You may have seen Paisley’s home birth up on the blog. It was a beautiful experience to be a part of my first home birth. This sweet girl did so well during her mini newborn shoot. I normally have to spend two hours (or more) to get the photos that the clients want but this girl just kept on snoozing. If you can’t tell already, I am in love with the details of a little baby. Their hands, feet, rolls, etc. Life is amazing. Welcome sweet Paisley.
I recently shot my first home birth. It was a beautiful experience being able to see life brought into the world in the comfort of one’s home. Amy texted me early that morning and said, “Today is the day”. I started packing my things and asked her when I should arrive. She told me she would text me when I should come over and that it would probably be in the afternoon. Good thing, because I was 9 weeks pregnant at the time and not feeling so hot. I rested on the couch the entire day, waiting in anticipation for my phone to go off and for me to head to their house. In the early evening I finally got a text and jumped in the car. It’s a good thing she texted me when she did because she had that beautiful baby only 30 minutes after I arrived. The entire experience was amazing to witness, especially as I am considering doing a home birth myself. Amy was doing awesome and talking in-between contractions. Her doula was there by her side the entire time and her kiddos were either on the stairs or up in the playroom with their Grandma. At some point Amy’s husband Lon grabbed some honey and gave her some to give her that extra boost to push through the delivery. Amy was a rockstar and whatever I write cannot do her birth story justice. I hope the pictures do. Welcome Paisley!
My dear friend Janelle asked me to do some Christmas photos this year, but the day we scheduled pictures was a VERY cold day. We snapped a few photos outside and then I suggested the boys make hot chocolate and I could just document their family time. It turned out to be an adorable session. Jack kept eating the powdered chocolate before we actually made the hot chocolate, so when it was time to drink hot chocolate, Russ drew the bad straw and ended up with hot marshmallow water. His face was priceless. It really makes my heart happy to capture the “simple” moments in life, because that is usually where a lot of memories are made.
Little Silas wasn’t in the best mood when he arrived. He had just met Santa and wasn’t too impressed so he had a pouty look going on at first. I thought it was sweet how he wanted his Mama. No worries though, a few chicken nuggets on a quick little break and he was all smiles! Such an adorable family.
I was so excited when Shelley contacted me about doing a shoot with her sweet pup Skeeter. I’ve been wanting to do a session like this for a long time. Shelley has been through a lot in the last year and let’s just say she is one tough cookie. She is starting a new life here in East Nashville and enjoying each day with her sweet little Skeeter. I had a great time capturing these moments.