Bringing Home Liam

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Babies are the best. Aren’t they just the best? The way they smell, the way the cuddle, the way they grin in their sleep. And this boy, precious beyond words. I slipped into his home when he was days old, and lingered in his nursery while his mom fed him, and his dad snuggled him, and his pups kissed his head and sniffed his toes. It is such a privilege to be trusted to document such a precious and brief time. Goodness those newborn days feel like they last forever when you are in the midst of them. And then suddenly, you look down and your newborn has grown, into an amazing and captivating child.

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Trip & Kacey, Bringing Home Baby

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I had the biggest pleasure slipping into Trip and Kacey’s beautiful home and capturing some truly precious moments for them of their early days with sweet baby Margaret. I watched them ohhh and ahhh over their sweet girl as we hummed to lullabies by JJ Heller and I carried them through their session. I loved their fascination with their wee girl, the way they were captivated by every yawn and sigh and grin. How many times did Kacey say, “Oh gosh, Trip. Look at her!” And I kept thinking the same thing. ‘Look at her! She is perfect!”

I sat down next to a woman at the Y this week, we were both feeding our babies and commiserating about the whole thing that is pregnancy. The exhaustion and the pain, the way we had both been stretched and torn and wounded from carrying our precious people. This beautiful and wonderfully loving momma, said what so many mommas feel during the wounding work they are doing, “In the middle, I wondered if it was worth it… and then she was here, and in my arms, and I knew I would do it again and again and again for her.”

“I loved her instantly. Of course, most parents love their children instantly. But I mention it here because I still find it a remarkable thing. Where was the love before? Where did you acquire it from? The way it is suddenly there, total and complete, as sudden as grief, but in reverse, is one of the wonders about being human.” —Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

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Norman, Oklahoma + Bringing Home Baby Session

You guys. It has been a hot minute since I last shared a session. You can blame it on the tiny humans we are feeding and clothing and loving and bathing and the mountains of laundry they produce, along with the tiniest of them all that is growing beneath my heart. It is a whole season in our house. And we are grateful. And tired. And giving our children extra screen time on the regular at this point. Because growing a human inside your body is not for the faint of heart.

Speaking of growing a human. This sweet family did a WHOLE thing! Their sweet girl was born just a few short weeks ago, with her wispy red hair and her dreamy little smile. Her parents invited me into their home to capture her early days and it was just perfection. And she was just perfection. And their pup was just the most excited and engaged creature ever who was never far from his wee girl’s side.

It is an honor to step into my client’s homes. To hum along to JJ Heller’s lullabies while I click away at little darlings snuggled up and cozy, so recently earthside.

Best job ever.

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