We did it! We finally made this portrait happen. We've only been trying for a year, but I suppose that's the problem with living 5 hours apart. I've known Caitlyn and Matt most of my life. Caitlyn and I were especially close in middle school, when we shared an obsession with gel pens, beanie babies, and my cat Meemers. Although our conversations have changed from beanie babies to breastfeeding, and our intense love for my cat Meemers has shifted to our children, we can always pick up where we left off. At a time in my life where it's harder than ever to maintain friendships, I am so grateful for the unwavering ones. I love you Caitlyn and Co.
If you haven't seen it yet, I did a blog on Chapel's birth, so I'm not going to gush again about how much I love this family (it's a lot). But I do want to make sure you're able to enjoy some of the photos from Chapel's newborn session.
As with all of my work, newborn shoots are lifestyle shoots. I love coming into the home of families after baby is born and catching them in their new normal. This family has an adorable new norm. Enjoy <3
Last summer I headed to Chaska to photograph Mr. Archer Dolenc for his 6 month birthday. I was in the middle of shooting and Shelly, Archer's mom was holding something out for me to look at. It took way too long for it to register, but once it did, I realized that Shelly was showing me a positive pregnancy test. I did my best not to cry so many happy tears, but for Shelly, like so many women, trying to have a baby caused a lot of heartache the first time around. When I found out that this sweet family had another baby on the way, it brought nothing but joy to my heart. A little while later, I received an email from Shelly asking if I had ever thought of photographing a birth. The answer was YES. I had thought about it and I REALLY wanted to photograph Dolenc Baby #2 entering the world. After all, I was one of the first people to find out that another baby was on the way ;)
A few months came and went as Shelly and I emailed back and forth, talked via text, and did Archer's one year photo...