As a maternity and newborn photographer, I get to have some cool perks. Like being a part of a traveling dress project. Last year I did one with Celeste Designs and this year I got to be a part of J & L Designs. Such a fun idea and project. August was my month to use the dress and I had a very beautiful momma that came with her 2 little girls and her hubby. The plan was to have her ‘model’ the dress for me on our property- something that had a fall feel to it and keep it all simple. Little did I know that I couldn’t stop photographing her natural smiles and her family.
This momma and her family were very wonderful. This was their first time coming out to my property which is just heaven- mountains, trees, creeks, fields. But what they did not know is I also have a house full of kids and on most days than not during summer vacation, you will find them jumping from furniture in their underoos and pirate swords. And every once in a while if they see someone new coming up the drive, they find a way to escape the house and greet anyone who dares to come to the door.
I guess that was the fastest introduction of finding who I am – so ye shall be warned!
The dress from J & T is simply that- beautiful. The color was perfect. I really enjoyed the trim at the bottom of the front skirt and how it hugs curves so sweetly.
The greatest gift I am blessed with are the memories that are deeply embedded and the photographs to gently remind of me those amazing and simple moments in life.
As a mom of 5 kids, life can be beyond crazy and yet so breath taking. Even though I feel like I still learning how to be a mom, I am so blessed to have been able to document beautiful moments in my life. From newborn photos to gently remind me of the softness of my baby’s cheek, the sweet smell of their breath, the curl of their lips to the active age and crazy days of childhood- watching them experience a beach for their first time, baking a cake, building a tower of blocks or even having a melt down over the wrong color cup I just gave them. Each of those memories saved through my lens is something I will forever treasure. Not because it is a pretty picture, but because it is a moment forever saved- emotionally and artistically.
Being able to photograph other families from birth to childhood is the greatest gift not only I can give but also receive. Not only do I want to document and create beautiful images and products for my clients but I also want to give them a calming experience. From a warm smile, Eco- friendly products, and a safe environment for babies to children, I want to show you your everyday blessings.
Newborn sessions are styled organically – meaning simple and pure- perfect just as they are. I strive to capture the emotions of you and your new little one. In our days that pass quickly with no or little sleep, I want to comfort my moms by slowing down and breathing in your sweet little one. For older babies and young children, it is all about them! Letting them run free and showing their true personalities makes our sessions more than a great time.
“A child is the greatest joy, the ultimate Blessing”. – Author: Emily Laughton