Welcome to the World Maddox Cole

Each person has a story behind them, and this little guy has quite a story already!  His parents, Derek and Aubrey are dear friends of David and I, so it's extra special to have been there alongside them during their journey of adoption.  It's got it's twists and turns on the windy narrow path that is like none other but, at the end it looks like this!  We had a date on the calendar that we were going to the hospital with them to meet him and photograph it, but, Maddox Cole decided to make his debut a couple of weeks early.  He was actually a few days old already when Derek and Aubrey got the call that they could come and meet their son.  11 lbs 5 oz and 22.5 inches, SO adorable and very squishy:-)  How cute is his little hat and matching tie? Maddox's room is mint and gray, I love the triangular patterned wall and shelves of books. Their home is overflowing with so much love and joy, I love it! Congratulations friends!!!

Daxton's 2nd Newborn Session:-)

This little guy got to have TWO newborn sessions!  His first session was while he was still spending time in the hospital growing and getting strong so he could come home.  It was so awesome to get to see how much he's grown and Meghann, David and Daxton settled in at home.  He is so handsome and those bright blue eyes!!  His mom and dad like different sports teams so he's already a Yankees, Braves, and FSU fan:-)  How fabulous is that Chief Osceola head dress? Such a little cutie! 

Daxton's First Newborn Session

This session is technically, Dax's newborn session but, he and his parents have quite a story already.  Meghann had been keeping me posted as she was due with twins the end of this month.  In September, during hurricane Irma, Meghann had to be rushed to the hospital and a couple days later Dax, and his twin sister Ellie James had to be born at 24 weeks and 5 days.  So tiny, at 1.5 lbs and less than 1 ft long.  Little miss Ellie James passed away 5 days later on September 19th and since then Dax has been in the NICU growing and getting stronger and stronger.  He was 5 lbs 8 oz when I got to see him and did so awesome on his first photo shoot, he even threw up a peace sign and had some really big yawns:-)  I got to see Meghann yesterday to show her these photos and she said almost all his wires are gone and they are hoping to get to go home very soon!  For me, this was an extra special session capturing this sweet family at this moment in their story.  I can't wait to see them again for Dax's 2nd newborn session when he goes home!!    

Welcome to the World Giada!

5 years ago on 11.17 I was photographing Rachel and Pete's wedding and now they are a family of 3!  Giada is such a little beauty!  She tried to stay awake but you know, when you're less than 3 weeks old it's pretty hard to:-)  So tiny and squishy and just plain adorable.  Rachel and Pete she's just beautiful, we're so happy for you guys!! xoxoxo

Dax Newborn

This little guy is already a Tampa Bay Lightening fan!  Autumn and Collin's other child, Tate, (the 4 legged furry kind:-) is use to being a model since he was in their engagement photos and he was very sweet with Dax.  So many sweet moments with this little cutie and his parents, we even got a little smile while Collin was holding him.  They have this awesome family wall in their living room that was the perfect ending to our session! 

Welcome to the World Baby M

I got to spend some time photographing this handsome little guy when he was just 5 days old!  I absolutely love these sweet moments with Lyani and Darren in their home. We even got a little smile and lots of those baby toes.  Makes me happy seeing them so happy!  Congrats you guys, he's just perfect!!