Introducing Anniston Adair
Continuing the very cool tradition of the "AAA" initials!
Anniston could not have been any sweeter for this session! Anniston is 14 days old in these images and such a doll. She was perfectly content and awake at the beginning of her newborn session, and then settled into a nice sleep for some of those sweet and curly posed newborn shots.
I could tell when this sweetie arrived that she was not sleepy! We started out with this white wrap on a white backdrop. I love the simplicity of white on white and how baby becomes the focus!
After a feeding and some mommy cuddles, Anniston did drift right off. Love her legs sticking out here - she was a frank breech baby, and mommy said that is how she spent her time in utero too!!
Love that little baby ear!
Meet Ivana Michelle!
Ivana, daughter of my lifelong friend and new little sister to Sophia!
Precious Ivana, who did not want to settle into sleep for me. Sweet Ivana who rocked the carolina blue snowflake romper!
The picture on the left below here is how Ivana sleeps at home - one arm up!
Ivana's mom craved peppermint while she was pregnant - I think that is so cool for a baby born in December! We created some festive setups here with the cedar and berries -- I absolutely adored this!
Can't wait to watch you grow!
I met Phoebe's mom several years ago when my own girls were small and were in activities with Phoebe's big sister, Jozie! They are such a sweet family.
I had to steal this from Rebecca's (mom's) Facebook page because it really struck me that if Phoebe lives up to the commentary used here, she would be an awful lot like her mom and grandmother!
In case you were wondering, Phoebe's name was not inspired by the show "Friends", rather it is a woman I greatly admire from the bible. In Romans 16:1 Paul sings her praises as a "‘deaconess of the Church which is at Cenchrea’; one commentator says about her that "in that capacity, by gentle ministrations and the exhibition of purity and patient love, as well as by the gracious administration of material help, (Phoebe)had been a ‘succourer of many.’ There is a whole world of unmentioned kindnesses and a life of self-devotion hidden away under these few words."
In my mind, Phoebe is synonymous with Godly service. It is a name to live into.
She certainly has good role models to look towards that demonstrate this Godly service and kindness!
The dress that Phoebe is pictured in above is a dress her mom actually wore as an infant! I think that is so special!
It was so nice to meet you, Phoebe Hope!
I always get super excited when I am asked to do a newborn session - doesn't matter who it is that asks, I always feel honored that anyone entrusts me to capture that newborn innocence and newness. The wrinkles, the rolls, those sweet baby yawns...
I am not sure when I started taking dance at Kelly's - maybe when I was in the fourth grade? I believe Sloan was around kindergarten age then -- maybe even younger! I remember the dance recital where she dressed up like Pocahontas -- I think she could still pull it off, don't you?! Just beautiful!
Sloan brought Emery over when she was 6 days old, and let me tell you - she is a natural little mama! I knew Emery was her first baby, but had I not known, I would have never guessed it in a million years -- she was as confident as any second, third or fourth time mom I've ever met!
We had a super fun session with lots of props and set ups!
We couldn't forget the camo for Emery's dad!
Savor this fleeting time, Sloan! Emery is beautiful!