Chelsea made her grand entrance a couple weeks earlier than expected—right as we were going out of town—and we finally got to meet her last weekend. What a precious, little thing she is. Here are a few of our favorite images from her session.
Our friends Sara and Bobby are such special and inspiring people in our lives. If the couple hours we spent meeting Hayden last weekend was any indication, I know these two will be wonderful parents as well. While I finish editing their images and coming up with the words for their full post, enjoy a little sneak peek of their happy baby boy.
Last weekend we got to meet little Parker Lee, who was born just three days after the New Year. Enjoy a little peek at the cuteness I'm editing right now. :)
Miss Lila has gotten a lot of publicity on the blog this fall. Between her newborn session, featured products, three-month session, and chats with mom about future milestones, it's a lovely feeling to know we'll see more of Lila as she grows. What's even more lovely? She's not opposed to our cameras anymore. Yay!
Lila turned three months around the end of November and it was too cold for an outdoor session, so we were able to get more creative around the [P] family home. Mom, Maggie, had several outfits and hats ready—some for Christmas and others for general three-month shots. I'm glad she planned for that because we ended up with a good mixture of images for both occasions.
During our time together we made Lila the centerpiece of a Christmas buffet, and took shots that will probably re-emerge for those embarrassing teenage moments. Even better, we caught glimpses of her sweet personality at three months that will come together with other sessions, and tell the story of her first year. Check out some of our favorites.
Parents Maggie and Ryan live in an area where the homes burst with character. Dan and I always enjoy checking out the homes there, and seeing a grand piano tucked into this family's back room was an extra treat. Newborn Lila didn't see the piano or our cameras as a treat, though. At just a week old, she was very vocal with her opinions.
Lila had the cutest gray dress and pink hair bow, perfect for weaving color into her birth announcements. I think gray is becoming my new favorite color. And she helped us find the most comfortable spots around the house. Her favorite spot, of course, was in the arms of mom and dad.
Meet Lila Ryan...
Aaron and Susan had to wait three days after their due date, and endure many (MANY!) hours of labor, before meeting their little one. She was perfectly happy staying put, and with the freezing weather of the Midwest I don't blame her one bit. But she finally arrived, and we got to meet her this past Sunday. I'm happy to introduce you to Miss Claire...
Besides vetoing a couple of poses, she was really content throughout the afternoon.
Look at the tiny, pink boots!
And the details in her nursery...
She somehow knew exactly when the cameras were pointed at her face, because this was her reaction. :)
Aaron and Susan: thank you for letting us meet Claire and hang out with your little family. We can't wait to show you the rest of the images.
On Sunday, we had the pleasure of meeting Joe and Maura's adorable baby boy. Even though he had grown in the 11 days since his birth, he was still so tiny to us. He was a great sport throughout the session, which included a little nap for him while we ate lunch. Joe and Maura have such wonderful colors in their home that, combined with the outfits they chose, made the images look very soothing. I couldn't think of a better turn-out.
I hope Joe and Maura enjoy the sneak peek of their beautiful family. And with that, I'm happy to introduce you to sweet Owen...
Look at those squishy cheeks!
And those little feet!
Joe and Maura: thank you for letting us invade your home and hang out while meeting Owen. Hopefully everyone was able to nap after we left. :) We're looking forward to seeing you next week!
I got to spend some time Saturday with Joshua and his parents, Scott and Mary Ellen. Joshua is and has been such a blessing to their lives, but I know that he's even more blessed to have them as parents. They are wonderful people who have impacted our lives greatly in the few years we've known them.
This session was extra sweet because it was Rye Designs' first newborn session and my first solo gig. It's hard to believe that, but Dan and I always shoot sessions together. Since he was out of town, I had to be confident and bring the awesome. I missed having his angles and ideas, but I had a good vision going in and I'm pretty proud of myself.
Meet Joshua and his fabulous green nursery...
Once we went into Scott and Mary Ellen's bedroom for some shots, I could have stayed there all day. The sunlight coming in through the windows was heavenly.
Toward the end of the session, we headed to the living room couch for some relaxed family shots. Here's mama with her baby...
and her other baby. :)
So what do you think of our first newborn session? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Scott and Mary Ellen (and Josh!), thanks so much for letting me come into your home, move things around, and place Josh in positions he may not have cared for. Your little family is a big reminder of how great God's love and timing really are.