This beautiful couple had their first baby, first son, this past spring. He was such a chill newborn baby boy. Mom and Dad nailed it with an adorable nursery. Plus, their master bedroom had the most beautiful bed to photograph their new family. It was a beautiful session, and I loved being able to capture these precious newborn moments for some awesome first time parents.
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I've known this Momma for quite a few years since we worked together in college at the SWT Rec Center (yes, it was SWT back then and I just dated myself!). She's honestly the best group exercise instructor I know, hands down. She continues to rock the fitness world while rockin' being a Mom. Her sweet baby girl was born on Mother's Day! What a beautiful gift to be given! Her newborn baby girl was less than two weeks old when I shot her newborn photos. She was beyond cuddly and so calm! Welcome Baby Julie Anna into this world with her loving parents and older brother!
Photographing families is such a great joy for me. This family's story really hit me hard as well for several reasons. Mom wanted photos of her 1 year old son on his birthday because she wanted to create good, happy memories for her and her family. Her little man was born premature and ended up in the NICU for awhile. Being a photographer for The Tiny Footprints Project and photographing families journeys in the NICU, I know how much creating happy memories in a not so ideal place can mean to a family. It means the world.
With a very happy 1 year old, his big sister, Mom and Dad, I helped create some happy memories for this wonderful family. Happy Birthday little man! You might have had a struggle at birth, but you are a strong and happy boy now!
When families get together, it's always a fun and interesting time. Especially when it's extended family. I was asked by a friend whom I've known since college to photograph her husband's extended family. One of the family units was moving over seas, and they didn't know when the next time they would all be together again. Of course,I agreed to it! What better memories are created with our loved ones than photos!
Next time you see your extended family (even if you they live close to you), give each other a hug and appreciate the fact you can just be together. Enjoy these wonderful family photos I took in Round Rock.
As with many other children over the past few weekends, this little girl celebrated her First Communion on Saturday. This photo session was extra special to me because I worked with her mom this past school year. She and I taught a religious education class together at our church, St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Round Rock, so I got to know her very well. This sweet little girl, just like her mom, is both gorgeous on the inside and outside.
Congratulations to all the children who made their First Communions this past weekend. My son was right along with them, and those photos will be coming soon (fingers crossed, mom, aka me, doesn't forget!).