Dear world, meet beautiful little Molly! Her parents, Kristen and Joel, are smitten with this beauty!! I was so, so excited when I got Kristen’s email shortly after Molly was born. I typically get my newborn clients from referrals, past clients, and google searches for Tampa newborn photographer. Kristen’s inquiry email was unique.
She wrote, “Hi there! I am interested in learning about your newborn portraits. I initially found your blog when I was googling frank breech csections since I found out our daughter was frank breech. She ended turning at the end so I could deliver her naturally but I loved reading your story, and hearing about your experience.”
Ah! I shared our birth story on my blog after James was born and I never thought I’d meet a new local friend/client because of it! It was so heart warming to talk to Kristen and share our experiences of trying to flip a breech baby (chiropractor, swimming, laying upside down on a stiff board, yep…). Her efforts were successful and she was able to deliver her sweet Molly. And sweet she is!! Look at this little lady. She SMILED when I took their family portrait! Adorable. Kristen and Joel, I am so excited for you two and am so thankful that you invited me in to capture this most special time in your family’s life. Molly is perfect!
Luckily for me, when I married David, I also gained three new sisters. Our youngest sister, Hannah, is getting married in August! Hannah has such a kind, gentle spirit and it was so fun to celebrate her at her bridal shower brunch. It was hosted at our family friend Carol’s house and she has a screened in porch that fit everyone perfectly. We enjoyed mini quiches, baked brie, fresh fruit, Sprindrift water, prosciutto melon balls, and lots more. We played a word scramble game, estimated the number of mints in a jar (because Hannah and Mike are MINT to be!), and a fun game where we heard both the bride and groom’s responses to various questions and guessed who said it. Hannah opened all of the wonderful gifts that will bless their first home as a married couple. Then, our guys made an appearance! The ladies at the shower got to meet Mike and dote on my baby James. We ended the shower with some family photos on the porch. Hannah, we love you and are so excited for you and Mike! Can’t wait for August!
David and I love the mountains. We love the calmness of going to a quiet cabin in the mountains with no visible neighbors, a vast night sky with countless stars, and a chance to get away. We have been going up to the Blue Ridge, Georgia area once a year since 2016. This was our fourth trip together (second with James) and we always stay in new cabins in new areas. This time, we ventured to Bryson City, North Carolina. Our cabin was tucked away high up on the top of a mountain. We enjoyed a beautiful view, the fire pit, hot tub, a porch swing and easy day trips to the Smoky Mountain National Park and to Asheville. I didn’t bring my big camera but I snapped a ton of iPhone photos. I wanted to share them on the blog as an opportunity to look back on this sweet trip. Love going on adventures with my boys! I’ll narrate the details of our trip below…
I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Jayme!! We met at a play date in our moms club last year. Her daughter and my son are less than one month apart! Jayme and I are both former teachers. I taught Kindergarten for five years and Jayme spent her teaching time in 1st grade. She creates helpful and creative products for teachers on her Teachers Pay Teachers site (she has over 120 products!). Since transitioning from being in the classroom to a SAHM, she shares helpful tips on motherhood, home life and classroom ideas on her blog – Teach Talk Inspire. I recently had the opportunity to capture some updated head shots and lifestyle branding images for this sweet mama. James and I had such a great morning with Jayme and her Little Miss. Scroll to the bottom for a few cute photos of the kiddos. If you’re a teacher and/or a toddler mama, I know you’ll love following Jayme! Her instagram stories are my favorite!
You can follow Jayme on her Teach Talk Inspire Blog and on her Teachers Pay Teachers site and on Instagram.
Welcome to the world, baby Noah! Ohhh, this newborn session was such a treat! I photographed Lisa and Brandon’s wedding last May and less than a year later, I was in their new home, photographing their brand new baby boy! I love photographing growing families! I’m so thankful for every opportunity to have my clients in front of my camera again.
Congratulations, Lisa and Brandon. Noah is perfect!!