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I can’t wait to get the full post of handsome little Elijah up for you, but I thought I’d better give you a preview.  This afternoon was a fun day full of newborns photos and big sisters photos.  I only got peed on once (thank you to every newborn client I’ve had to prepare me for motherhood!) and got to dance with a two year old.  It doesn’t get better than this.  Check in soon for more of Eli and his big sis Grace.

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It doesn’t matter the year.  It doesn’t matter the child.  In every nursery you hear the hush of a whisper “what a little miracle”.  And that whisper is right.

In Breanna’s case, the whisper is not only right, it’s the only way to describe her.  33 weeks into her mommy’s pregnancy, there were complications.  My cousin, Julie, had HELLP syndrome and the situation was life threatening.  Breanna needed to come early, but there was concern at how young she was.  In God’s good grace, Breanna was born perfectly healthy, never needing oxygen or spending the beginning of her life in an incubator.  After three weeks of scary ups and downs for her mommy, both a healthy daughter and mother were able to come home.  Many thanks to all of our friends and family who have relentlessly prayed for both girls.  We have a good God, and he has miraculously brought Breanna safely into this world.

Welcome Baby Anna!

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Her older sister looked at me with excited eyes and exclaimed “Amba!  Baby Iza-bella inside!”.  We had just finished getting a few absolutely adorable pictures of Abigail when she heard her sister had woken up.  We quickly ascended the stairs to where Abigail’s 7 day old sister awaited her first photography shoot.   There is nothing more endearing (and terrifying!) as a new big sister.  They are full of love and curiosity as they cuddle their infant sibling.  It’s beautiful, until they go for the eyes.  They always go for the eyes.  But as far as big sisters go, Abigail is going to be a great one.  And as far as little sisters go, Isabella is beautifully serene. 

Isabella was a wonderful model!

This is one of my favorites!

I LOVE how Abigail is looking at Isabella’s hand

The big sister

Thank you Burlando’s for the joy of working with your family, and specifically your girls.  They are such a joy!  Congratulations on your newest addition.  She is absolutely wonderful!

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The weather was warm and the sun bright.  Pink frills and decorations surrounded the yard, all exclaiming a first birthday was about to be celebrated.  A beautiful cake and appetizers lined the kitchen counter, waiting for the guests to arrive.  The birthday girl was unsure of what was about to transpire – although being one was sure it was all about her anyway.  Her white dress with perfectly pink accents distinguished her as the champion of the party.  A wonderful way to celebrate Kennedi turning one.

After having the privilege to photograph Kennedi’s first year, her parents invited me to capture her very first birthday with a few pictures before the party, and a few during.    It was a ton of fun to be able to watch this little beauty transform over the last year.  I can’t wait to work with her again in the future.  Happy Birthday Kennedi!!

Oh, and I had to show you this cake!  Isn’t it absolutely adorable?

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You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on Saturday.  It was the perfect day to celebrate Kennedi turning one!  Here’s a picture from the day to wet your appetite.  There will be more to come…

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Carrie, Hannah’s mom, and I were chatting about names after she saw my last post about Calvin.  She was glowing with love as she looked at Hannah, telling me about her name.  “It was right after I became a Christian when I was 17” she said, the sound of the movie “Annie” quietly playing in the background as the older two girls rested after a long day.  “I read the story of Hannah and knew I wanted to name my daughter that someday”.  And so this little bundle of joy bears the name Hannah Hope, after a woman who put her entire hope in God.    A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

Mother and daughter

This is by far one of my most favorite pictures!


And the Buddha Belly…

Cheethams, thank you so much for this opportunity to work with your little one!  We guys are wonderful!!

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Purpose behind names is so important to me.  Ask Mike.  We’ll be sitting watching TV and I’ll hear a new name, and I have to look up the meaning.     And it’s not necessarily the meaning, it can be why you were named something.  Like Mike and I’s middle names are both family names, and I love that!  So when I learned that the 4 day old I was photographing was named Calvin, and I saw on his bookshelf a work by John Calvin next to “Good Night Moon” I realized he was destined for great things.

And can I tell you I also love taking pictures of newborns when they’re so new! I mean, four days old is right out of the oven!  And what a handsome baby at that.

I LOVE his smile!

Another smiley one…

I got to admit, this is one of my favorites

To counteract the smiles, I had to show you he was a real baby…

Siegmunds, your son is handsome.  And your love for him fills your home.  I’m so excited for you and your new family!

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There is something intrinsically lovely about spring.  Flowers not only bloom on the ground, but they take over the trees as well!  Finally you can start leaving your winter jacket on the hanger, and grab a lighter scarf.  I look forward to it every year!  You can finally let winter go and move into the vibrance of spring.

And to make it even more lovely, add in 6 month old Isabelle.  Full of giggles and smiles.  It doesn’t feel all that long ago that we were doing her newborn shoot.  It’s amazing how fast she’s grown (not like it’s anything new that babies grow, but you know what I mean)!  She continues to become such a beautiful girl!

This is one of my absolute favorites of the day….

You got to get some goofiness into every shoot…

Millers, it’s always a pleasure working with you!  I can’t wait for Isabelle’s next shoot!

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I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!  Ours was wonderful.  We had a great time being with family and celebrating and relaxing.

Many of you have asked about it, and in honor of Easter I’m finally putting it up…Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls I give you the Baby Chick/Easter shoot (and thank you to Providence for teaching me that great line!)!!!

Mike and I had so much fun working with all the families on this shoot!  It was hilarious to watch the kids with the chickies, and made for some great pictures!  Thank you to all of the families.  We had a blast working with you!  And a special thanks to our 6 baby chicks for being such good sports.  You guys rock.  (can you say that to chickens?  I guess that’s kinda weird.  Whatever).

You’ve gotta love this next one!  Jonah really got into the farming motif.  Such a “little man”!

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Easter eggs and flowers

So the rain hasn’t been the only delay around our house.  Sorry for leaving you hanging last week on the blogging!  It was a bit crazy at the Paterson residence.  And it’s female resident being the chief culprit. 

Going back to the rain though.  We rescheduled the spring Easter shoot for fear of rain.  I know there were some of  you that had wanted to do the shoot, but weren’t able to do.  Our new date is March 28th.  We will have a back up, so rain or shine, that shoot is gonna happen!  And I can’t tell you how excited I am for it.  I’m going to have my own roost of little chicks, as well as Easter eggs and basket.  It will be so much fun!  So, if you felt you had missed out this weekend, you are welcome on the 28th.  Space is limited though, so let me know soon if you are wanting a spot!

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