After my visit in WI, I hopped aboard a ferry and sailed across Lake Michigan to visit the sweetest friends! We had a grand time catching up and chatting, visiting the local science museum and playing games together! I was able to grab some more photo souvenirs of this beautiful family before I left and was reminded again of why I love what I do so very much: whatever stage your family is at, it is worth capturing and celebrating! Things will change as time passes, and having these images of days past not only help celebrate the current stage of family growth, but it also helps us celebrate the change to come. Being able to look back and see how different things were shows us all the wonderful new growth we’ve made, while treasuring our past. That’s what I love about family sessions: capturing the heart of the season you are in. What I love especially about these images is the twinkle in the kids eyes, evidence of a happy and active childhood. Not only do they love each other fully, but they also really like each other! Which is always a joy to behold. I love them so much and am so thankful for the time I was able to spend with them.
What an honor to help support this family through their birth story! I spent 22 hours with them from the time I arrived at their home, anticipating their home birth, then when complications arose joining them at the hospital to deliver there, through delivery and then into the recovery room to meet sister! It was a long one but I loved every minute–being a source of support for families during their birth is one of my favorite parts of this job.
When it became obvious that this little one needed to be born through a cesarean birth, Mama got her wish and the surgical team allowed me to follow them into the OR to capture that magical birth moments! I remember her talking to her medical team before the surgery saying “Please let my photographer come it–it’s the only thing left that can go right for me: to have birth photos.” Such a profound moment for me to remember that birth photography has value in that it is something mothers and families can count on through all the many variables of birth. It was such a wonderful experience to stand alongside this family and help support this amazing, powerful birth story!
From the very first time we met, working with Brittany and Nick has been an absolute honor and pleasure. I was so proud to meet a new mom and dad who knew just how special this time of their life would be–who despite their own reservations went ahead and just did a maternity session because it really is a unique experience and a time you just don’t get back.
I loved how clear they were with their birth plan, and how calmly they processed every twist and turn of their birth story. My heart filled with awe when after three days of laboring at the hospital, Brittany knew the right way to give birth to her baby was through surgery, and embraced her birth-day with pride and with joy, and the complete support and adoration of her beloved husband.
And so of course when I arrived for their newborn session a week later I was just a puddle on the floor seeing just how much love had blossomed in that home. The love these two have for their new son only magnifies and strengthens the love they have for each other. And it doesn’t get more beautiful than that, does it?
I loved meeting this sweet little family at the beautiful Scenic Beach in Seabeck! We had a fun session walking around the different scenes this park has to offer and capturing this adorable, growing time with their little boy who is about to turn one!
I love this family and this session so much I could just…BURST! But I will try to pull myself together 😉 We had so much fun walking the Clear Creek trails, finding the best spots to reflect all the love of this season: of the year and of their lives. I felt so very honored to to witness their love, unity, and support for each other–they made my job easy! I hope you enjoy scrolling through a few of their images!