June 6, 2017

When I had my last baby, I tried in every possible way to savior and cherish every little baby moment.  I knew he was my last and I tried to remember every day the best that I could in every sense I had.

One of my favorite things to do with my little one was to sit in a warm bath with him, letting him rest on my chest and watch his little toes floated in the water.

These days I am moping up splashed water and a tub filled with toys, but my memory of that special bonding moment is forever tucked away in my heart of memories. I only wish I took the time to ask my hubby to document just a moment of that memory.

Recently, a mom of a handsome baby boy contacted me for a mommy & me milk bath. I was so excited to be able to capture a mom share this moment with her little one.

Baby Eden is a handsome, chunky, BEAUTIFUL baby boy with eyes that connect to yours and hands that are curious to explore the world. Later, I found out that this was the first time that this momma has spent time with her little guy in the tub.

I filled the bath with my favorite bath mix from Bebe de Luxe and sprinkled some flowers and greenery in the water. Next, I sit back (in a non creepy way- lol) and capture some bonding moments between mom and baby.

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Baby Eden was very curious about all the floating flowers and kept wanting to grab and chew on them. Which I don’t blame him. The bath mix from Bebe de Luxe is not only soft and lovely feeling, but has a great coconut flavor. And totally safe to ingest – just in case!

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But the moment that tugged at my heart and get all weepy is the moment Eden needed a little moment to fill his tummy up.

Do you remember when you had to stop for a few moments and feed your little one? Do you remember how even though that moment was a force to make you stop and breath, it was the most beautiful moment of the day. It is like a reminder to stop in the busy of the world and focus on something so amazing that really no words can describe it. Something that can make your heart feel so many things and make you cry happy tears.

Baby Eden took every moment of the time he asked from his momma and brought her back to focus on just him. To have no worries of the world surrounding them. It was just her… and him.

I stood back for a moment to give them some personal space – to not feel that I was constantly there as a stranger with a camera. And then I witnesses it.

Love.

Eden reached up with his tiny chunky hand and gently touched his mom’s face. It was if he was telling her that all is right in the world as long as he was in her arms.

I have bottle fed and breast fed my babies – and it doesn’t matter the way you need to nourish your baby – what matters is you are letting them stop you from looking at the world around you and seeing this beautiful creature that was created just for you- in every perfect way God created.. in your arms, just focusing on you.

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This milk bath session was so refreshing me to. It is so easy to get caught up in the same everyday life and even sometimes in the photo world. It blesses my heart when someone reaches out to me to capture a moment, a memory, a milestone and I just get to witness God’s amazing glory- all right in front of my lens!

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Snuggled up in the mountains of Northern Idaho, is a cozy little town called Coeur d’Alene. Where the trees give off the most amazing fresh smell and up until recently, the grounds were covered in snow. Back in March, I held a Simply Baby session in my home studio that was gently set up with a big fluffy white blanket on a bed. The family that came to see me, I just adore. I was able to meet this momma back when she was pregnant with her little guy and since then, kept in close contact with each. Most Sundays I was able to visit with her during church and I just about peed myself every time she offered to let me hold her little guy. Oh, I love that little man. The sweetest smiles, gives me hugs and during worship, he will sing along in his adorable baby sounds. And his sister….. oh my- what amazing eyes she has!! Here is their last session we did with big sister just flashing her big blue eyes and loving on me!

In the studio, the kids played together, jumped, crawled, bounced, played peek-a-boo and acted like a kitty. Baby S loved up on his favorite blankie and drooled the crap out of Sophie the giraffe. Just being these kiddos and their momma always makes my heart smile.

 

Here is a sneak peek into our simply baby session.

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I am Jackie from Jax Creations Photography. Capturing moments and documenting life is my passion. It is so important to me to work on being present in my own family’s life and for me, taking photos of every day moments is the best way for me to do that. It helps me remember a funny moment, a certain facial expression, a sound, a touch, a feeling. It is my way to share my story with my children. That is why I enjoy doing what I do. It is a way for me to express my love in many ways.

I offer photography and video services to clients- just like you – to help capture, document and share your story and your memories. I want to help you remember the crazy messy hair your child has when they wake in the morning, the time you let your little one (or big one) help you make pancakes, or be there to capture your child’s perspective of him building a fort. I want to help you see your story!

Jax Creations Photography is located in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and servicing the areas of Sandpoint, Hayden, Spirit Lake, Post Falls, Spokane Washington. On location and in your home. Studio sessions are available for newborns, babies and maternity as well as milk bath sessions.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci

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Celebrate your little one with a Simply You session. The studio will be set up with a mock bed with all white bedding – you just bring in your little one and let them play. Either dress them in a simple outfit or let them rock their diaper cover. This is a perfect session collection to just let them be themselves showing off that adorable personality.

Session dates available are March 3 & 4th with times available from 10am till 1pm. Your session collections includes 20 minute session and 5 digital images. Limited time slots are available, session collection must be paid in full to save date and time.  Contact me today to reserve the best time for you and your little one. 

*session collection is per child

It it time to play a little catch up now that the holiday season is over. Wow, what a busy but fun season it was. Hopefully soon, I will have a big blog post all about it to share all the adventures we did as a family and share my own Christmas Pure Moment Film.

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Before Christmas came, I had some great company with a friend of mine who I always just enjoy being around. She is just this beautiful woman, so sweet and so calm – like a breath of fresh air when we so desperately need it in our lives sometimes. As moms, even though our days may be simple with just raising children, it can be difficult for us moms to get out of our bubbles and make time for things outside of our mom life. After all, raising children and being a  wife is a full time job. But on this day, we had made some time to see each other and be in each others company.. and of course I had begged if I could grab a few photos of her adorable baby girl since the last time was when she was born.

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Here is a sneak peek into our little Christmas session together. I loved this mini session because baby S really gave me a mixture of facial expressions which is always so much fun. Babies in this stage are just started to really have their personalities bloom and it is so much fun for me to be able to capture it. For the most part, I am a stranger to a lot babies so I get to sit on the floor with them and play, sing, laugh, dance and be silly. We get to explore and in return I get baby loves. The parents get to sit back – within safety distance, and just watch their little ones be themselves. And of course if their little one is on the move, they get to be my baby wrangler. Pictures shouldn’t be always about the smiles. They should be about the personality. The facial expressions. What are the cute little things they are doing right now in this stage of life?

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I remember getting the message from this baby girls mom and I remember getting so excited that my hubby asked me what was so exciting.

I first met this momma years ago and have had many opportunities to capture her and her adorable son in front of my camera, but this time I was able to meet and capture her newest precious baby girl. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her and snuggle and see some PINK! Boys are cute, no doubt but those girls are so adorable in pink bows, tuts, anything feathery, furry, flowerly.. anything!

Baby Clara is a sweet ball of 6 month cuteness. She is rolling all over and sticking her bottom up in the air like she is trying to crawl. She LOVES her big brother and smiled the whole time at him during photos. They are going to be the best brother and sister team! Baby Clara is a fan of  peas, green beans, apples, pears, carrots, and butternut squash. Her momma seems like a pro at making homemade baby food. I wish my little people were babies, that I did that – seems so fulfilling. I guess now I just have to wait years for grand-babies to come along to try my hand at that. YIKES- grandbabies- that just seems weird to say.  Back to baby Clara…. Let’s give her and momma a big high five for surviving her first tooth coming through!

Here is a sneak peek into our outdoor 6 month session – isn’t she just so cute!?!

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