November 27, 2015

Our Sweet Noah

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November 25, 2015

Give Thanks

My heart is filled with joy to say THANK YOU to my most wonderful, loyal clients. How thankful I am for each and every one of you!

November 18, 2015

My Home Water Birth

Our Noah decided to arrive exactly 2 weeks early on October 28th; which I found a bit funny considering our son Carter had came 2 weeks late. This pregnancy had been so different and Noah was such a mover I just felt as if he couldn't wait to come out and see the world and boy was I right. 

Contractions had begun early in the morning around 1am as I kept waking up as I was contracting, but didn't think much about it considering I'd been having contractions and just figured they were more braxton hicks contractions, but by mid morning 10am or so I began to think they weren't just braxton hicks contractions and after lunch around 12pm I started to time distance between the contractions and soon realized they were getting closer together. 
By 8 that evening my contractions had reached the point where I was ready to get in the pool. Awe, the warm water felt so good, but then, oh my baby Noah was on his way! 

I did it! I caught Noah all by myself! I couldn't believe I actually did it! I caught him and brought him up to my chest! My sweet Noah born at 8:21pm.

It was a peaceful delivery for Noah and I.

Weighing 7lbs. 5oz. and Measuring 19"

My midwife Gail Uptain and her assistant Jackie Lopez were wonderful as they helped give me the home birth that I desired. 

And here is my amazing husband with our baby boy, Noah.

November 17, 2015

Meet Cormack, 6 days new!

Cormack was a delight to work with for his newborn portrait session. He was so curly and flexible allowing us to put him in several different poses.

October 28, 2015

How to Keep Baby Awake During a Feeding

Before coming to your newborn session you are asked to give baby a good, full feeding, but sometimes baby wants to sleep. This is the one time we want baby to stay awake and get that good full belly, so I've gathered a few tips on how to keep baby awake while breastfeeding or bottle feeding.

  • Stop in the middle of the feeding and Burp Baby
  • Try keeping baby in a more upright position
  • Gently touching baby
  • Dance your fingers on the crown of baby's head
  • Undress baby
  • Massage baby's palms in a circle with your thumbs
  • Stop and and change baby's diaper during the feeding
  • Feed baby in a bright environment
  • Stroke baby's cheeks and lips
  • Bicycle baby's arms and legs
  • Blow gently into baby's face
  • Listen to quick tempo music
  • Talk to baby
  • Walk fingers up and down baby's spine
  • Rub ear or jawline
  • Place a fan on mama and baby

These are just a few tips to help you keep baby awake whilst feeding. We want to work together to have the best newborn creative session possible. So you can go home after your session with images like these:

October 26, 2015

Newborn Girl Lennon Dawn, 9 days new!

Meet Lennon Dawn, 9 days new! It's not often that we get a newborn with red hair, so Lennon with her sweet strawberry red hair was a treat!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful little red headed girl with us Crystal and Toby!

Here are just a few of my favorites from Lennon's newborn creative portrait session.

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