When Hannah contacted me to discuss her upcoming birth and newborn pictures I had already decided I wouldn’t be photographing anymore births; well as you can see by these images I caved. Hannah and I hit it off right away and spent our coffee date discussing photography with a little of everything else. I am always so amazed and blessed by the many people that this business has brought to my life. There was some worry that dad might not be local when it was birth time so how could I not be there to capture this amazing time for this wonderful growing family.
This particular birth story started in an operating room instead of the delivery room but what an awesome opportunity for a photographer to be invited into the OR. I walked in the room as momma was walking away to the OR to meet dad for the first time. We became fast friends as we were about to experience the amazing arrival of their baby girl. In true southern girl fashion Hannah wanted her hair to be perfect for pictures so her anesthesiologist made sure to fix her hair for the camera 🙂
I was able to spend a few minutes after baby S arrived with the family, capturing their first moments as three and what a pleasure to watch two people fall in love with their new baby girl and each other all over again.
On day 4 I got to spend the day with baby S, her momma, and grandma capturing some great images for her newborn session. We used elements of her daddy’s career, family jewelry and other great colors, fabrics and textures to create a series of images that I know they will cherish forever.
Thank you Key family for allowing me to be a part of our family’s story. I’m so excited for October and apparently for Baby S’s prom 😉
Newborn sessions are done in the first 5-10 days after a little one arrives so when this family contacted me and wanted to do a newborn styled session with their 3 month old I was honestly a little worried but always up for the challenge. To my surprise it wasn’t a challenge at all; this delightful beauty was sweet from start to finish and oh so photogenic. Mom and I worked seamlessly from pose to pose, she had some great items to use that went perfectly with what I brought.
We added a few pieces of patriotism to our session to honor the 4th of July and her daddy who is a Marine. I love when families are so proud of their service and country! Lucky for me I get a lot of that working in a military community. The sacrifice these families make is real, service members that spend countless hours away from their loved ones and often in danger.
This little lady truly exudes timeless beauty in each of these images. I hope her family loves them as much as I do ❤ !
These two came to me in May for their maternity session so I was excited to also be asked to photograph their new little one shortly there after. We met half way at a small park in Lucerne Valley for an outdoor session where we had lots of fun. A cousin came along so of course we had to add her into the session. With two active duty parents this little one is in for an adventurous lifestyle.
Photographing newborns is always amazing to me. The opportunity to capture a time in a family’s life that is new and all about love. Each story different and full of exploration of who you have become as an individual, as a parent, and as a family. What an honor to be asked to be a part of this time in each of my client’s lives!
I love maternity sessions; I love babies so I was super excited when Katrina and Will decided to let me capture their new adventure. Since they are here on a short military tour they wanted to make sure to capture the beauty of the desert; the birth place of their new life together as mom and dad! With baby due to arrive soon be on the look out for more gorgeous images of this family.
My photography has given me so many blessings and in this session I get to count so many more. Meet my bestie and her hubby; they truly are some of the best people we know. Over the years we have become family and are so excited to watch them in this next adventure. With Jemma Grace on the way I am glad I could capture the joy of this time for them. I have to say though there are always more bloopers in the Faust sessions because they think it is funny to make crazy faces and be strange but what are friends for right? Don’t worry I save them all for blackmail later 🙂 Love you Faust Family!!
I got to capture this family from bump to baby; aren’t they gorgeous! Mom loves everything girly, anything pink, pearls, lace so we had a great time incorporating all those elements into this newborn session! Anslee wanted to stay awake for all her beautiful images; once we got her into this deep sleep we snapped away capturing many gorgeous sweet images. Congratulations Santiago family!
These two drove all the way from fort Irwin to hang out with me in Twentynine Palms for their maternity session. They are both super cute and playful so there are lots of images with big smiles and laughter. They welcomed their baby girl into the world yesterday and I can’t wait to meet her!
These two were so smiley and giggly through out their entire session you couldn’t help but feel their joy! Both mesmerized by their little boy it was a absolute joy to capture this time in their lives. The little man was an awesome subject too, cute, smiley and enjoying the outdoors he gave us lots of great shots.
I have been so lucky to photograph family through several life events recently. I was there for the wedding, the baby bump, the newborn and a few first Easter shots; one of the greatest things for me as a photographer is watching and getting to know families through my lens. I am excited to share this newborn session and about 3 week old session for William’s first Easter!