Libby is 2!

I love the neighborhood we live in.  We have lived in the same neighborhood for 7 1/2 years now, & have some really great neighbors surrounding us.  Right across the street, we have some good friends that just celebrated their daughter’s 2nd birthday in the beginning of December.  I was lucky enough to be asked by them to shoot some pictures at her birthday party.  Liberty, a.k.a. Libby, is such a sweet & happy go-lucky little girl & I had a ton of fun catching these memories for them!

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~Dana

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Baby Seamus Stone

Since I was lucky enough to have such a good friend let me practice my first maternity session and birth session on her, I was elated when she asked me to do my first newborn session with her and baby Seamus as well!  I had photographed my newborn daughter & son after they were born, but had never had the opportunity to photograph anyone else’s babes.  For my first attempt at a “professional” newborn shoot, it didn’t go too bad.  We really only got one great pose, but a ton of cute shots!  I have done a lot of research since then & have had another chance to practice (baby JJ’s blog to come soon!), and I am definitely much more prepared for the next one!  This little guy is so sweet & loved so much by our family!

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~Dana

Cristin’s Birth Story

Ok, so those of you that know me, know that I have a huge passion for birth & everything that goes along with it.  The pregnancy, the miracle of the birth process, the strength that mama’s have & that amazing tiny newborn person!  At some point in my photography career, when my kids are a little older, I think it would be ah.maz.ing. to be able to photograph births full time.  I am so in love with the idea of giving parents the moments of their child’s birth that they may not remember even happening.  I have two babes myself, and I completely regret not having any pictures of the process.  I have pictures of both of them immediately after the birth, but nothing that lead up to that momentous event.

In August, I was so blessed and honored to be a part of my friend, Cristin’s, birth story.  She was a first-time mama & had so graciously let me practice my photography skills on her pregnant belly in the weeks before the birth.  Finally, the big day came!  I am a work at home mama with an in-home daycare, so I couldn’t just drop everything and leave when I got the message she was at the hospital.  I was so worried that I was going to miss it!  Luckily, time and baby Seamus were on my side:-)  I got to the hospital around 4 p.m. and Cristin was resting.  A few hours later, a handsome baby Seamus made his appearance!  It was such an amazing experience to be a part of & I’ll never forget it!

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~Dana

Cristin

A few months ago, I was blessed to be able to work with a good friend on her maternity pictures.  It was my first maternity shoot (we actually did 3), & it was very relaxing to be able to have my friend as the subject so I could take my time to practice.  She was very gracious in letting me do so as well.  Thanks for the fun, lady!

 

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~Dana