I had the pleasure of doing a newborn session for the Streelman family recently.  I can tell you there is no better way to get excited for your own baby’s arrival than to get to photograph a new perfect little baby like Rhett.  Not only was it so fun to go meet him and see my friends now grown into an adorable family of four, but to get to spend all the time editing the photos after got me super excited for our own baby’s arrival.

Staring and zooming in at those little new baby intricacies that go to the back of your brain as your babies grow older, was a great reminder of all of the adorableness that is about to come for us in June.   The little wrist wrinkles, chubby baby feet, and the tiny fingers that clasp anything that gets in their grip.  The way that his big sister Sophie looks at him with wonder, and now how all of a sudden she looks so big in comparison.  Best of all, how seamlessly Courtney and Kevin seemed to have evolved into parents of two kids just like that, and how Rhett just fits right into the family perfectly like he’s always been there.

Of course all of that meant that I ended up with way more photos than I needed.  Here are my many favorites.

Its official, I am now all caught up on my blog.  (Woohoo!)

Don’t let my pregnancy laziness fool you, I’m super excited to finally share this gang’s session.  This is my third time having the privilege to get them in front of my camera, and it is always so much fun to get to spend some time with them and document their adorableness.

Here are some of my favorites from their session.

This was the session that brought 2015 to a close for me.  Let me just say, I LOVE photographing this family, AND to top it off, we got to celebrate little Holly turning 1.

Dad is a photographer, so they come knowing the drill, and somehow their kids do not have that “photographer’s kid problem” like mine do (meaning they are totally bored with and want nothing to do with cooperating for photos anymore).  The Blech kids are quite the opposite.  It is actually quite freaky how amazing they are in front of the camera.  You may remember Kate’s shoot from earlier this year…and they are all this amazing!  I’m not sure how they do it.  Must be genetic.

Anyways, we finished off the year with this little mini session and here are a few of my favorites.  

Ok back to catching up on fall sessions.  This leads me to one of my favorite families, the Orsulic Family.

Let me take this opportunity tell you a little tidbit about Croatians.  I’m married to one so I’ll give you the inside scoop.  They are extremely tidy people.  At first I thought it was just my husband’s engineer mentality, but no, getting to know his big family, they are all the same.  Completely spotless.  If you walk into a Croatian’s home, you will never see a smudge on a baseboard, a crumb on the floor, or a speck of soap scum in their showers.  I can specifically remember using the bathroom at my husband’s aunt’s home the first time I visited, and I literally searched for any sign of imprecation.  Couldn’t find it.  It was truly amazing.  (If you ever walk into my house and see anything untidy, it is only because my husband lives with me and our 2 kids.  He just can’t compete.)

The Orsulic Family (we’re related by the way…Zoran is my husband’s cousin’s wife’s cousin…did you catch that?) definitely fall into this category of neat and clean, so you can imagine my horror when we arrived at our shooting location to find that it was EXTREMELY wet and muddy.  Out of all of the families I could have brought to a mess of a park, it had to be the Croatians!  Lucky for me, they were great sports about it and didn’t hate me for making them trek through the wetness to get some good family shots.  Phew!

Here are some of my favorites from their session.  



I walk away from pretty much every newborn session with a touch of baby fever.  However, I must say that adorable little August laid it on me thick!!  But for once baby fever is totally ok and welcome!  Thanks August!

This sweet boy was born in December on his due date (how is that for starting out life punctual?).  He also seems to have inherited his mom’s skills in front of the camera.  He was AWESOME during his session!  Mommy told him to smile, and then he would smile.  Mommy told him to sleep, then he would sleep.  Then Mommy told him to make us some coffee and he pulled out the french press and made us coffee.  (Ok maybe I’m stretching the truth a little but he might as well have because he was so helpful).

I loved this session so much.  My favorite photos are always the ones showing the closeness between mama and baby and you can definitely see this family feeling the love.  New love…what a beautiful thing.  


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