Welcoming Miss Harper [Parker Birth Photographer]

Oh, sweet little Harper. There were so many worries as your family waited for you, and when I got the call to head to the hospital to photograph your birth, I was ready to greet that mix of anxiety and excitement. Truly, though, the overwhelming joy at your coming washed over everything. Your mama was a warrior, especially when labor went from zero to 60 in what felt like mere moments. Your daddy stood ready with love, support, and anything your mama needed. As the morning sun washed over the room, you, sweet little girl, came into a world filled with love for you.

While not every fear can be assuaged at once, at that moment, you were there, and you were healthy enough to be snuggled and admired from near and far as texts and phone calls started flying back and forth to announce your arrival. Welcome to the outside world, sweet girl!


Waiting for Miss Harper [Parker Maternity Photographer]

“Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start…”

As I prepare this blogpost for publishing, I have Miss Harper’s birth and newborn photos sitting in their own folders, ready to share as well. However, I decided Maria (from the Sound of Music), had the best advice… to start at the beginning. Miss Harper joined a family so full of love and joy at her coming! Three-and-a-half years ago, I photographed big sister Madison’s entrance into the word, and getting to watch her grow into the amazing, spunky little girl, and now into a big sister, is truly amazing. Harper has quite the live of adventure in store for her with a big sister like Madison, and truly a life full of love ahead with this family.

Miss Marigold [Westminster Newborn Photographer]

For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart. (1 Samuel 1:27) 
Oh, Miss Marigold, you, little lady, were loved and fought for. I sniffed back tears so many times throughout this session as your mama talked about what a miracle you are, how hard the last few months of pregnancy were, and how very, very worth it you are. Little lady, you are surrounded by people who adore you so very much.

If you want to read about Miss Marigold’s lovely name head over to Sancta Nomina.

Grace - Thank you for making our session so easy and beautiful. I was just telling someone how you had a magic touch with our older children. I am so grateful that we were able to have this precious time in our family captured. Thank you for everything, Alzbeta!

The Hellwig Family [Golden Family Photographer]

If I had to choose three words to describe this session, it would be warmth, love, and joy. It all just oozes out of these photos, and I love it. This is why I do my job: the snuggles, the silliness, and most importantly: the families. If you’re on the fence about doing a family session, my friends, do it. These sessions are made of the memories of your sweet baby’s belly, the way they laugh, and so much more.