Happy Birthday, Baby E!

Happy Birthday, Baby E!

I can't believe Baby E is already turning ONE!  She was the very first newborn I photographed after I moved my studio into my new basement space.  This year has gone by so fast, photographing over fifty of your sweet little ones in that short time.  I've loved it!

Here are a few highlights from her birthday pictures and cake smash:

Perfect Baby E

Perfect Baby E

Is it just me, or does it seem like "E" is the most common beginning letter of baby names this year?  One third of the newborns I've photographed this quarter have had names that begin with "E"!

This little girl was sooooo perfect.  She had the sweetest parents and slept so perfectly the whole time. We were able to get every shot we wanted, and then some! What a dream!

Rainbow Baby E

Rainbow Baby E

“It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of any storm. When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that we are not still dealing with it’s aftermath. It means that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover, but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.” -unknown

We're so glad you're here, Baby E! :)

Newborn Baby L

Newborn Baby L

Baby L had me laughing pretty hard at the end of his shoot! He decided to wake up and make the funniest faces ever.  One of them, I believe, is the universal newborn funny face (crossed eyes and Zoolander lips!).  Both of my kids did this, and it seems that every newborn who is awake at all while in the studio will make this face at some point.  I was surprised at how many of my Instagram followers said that their kids never made this face, though!

Free Birth Affirmation Printables

Free Birth Affirmation Printables

Hey, everyone!  I hope you're having a fun holiday weekend with your families.  I've been all ready for Christmas for quite a while, and was anticipating spending every day of this break having fun adventures with my kids.  Well, the reality is that this break has been filled with a whole lot of sibling quarrels, messy kitchens, Netflix for the kids and naps for Mommy (thank you, pregnancy!).

Yesterday I was really feeling the need to be creative, so I paid the kids each a dollar to leave me alone for a while.  (If you're not a mom, you may be judging me right now.  But if you are a mom, you've either done the same thing or are going to implement the brilliant idea ASAP!) :)  I went in my office and drummed up these cute little birth affirmation printables to use during my labor and delivery, and then had them printed at Costco.  While I am genuinely looking forward to my natural home birth with great anticipation, I do know that there will be times of discomfort.  I thought these cards would be fun to have hanging around the room for me and my husband and my midwife to read to help me get through those tough moments. 

I know I have a lot of clients who are also expecting new little bundles of joy in 2018. You are able to save the images off of this blog post so feel free to print and use whichever ones resonate with you! (They are scaled to fit a 4x6 print perfectly.)

Happy laboring! :)