Hattie entered this world with bang, as perfect as can be! I was very honored to be her newborn photographer!
The birth story Mom and Dad will get to tell their little girl when she is older will be one of a kind. While the family was out of town for a family wedding, this little girl decided it was her day instead. Waiting as long as she could, Mom couldn’t wait anymore and they headed to the hospital. On the way, Mom said, “I’m not going to make it.” And she was right. They pulled over once at a hotel, her husband ran inside to ask for help and he got back in and Mom said, “Drive!” Attempting still to make it to the nearest hospital, still an hour away from home, they pulled over again, this time in a BP gas station parking lot. A few minutes later, they welcomed their little girl, Hattie. Thanks to the 911 operator, this Dad was able to successfully help his wife bring their little girl into the world.
Funny thing is, they were waiting to find out the gender until her birth day. So, when the ambulance showed up to whisk mom, dad and baby away, they still didn’t know, as it was dark and, well, Dad hadn’t really delivered a baby before, he was strictly following the 911 operator’s strict instructions to keep baby right where she was until responders arrived. The responders grabbed baby and Mom and Dad said, “Well, is it a boy or a girl?!”
“You have a beautiful baby girl”……they said.
Now, Mom will never forget the day of her sister’s wedding anniversary, as her and Hattie share this special date!
And they lived happily ever after…..
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Sessions are $195 and include your 20 minute session, digital images and print release.
Turn around time on photos will be approximately 2 weeks.
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Oh Coby. How handsome you are!! I love your sweet chubby cheeks and your fuzzy little head, oh and your wrinkly little toes. He did amazing for his newborn session. He even let me get him all curled up for the taco pose!
Coby’s mom and dad are friends of ours, so I get to cuddle on him whenever I want!!
Grey Romper: Lolo & Max
Teddy Bear Bonnet: Violet Dove Organics
Mustard Yellow Fluff: Oh So Fleeting
Griffin’s arrival was greatly anticipated. I was so happy to finally meet him. He was the 2nd biggest baby on the labor and delivery unit that day and I loved every single bit of his chunky little self. Griffin’s mom wanted creams and neutrals for his newborn session. Wish granted. I love the clean, simple and timeless feel these newborn photos display.
His sister came along for some photos as well and she was more than happy to show off for the camera and snuggle with her new baby brother. I will say she is one of the happiest little ones I have ever met and she exudes happiness and cheer everywhere she goes!
This little mama knew from early on that she wanted to come visit the studio from early on in her pregnancy!! Tucker’s newborn session couldn’t have been more amazing. He even gave us the biggest, sweetest smile during his shoot. I love his little toes and his sweet little face. His big brother sure is proud – these two will have so much fun growing up together!
Cream and Plaid Romper: The Dainty Meadow
Grey and Blue Pocket Romper: The Dainty Meadow
Chunky Knit Layer: Violet Dove Organics
What a great job I have! I love nothing more than to snuggle on happy babies all day! Ivy was no exception with her huge blue eyes and her dark hair! Her 5 month baby session went awesome. Oh, and I love her name!
I called baby Viaan my little peanut for his newborn session, measuring in 5.10 pounds when he arrived for his photos. He loved being swaddled, especially in my new stretch wraps from Dolly Priss, which I love! I am always amazed when babies come in for their newborn photos with a head full of hair and Viaan didn’t disappoint! I love all his sweet characteristics and his wrinkly skin! I know his mom and are so smitten.
Grey Overalls: Huckleberry Baby Prop
Brady was a little dream for his newborn session. I got to see his dreamy eyes for a few minutes, but otherwise, he slept like a charm.
Upcycled Overalls: Lolo & Max
All knitted hats, Blue knit Bonnet: Violet Dove Organics
Fox Hat: The Dainty Meadow
This session was so fun to plan and this family was amazing. The happiest little girl ever showed up for her session. Mom wanted a gypsy theme and a Teepee for her little girl. I finally had a reason to make the teepee I have been talking about for months. I love how it turned out. I love how all the wildflowers were starting to bloom for the summer as well – a perfect setting for this gorgeous family.
Mom’s dress is from the amazing Apricot Lane in Peoria. They have the BEST clothes!
This family is the sweetest and I am so excited/lucky that I have been able to get to know them the past several months. I’m glad her grandparents were able to join us for our session. I hope their family will cherish these photos forever!
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