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…..
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
This little newborn boy will melt your heart. His newborn session was simply breathtaking. His perfect skin, his dark hair, his proud family. And he had to see what was going on during his newborn session, so of course we got an awake shot for Mom and Dad! Those are some of my favorites!
Sweet Caroline was the song that came to mind as I was photographing this sweet baby girl’s newborn session in my studio in Bloomington, Illinois. Caroline’s family is the sweetest, happiest couple ever!! You can feel the love they share when they are around. They brought their family to the session, as they were all visiting —- even the brother flew in from Colorado!!! What an awesome family, right?!
Caroline’s newborn session was filled with bits of pinks, creams and lace. She even opened her eyes for a few minutes!!
Olivia’s newborn session was filled with pale pinks and neutrals, which she modeled well. She is also the little sister to Sophia, who was so happy to kiss on her for a few images during the newborn session.
Vivian’s Fresh 48 Hospital Session was amazing. She was born with a full head of dark brown hair, gorgeous skin, and surrounded by a loving family.
These hospital newborn sessions are so great – they capture the emotion and happiness that a new life brings. It traps in time a feeling of smells, emotions, and memories that will never be forgotten. Newborn babies change so much in a short period of time, so these sessions are great to preserve the wrinkly skin, the shriveled feet and the newness of life.
Oh, and she is on my Grow with Me Plan, which means I get to snuggle her a lot!
After doing Vivian’s Fresh 48 Hospital session, I was invited into her home to capture her, Mom and Dad in a lifestyle newborn session. I loved getting to see Mom and Dad adjusting to life with a newborn with feedings and diaper changes, snuggles, and comforting. Her nursery is amazing and something for her to grow into as the years pass.
Well, my predictions were right on this little guy. During his mom’s maternity session, I guessed he was a boy.
During his newborn session in my Bloomington IL Photography Studio, he was a dream to work with. His mom and dad are big Cubs fans, so we tied in some memorabilia for them. I’m sure they are proud right now with the Cubs’ latest winnings as well.
Landon is on our Grow with Me Baby Milestone Plan, so I get to watch him grow up every 3 months!
Loved this session. And Dad’s tattoos! Meet this sweet newborn girl, Adelyne.
Bexley’s newborn girl session was awesome!! She slept so awesome, looked great in EVERY color and her mom brought the CUTEST crown ever! I cannot wait to see her grow on my Milestone Plan!
I have been gushing over this little one since he walked in my door for his session and the gushing continues as I edit. I am amazed at the amount of blonde hair he has. Mom and Dad were a absolute joy to have in the studio and I am hoping I will be able to see this little man grow this year! We styled Desmond’s session around neutrals with pops of color – we incorporated tans, blues, reds, and oranges, just as mom requested! I love how it all flows together! Meet Desmond…
All Wraps and layering blankets: Violet Dove Organics
Teddy Bear bonnet – Violet Dove Organics