Just last month, I met up with Brooklyn and Nathaniel for a gorgeous maternity session on their property. I could tell then that this couple was filled with so much love and excitement and were going to make excellent parents!
On Wednesday, a very excited Aunt to Be, Brooklyn's sister, Bailey sent me a message to let me know that Brooklyn was in the hospital in labor! It was a rough day, but in the end, sweet little Jeanette Laine Harrison made her arrival on May 15, 2019 at 5:32pm. She was a 7 pound 13 ounce, twenty inch long beautiful bundle of perfection!
Nathaniel and Brooklyn have instantly taken to their new roles as this beauty's parents. They're calm and kind and breathing in every second of this miraculous journey!
Welcome to the world sweet girl... you are absolute perfection and already so very loved!
This family of SEVEN, yes, you read that correctly, SEVEN is so dear to my heart! I've been lucky enough to spend a ton of time with four of these five kiddos while they've attended the preschool where I also work. I adore all of these kiddos, they are each so unique in their personalities, it's really a lot of fun to be around them and see their dynamic! Mom and Dad are pretty special too! Mom, Ashley is one of the most amazing ladies I know! Not only is she Robert's smoking hot wife and the best momma ever to Kase, Holden, Dallas, Bryn and Meryt she is also the talented, creative genius behind Unlocked Arrows! She's such an amazing seamstress... I'm always in awe of everything she makes. And I've seen a lot of her pieces, her girls are dressed in one of her adorable creations every day they're at school... and of course, momma made their dresses for this session as well!
We had a fun time mixing it up with an urban session in downtown Terre Haute!
My approach to family sessions is ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS let everyone be themselves and have fun, above all things!
And of course, snuggling and loving on each other are all part of the plan!
Being around five kids certainly does come with a lot of energy, but it's the best kind... it's laughter and dancing and twirling and making silly faces!
And of course, when you have five kids, you sneak in a kiss any chance you get!
I was so excited when Hannah told me she wanted to take advantage of the forecasted snow and do another BCP Senior Experience Session! And while we didn't get the massive amount of snow they predicted, we got enough to make the numb fingers and toes worth it! We found the perfect little spot in the woods behind her house to get things started!
We decided to head over to her boyfriend's house and take advantage of some gorgeous Evergreen trees near by... and we couldn't have asked for them to be any more perfectly snow covered!
Hannah's boyfriend Kase even joined us for a few minutes!
The combination of Hannah's gorgeous blue eyes and the red sweater and boots she wore added the perfect pop of color to these shots!
I had such a great time freezing my booty off with Hannah... it was totally worth it!
Friday night and part of Saturday, Mother Nature decided to dump about 5 inches of snow on us here in Indiana. When something like that happens and you have a nine year old daughter, you go outside and play! The temperature wasn't too bad and the snow looked so pretty.
Lyndlee got really brave and decided to chuck a few snowballs at mom! I didn't realize until she said something about her hands being cold that she was only wearing one glove. We got a good giggle out of that one. That girl... she keeps me young at heart and always laughing!
This family is photography gold, not only are they beautiful, they're natural, easy going and so in love. I've been witness to many special moments of Austin and Emily's life but one of my favorites is watching them interact with this little cutie. I was so excited to meet up with them again at their home in Clinton for a six month milestone session with Vivian. I couldn't believe how much she had changed. She's just so dang cute! She has the most precious little round face, piercing eyes and a smile as bright as the sun. A moment from this session that I hold so dear; Miss Vivian decided to say "Mom" for the first time! I was squealing like a crazy lady when that happened! Austin made the remark while I was there that I should be in a picture with them because I'm like family. And it's true, I live life right along side my clients, I celebrate with them, I laugh with them, sometimes we even cry together. My clients truly do feel like an extension of my own family. I love them all, fiercely!