Category archives: Newborn

Penny | Washington, DC | Newborn

Hard to believe this sweet little one is pushing four months old now! It is always such an honor hearing from past couples that they’re expecting…and being given the opportunity to capture their newest life’s joy. As I got to know them during their engagement and wedding day it was so clear that Becca Jane and Todd are madly in love and make such an amazing team – these two are the real deal, friends. Penny, you are one lucky little lady to have parents as awesome as the two of them! A few favorites of Miss Penny below from her session at just a few weeks old.
These lips. I die. I can’t even handle her cuteness!

Lucca | Wake Forest , NC | Newborn

It is always such an honor getting that call from past clients asking me document a new chapter in their life. Brittany and John were married a couple years ago and I had the pleasure of documenting their vows at the Art Museum of North Carolina in Raleigh.  Lucca decided to surprise her mom and dad and make her debut a little early at 34 weeks and my goodness she is just perfect. Congratulations Brittany and John!

Lucy Emma | Wake Forest, NC | Newborn

With such a devastating tragedy that happened yesterday in Boston it’s important to take a step back, take a breath and really count our blessings. After reading story after story online, looking at photos of the event and then hearing a close friend of mine tell me she is mourning the loss of one of the victims, it just breaks my heart. Events like this make me feel so helpless as I just sit here and can only imagine what the victims, family and people of Boston are going through.

That is why when choosing which session to blog today I decided to post one that embraces love and pure innocence. This sweet couple tried for years to have a baby naturally but it took seeking medical help before they were able to have this little miracle :) Please meet Miss Lucy Emma. 
Her nursery is all girl. Clean design, whites, pinks and of course ruffles. I would expect nothing less of her super stylish mama :) And that name…don’t you just love her name. Lucy Emma. Beautiful.
As I’ve said many times to family, friends and even have it on my website…I truly believe children are life’s everyday miracles. While I can only imagine what those suffering from yesterday’s attack are going though it’s important we remind ourselves that the vast majority are GOOD. The vast majority are KIND. The vast majority are HOPEFUL. The vast  majority are FULL OF LOVE.

Welcome Gracie | Richmond, VA | Newborn

I had the pleasure of documenting the Vint family as they welcomed their newest little addition to make them a family of four. Sweet Gracie was just about a week old during this shoot…she was so tiny and oh so perfect. Parker was such a proud big brother as he loved on Gracie for a few photos and even hung out with me to show off his new big kid room full of stripes and airplanes! Please to take a peek at a few favorite moments from little Gracie’s newborn session :)

David Elliott | Richmond, VA | Newborn

Meet David Elliott. He was just shy of two weeks old at this shoot. This little man was happy to have photo taken all morning long as long his mom or dad was holding him :) Now how sweet and perfect is he?  Congratulations Michael and Laura on your newest family addition! 

Lincoln | Richmond, VA | Newborn

I met Lincoln just as he was turning one week old. This little man surprised his mom and dad and made his debut a bit earlier than expected, I was very thankful that I was still in town to capture these moments.

Love his sweet knit hat.
Congratulations on your growing family! Cannot wait to document Lincoln growing up this year!

Clara Jane | Richmond, VA | Newborn

I first met Courtney a couple months before her due date and clicked with her immediately. She is so kind, laid back and is a super talented pastry chef! After our meeting I knew I would have so much fun photographing their soon-to-be first little baby. After she was born, I was totally in love with her name – please meet Miss Clara Jane.
Not only is Courtney talented when it comes to baking – she and her hubby did most all the handy work in this nursery.  The refurbished dresser, the crib mobile, the framed owl cut-out to the changing pad cover…and so much more! I of course was smitten with the owl theme in the nursery :)
Clara Jane already has a protective older (and very furry) sister. Wherever Clara Jane goes, Abby goes. Dogs are the best.
LOVE the changing table fabric Courtney used. Congratulations on your growing family and I can’t wait to see how she grows! Already looking forward to her fall photo session!

Meet Baby Hayes + what’s to come in February | Durham, NC | Newborn

Some of y’all already got a sneak peek of this adorable little man on my facebook page…For those that didn’t, please meet Harrison Hayes. Like all little ones, he has the most adorable fingers and toes. He is perfectly healthy and looks just like his daddy.

It’s hard to believe it will be February this week. There is lots I will be doing this month – one of which will be blogging more…lots more. Of course blogging my shoots, about wedding goodies, but what I am most excited about  blogging is FOOD. I love to eat…so it’s a good thing I love to cook! Disclaimer :: I am no Julia Child and I am not whipping up these recipes off the top of my head – but I sure do to enjoy finding a delish recipe, modifying it to our liking and calling myself a master chef ;)

So get ready, my first food post will be this Friday! Now I am pleased to introduce little man Harrison…


Leo is one of Katie and John’s sweet pups. He is already so protective of little brother, Harrison. Wherever Harrison goes…Leo follows. No doubt they will grow up best buds. Not photographed are Harrison’s other furry siblings :: 2 pups and 2 cats :)

Meet Baby Ellie | Cary, NC | Newborn

I feel very lucky and thankful that in 2011 so many families opened their homes up and invited me in to capture some of the most precious moments a family shares. I must say photographing, holding and playing with so many newborns and children is fun, refreshing and really puts life into perspective. As I have said a number time before, they truly are life’s everyday miracle. I absolutely loved this session with 4 day old baby Ellie.

I am such a dog lover, so it is no surprise I was thrilled to have Lily join in for a few family photos.

I met baby Ellie just after Thanksgiving so it was perfect timing to do a Christmas card + birth announcement in one…Is this not the cutest little Rudolf ever? Congratulations to the Dutta family on welcoming sweet Baby Ellie into this world!