Category Archives: Baby Bump

California Lovin’ & The Heffernan Family

It’s so hard to keep this blog post short and sweet! Seems like just yesterday I photographed this beautiful couples wedding in Santorini, Greece!! Fast forward a few years and these two are now a beautiful family of three!!! My friendship with these two beautiful people goes back nearly a decade. I’ve never been more thankful to call two people my friends. Seeing their love grow to a marriage and now a family is one of the most special things I’ve had the privilege of being a part of. On my recent visit, I was finally able to meet their beautiful daughter…. the most perfect and amazing combination of the two. I’m so proud to share with you some images and moments captured on my visit with them. Here are a few of my favs!!!

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Until next time…..

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Sloan + Crosby

It’s so crazy how time flies and what seemed like time flying with the first baby, has now led us to a second. Welcome to the world baby Crosby!!!! There are no words for how much I love this family. They’ve entrusted me to capture all of these incredible moments with their children. There is no greater compliment or task than to capture children as they grow and discover their lives. Though I’ve only known this family a matter of years, I consider them like my own family. They always have welcomed me into their home as one of their own. They’ve made me laugh and some of my fondest memories are with them. So it was with such great pleasure that they asked me to capture the beautiful new addition to their family. Let’s be honest… baby shoots aren’t always the easiest. Sometimes they take HOURS just to get one good shot. Luckily for me, Crosby is a natural just like his mom, dad and sister, Sloan. In no time at all I was able to capture some of my most favorite moments with them. So, lets take a peek at these beauties!

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CONGRATULATIONS Kollmorgan family! Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and for being a part of mine. You are beautiful human beings inside and out! xoxo

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Baby Love!!!

One of the greatest honors of my career is when a client comes back to me to capture more of the important moments in their lives. Today’s session was the culmination of years of friendship, trust and understanding. I photographed Jess and Eddie’s wedding a few years back, so to walk into their home today (with the wedding photos I took adorning the walls) to capture Jess’s first pregnancy was just completely humbling. I never take for granted that my clients will come back for other life moments, so when they do it’s almost a little emotional for me. I realize every time this happens that I’m not just someone who shows up on people’s doorsteps to take some photos…. I am documenting the beautiful moments of peoples lives that make them who they are. Have I mentioned that I literally have the BEST job in the world?!??! I’m beyond excited to share my favorites from this beautiful maternity session for Jess and Eddie. They are family to me in so many ways and it’s just so exciting to see their family growing. I couldn’t be happier for them both! They are two of the kindest, most loving people in this world and I know they’re going to make the best parents! I love that when their son looks back on this session, he will see the overwhelming amount of love his mom and dad have for each other and for him. I’m going to start with my two most favorite photos of Jess and Eddie in this session. Before I do, let me just say this… These first two photos are the true Jess and Eddie. They are the Jess and Eddie that have been best friends for as long as they can remember… The Jess and Eddie that love each other endlessly, are inseperable, are best friends and are about to be the most amazing parents. I hope you love these as much as I do, because I’m just beaming in my heart looking at these!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS Jess and Eddie! I love you both very much and I wish the three of you decades of love, health and happiness!!!! I absolutely cannot wait to meet your perfect little man!!! xoxo

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A Winter Wonderland!

This beautiful family is one of my favorites of all time!!! I have loved seeing them every couple of months to capture the milestones that seem to creep up faster and faster with each one. This little darlings birthday happens to fall just before Christmas, and what better way to ring in the season than with family!!! Here are some of my favs from this wonderful family winter shoot!!

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To all of my amazing friends, family and clients (whom I consider family), I wish you all a happy holiday season!!! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!! xoxo

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Delights of December!!

For many photographers, December is part of the “off season” whereby things tend to slow down and there is a bit of a break. I’m blessed to be able to say that I don’t really have an off season. My December has already been filled with so many amazing photo shoots, including this one I’m about to show you. You may recognize this family from the spring when we got absolutely gorgeous, sun-filled shots of them in the beautiful town of Evanston. Though we have quite the change in weather from last time, it’s their smiling faces that absolutely light up these photos. I just cannot believe how fast this handsome little guy is growing up! How lucky am I to be able to see my clients children grow up before the lens? It’s always a tremendous honor…one that I do not take for granted….when a client asks me to do another shoot for them. I have absolutely loved working with this amazing family and being part of their lives. Here are a few of my favs with them!

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Happy December y’all!!!!! xoxo

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FALLin’ In Love!

Part of the benefit of having a photographer in the family is that you always know you’ll have access to great photos, even when you’re doing something simple. A day at the pumpkin farm, isn’t just a day at the pumpkin farm! I went along for the apple cidar donuts and ended up with hands clutched around the camera. This beautiful baby boy is my nephew and godson… how could I not go crazy with the photos?!?!? Though I’m insanely biased I know you’ll agree that this family is something special. Before there were three, there were just us three girls….me, and my two sisters. Though I knew we’d all get married someday, I had no idea what I was in store for having boys around the house. Recently I’ve stopped calling the amazing dad in these photos, “brother in law,” because I’ve really just come to think of him as my brother. Same goes for the amazing man that has married my other sister. I am truly blessed to have the most amazing family anyone could ever hope for. I hope you enjoy these photos of my incredible family as much as I enjoyed taking them. Here are a few of my favs!

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To my brother and sister…. I love you more than words can ever express. I am forever grateful for your love and support in pursuing my passions and standing by me through good times and bad. You both are the truest definition of family. Thank you, also, for bringing my amazing godson into the world. I can honestly say that I did not know what true love was until he and our beautiful niece were born. You mean everything to me in this world. I love you with my entire being! xoxo

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Staten Island Smiles…

So, I’m super excited to share this post because I don’t photograph families nearly as often as I do weddings. My recent trip to New York had me photographing quite a few families, and it was truly such a joy! I almost how forgot how much fun it is capturing a newborns first few days, or a one year old discovering that it’s totally okay to let loose and smash a cake…..the one time mommy won’t mind if you make a complete mess! It was also exciting because my business is really expanding quite a bit in the New York area to the point where it probably makes sense to be there more often. I’d love nothing more than to spend time with my favorite east coasters!!! There will be more blog posts in the coming days from some other exciting New York shoots, but here is a sneak peek of one! This family was too cute! This adorable brother and sister are about 13 months apart. I can already see that this little girl is going to be super lucky to have an awesome big brother to look after her. They were both so well behaved and too cute for words! I think you’ll agree….

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I cannot thank this beautiful family enough for the opportunity to catch such special moments in their lives. I love my job, and I love NYC!!!

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A Beauty, A Chef and A Baby!

Where do I begin with this beautiful family?!?!?! As fellow Italians, I knew I was going to enjoy photographing them right off the bat!  Their story is beyond sweet…. they met through mutual friends after this beautiful mama was set up with someone else!  Alas, a date or two later and everyone knew that it was actually this beautiful lady and handsome chef that were meant to be.  A beautiful wedding, and wonderful life, and 9 months later and their sweet son Rocco joined them to really complete this beautiful love story.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m always so humbled and honored when someone chooses me to document such special times in their lives.  I am beyond grateful to this beautiful family for the opportunity and hope to see more of them as this little guy grows up!  Here is a sneak peek of a few favs from their shoot!

Couldn’t help but end on a happy note with that adorable smile!!!!  More to come soon!!!!! xoxo

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Hello Baby!!!

So, I’m packing my bags…getting ready for another wedding shoot and I get that exciting call from one of my fav clients that the moment is finally here! She’s going into labor and she’ll need me at the hospital soon to capture her little guys first moments.  I cannot tell you the joy I feel when I get this phone call, not only because there’s a new beautiful baby making his way into the world, but because this amazing mama chose ME to capture these first moments.  I’m always so insanely humbled that I am not only chosen to capture these moments, but that I get to do something that brings me so much joy every single day.  So, here are some of my absolute favs!!! I can’t wait to share more of this beautiful family!!!

How handsome is this little guy?!?!

 

 

I think the person MOST excited to meet him was his beautiful big sister!!!!

 

How sweet is this family?!?!

 

And finally….one of my absolute favorites…. a proud, and amazing mother and her babies….

 

This woman never ceases to amaze me…. she was born to be the most amazing mother!  From the moment I walked in the hospital room she was up, moving around, taking care of her daughter and her new beautiful son.  I truly hope I’m half the amazing mother that she is.  I cannot wait to see these little ones grow up through the lens!

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Happy New Year, Happy Baby!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I can’t believe 2012 is behind us and we are onto 2013!  Crazy how the time flies! I was happy to ring in the new year with this adorable family.  You may recognize them as they were featured in a “Marvelous Mama Session” blog post this past summer.  Well, their beautiful angel is finally here and I was delighted to capture some amazing moments with this fun family.  Here are a few of my favs!

 

I’m beyond excited for our next session!  This family is fun, hip and absolutely adorable and I just can’t get enough of them.  Stay tuned for more!

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