Lifestyle Newborn session is different than what you mostly see from me. I have branded myself more as a studio/posed newborn photographer..and while that is my favorite. I do get inquiries and have lifestyle sessions. My soul can feed off these wonderful sessions. I love that I can be welcomed into a home and really capture the REAL life stuff. The details, those moments, the beauty in real life. This session was wonderful on so many levels but I felt so welcome and it was such a fun and homey session that I knew I HAD to (over) share. This wonderful family had so much love for their children it overflowed my heart with joy. I love seeing the look on parents faces as they look at their sweet children. Now I hope you ENJOY some sneak peaks.
MEET BABY BRYNLEE
Oh, sweet baby Brynlee at just 7 days new. She was this wonderful chunky cheeked new bundle that slept like and champ in any position. She was my first baby girl in a MONTH (I am incredibly behind.) But, we will slowly catch up. I love how I get new clients and they quickly become friends. I was lucky enough to photograph Brynlee's sweet momma's maternity photos as well and we totally hit it off. I LOVE my job and the opportunity to capture such incredibly large milestones in people's lives. I wish to give you all more than just a memory but a real glimpse of time. Y'all ready to see this adorableness? Here are some images from Brynlee's newborn session.
Meet baby Kollins!!!! I have had the wonderful pleasure of photographing their family before and I LOVE it!!!! They are so much fun! Baby Kollins was the perfect new addition to this family of now 5! She has the most adorable/girly baby features and is so dainty and beautiful!
I say it every time but, I cant help it!!! I LOVE MY JOB and naturally- I take out my love for pinks and girly things during my little girl newborn sessions- I mean..since Im surrounded by everything but pink at home. I make up for my lack of girly things in the studio.
Baby Kollins wasn't a huge fan of anything unwrapped, I don't blame her!!! But, I can get an entire gallery of baby wrapped up (and a few not) if needed so I always reassure my momma clients not to stress (I have figured out a solution for pretty much everything at the point!)
I loved loved loved this session so much and, I hope you do too!!
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Baby Cruz- Atlanta Newborn Baby Photographer
OH how I love all the babies!!!!!!!!! We had such a great time during this little guys newborn session!!! I seriously can't get enough and his big brother was so smitten and loving. Which is pretty crazy for a 2 year old!
I LOVE when momma's request neutrals!!! Neutrals are kind of my jam. I can't wait for you to get a sneak peak into this sweet little guys newborn session!!!!!!!
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"The best lesson I ever learned"
SHAME: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
As I publicly pour my heart out, please, bare with me. I created my blog to have a mix of personal & work blogs but, I have regretted not taking that step into my personal life thus far, so here we go....
Last night, out of nowhere I decided to get out my camera and take a self portrait. This had been an intentional plan for the last two months but, I was going to shower, clean my house and do my hair and make up to prove to the world I was...... someone I'm not. Want to know what I learned? I hung my head or covered most of my face in every single photo....is it because I haven't showered in 3 days, because my house is a MESS? Or that laundry is hanging from the banister and I have 2.6 million things on my to do list. No. Do I hate myself? I mean.... the thought has crossed my mind a dozen times. Do I????? Or am I ashamed of myself?
I am notoriously a f*ck up- to bluntly put it. I quite literally manage to self destruct every so often. Something goes great and BOOM my subconscious is like NOPE...not happening. We need to make you tougher, more aware and learn valuable lessons.
So I am just going to SAY it. I owe some really amazing/hard working women a really big apology. Over the summer I made an editing video. The video was of an edit I was currently using at that time but, the formula and specific steps were not all mine. They were shared with me by a dear friend/fellow photographer and I didn't think twice while I broke her trust. On top of that I made a photography action set that was compiled of actions from other photographers- from copying formula's/renaming. Somehow I didn't see the harm in this.... I was being blinded by my ego to see the harm I was causing to others, but, now I can see, I see what it has done. I also want to apologize as to how long this has taken me to publicly apologize along with every excuse I made not to do it. I was too embarrassed. It was never my intention to cause anyone hurt or pain. Looking back, however, I can see that I let pride take over before thinking decisions thoroughly through.
I was going to share this last month but, every time I went to write it, it felt too "professional" and not sincere. But again, pride, ego and embarrassment got in the way. Could this hurt or even possibly ruin my business? What would people think of me? It's embarrassing to admit when you royally screw up but, sometimes, it has to be done to make things that were wrong.... right!
I have held my head down in shame since my mistakes. I have hidden from the world, silenced myself, disappeared and pretended it was all just going to go away. But now, I want to share with you what I have learned. I am human and I have been fighting this battle with myself. I have gone back and forth between hating myself to loving myself... hating the world and loving the world. It's confusing.... doing something wrong and being called out for it. Your first instinct is to deny.... it could all just go away so, you deny. Lie and tell yourself the things you want to hear. Then blame how things went on others, blame them for how things went down when you are the one that caused the problem to begin with. This journey taught me more than I could fathom about myself. I realized I was an emotional being- something I struggled with for a long time. I learned about spirituality.... my subconscious mind.... how to forgive.... how to truly love... how to trust.... how to deal with difficult situations and what to do when you really just screw up!
It took me falling to my knees in pure desperation after a long and tough battle with myself to find... ME. I am not an emotional person but this journey has been incredibly emotional and in all sincerity....I feel so horrible for the trouble I caused and the choice of my actions and I am so sorry to those women I hurt. If you feel this way or have ever felt this way, you are not alone and know that you are loved and cherished. Admit when wrong, apologize when needed and love unconditionally.
Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than riches.”
Baby Isla is HERE!!!!!!!!
She is so loved, cherished, longed for and precious in every single way.
Watching my dear cousin (who is more like a sister) bring this beautiful little girl earth side was beyond magical. Being apart of moments like these remind me how precious life is.
This birth was beautiful & extraordinary and I want to take a second to brag on the new Atlanta Birth Center. It's AHHHH-MAZING! Like, I want to have another baby just to have it THERE!!!! I got to watch how they handle births and it was so hands off and beautiful (like anyone going there would want!)- so if you are planning a natural birth check them out >>> Atlanta Birth Center
NOW TO REALLY BRAG- My cousin y'all....never seen anything like it IN MY LIFE!
She is a goddess, warrior, badass and everything in between (and possibly cant feel pain at all ?!?!?!). I have never witnessed such a beautiful, calm and relaxed birth. In fact- she didn't make a PEEP until 2 hours into pushing (ALL NATURAL I might add.) It was astounding as mother who has had a natural birth herself...I am also pretty positive I apologized to the staff where eI delivered- as I figured I sounded like I was possessed.
After a very long, drawn out and slow labor... Isla Grey finally made her way earth side at 9:30am on 2.16.18 weighing 8.11'5 lb.'s to the best/most chill parents around. Enjoy some of the photos I was able to capture during this beautiful time.
and....CONGRATULATIONS TO JORDAN AND RACHELLE on the birth of their DAUGHTER!
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Y'all!!!!!!!!!! Baby Ridge was a total dream baby!!!! Amazing head of hair, super sleepy and chill (this is pretty rare!!!). Newborn photography is more than a job for me but, a passion and a love. I get to see these sweet little miracles and this new and beautiful love their parents are experiencing. Parenthood is such a journey and rollercoaster of amazing emotions that are unfathomable until your in the thick of it. I get all the feels during my newborn sessions- that rush of love and emotions rush back as I have experienced these new emotions of a new baby 3 times now!!!
Baby Ridge and his mommy and daddy got to be the very FIRST family to be photographed in my newly styled lifestyle room!!!! This is where the majority of my parent shots will now take place. I get to capture more candid moments and we can all start our session together relaxed. I LOVE the bohemian style feel of this area and I hope you do too!!! Check out some photos from Baby Ridge's newborn session!
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Meet baby Clara Faye (seriously, how cute is her name!!!). She was a sweet little princess that just wanted mommy to snuggle her the whole time <3 Which made for some seriously awesome shots!!! I LOVE this sweet family and was way BEYOND excited when she told me not only was she expecting..but expecting a baby GIRL (she has a little man too.) As a momma of 3 boys my heart does a happy dance when I get to play with a baby girl in the studio!!! It's so fun to get to use the pinks/purples...yellows and sweet headbands. Clara looked AHMAZING in pink. Take a peek into what our session together was like.
Hello all!!!!!! It's been a long time since I did any type of intro...of course you CAN go to my ABOUT page and read BUT, lets do something fresh, updated and more personal!!! :)
All photographers start with something in mind when we picked up that camera for the first time, but me, I picked it up to tell a story. A story of a childhood. My favorite thing in the world to do everytime I went to my grandparents as a child was to look at their childhood photo albums. We would even break out our own photo albums of our childhood frequently and still to this day enjoy going through them (and now our kids love to look at us when we were little too!) I get to peek in the past, I see a story....I see my grandmother who is now in her late 70's was once a vibrant/beautiful and wild young woman..and there are photos to prove it (Mind you...this woman is still vibrant/wild AND beautiful)!!! I LOVE that! So for me...picking up my camera with the intention of actually making something from these photographs was all about telling a story. I intend to tell there story...through my eyes. Which of course blossomed. It turned into a love for telling other people's stories as well. I get to meet and snuggle those sweet little miracles and ensure I preserve every single detail. I was never quiet sure how I found newborn photography..but, maybe I didn't..maybe it found me. I always knew what I didn't want to do when it came to photography and just like that I developed a love and passion for photographing these beautiful precious moments. This job has given me a different perspective and appreciation to motherhood/childhood and time. I have realized time is fleeting. I have three children...three beautiful little boys who keep my on my toes, with a messy house and a crazy mom bun 24/7. They have given me a passion for life...a passion for a career and a passion for telling stories. I do it all because of.....them.
I love coffee..... I can't even function with out it in the morning. Im assuming it has something to do with the 3 kids 5 and under aspect of my life right now..but, the smell..the taste and everything starts my day oh so perfectly. I love the mountains..I love the beach. Fall is my favorite time of year. Sweet tea, Chick Fil A and chips and salsa are my weaknesses (I am currently working on this). I hate Monday's. Burgundy and Black are my favorite colors. Baths over showers. Yoga pants and date nights with the hubs push me through the week.
Hope you enjoyed!!!! What are some of your favorite things??
MEET Baby BENNETT!!!! I have to put his name in ALL caps because...well...he was kind of a big deal. Bennett came earthside at a whooping 11.5 lbs...and shout out to his momma because she did it with no epidural! Now, lets preface with saying...big babies are usually not a fan of being moved..posed...and anything and everything I do during a session. Big babies are all about their food so.....a lot of stuff we had to do with him wrapped up nice and tight. He was so stinking cute and cuddley though so I couldn't even be mad about it ;). I think we were all surprised with what we DID get though. Take a sneak peak into our session with baby Bennett below.