First comes love, second comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!
This little nursery rhyme proved true for Amanda & Ryan, who fell in love over coffee, had a beautiful wedding at the Eldorado Hotel in Kelowna (you can see it here), and then created a little masterpiece named Mr.Parker. A work of art, he is!
I’ve known from the day I met Amanda and Ryan, that they would make great parents. In fact, I feel like I should win a prize for predicting that they would have a baby within the first year of their marriage! Amanda just oozes all the beautiful qualities of a mother and it seems like Parker is her third, forth, or fifth baby, not her first. She holds him, calms him, and snuggles him with care and confidence. And there is something just slightly more beautiful about her since the last time I saw her – and I can’t put my finger on it. I’m sure Parker has something to do with that 😉 And Ryan – well… geeez. Just wait until you see the father-son Hallmark moments from this session. Oh and that suitcase that Parker is snuggled up in – it was Ryan’s grandfather’s! I love incorporating personal touches like that.
Of course, I can’t leave out Daisy, Parker’s doggy sibling. Every time I photograph Ryan and Amanda, Daisy steals the show. It doesn’t even matter though because she is so darn adorable!
I loved snuggling your baby, Amanda and Ryan! Please have some more! (too soon??)
Please people, bring me your babies and I will give you beautiful photos in exchange for snuggles<3
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Meet sweet Isaac. Six days new at the time of his session.
When we arrived to photograph this sweet little man, he was calm, sleepy, happy. He was ready! I feel confident saying that his calm nature was definitely a reflection of his mother’s nature. It’s not always the case that new moms are confident and calm. Isaac’s Momma, is one of those women who just exudes strength and surety. Mothering looks good on her!
Isaac’s Dad is a a firefighter here in Kelowna. We squished sweet Isaac up and propped him in Dad’s helmet. It’s amazing to think that someday, Isaac too, will grow into a strong man, just like his Dad.
I always feel so incredibly lucky that strangers invite me into their homes to snuggle their newborns and photograph all their little details. Details that are easily forgotten if not captured in a tangible image. Every time I snuggle a newborn, I think, “I can’t believe my boys were ever this tiny!”. It’s easy to forget, but so wonderful to recall by looking at photographs (and snuggling newborn babies!).
I thought I would try something different and put together a little preview video of sweet, fresh Zoe.
There is nothing I love more than snuggling a new baby and photographing the little details that disappear all too quickly.
So calming for my soul… and my baby fever 😉