New Beginnings

I couldn’t have planned a better re-entrance after maternity leave than this one. Barely out of my own newborn haze, I was admittedly kind of nervous, but excited to get back to shooting and to see this new mama again, since we used to teach at the same school a while back.

Dad greeted me in their gorgeous & eclectic home with a style anyone could be envious of- to which he credited all to his stylish wife. Mom didn’t look anything like how I’d felt in that first week postpartum. She was all glowy and calm and grounded, a far cry from my own hot mess category. Then, there was Little Miss ‘H’, in all of her beautiful newness … Oh! and Bear. We can’t forget Bear, the cutest and most loving family dog.

In the end, my nerves settled, I connected with my camera again after a long hiatus, and I documented this new family in the way I would have wanted (I’m still regretting I didn’t book a newborn session for us!).

I shot from the heart. I’ll let the images tell the rest.

Thank you for your bravery in opening up your home to me at such a vulnerable time and trusting me to document your story. ✨

My first session as a working mom is in the books. Cheers to new beginnings.

| A sample of images from the 'A’ family's session- Now Blogged. |

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Oh my gosh. Find someone that looks at you the way he looks at her. 💗

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✌🏿✌🏾✌🏽✌🏼✌🏻

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🐻 “SO, IF THAT’S THEIR BABY, ARE YOU MY BABY?” 😆

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There's a New Girl in Town

It's been a gift to share the journey to mom-hood with one of my longest and bestest friends. I remember when our babies were just ideas- Happy hour discussions involving things that might happen in the future. After many more chats and over many more beers, we made the choice to start the process of growing our families at the same time, which, when you each have a wife, can be complicated (but that's for another blog post entirely). Fast forward and her sweet baby girl is here, and mine is due to make her arrival in January. It feels like a long time has passed since our conversations, but really I know this is only the beginning, and I'm excited, nervous, and insert-all-of-the-feelings for whatever's up next.

Jess and Kayla have officially joined our little crew of badass mothers- so many of our closest friends who rock at being moms and everything else they do. I'm doing my best to learn from them all before it's my turn.

Saoirse (“Seer-sha”) Kathleen Nassar made her debut on July 26th and she is nothing short of perfection. But don't take it from me, see for yourself.

A peek into the Nassar Family's most recent collection- Now blogged. |

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