Thursday, May 10, 2012

Waiting on Baby

 It was so hard for me to narrow down my post to just a few shots from this gorgeous maternity session! Karra and Ryan are preparing to be first time parents. This is such a special time and I feel so honored to be able to capture these memories.
 Karra is absolutely GLOWING and a stunning pregnant woman. She was such a great subject and so willing to try fun things!

 I know they are just dying to hold their sweet little girl in their arms! I can't wait to get her in front of my camera!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Liam's Smash Cake Session

Happy 1st Birthday Liam!

Liam came to visit me in the studio and had his first taste of cake! Though a little unsure at first, he ended up loving it and making a big mess! It was so much fun to watch him! Love sessions like this!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Layton - 3 months

 I can't believe how big Layton is getting! It still amazes me how fast little ones can grow! At three months he is ALL smiles for the camera! Thanks for an awesome session today little man!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Love this family!

 Can you believe this amazing weather we're having? It's March and I photographed a family on the beach today! Once again, I got to meet up with sweet baby Colton and also take some photos of his big sister Kylie! The love she has for her baby brother is so prevalent in all of the portraits I took of them! 
 Colton's daddy is a big sports fan, how priceless is this shot for a baseball lover! Lots of credit goes to his mommy, she made that hat!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cooper is turning one!

I can't believe how fast time flies! Tomorrow my little man will be a whole year old! Wow! It has been an awesome year! Now that I am a mom I can see a whole new side to photographing children. I am so glad I have had my camera to photgraph all of Cooper's special moments. I'll take this chance to remind you, that first year (and all the years!) goes by so quickly! I would love for you to give me the opportuinty to capture a moment of it! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Can you feel the love?


Monday, January 30, 2012

His first breath took mine C.M.N.

This weekend I was honored with the chance to photograph the birth of Colton Maverick N. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had as a photographer. When his daddy first approached me about doing it I was a little unsure. I thought of my own experience in the delivery room and thought I wouldn't have wanted a camera in there! Nor was I sure how I would react being on the other side of things. But let me tell you, it was an overwhelmingly awesome experience, and quite emotional too! I would do it again and again! (so if you, or someone you know is interested in having a professional photograph a birth...) The images turned out STUNNING, if I do say so myself! I now wish I had images like this of the birth of my son. I didn't know Colton's family very well, but I will forever be connected to them because I got to share in the blessing of his birth with all of them. I owe them a huge THANK YOU for that!!

In the face of pain, Mom was a champ. Labor moved very slow at first and she worked hard to get ready for baby. It was hard to sit back at watch her in pain but she did so well.

I love this; mom & dad praying for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
Once it was time, things went quick. I stood in the background while Mommy made a few (really, she's lucky!) pushes...

And there he was! It brings tears to my eyes every time I look at this image. Captured just the moment he arrived, Mommy holding her newborn baby on her chest for the first time while daddy looks on so lovingly.

Oh those precious first moments....

That's one proud daddy, wiping his tears. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. It was such a beautiful moment.

It's crazy to think sometimes, but all because two people fell in love. <3

What a blessing, and a beautiful family. God is pretty amazing. I sometimes wonder what his plan in life is for me. Then there are days like this when I get the opportunity to photograph things like this and I know He wanted me there for that, to capture those moments for the N family. AMAZING!