I had to get this post up today because I think my dear friend may "pop" any day now!
So a few years back, Renee and I met through our church and the fact that we are both photographers :) Last year, her hubby CJ did a wonderful surprise birthday party for her in which he had all of her girlfriends say something to her on video to be played at the party. Great idea right! So when he was about to record me and another friend of Renee's, we asked him if he was going to be editing the video since neither of us fully knew what we were going to say... he said something like "just say whatever comes to mind and Renee will love it! The raw version." That totally describes my friend... "raw" meaning totally natural and unrehearsed.
If you know Renee, she is such an honest, open friend, and doesn't expect any fluff... just the real you. This is what i love about this girl and what is going to make her such an amazing momma! Not only that, but her little man is going to be fully documented growing up with his mom's great eye behind the camera. Love you guys and can't wait to meet your *long awaited* angel!
Yes, this girl has style... loved the sassy yellow shoes girl!
Probably a personal fav maternity shot that i've taken to date!
And if you didn't know, CJ is an extremely talented musician and worship leader... check out his website
Renee spotted this area as we were walking along and what do you know, it actually had "BUMP" with the arrow pointing written on it! How very appropriate :)
Time sure does fly! I feel like i was just photographing Aubrey in mommy's belly and now she is going to be a big sister! I don't think i was yet in blog-land when i photographed Aubrey as a sweet newborn, but I'm glad i can show you this beautiful family now! Quick story (gotta share Kelli :) When Cody and Kelli first showed up for their very first session with me (their maternity session in-studio when they were expecting Aubrey), i opened the door and Kelli and i looked at each other like- you really look familiar?! Well, small world, we went to high school together and graduated the same year! One more reason i really love my job :)
Alright, on to the photos... they are almost all in color because Kelli has this amazing red hair that I couldn't hide in a black and white tone! Annnnnnd, little Aubrey has these insanely blue eyes! Seriously, i've never seen anything like them! SO lots of color... here you go!
Looking forward to meeting the newest little one you guys! Kelli, you look awesome!
I have been so excited about this session! Meet Makenna, Presley, and Abigail... three beautiful GIRLS! Their momma did such an amazing job through her pregnancy and already looks so amazing! Congratulations on THREE beautiful little ones B & K!
I was really hoping to get these shots of them all sleeping together for their mom and dad... it's nice to have photos of them up around the house looking so calm and peaceful on those days when everyone is not so calm and peaceful :) The girls did so great and were such angels for their first photos!
Sweet baby Makenna... the adorable tutu was made by Juju's Tutus
The lovely little Miss Presley...
And the littlest sweet pea, baby Abigail...
As i was going through the session images, I saw this bunch of Abigail making all kinds of adorable faces... little grin, big yawn, and OOOOO :) Such a fun little personality you already have sweet girl!
Abigail, Makenna, Presley
Hands full of love! I love this image!
I brought three flower pots to the session because i thought it would be a cute way to get all the girls posed up "Anne Geddes" style together :) We got little Abigail all "potted" and then had to take a shot just in case the other two weren't as cooperative with our little idea!
Thankfully, with a little help from the pacies, we got this shot :) Aren't they precious!?!
What a beautiful new family you have B & K! Thanks for inviting me to come create your first official photographs of your three princesses!