Monday, April 28, 2014

Waiting on Emma Grace {Orange County Maternity and Newborn Photography}

Shannon is a fellow homeschooling nature loving mama friend of mine. We get together regularly with other friends to take our kids on nature walks and explore together because you know, mountain lions don't like a lot of noise and with a group of kids and moms we're less likely to have an encounter. haha {kind of but not really kidding}
But this pretty mama was expecting her third little one so we met one Saturday morning at a trail and took some portraits to document this moment.

We actually had to re-schedule this shoot because you know, the one weekend there was a downpour here in southern California was the weekend we were going to do her maternity session.

Big sister so excited to have a baby sister to play dress up with!
 Ok so doesn't she look amazing for being 38 weeks pregnant!?! She was feeling pretty uncomfortable but she does pregnancy well!

For the most part I stay away from shooting in direct sunlight but I saw this spot and in my head I thought it could work. This was about 10:30 in the morning. I really love the shadows in this set, especially this one!

 Big brother said he doesn't like his picture taken but I told him it was for his baby sister, so like any good big brother he gave her a hug and smiled. 

And now you get to meet sweet baby Emma!

 Hello little one!
 She was not amused! haha
 Oh so sleepy!

 Love fuzzy baby hair!

 So sweet!

 Little smirk.

 These ones with her mama are just the sweetest!

She is a very loved little one. Her brother and sister think she is the cutest and kept wanting to hug and kiss her throughout her session. Isn't that so sweet!?

You are very loved Emma Grace!


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Makayla Lynn - {Alaina Nunez} Whittier Newborn Photographer

Their baby girl is here! Little Makayla Lynn! You might remember Amy's maternity session that I posted about here. You also might remember that Amy and I have been friend's since Jr high school so I'm always excited to hear when my childhood friends are having children (friends for my kids!). 

Makayla was awake at the beginning of her session but after a couple nursing breaks she was out. She was even still asleep when I left.

Such a sweet little angel baby!

Purdy little lips

I loved the way she was holding her feet while I was getting the ring shots. 

I think she was having some lovely dreams.

She smiled for her Mama! 


"Oh Daddy, you're so funny!"

Drew wrote a poem for his baby girl that I think is so sweet. 

We thought our life was complete, until you showed up with those small little feet.
Our hearts we thought fulfilled, then you showed up and we were thrilled.
Your eyes so light and as big as the moon, your smile so bright it lights up the room.
Your nose so round and eyes so blue, your toes surround our love for you.
So sweet and so small, there is no feat that we can recall, that we won't go through for you,
Daughter, Mommy & Daddy love you!
J.D. Maxwell

Joseph is super excited about having a baby sister but like most 2 year olds', he's still trying to figure out why this playdate buddy hasn't left yet. 

Whatcha guys doing?

Kiss for Mommy...

Kiss for Daddy...

and kiss for Makayla!

And one more kiss for sister because she's just so kissable! 

These two will be running around together before we know it! I can just see Joseph acting silly and Makayla getting a kick out of her big brother because she'll think he's the best thing in the world. Yep, homemade buddies!

Thanks Maxwell's for having me over and letting me capture your baby girl's tiny little features and your family memories with my camera!