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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Pinks, purples, dresses, painting pictures, playing with momma and loving on sister…. these are things that tell their story.

This beautiful momma welcomed home a new baby girl for all to love and snuggle on and for their storyteller session, I was welcomed into their home for a little sneak peek and introduction of new baby, Miss Hadley.

While baby sister was able to get some rest, her big sister and I spent some time playing with eggs, puzzles, dress up and more! Here is a sneak peek into their storyteller session.

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Introducing Baby Sarah. “Sarah” – which means “lady” or “Princess” in Hebrew. And a princess and a lady she is. I can tell that she will have a smile to melt the hardest of hearts, the eyes to calm a soul, and words that will bring peace.

 

The last time I really spent with this momma was years ago back when we were both expecting a new baby. For me, it was baby number 5 and for her, it was baby number 2. I was there for her wedding, her first baby, her second baby….and again for baby number number 3. And they are some beautiful kiddos!!! The most sweetest and kindest family with the biggest heart. My heart was so happy to see this momma again and to meet her newest baby.

Baby Sarah is GORGEOUS!! Such beautiful creamy skin, plump and tiny, perfect amount of roll, the sweetest little nose and precious tiny lips – she even has her mommas toes.

Here is a sneak peek into our session we had recently.

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Being a baby photographer has many joys. One of my favorite perks, is being able to hold and snuggle new babies. Their tiny features so delicate and pure.

Baby Claire came to see me a few weeks ago – 5 pounds of adorable cuteness. Her mom and dad looked so happy and it was so sweet to watch them snuggle and connect with their daughter. Photography is such a joy. But connecting with the families is the best gift ever!

 

I created a special birth announcement for them. I learned during her maternity session, that this hubby serves in the military and just moved from my old stomping grounds in Virigina.

Introducing Baby Claire {bear}

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Introducing a new baby buck – Knoxx

When I received the news that this momma was expecting… first, I kind of had a feeling before it was announced and then second, I jumped up and down. My husband has gotten used to the fact that I do a little celebration anytime I get the good news that my clients and friends tell me they are having a baby. Gosh, I get so excited with every announcement!

I have had the pleasure and honor to be able to document each new baby of hers and I was thrilled beyond words to be able to document this little guy and all his tiny details.

Over the fall, we did a maternity session to announce their arrival of their little buck, Mr. Knoxx. Her session was stunning with the fall sunset. I had so much fun just being with her family and watching them love on each other. Feel free to read all about her maternity session or fill up on some eye candy over on Pinterest.

Finally the day had come when I was able to meet their little buck and get some of my own snuggles. The first time seeing him, my heart just melted and I think my voice went up two notches in baby talk. He is so handsome – such the looks of a little man. Perfect! And he was amazing during his session with me. It was very hard not to want to make this mom and dad stay longer just so I could get more snuggles in. Baby Knoxx is so loved and adored not only by his sisters and his mom and dad, but also by so many friends and family. I am so excited to watch this little guy grow up. I promise you will see more of him gracing the pages of my website and social media.

 

Here is a sneak peek into our newborn session.

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