baby a [newborn session]

no better way to follow a beautiful mother’s day weekend than blogging this sweet newborn session. this gallery occurred on two different days (one week and eight weeks old). 

there’s something so magical about new babies…the sweet smell, the softest skin and the way they melt into you like delicious marshmallows. there’s good reason I keep having my own! 😉

mama, daddy, big sister K were nice and cozy as they settled into life with a new baby. even the fur sister joined in the fun!

even though lifestyle photography mean less props and less posing, there is sure something beautiful about using a vintage scale in a newborn session. plus, mama’s vintage coca cola crates were just perfect to hold a sleeping babe; the juxtaposition of a wood crate and a knit blanket is just so lovely!


sessions such as these are sweet and slow…time for snuggles and hushed tones. sometimes mama and baby need to recharge and that’s when big siblings get to stretch out and share their excitement!

i love capturing every one of these spontaneous moments.

let me leave you with one tender babe and mama snuggle…

b [family session]

one wouldn’t expect a snow session to pop up this late, but with northeast ohio throwing us a cold front, it actually seems appropriate!


as the winners of a free photo session, this was my first time meeting the B family and, once again, i was amazed at God’s orchestration of new souls in my life! this sweet family was nothing but smiles from start to finish…from the moment they stepped out of the car, there was joy and excitement.

this was one of those spontaneous meetings which, surprisingly, cause more apprehension on my part. when clients seek out my skills, i know that they are familiar with my work and perhaps we have a personal relationship. i feel that extra level of responsibility when previously unknown people trust me to capture their moments.

seriously, though, why do i worry? i mean, with this mama and her babes…the session flowed like honey! those two little cuties were all about mama; talking to her, smiling at her…just loving on her.

what a privilege it is for me to see relationships…in families, in friends and in life.