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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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I just love doing Baby’s First Year sessions. There’s nothing like watching a baby grow from a teeny tiny helpless newborn to a laughing, curious, personality-filled toddler. The first year is full of so many amazing milestones and it’s just the beginning.

Claire has been a joy to see grow up – such a sweet, happy baby – and soooo adorable. I love this family and have loved shooting Claire’s first year. I do always get a little bit sad at the end of the year though, when all the sessions are behind us. They just grow up too fast!

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This sweet little one was in a bit of a rush to enter this world and made his debut a few weeks early. Babies come when they come though, in their own time, and he was just perfect.

We had a cloudy, rainy morning for his first photo shoot but I don’t think he minded. We got sweet shots of him snuggling with his parents – my favorites – and of course his solo shots as well, and he rocked them all. Check out those beautiful eyes – what a cutie!

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