Baby Nathan | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

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?

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I’ve known Baby Nathan’s parents forΒ 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!

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See? Seriously. So beautiful

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Ben was such a fun older brother to photograph! He had the perfect amount of energy and gave me lots of great smiles.

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As always, it was wonderful to capture these sweet moments of this family of four!

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Welcome to the world, Baby Nathan! πŸ˜€

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Baby Daniel | Portland, OR Newborn Photographer

One of my most favorite things in life is getting to watch my friends become parents, whether that be for the first or sixth time. πŸ™‚ Beth and I taught together for several years and I’ve so enjoyed getting to know her and her husband Andrew outside of school. This summer, they welcomed their first child into their family and little Daniel is incredibly precious.

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People always ask new parents: “Do you think he/she looks like you? Or, do they look more like your spouse?” I have to say, Daniel looks like the perfect mix of both BethΒ and Andrew!

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I’ve never known anyone to successfully get their baby’s hand prints at the hospital, but Beth and Andrew were able to do it! Then, we took this special photo of Baby Daniel next to his hand and foot prints in his baby book.

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Do you see that mural on the wall behind them? Beth and her mom painted the whole thing! I am so impressed.

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Congratulations to a wonderful couple and welcome to a truly special family, Daniel! πŸ™‚

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 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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