Aubrey was such a good little girl. She knew she was here to have her picture taken. She was just a smilin' at the beginning of our session. She was so loose and relaxed the whole time. She is just so adorable, I love so many of these images and I hope you all do too!
Isn't she just the sweetest squishiest little thing?!
Have a great night everyone,
Date: 6.9.14 Weight: 9 pounds Length: 20 1/2 inches Time: 10:34 p.m.
I'm going to start off by saying this birth was not a typical situation for me. I have been "kicked" out of a delivery before but this time I was not going to be allowed back in afterwards to take after shots. So we brainstormed and what we got was a birth session that ended as a fresh 48 session.
When I got to the hospital mom was comfortable and happy. After some serious contractions she decided to get an epidural (they are amazing). She labored surrounded by people that loved her most. Little Aubrey was so well behaved during the whole labor. She stayed on her monitors, her heart rate never faltered, and she never gave mom too many issues.
Here are some of my favorite images from during the labor and Ashley, Coby, and Aubrey's fresh 48 session.
Keep watching the blog, Aubrey's Newborn session will be featured next!
Have a great day,
Fathers Day 2014
I tend to talk about moms a lot, mainly because I'm a mom. I relate to other moms. Today though, is a day to appreciate fathers. It's all about you dad. You will get ties you will never wear, you will get extra naps and hugs, you will probably even get at least one of your favorite meals. So soak it in dads because we love you, and appreciate you, and as a mom I'm here to say thank God for you!
I've heard many, many times that a mother becomes a mom when she finds out she is pregnant but a father becomes a dad the minute his baby is born. I definitely think there is some truth to that. During a birth you see a change when the father sees his baby for the first time. You can actually see that change of just a man to a daddy. You can see and feel the instant joy, love, happiness and most noticeable the pride.
I think that is the one thing that ties all new and well seasoned fathers together, pride. Dads have this amazing pride for their children that is unlike any other. I love seeing that look on a dads face for the first time. This special pride dads have for their children is one of a kind and it gives your kids a sense that they can become anything, do anything, and be anyone they want to be. This is so important to children. Giving them the knowledge that you are so proud of them no matter what, just for being them. It is a special thing that I think daddies do extra well.
So to all you Dads, Step-Dads, Single Dads, Father figures, and expectant Dads out there, Happy Fathers Day. I hope you have a wonderful day full of celebration, appreciation, naps, cheesy gifts, and favorite foods!
Nikki + Anthony
We were praying for no rain this day and while it was warm and we got sprinkled on once we had a beautiful day for pictures. Baby Abigail is due to arrive in about a month and I am pretty sure her big sister Bailee is pretty excited to meet her!
For those of you who don't know, I love black and white photography! Nikki's adorable outfit really lent well to it. I had to fight myself from making most of these in that fashion. I must say though for me the black and white photos are some of my favorite!
What is Birth Photography?
I am a mom and a photographer. My love of motherhood led me to photograph all things from bellies to birth and beyond.