Newborn Session: In-home and in love with this baby girl in Port Orange, Florida

This rosy little face was just the sweetest!
Nothing I love better than a good in-home snuggle session with a brand new baby.
The house was full of hustle and bustle and lots of pink and even more love.
No wonder I caught this itty bitty baby smile.

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wrapped up tight or showing all that baby skin?
I can't decide.
I love her every way!

This big sister was the proudest of all!
She was so content to sit for a minute and love on her new baby sister for a pic.

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She also made some cute cheeky faces and licked the baby.

PERFECTION.
#thisissisterhood

It was such a pleasure to connect and capture these lovely ladies in their beautiful home.
Everybody is so much more comfortable in their natural environment.

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Beauty.

Never been so big.

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My favorite moment.
Quiet little outtakes with the pupper in the room they live and love in.
SO loved.

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On Fertility Goddesses and Maternity Portraits - Florida Maternity Photographer

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment
until it becomes a memory."
-Theodore Seuss Geisel

Pregnancy is like that. Feeling kicks for the first time. Laying awake and dreaming up this little person, their future, how they will feel in your arms, how they will feel in your heart.

It seems like a long time to wait.

Until it is over.

It becomes a memory. One that is hard to hold tight to, as these memories give way to more memories of little coos. 
little footsteps. 
little milestones.
little sleep.
long days. 
short years.

TIME.

 shadows and dreams and memories of bellyhood

shadows and dreams and memories of bellyhood

I know a lot of times it is hard to feel pretty and pregnant at the same time. I have been there. But I also see the value in art history and a culture rich with fertility goddesses. This round, burgeoning human cosmos orchestrated by the deep, inner calling of motherhood, artfully created, exquisitely crafted - I resonate to the sound of the fertility figure.

It's always been my favorite.

I remember the waiting and anticipation, the feeling that every moment had weight to it.

I remember wanting to remember.

And I am not really sure I remember anymore. I am so happy to have the pictures my husband took of me, and the ones I timed on the tripod and ran into. But if I could go back and make other choices, I would wish to have images like these.

That's what I am thinking when I shoot these scenes.
I am trying to remember.

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I try to find the shapes and shadows that give little glimpses into the best parts.

 whispers of hopes and the ether of anticipating the unknown. this is the quiet business of growing babies.

whispers of hopes and the ether of anticipating the unknown.
this is the quiet business of growing babies.

I love layers and textures in fabrics and human-ness and I am happy to share any of the wonderful trappings of the studio closet for you to play with and choose from because I want to make you feel amazing and beautiful and still very REAL.

And I will love it if you bring loved ones who are also anticipating their new roles and dynamics as all the little pieces of your life puzzle discover another part of your big picture.

I want to help you remember exactly as it was before it all became a new beautiful journey.

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I will bend and angle you and we will find your perfect inner fertility goddess.
We will pull her out of the clay and make her real.

Because these won't be snapshots or images your mom took.
These will be the art of you making art with your body.

And when your baby is old enough to see this, they will be in awe of the Queen you were that day, when you were still constructing all of their beautiful details and dreaming of their little lashes and curls and coos and accomplishments.

They will be able to see everything you poured into creating their place in this world.
They will see you.

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THE REAL YOU.

The you they deserve to discover.

Pregnancy is a milestone you don't want to miss out on documenting. And neither do I.
Let me tell your love story.
Nobody loves it like I do.

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Triple Threat - Daytona Beach Baby Photographer - Triplets

I once had a dog and if you threw 3 balls, he would try to fit all 3 in his mouth.
That's how these three little people make me feel!

Here is a session that is proof that the best part of a session are the outtakes!
(SPOILER Lifestyle Photography IS basically outtakes.)

 this is real life :)

this is real life :)

I can't really begin to quantify my job as a photographer, because it is so fun and awesome, yet also it isn't as easy as I make it seem! I have 1 hour to try and reveal the souls and connection between how ever many people I have in front of my camera and so often, I will encounter a subject or two who may even have been brought to the session against their will!

But this is how my job is wonderfully easy:

Life is beautiful.
Life is magical.
Life is REAL.
As long as I keep snapping up
little bits and pieces of REAL life,
I will capture a magic that only truly yours.
 

It's so hard to make all three of them happy at the same time! I can't imagine what these adorable parents have been going through, but watching them just love on these babies and let them be themselves and soak in the moments was such an amazing process.

And mom had the best attitude. "Everybody loves the ones where they are crying!"
GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. :)

 Life so real I can't even handle the cuteness!

Life so real I can't even handle the cuteness!

Oh, NOW YOU'RE HAPPY. :P

Things I learned about tiny adorable gangs:
They do what they want.
They go where they want.
They eat cheerios.

After a little warming up, all 3 are almost happy. :)

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The one in the middle KNOWS.

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Finally the right mixture of cheerios, fan wind and me acting a fool. 

I MEAN COME ONNNNNNNN.
How are they supposed to deals with this manner of cuteness all day and night?

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You have no idea the amount of weird noises and exaggerated motions it takes to keep these three anywhere near THE ZONE. Of course with this level of content we had to try and throw the parents back into the mix!

Cutest family ever!

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Each one of them is adorable in a similar but totally unique way.
But my favorite part is getting to know their little personalities as they grow.

And there ya have it.
To sum up: Somebody is hogging up all the babies.
I think it might be ME!