As I held this precious blond hair, blue eye gift of a boy I kept thinking what will he become? Will he be this amazing mix of sassy, sweet and smart like his big sister? Will he be loyal, thoughtful and giving person like his mommy? Will he dream big dreams that turn into entrepreneurship like his daddy? I pray he loves and protects his sister fiercely. I pray he loves his mommy tenderly. I pray he seeks to love and honor God like his daddy. Mostly I pray he becomes the man God has already ordained him to be and discovers all the gifts God wrapped in just him. I know God has big plans for this baby boy can’t wait to see how they unfold.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
It is so much fun to watch a baby grow. Halle is no different. She is simply precious! She is in the middle of the perfect stage of personality and still staying where you put her. Her smile will melt your heart! Even though I did not think she could get more beautiful she some how is. I know she is the delight of her parents hearts, and they are enjoying every minute with her. This adorable girl is just pure joy!
I know GORGEOUS is probably the first word that comes to mind with this couple. Which they absolutely are! However they go beyond gorgeous! They are genuine, kind and sweet. You can’t help but smile after being around them. They are over the moon about the arrival of their baby girl. We had so much fun at their session. I love when I am given the freedom to create freely and when I have such amazing subjects. I can not wait to get my hands on the beauty of what is assured their baby girl will be.
I have waited for this little precious girl to be born for 13 years. I can clearly remember her mommy, then single, telling me how she felt the greatest calling on her life was to be a mommy. If the 13 years wasn’t a long enough wait, this baby girl decided to also be 10 days late. Each day for the last month of the pregnancy I was on pins and needles anxious for “the call” She even had us all waiting during delivery taking her own time. I then had to wait a whole 10 days before I got my hands on her. She though, without a doubt was worth the wait and a gift from God. I know there were many moments in the last 13 years that her mommy wonder if that calling would ever come to reality. I can clearly remembering praying for and with my best friend that God would guide and direct her, even with this huge longing. I know for Anna holding her daughter is a fulfillment of her heart’s cry. Oh precious Ryn, you were are a fulfillment of a dream God whispered to your mommy since she was a little girl. To hold you, love you and photograph you was nothing short of joy.
This little boy is a delight to his family. His big smile can light up a room. It is fun to watch his mind figuring things out. It was so much fun to take some time and capture Josiah at 6 months. It seems like those 6 months have flown by, I know they have for his mommy and daddy. My favorite part of this session was watching his mommy and daddy though. They love this boy fiercely and it’s easy to tell he brings them pure joy.
Some babies I get really anxious to get my hands on and love on. Caden was one of those babies. I have been excited for his arrival just about from the day I heard he was growing in his mama’s tummy. I was anticipating the chance to see Haley, his big sister interact with him. I was looking forward to seeing his mama hold him in her arms and seeing the peace on her face knowing he truly was here safe and sound. He was worth the anticipation and excitement. He is simply precious and a sweet gift, one that I got the honor of capturing.
If you have followed my work you may have seen this family a few times, and are aware I am pretty crazy about them. They are one of the most astonishing families I have had the privilege of knowing. There is never a time I walk away from this family and don’t feel blessed deep in my spirit. This time I photographed the birth of their eleventh child (yes you read that correctly), little Miss Isabella came into the family in an unfamiliar way to her mommy and daddy. They are use to tons of paper work, home inspections and lots and lots of waiting. Their other ten children came into their family by adoption, which in their own right caused much labor pains. Isabella came by birth, she decided to come quickly and without much warning throwing her very planned out mommy for a loop. She was welcomed with excitement and a lot of love by her other siblings. She continues to give her parents a whole new experience (I have a feeling that might be her moto). She will soon realize how awe-inspiring her family really is and how blessed this sweet baby girl is to be born into it.
I was promised that Miss Lily Kate was “simply delicious” as her mommy puts it. Her mommy was correct, she is just precious with those chubby checks and sweet disposition. She was very content to be loved on and I was more then happy to have such a tiny one to love. Every once and awhile I remembered I was there to photograph her as well and not just hold and admire her. We were able to get some amazing photographs of this sweet girl.
I love the excitement and anticipation that a little one brings, especially when it’s the first bay to join a family. This little boy is no exception. His mommy and daddy are busy preparing the nursery (which sounds like it will be awesome), picking out outfits, buying all the essentials all in preparing to hold this sweet boy for the first time. It’s a pleasure to get to document his journey starting with growing in his mama.
I have taken a few months off but for good reason. We welcomed our son Nehemiah Colin on November 17, 2010. He is a sweet little boy. Alea has adjusted to being a big sister beautifully! I thought you might like to get a peak at him. I am looking forward to getting back working with clients and photographing the moments in your life. Hope you enjoy my little man’s newborn photos.