[ forrest the puppy ]

Meet Baby Forrest! How freaking cute is this little fluff ball?! He's an English Retriever and was born March 1st. He weighed a whopping 6oz! He loves treats and loves to take naps (who doesn't?) I have seen photos of his Daddy and I can say without a doubt – Forrest is going to be HUGE. LBC_2166_FINAL_SMLBC_2220_FINAL_SMLBC_2189_FINAL_SMLBC_2183_FINAL_SMRESIZED JPGSLBC_2209_SMLBC_2132_FINAL_SM

[ baby burnham ]

World, meet James Thomas, or "JT." You guys, JT is only FOUR days old and his proud parents live next door to us. Isn't he just perfect? We are so happy for you, Burnham Family! Congratulations to the best neighbors anyone could ask for. We will miss you all very much come summer. LBC_9572 LBC_9582 LBC_9626 LBC_9673 LBC_9684 LBC_9710 LBC_9714

[ avery madison ]

I'd like to introduce Avery Madison, who was only 6 days old for her newborn session. She was so expressive when she was awake (and asleep) and I was so happy to capture some of those sweet moments. And can you believe her hair?! If only we could all be so lucky. Avery definitely "wins" for the fullest head of hair on any newborn I've photographed. Just gorgeous! Enjoy: LBC_0519LBC_0539LBC_0546LBC_0625LBC_0592LBC_0650LBC_0618LBC_0584LBC_0641LBC_0676LBC_0730LBC_0742

[ baby marisol ]

It's always an honor to be called upon multiple times to photograph a family as they grow. The first time I worked with this sweet couple, they were expecting their first child, who is already about to turn two at the end of this month. Now, baby girl number two has arrived! Such a beautiful little family. Welcome to the world, sweet little Marisol. You are a lucky little lady. And Happy Birthday to you, Mariela! LBD_5727LBD_5778LBD_5846LBD_5986_MODLBD_5946LBD_5956_CROPLBD_5918LBD_6016LBD_6045LBD_6062LBD_6064LBD_6076

[ baby mabel ]

Always a pleasure to work with this sweet family. It seems like yesterday I was photographing their first born, Daniel, who is now a proud big brother. And now, I have the pleasure of introducing you to his sweet little sister, Mabel, born September 3rd and weighing just shy of 6 lbs. Welcome to the world, little darlin'. LBD_4232LBD_4238LBD_4265LBD_4295LBD_4319LBD_4408LBD_4402

[ brittany and audrey mae ]

I am so pleased to introduce you to sweet Audrey Mae and her beautiful mama, Brittany. I am so excited and happy for this family! During Audrey's shoot, Brittany referred to her as their little "miracle baby," and I'll tell you why: At 36, Brittany was diagnosed with Aggressive Invasive Breast Cancer during her pregnancy and underwent chemotherapy – all while pregnant.

Until I met Brittany, I didn't even know it was possible to safely undergo chemotherapy while carrying a child (a miracle in itself). Not to mention, I simply cannot imagine everything that must've rocketed through Brittany's head after receiving that dreaded phone call with her biopsy results. At that time, she was already a mother of two and had just quit her fast-paced advertising job to become a stay-at-home-mom.

I have been thinking a lot about Brittany leading up to her shoot and check her blog and Facebook page regularly for updates. And yesterday, I saw a post with some very exciting news. Brittany's recent PET scan showed the cancer has not spread to other places in her body. While Brittany may have a long road ahead (she'll be starting more chemo next week, bless her heart), that road is filled with optimism and remarkable bravery. Brittany, you are unbelievably inspiring!

I know Brittany would want me to share this with you:

"People ask how they can help and there are two ways (1) Please add us to your daily prayers and church prayer lists (2) PLEASE women, do monthly self breast exams and everyone, please encourage your mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins, wives, friends – all the females you know (even if they are in their 20’s) to do monthly self exams and get mammograms.

STAT – There has been a 2% annual increase in invasive breast cancer in U.S. women under 40 over the last three decades. This is alarming because young women are less likely to perform regular self-exams or seek out mammograms AND cancers diagnosed in younger women are more aggressive and therefore more life-threatening. The good news is, when caught early, the disease is more manageable.
The majority of the stories I’ve heard are from women YOUNGER than me. Meaning, younger than 37!!! This is very disconcerting to me. So, I beg you to please encourage your loved ones to do monthly self exams."

If you’re interested in reading Brittany's journey so far – here is her blog: http://baldandpregnant-butstrong.blogspot.com/

#xo #teambrittany

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[ baby virginia ]

I can't tell you how excited I was to work with the Franconi family and meet their sweet new addition, Virginia. As you can see, there is no shortage of beauty and love in this family. Congratulations, Genna and Pete (and Grandma and Grandpa, on their first grand baby). I know you've had three months to practice, but I can already tell you've got this baby thing down. LBD_2416LBD_2477LBD_2447LBD_2444LBD_2545LBD_2501LBD_2603LBD_2575LBD_2695LBD_2656LBD_2637LBD_2658LBD_2567LBD_2707LBD_2757LBD_2725LBD_2859

[ brooks and neiley ]

Oh gosh sometimes these new tiny babies get me all teary during the edit process. Well shoot, okay that's a lie. It happens every time! They are just sooo little and they seem to grow at what seems like the speed of light at this age. Neiley was just 4.9 pounds on her birthday (7/3/14) and her brother Brooks was just 4.2 pounds. I have never photographed babies so itsy bitsy, so these two were a record for Letter B. Anyhoo. Congratulations, Peterson Family. You were all so lovely to work with. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to capture this special time in your lives.

[ baby boy b ]

I am pleased to introduce you to baby boy Brayden, who came into this world on June 12th at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Isn't he a darling little thing? He was the sweetest, sleepiest angel for our session. I am thrilled with how these turned out and I hope you enjoy them, too:

[ baby jackson ]

What an honor to photograph not one, but two, of my baby cousins this winter. Meet Jackson Baum Edwards, born January 30th, to my beautiful cousin Jennifer and her amazing hubby, Chad. Congratulations you two – you are going to make wonderful parents.

[ baby baker ]

It was such a pleasure working with this family this past weekend. Baby Henry was sooooo good for me and he and his parents made this session such a breeze! He was 10 days old here and just as cute as can be. Enjoy:

 

 

[ welcome home baby ruby...and faith hill, too ]

Meet Ruby, bless her sweet little heart. Isn't she a doll? I do not usually photograph babies quite this "old," but this beautiful family has had a crazy few months. Not only was their sweet little Ruby born a little over two months ago, but their dog Faith escaped from their yard over a month ago. After weeks of frantic searching, she was found 28 days later by a woman who lured her into her home with treats. Luckily the woman called the number on the tag and Faith was able to get to the vet quickly for a check up. She hadn't even been home 48 hours when I came over for their session. So happy for this family to have Ruby and Faith home at last. Congratulations!

[ welcome baby nora ]

Look at this little angel. I photographed sweet "Nora" (lovingly named after her paternal grandmother) on Easter morning at just 12 days old. She is truly perfect! And her big brother couldn't be any cuter either. I just love how sweet he was with his little sister. Congratulations to the Robbins family on your new addition! It was a pleasure working with you again.