I was excited when Kaitlyn called me about this shoot last week and so happy I could squeeze her beautiful twin baby girls in for a newborn session yesterday. Oaklyn and Haiden were born August 24th at 35 weeks and 5 days and weighed 5 lbs 6 oz. There was only one gram separating their weights which is pretty amazing for twins. As they were early they were born at KGH and spent a couple of weeks in the NICU. During their stay mom and dad were on evacuation alert from a nearby forest fire but thankfully all was well and they had a place to go home to on discharge. I just missed them in the nicu as those weeks just happened to be my summer vacation. Oaklyn is the more chill of the two while Haidyn seems to be a little more needy. Seems to always be the way with twins! Both girls were very particular to having their arms and hands touched so we had to be super careful to not disturb them once we finally had them settled. I am so grateful for meeting a fellow photographer last week who was more than willing to be my helper. I couldn’t have done it with out her. Thanks Jolene!! Near the end of our session Pickles the miniature schnauzer joined us for a requested image from mom and dad. I am thrilled with how it turned out. Thank you so much Kaitlyn and Devon for trusting us with your sweet newborn memories. I am sure you will look back at them in years to come and remember what a blur their first few months were.
It has been almost a year since I saw Tim and Holly and their littles. I have been watching this family grow for the past few years and yesterday we met up for a fall family session. Holden was just a newborn at our last session and he has grown into such a sweet little boy and how can Chloe be three already. The clouds were looming but we only got a few little drops of rain near the very end of our session. Holden wasn’t too sure about me and was happiest standing and walking holding onto his dad’s hands. He also was pretty happy sitting and playing in the dirt. Chloe showed me some of her dance twirls and sang me some songs. Thank you Tim and Holly for having me capture these memories for you. I have enjoyed watching your family grow.
Everyone thought this little guy would arrive weeks before his due date but he hung in there until one day past. I met Beckie and Alex just over a month ago for their maternity session and today I met sweet Oskar as he made his debut in front of my camera. Oskar was born 11 days ago on September 8th and weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. He has the most gorgeous light blond hair and was such a good model for me. Thankfully he does like his soother, and also being swaddled. I was able to use a couple of new props which made me extra happy. Thank you for bringing Oskar to me and trusting me with his newborn memories. I have enjoyed getting to know you both. Here is just a sample from today!
With busy schedules and crazy, smokey weather for the past couple of months, meeting for this session was a challenge. I haven’t seen these kids since last summer and was so surprised how much they have grown. As busy as four littles is to photograph, I have to say that this was the easier of all the sessions I have done for this family. Nathan and Matthew are now two and are still polar opposites. I was happy to be able to finally get some smiles from them. Kevin is heading to grade 1 and Leah is already four. Thank you Johanna and Tom for letting me into your life once again to capture these memories.
Sweet Jorja spent part of the day in my studio for her newborn session. Born on August 24th she weighed in at 7 lbs 6 oz, and was welcomed by big brother August. August turned two a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t super excited to have his photo taken with his new baby. Two year olds are a special group of clients. I did manage to catch him briefly and he was even smiling for me. Jorja slept for the majority of our time together. She is so cuddly and sweet that I could have kept her. Thank you Barbara and Mike for trusting me with these precious memories of your new little girl. You have a beautiful family.