Stephanie through instagram when she was very newly pregnant and have had the opportunity to follow her motherhood journey from one baby to two. Everything she does with these baby girls is so pure and beautiful. She and her husband are such kind, nurturing and just amazing people. I truly adore being around this lovely little family! It is really wonderful to meet someone for maternity photos and also have the opportunity to meet that new baby when he or she arrives. The significance of this truly magical time for a family is not lost on me. I am so grateful for every opportunity to be a small part of this sacred time in your lives!
These two are seriously the cutest together. They are high school sweethearts! He was overseas for 6 years and is finally back for good. It is easy to recognize how happy they make each other! They also brought a golden retriever puppy into their little fam who is so adorable! It was really difficult for me to narrow these down so I'm oversharing. Enjoy some of my many favorites from this sweet engagement session below!
Ahh! One of my dearest friends in Orlando is having a baby! I think all of us moms are relishing in this! Our sons are all best friends so he asked Tommy what it's like to have a baby sister. Tommy's reply was supposedly "ehhh", which he aggressively denies. Haha! Depends on the day I'm sure! In reality, the littlest sister so far, is not one to be left out and follows all of these boys everywhere. Looking forward to having another girl to hang with! We all cannot wait to meet this baby girl in a few short weeks!!
Meet me at the end of the earth....
I was recently a part of a beautiful beach elopement styled shoot in Buffalo, NY. The weather forecast showed the rain was supposed to hold out for us but as soon as everyone was finished setting up, tiny wet droplets began to fall from the sky. Most of this shoot was photographed in the rain! You can actually see how hard the rain was coming down in several of the photos. I am so happy we were still able got some gorgeous images of everyone's hard work. And our models, they were truly amazing and totally unfazed by getting soaking wet. They were also willing to walk along rocks and through the water which was an absolute dream!
I am completely honored to have worked alongside such creative and talented vendors.
Thank you all for making this day happen!
Wedding Dress Boutique: M.A. Carr Bridal
Dress Designer: Martin Thornburg
Styling: Quaint Rentals
Florals: April Spencer Floral Design
Hair and Makeup: Hair by Kayla Victoria
Models: Kayla Tomasello and Conor McDermott
Gray Dress: ASOS
Photographer: Rooted Love Photography
Second Shooter: Mary O'Sullivan
Film Lab: Photovision
You know it's going to be a good session when someone offers you a vodka drink upon arrival! Haha! But seriously, Alyson and Dane are pretty awesome. I was so happy to meet their sweet new baby boy. They have had good luck with calm and chill babies! This little guy seems to have the same baby demeanor as his older brother. Big brother impressed us all when he gave some snuggles and kisses right on command. I met Alyson and her little guy for maternity photos while she was pregnant a few months ago. At that time, he had a little tail of hair and now looked so grown up when I saw him this time around. All set with a fresh cut for his new role of big Bro!! It was really so great to meet their adorable new baby. He is so loved by all. Congratulations guys! You have such a beautiful family and I am so honored to have been able to document this special time in your lives!