Adler | Lifestyle Newborn | Columbus, Ohio Photographer

Trying to catch up on blogging in the middle of busy season...makes perfect sense right?! This lifestyle session tops my list of favorites for the year. The light in their home was absolutely amazing and I felt like I couldn't take a bad picture if I tried.  Lifestyle sessions are so much less stressful than a traditional posed newborn session for me. They don't take hours, the baby doesn't have to be sleeping, there's no posing. I do however always bring my bean bag along in case I do get a super sleepy baby. That way its super easy to grab 1 or 2 posed shots and you can get the best of both worlds without any stress. Adler clearly slept through his whole session like a champ and never made a peep. I was in and out in 1 hour and they got a 68 image gallery...I call that a win. Enjoy friends! I hope you're all enjoying whats left of fall and getting excited for the holidays to come, I know I am <3 

Finley | Fresh 48 | Columbus, Ohio Photographer

Ohh this baby! His long fuzzy hair, his sweet squishy face and THOSE EYELASHES. I loved him so much, I seriously could have snuggled him all day. This Fresh 48 was short & sweet, since Momma also wanted some traditional newborn shots with her other boys. But, I still got tons of shots and captured Finley while he was brand new.  Your newborn will change so quickly, I promise you won't regret having these images taken. If I could go back and have these of my boys I would do it in a heartbeat <3 

Emmy | Fresh 48 | Columbus, Ohio Photographer

Finally getting around to blogging one of my absolute favorite Fresh 48 sessions!  This sweet baby was born on the 4th of July and couldn't be any more adorable. Her Mommy is one of my coworkers and is very dear to my heart. Seeing Casie with her baby in her arms when I first walked into their room definitely made me emotional. They are THE cutest little family and Emmy is pure perfection. I tried to narrow it down to my favorites, which proved to be hard- I hope you enjoy! Matt & Casie,  I am so unbelievable happy for you guys <3 

Cameron & Kendall | Fresh 48 | Columbus, Ohio Photographer

There's nothing better in life than a brand new baby, except maybe TWO brand new babies...right?! These precious identical twin girls were born at 35 weeks and went straight home from the hospital with zero complications...tiny but mighty! I think my favorite thing about twins is that they are almost always soothed by being next to each other. At one point during their session they were both fussy and as soon as I put them in their bassinet together they instantly stopped crying and went to sleep <3 They truly are so tiny and perfect they don't even look real to me in some of their pictures. Christin & Josh, you guys did so good! 

Liam | Fresh 48 | Columbus, Ohio Photographer

In writing this blog post I just noticed it's been since APRIL since I last blogged a session...oops! Sorry guys, I've been crazy busy over here.  I'm so glad I was able to squeeze this handsome little guy in my schedule, I had so much fun spending my afternoon with him & his family. When I sent his gallery to Momma she said..."It's hard to believe you got such great pictures because in my head he screamed the entire time!" Liam was definitely upset if he wasn't swaddled...or eating...or being held by Momma! Little man knew what he wanted, but we captured some pretty special moments in the end <3 Also, I'm pretty sure Kaleigh is the most gorgeous person I've ever met, I'm sure you all will agree after you see these! 

Thomas | Lifestyle Newborn | Central Ohio Photographer

Catching up on blogging old sessions and this was definitely a favorite. I'm pretty sure I squealed when I walked into Katie's bedroom because it literally had floor to ceiling windows on one wall...SCORE! Great lighting, an easy baby and an adorable family make this job wonderful <3 Thomas was super sleepy so I was able to grab a few posed shots and it maybe took me 5 minutes...which is probably a record for me posing a baby! I hope you enjoy this session, happy Monday friends! 

Ellainey | Lifestyle Newborn | Central Ohio Photographer

I got to visit my all time favorite baby last week for an in home lifestyle newborn session & of course she (and her parents) didn't disappoint. I LOVE LIFESTYLE SESSIONS. So easy and relaxed. I typically take pictures in the master bedroom, nursery and living room. Simple, meaningful images of you in your home with your new baby <3 If the baby is cooperating and gets super sleepy at some point during the session, I always bring along my posing beanbag and some wraps/backdrops/headbands to grab a few posed shots if I can.  Ellainey fought me for a minute on the whole sleeping thing but I think I won in the end. I love this family and these images are definitely some of my favorites I've ever taken.  I wish I could photograph them all the time and that every session was this easy. Ryan and Jenna, you guys did good... so so good! 

Ellainey | Fresh 48 | Columbus ,Ohio Photographer

Ellainey's Fresh 48 session is definitely one of my absolute favorites.  This 8 pound 2 ounce baby girl was COVERED in rolls and completely melted my heart. I know everyone says this all the time, but I see a lot of babies (more than the average person), and Ellainey is probably the most gorgeous baby I've ever seen.

For those of you that don't know,  I'm also a NICU nurse at Nationwide Children's hospital. I've worked there for 4.5 years and recently went contingent after having my second baby. Going contingent has been wonderful because I've been so busy with photography lately so this gives me the option to do both.  Long story short...babies and hospitals are totally my thing, which is probably why I love Fresh 48 sessions so much. 

I LOVE NEWBORNS and I'm so excited every time I get to meet a new Momma & her baby. It's such an amazing opportunity that I never take for granted. Witnessing new life is the biggest blessing. I took way too many pictures at Elainey's session because I just couldn't stop, I hope you love them as much as I do. 

 

Nicastro Maternity | Central Ohio Photographer

So Jen is hands down the MOST GORGEOUS Momma you will ever see. I told her during our session that every woman in America hated her because of how perfect she is during pregnancy. Not really...but coming from someone who puked 4 times a day for 6 months while pregnant, I was so envious of her!  Pregnancy is such a special time and I know it's so cliche, but she really was glowing. I was completely blown away by her beauty the entire night. We got lucky with some warm weather and decided to take advantage of it & I'm so happy with how these turned out <3 

Ella | Fresh 48 | Columbus Ohio Photographer

Ella's Mom contacted me the day she was born for a last minute Fresh 48 and I'm SO glad she did. They have such a beautiful family and the light in their hospital room that day was amazing! Dublin and Riverside are at a tie for my favorite Fresh 48 location, they both have really big windows in their postpartum rooms which is a huge plus for me. Little miss Ella wasn't too thrilled during most of her Fresh 48, but that also means we got my favorite thing...crying baby pictures! I am passionate about capturing real life & thats my goal with every session. I hope you enjoy sweet Ella, all 9 pounds & 3 ounces of her <3 

Tears and all! Poor girl just needed some snuggle time with her Momma <3 I also heard she might have slept all night after her session...isn't that how it always works?!