she has the sweetest most infectious laugh and a smile that can light up any room, this mama to be is going to rock motherhood.
i’ve been there from engagement to wedding and now almost baby, it’s reasons like this that i keep my client base small. having a personal relationship with each of my couples means i am there for them to celebrate all of their adventures, milestones, and greatest moments.
photography is the best.
if you read my last blog you read that my husband took advantage of me 9 months ago and i’m so glad he did. (mind you i was a willing participant)
we welcomed our sweet little Austin-Wade into the world on the 26th of september.
here are just a few pics (seeing as i didn’t announce my pregnancy to anyone, unless you actually saw me in person) you’ll understand why i’m only posting a few photos.
i like to keep somethings to myself.
but this kid is too flippin cute to not share just a few
(ok , ok i’ll be the first to admit, at first he was pretty funky looking but he’s shaped up since then)
first up, me trying to get to my husband for a maternity photo before the camera went off… that’s the only maternity picture you’ll see of me, ever.
here’s what my husband captured in the hospital and then some “selfies” of me and the little guy that we’ve taken over the past couple of weeks.
we’re starting school early.
an apple for the teacher and a fancy outfit for his 3 week photo.
school work is hard, so we use the desk for naps, too.
that’s all for now.
i’ve shot too many weddings this summer to not have blogged a few for you.
those will come soon.
she’s a bloggin fool (like updates daily) so it’s best i blog ashlee before she harasses me for not blogging 🙂
this little lady is due with their 2nd baby in just a few weeks you can read her whole story here (her blog is much more interesting then mine and she’s pretty funny too.)
as you’ve probably figured out by now, writing is not my thing, as much as i wish that it were, it’s not.
i swear when im laying in bed at night, i think about the posts i’ll be writing for the week and in my head it sounds like i’m freakin shakespeare.
i get to my office and i got nothin’.
with that being said and with much trepidation, i’ll try to tell you the story of my sister and her journey to motherhood…
i’m one of her baby sisters (if you don’t already know, i’m a twin- hollaaaa!)
mom says my sis prayed for baby sisters when she was younger (prayer was answered)
…she then prayed for us to go back to heaven…
personally i find that hard to believe, i’m pretty lovable.
it could have been the barbies of hers that we gave beautiful haircuts to,
the clothing we ruined,
or the times we’d spy on her, write down what she was doing and report it back to mom and dad… but i’m just guessing.
any who, somewhere along the way (as i’m sure happens with most siblings) we became friends.
i’ve watched my sister go through some dark and rough patches
without going into to much detail about her personal life we prayed that one day it would change.
she met her husband one january just 3 or so years ago
they were engaged that april and married that june.
she knew that she immediately wanted to try to have children.
after many attempts and doctors visits it was determined that it was just not possible for them at the moment.
i can’t image how my sister and her husband felt (or how anyone feels when they want something so badly, like a child, but are told they can not have one- naturally)
i would assume that i would be depressed, mad, angry, and questioning, why.
not my sister.
she handled herself with such grace and showed such a faithfulness in God and His timing, His will. (something i’ll admire in her forever)
they decided on adoption.
i could go on and on about how i LOVE adoptions, the idea of them, the outcome of them, everything.
within a few short months of putting in their papers with the case worker they got the call, their baby was arriving. just after their wedding anniversary.
they drove to the hospital, met their daughter, and met the parents who would be doing the most selfless thing imaginable….
they gave my sister her family. they gave her the title of “mom”
with that, i formally introduce to you for the very first time my niece, sydney grace.
we’ll start at the hospital with the very first meeting
meeting her “pappy” for the first time
meeting her uncle, brent
meeting her other granny
aunt brooke (my twinsy)
first family picture.
her newborn session that we shot a few days later
and 3 month session (can you tell i’ve been holding off on these pictures until everything was final? ) now you’ll see a lot more of s.g.
christmas hat from her nanny.
yesterday we gathered at the courthouse for the final meeting with the judge-the adoption is now official!
he pokes her belly, ding dong! she laughs, robbie!
they giggled and laughed with each other the entire session.
such excitement over the arrival of their little man (well we thought he’d be “little”- turned out he was 9 lbs), mr. parker.
thankful to be there to capture my longtime friends enjoying such an incredible time in their lives.
now meet, parker robert.
he was camera shy at first, then he warmed up to us.
headed out to NV a couple of weeks ago to shoot little Chase
you remember his mama’s maternity shoot, right? if not, here it is
he was pretty tired when i should up that evening so i snapped a couple of these cuddly photos
with the best photos to be the following day… at grandma’s house
you are going to just die when you see chase’s room… veronica, you out did yourself! well duuuuune!
to photograph your wedding is honoring to me
to photograph your first born, is humbling
these are some of the little ones we photographed this past month…