Astorga Family | Portland, OR Family Photographer

Tecie and Ed recently welcomed their newest little love into their family. Cecelia is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell she is loved by every single member of the family. πŸ™‚

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And such beautiful eyes! And that little smile!

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Seriously, Theo and Josie were loving on their sister the whole time I was there!

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I love LOVE taking pictures of parents with their babies — especially when it’s not the “first” baby. Love really does just grow in a family!

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Tecie’s requested a few pictures of her with her older kids too, and I’m so glad she did! What a wonderful way to document this time for Theo and Josie.

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Welcome to the world, Baby Cecelia! πŸ™‚

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Baby Aria | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

You might remember I posted pictures from little Aria’s baby shower a few weeks ago. I’m happy to announce that she’s finally here! πŸ™‚ Aria has a sweet smile, beautiful eyes, and a full head of dark, dark hair.

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One thing I really love about newborn photos is taking pictures with new parents. Often, they’re still learning all of their little one’s new habits, but they also have gained so much insight in such a short amount of time about the little person that’s suddenly taken over their lives. πŸ™‚

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Janelle, Aria’s mom, looks so beautiful in her new role as mother. And Jeremiah, Aria’s dad, coos and sings to her all the time — you know she already has so much of his heart. πŸ™‚

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Aria is incredibly precious and I loved every minute I was able to spend with her. πŸ™‚

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Baby Benjamin | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

Benjamin’s mom and I go way, way back. πŸ™‚ Wendy and I were in grad school together and I’ve loved getting to watch her family grow over the past few years. She and her husband, Matthew, just had their second baby, little Benjamin. Their oldest, Lydia, is a little over three years old and in complete love with her little brother.

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Seriously, look at that face! The whole time during the session, she kept saying, “I hold the baby… I kiss the baby.” Completely and totally adorable.

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Also, Benjamin has so much hair! Maybe it’s just that both of my kids were born with only a smattering of hair, but I love seeing babies come out with whole heads of hair. πŸ™‚ I think it gives them so much personality right from the start.

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Congratulations to this new family of four!

Baby C | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

This little man is the son of a sister of a friend. πŸ™‚ Baby C is such a cutie (as you can clearly see). His family is so in love with him, including his big sister.

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One of the fun things about family photos when you have a newborn is watching the older child(ren) interact with the new baby. As an oldest child, I’m a little jealous of youngest children — there’s so much love there for a new baby!

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And, seriously, how cute is he?

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Baby Tristan | Portland Newborn Photography

I can’t even believe the tiny little squidge you see here is almost two months old now! I took these photos in November when he was just home from the hospital.

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Also, Tristan’s older brotherΒ was the most wonderfully behaved big brother ever! He did such a good job of gently holding the new baby and was so happy to sit and coo and smile at him. They make the most adorable pair!

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I love capturing these sweet moments between a baby and its parents, but I think I like it most when it’s the second or third baby. The first baby gets ALL the pictures (trust me, I’m the oldest, I know), so I make sure to get pictures of the baby and their parents together. In the name of fairness. πŸ™‚

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This last photo is one Tristan’s mom took with his older brother. What a cute idea!

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Baby Nicky | Oregon Newborn Photography

I kind of always thought I would be one of those moms who only has boys. My delightful daughter changed those plans, but I get to live vicariously through some of my clients. Baby Nicky is the third boy in his family and I got to take pictures of all of them! πŸ™‚ Watching Nicky’s older brothers hold him and play with him made my heart so happy.Β img_1171img_1225img_1292img_1463img_1495img_1554img_1561img_1630img_1654img_1705img_1760

Baby Roslyn | Newborn Photography

You might remember about a month ago, I posted maternity photos of this pregnant mom and her family. Well, Baby Roslyn is here! She is one of the most adorable babies and is super snuggly and sweet and all of the good things every baby is.

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How beautiful is this little girl?! Those cheeks! Those rolls! The way she’s perfectly content in her father’s arms! And her mom is so beautiful and her brother loves her so much. Welcome to the world, Roslyn!

I met a cute redhead…

Oh my gosh, the cuteness! There are a lot of reasons that I love taking pictures of newborns (they are usually pretty quiet, they stay where you put them, etc.), but the top reason has to be that every baby is so, so beautiful. Baby Bay is no exception.

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This stare!

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Bay’s older sister, Maren, was so fun to play with while we were waiting on her brother.

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I *might* have taught her how to launch her monkey through the air. Might. πŸ™‚

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When we were taking these pictures, she kept saying,”I’m holding him! I’m holding Bay!” The proudest two-year-old sister around. πŸ™‚

Because second children need photos of just them and mom and dad too!

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A new family of four!

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Also, total bonus because I can’t stop myself… WIN! πŸ™‚

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