Meet sweet baby Owen. And his adoring family. Sometimes in life we just win the friend lottery, and such it is with the Maiers. I love these five and am thankful for them keeping it real as parents and friends. Three kids, one crazy vizsla, and big hearts for everyone. These photos are a perfect example of why I love doing lifestyle newborn photos in people's homes. The real moments here are precious. They are the details they will remember. Big brother and sister poking and prodding at brother. Mom getting clobbered by kids while trying to have a quiet moment. Everyone piled into bed together. Big laughs. Snacks. Sweet babies who grow too fast.
Welcoming baby Camila! I just loved this beautiful home lifestyle newborn session - baby Camila wide eyed and alert and then dozing off to sleep as we went along, big brother running in and out sometimes as himself and sometimes as a pirate, the game on in the background, a house full of love and adoring looks for the new baby. Just sweet and simple. I'm so excited to photograph Camila throughout her first year (Baby Collection)! Enjoy.
My adventure into photography has brought me so many things that I am beyond grateful for. Not the least of which is reconnecting with old friends. I have been so fortunate to be called back into people's lives during incredibly special and sacred times. Sarah and I grew up together in our small hometown. We both have farming roots and love it. Sarah was probably the biggest influence in my decision to attend Gonzaga for undergrad. I'm so thankful for her guidance at that time in my life. And now I had the opportunity to photograph her third baby girl, Charley. I can't even tell you. Sarah and Mitch, you are brave, adventurous, patient, loving people. I love your girls and your family. Sarah I just love seeing you as a mom. And I love the way you two totally connect with loving and adoring eyes at each other amongst it all. I'm so happy for you, and I cannot wait for great things ahead in your future. Thank you so much again for the opportunity to reconnect so many years later. XO Everyone, enjoy little miss Charley and her adoring big sisters, Claire & Lauren (the last photo is my favorite of the 3).
Krista and I met years and year ago when she was a freshman in high school. Let's not talk about how long ago that was, but yes, many moons. It has been such an incredible journey to see her grow into the mom she is today. There's always been something sweet and special about her. Seems quiet at first but warms up with some wicked humor and a great laugh. She's proven to be resilient and has a positive outlook. She's now surrounded by her main men—Jared, Lincoln and now Hendrik. I can't wait to continue to see this family grow—in number, in love, in happiness.
Hendrik, you are one big cute squishy little boy! I just can't get enough.
Meet the adorable little mister Atlas. I absolutely loved visiting Danielle and Dan in their South Hill craftsman bungalow, full of art, light and love as they welcomed home their firstborn son. Atlas was a big time snuggler, preferring to be held and rocked by his parents until the very end of the session where he fell peacefully to sleep for the very first time laying in his sweet crib. Dan and Danielle's love of maps and travel inspired his creative name and Atlas inspired me. Loved spending this time with you all.
Oh Parker Alice, your entry into this world was so greatly and anxiously anticipated! You are certainly one loved little girl. See the Hebert's maternity photos here. Big sister Reese patiently counted down the days until her little sister would finally be here. Parker, you are adorable and beautiful and make me want to snuggle you all the live long day! We are all so happy you are here, sweet girl. Can't wait for more photo sessions! :) Heberts, love seeing you as a complete four. :)
These Spokane lifestyle newborn photos were taken in the family's home in about an hour's time.