Saturday, July 28, 2012

Maternity | Julia + David

Pin It It seems like just yesterday we hugged and celebrated at their wedding, and now my dear friend, Julia, and her husband, David, are expecting their first little one, a baby boy!  I recounted the time we just so happened to bump into each other at Disney World at night back in the sixth grade.  I should also mention that Julie and I went rollerblading for the first time together.  She had moved away from my hometown, and we spent a few days visiting each other over the summer.  We had heard about renting rollerblades and thought that would be a fun adventure.  Oh, what an adventure it was!  Luckily, the kind soul who rented us the rollerblades also highly recommended safety equipment, such as a helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, and elbow pads.  Especially since this would be our first journey on 8 wheels.  Thank goodness we heeded his advice and wore every piece of that safety equipment!  Let's just say that we ended our journey on the ground after diving over a parking lot chain.  We laughed so hard, mostly to keep from crying from embarrassment more than anything!  Good times, right, Jules? ;)  For their session, we went back to this same park, a park where these two happened to frequent when they lived in Indianapolis.  I love that they chose a location that has a lot of meaning for them.

And now here we are both expecting our first child, a boy!   Would you believe that our due dates are a mere 2 days apart?  Yep!  If only we lived closer together!  Julia and David, I am so excited for you both!  You are going to be the best parents to this lucky little guy!  It was so much fun and such an honor to capture this special time in your lives.  Little did I know the day of our session also happened to be David's birthday!  Happy Birthday, David!  Here are some of my favorites from your session!  Friends and family can view their entire online gallery here.


A favorite!

Another favorite right here.

Just think how much their son will love looking at these photos of his parents one day!

Julie, you are so beautiful!  

Thank you so much for such a sweet session!  
I cannot wait to meet your little one - it won't be long now!  Can't believe it!  
So excited for you and your family!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Newborn Twins | Nick + Henry

Pin It A few months ago, my husband Reggie and I met a sweet couple at an event.  We shared something in common, we were both first time expectant parents!  However, in Natalie and Tom's case, they were expecting not one little boy but two!  We spent the evening sharing pregnancy stories, experiences, and questions.   Natalie glowed with excitement as she described her journey so far.   I received a message a few weeks after meeting them both, and I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph their new family.  And what a joy it was!  These two beamed with pride and awe when holding their new little bundles of love, Nick and Henry!  And, I must admit, it made me all the more anxious about meeting our little guy in September!  Natalie and Tom, you are already wonderful parents, and I can't wait to see your family grow!  Congratulations on two handsome little guys!  They are perfectly sweet and adorable!  Friends and family can view their entire online gallery here.  And now for some of my favorites from the session!

Meet Nick!  

Nick and his proud Daddy!  Nick was awake for most of the session, 
he was so curious about what was going on!

And Henry!

Natalie holds baby Henry, who was content and sleepy for the majority of the afternoon.  I love his little toes and hand in this one!

Nicholas Reynolds, 7 pounds 4 ounces, was born 8:10am, while his twin, Henry Nickerson, just 6 pounds 3 ounces, was born 2 minutes later on the 23rd of May.  

Another favorite!  I love how Nick is looking up at his daddy!

Oh, how this one melts my heart too!  

Love, love, love this one! 

Best of friends and a sleepy little yawn!

Henry was as cozy as could be!  And just look at those sweet little toes!

I love how their personalities show in this one...younger Henry is just snoozing away, 
while older brother Nick is wide awake!

Nick was taking everything in and keeping an eye on Mom and Dad as they stood nearby.

Henry : Sweet and sleepy...

...bright eyed and kicking and stretching : Nick!

 Tom and Natalie have a beautiful garden, and since baby Henry was just dozing away, we took advantage of some great light in the garden.  Love these next two!

Natalie and Tom, thank you SO much for sharing your afternoon with me!  I absolutely loved meeting Nick and Henry!  They are two lucky guys to have such loving parents!  
And I know they are going to be the best of friends!  Congratulations!!!

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