I’m back to picture-taking and blogging after having my third baby. Hooray! And, what better way to come back than by taking pictures of this family and their beautiful newborn?
I’ve known Baby Nathan’s parents for years and their oldest son, Ben, is a little younger than my oldest son. Erika and I met through the program I did in graduate school, before she met her husband, Tony. I was privileged to be at their wedding and I’ve loved seeing their family grow over the years. It’s been a delight to see the beautiful mom Erika has become!
See? Seriously. So beautiful
Ben was such a fun older brother to photograph! He had the perfect amount of energy and gave me lots of great smiles.
As always, it was wonderful to capture these sweet moments of this family of four!
Welcome to the world, Baby Nathan! 😀
I’ve known these two kiddos for their whole lives. 🙂 I did the newborn photos for Camden a year ago (how has it been that long?!) AND his six-month photos, and watching the two of them grow into the fun siblings they are today has been so fun.
Recently, Ensley turned four years old and it’s hard to believe that she’s such a little lady now! She has such a sweet smile and knows how to work the camera!
Camden turned one in July and he’s so cute! He is such a little goof and he has such big eyes! I love that his mom picked out this Uno shirt for him — so festive and fun at the same time.
And then there are moments like this that totally warm my heart. 🙂
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! 🙂 Aria has a sweet smile, beautiful eyes, and a full head of dark, dark hair.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
Aria is incredibly precious and I loved every minute I was able to spend with her. 🙂
Benjamin’s mom and I go way, way back. 🙂 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.
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.
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. 🙂 I think it gives them so much personality right from the start.
Congratulations to this new family of four!
Is the baby shower for the mom or for the baby? Or is it a little of both? 😉
No matter which way you look at it, Janelle was just glowing at her baby shower. She’s expecting a little girl soon and they’ve decided to name her Aria.
Aria is already so, so loved. People from all parts of Janelle’s life were there to celebrate little Aria’s arrival. Everyone had a fun time and the food was delicious! There were so many handmade gifts (some of them you can see above) and the CUTEST clothes (seriously, can I PLEASE have that coat in my size?!).
The background you see with the flowers was made by Janelle’s mother and sister! Everything was planned to perfection and Janelle’s friend Boram was a truly lovely hostess.
We’re excited to welcome you to the world soon, little Aria!
Jess and I have been in the same book club for a few years now, and I was SO happy when she asked me to take photos of her family. Zayla has the BEST personality and Pax is the smiliest toddler. 🙂
It was a HOT day when we took these photos and the sun was right above us, but that meant we got some great pictures in the shade.
These two just make me so happy. Zayla loves her brother and he gets a huge kick out of watching her and laughing.
A delightful, happy family. 🙂
As I looked out my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago as I was getting ready for the Sheahan’s family session, I was a *little* nervous about the clouds and drizzle and wetness. Laura, the sweet mom in these photos, and I texted back and forth about the weather. On the one hand, no one likes taking photos in the pouring rain (most people aren’t looking for the “drowned mouse” look). On the other hand, it’s been the wettest Spring here in Oregon in 75 years, so the rain might never go away.
“We’re up for it if you are!” was Laura’s text to me, and I’m so glad we decided to go with it! Not only are their pictures super cute (her boys are adorable and full of fun!), but they have that classic “This is what life in the Pacific Northwest looks like” feel to them. 🙂
I think one of my favorite pictures of the whole session is this last one, above. Laura and her husband were posing for a cute photo and their boys just HAD to get in on the action and posed themselves right along side their parents! 😀 Adorable.
This little girl was my very first client and now she’s just turned ONE! Eeek!
Here’s Maddy when she was a newborn:
And here she is now:
I mean, how adorable is she?! Answer: Super Adorable.
I mean, can you even remember the last time you were THAT happy? 😀
And because we can’t let her have ALL the spotlight, we took a few pictures of her mom and dad too.
And the whole family together.
This park is the same place where Emily and Taylor (Maddy’s parents) had their wedding photos taken. There’s a photo in their living room of the two of them and this tree, so we recreated the moment. 🙂
And, because I can’t resist some Mom/Baby, Dad/Baby pictures, here are a few more:
A beautiful, wonderful family and a truly adorable ONE-year-old!