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It was a cool, cloudy and kind of gloomy day outside when I showed up to photograph this sweet girl, but I think she liked it because she slept nearly the entire time I was there. And of course one of the best ways to brighten up a cloudy day is to get to snuggle a new baby!

Amelia’s got it made in life – awesome parents, a cool big brother, and lots of love. Oh, and a very awesome nursery that I know she’s going to enjoy. Her brother was actually the very first newborn I ever photographed, so it was extra fun to be able to do these photos. I loved spending my morning with her and I’m so excited to be photographing her first year!

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18 months is such a fun age! Kieran showed up to his session full of smiles & ready to play. I was lucky enough to photograph him throughout his first year and loved capturing him at this age as well. He was eager to show off his walking skills by taking off on his own whenever possible. At one point we took him over to a sidewalk so he could push his trucks around on it, but he quickly decided that it was much more fun to take them off-roading. I just love watching kids grow from tiny babies to fun toddlers with minds of their own!

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I have 3 younger sisters, and Janaye, as the youngest, has always been the “baby” of the family. So to see her holding a baby of her own makes me feel very old. But it’s also so cool to see her as a mom – she was a natural from the beginning and it’s a joy to watch her & her husband with their precious baby boy.

I was a little spoiled with all of the beautiful natural light they have in their house – they almost had to kick me out because I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Plus, I might be just a tiny bit biased, but isn’t he one of the cutest babies you’ve ever seen??

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When I first met with Chelsea and Austin, they mentioned the idea of doing some of their engagement photos at Chelsea’s family’s farm. I’m so glad they decided to do that, because it was really freaking cool! It had not just one barn, but multiple barns – not to mention old fences and tractors and an old fence and all kinds of awesomeness. And not only was it photographically awesome, but I love that they incorporated a location that has meaning – those are always my favorite locations.

We had such a great session and I had so much fun getting to know them a little bit more – I can tell they have a lot of fun together too! I’m really looking forward to their wedding next summer!

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I am really lucky to have the job that I have. I’ve met some of the nicest people and photographed some of the cutest babies and get to have so much fun while I’m doing it. But one of my most favorite parts of my job is being able to capture not just one big life event but the progression of life events & changes along the road.

Lily’s parents have been on the blog several times already – engagement, wedding, maternity – and it just keeps getting better because now they have an adorable baby that I get to photograph every couple of months! Lily was so sweet for her first photoshoot – she even gave some smiles. I’m so looking forward to watching her grow up over the next year!

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I’ve been looking forward to doing these photos for a long time – maybe even since the day I found out that this little guy was on his way. I immediately knew that I really wanted to take photos of my new nephew soon after his birth at the hospital while he was super super new, and fortunately my sister was totally on board.

Of course, nobody really feels “ready” to be in photos less than 48 hours after having a new baby, but you just can’t beat that emotion that new parents have. Even when they’re completely exhausted because babies don’t like to sleep that second night after being born – there’s just such a joy and sense of amazement in the little life they now have to take care of. I love that I was able to capture the newness and the excitement – and it doesn’t hurt that new babies don’t get much cuter than this!

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Wow, what a wedding! All of the details were beautiful – the venue, the flowers, the cake, the ceremony, and of course the bride! Kemi was a stunning bride – each of her dresses were gorgeous and she totally rocked them both. Kemi and Charles had their ceremony and reception at The Chapel at Ana Villa.

It didn’t take me long at Charles & Kemi’s engagement session to realize how perfect these two are for each other & how much fun they have together. The ceremony was full of happiness & excitement – they read very touching vows to each other and danced up the aisle together. It was so great to see them get married and be so happy together.

And then the reception was an incredible party with nonstop dancing into the night. The wedding party got to have not one but two big entrances and it was so much fun to watch both. (It made me wish I could dance!) Kemi and Charles had a ton of fun and I could tell that all the guests did too!

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My little sister has been in front of my camera a ton over the years, but there’s something about doing her maternity photos that really makes me feel especially old! At this point she’s a complete pro for the camera. We did a lot of their photos in their home, and also went out to some spots around White Rock Lake for some outside shots. I can’t wait to meet the little one in a couple of weeks – or maybe even days!

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