Now I know what you all are thinking. Why is there a beach? Listen guys. Everyone knows I love adventure sessions so we hopped in a plan and went to the beach! Ok ok, maybe not. But if anyone wants to fly me to a beach I won’t complain. Here is the deal, dad isn’t from our little desert state and grew up surfing and wanted the ocean incorporated somehow. So I made some magic.
This family was so adorable and so easy to work with! It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with them during our time together. When they asked for a couple of shots solo I was happy to oblige. And they brought the fire!
What can I say about babies? I just love them. I love being able to capture these precious moments for you that are gone in a blink of an eye. I hope my love and passion shows through in the work that I do, because I give it my heart and soul.
Carter came into the session and immediately stole my heart. His big lips and squishy cheeks, lets just say I was over the moon.
Sweet little Lincoln is pretty much a clone of his big brother! His dad showed me a side by side of them, and you honestly would have a hard time telling the two of them apart. His big brother wanted to help with the session and you could tell how much he loved him already. Love to watch the relationship between siblings ❤
Sometimes you just have to roll with it while a storm rolls in. I envisioned a sunny pretty desert session, with flowers and their bold colors popping up all over. Mother nature had different plans, and I guess she knows best because I absolutely love how these turned out. The sky brought so much emotion to the pictures, and the wind just added to the whimsy.
Sometimes its hard to describe to other people. Sometimes you can’t find the words. Maybe there aren’t any words. All I know is beauty is everywhere. Like the way the sun paints the world in a golden blinding light. Illuminating everything and just for a few precious moments the world is shimmering and glittering around you. As if Midas himself has touched the ground around you and everything has turned to gold. The sky, oh the sky. It’s as if just for you, a masterpiece has been painted in brilliant colors. Colors so beautiful and impossible artists spend lifetimes trying to recreate them. And in those few fleeting moments as the sun kisses the earth goodnight, nothing shines quite as brightly as you. It’s like you aren’t part of this world. You are ethereal beauty in its purest form.
Its that motherhood glow.
All of that grandeur doesn’t come close to how beautiful you are.
How beautiful bearing new life is.
That little secret you keep inside of you.
Someone you’ve yet to meet but somehow love with all of your being.
Did you guys know I offer maternity sessions at a discounted rate if you book a newborn session. SAY WHAT?! I know dudes. I’m cool like that. Also, you can include the whole fam! Or you can do them alone, whatever you want. These sessions are all about you, your story and your new little one! This family was extra adorable and I was so happy to get to squeeze them in before they moved to California.
I’m a little behind on blogging, ok a lot behind on blogging. I had a crazy baby boom, and the result was over loading my computer and frying my hard drive! Unfortunately the nearest Mac store is 2 hours away, which made something that should have been fairly easy turn into a 3 week fiasco. Phew, now that its all behind me I’ve been working on breaking it again by not giving it a moments rest. Seriously though. I have blisters on my wrist from editing so much. However, all these perfect little babies are worth the struggle! I almost got to be there for Axton’s birth, but things got a little complicated and mommy had a c-section instead. I did get to pop in and meet him for his fresh 48 and then again for his newborn session. To me its crazy to see the difference between 2 days and 2 weeks. Let alone how they look after a month! Talk about growing fast.
But yes, I do sometimes shoot births, I don’t advertise a lot for it because its hard to commit and lockdown such an unknown schedule without dependable baby sitters! I love them, I think they are magical and sometimes I wish I were secretly a doula. My dream job just might be to hang out with pregnant women all the time, be there while they deliver, capture those magic first moments of life on the outside and the first time baby and momma are united out of the womb. Then to get the little details of the human you made! The alien like fingers, wrinkly saggy skin. The first time they use their lungs to scream. Sigh. Its so magical. I know I totally go out of my way to be a weirdo, sorry guys! I love fresh 48’s for the same reason. Love the raw unposed shots of the new little ones. Growing humans is amazing.