Category Archives: Newborn

This past Monday I received an unexpected call. A fellow photographer, the lovely Jan of Green Tree Photography, called and asked if I could fill in for her to photograph one of her good friend’s while she gave birth to her first child. Without hesitation I said yes. It is such a humbling experience sharing in one of the most precious moments of life.. A mom giving birth to her first child. It’s a day filled with all kinds of emotion. Not only did I witness the experience, I documented as the day unfolded. Casey and Hunter welcomed me with open arms into their delivery room. I may have started off as a stranger, but I soon felt a part of their family. Casey and Hunter decided not to find out what they were having, so they’ve been calling their baby-to-be, “Baby Shell.” Below is a slideshow from Baby Shell’s first day of life, but if you can’t view it below, click here to view the slideshow! Below are also some of my favorites from the day. It was priceless and I’m so honored to have been apart of the experience.

Casey’s mom quilted the above owl quilt! How stinkin cute!! She’s so talented!
Since Casey and Hunter didn’t know what they were having, they picked out two outfits–one pink, one blue! Do you notice an owl theme…

Hunter kept himself occupied with crosswords!

Hunter stayed close by.. in his chair.. just in case he passed out ๐Ÿ™‚
Casey was too cute asking Hunter if he was alright ๐Ÿ™‚

The doctor told Casey she sees a lot of hair!

Welcome to the world, Amelia Ruth! She was born at 3:56 p.m.

She weighed 8lbs and was 21 inches long.

You were amazing Casey!

Proud grandparents ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations again Casey and Hunter on your beautiful baby Amelia! Thank you for the opportunity to share in such a wonderful experience! All my best to you and your family!

Amelia Ruth
Born on 4/16/12 at 3:56 p.m.
21 inches

This is part two from Sarah’s Bump to Baby session! Sarah and Bryan welcomed sweet Mackenzie into the world last September. The overall joy from parents of a newborn is so wonderful, I can’t put it into words. I simply know I love capturing and sharing in that time, especially because they grow so fast during that first year! Sarah and Bryan, congratulations again!

2011 was a year to remember and a year I’ll never forget.

  • It was the year I got my business license in the State of Alabama and officially made it official (come February it will be a year!).
  • I *attempted* P90x.
  • I became an Aunt and realized I have so much love I don’t even know how to express.
  • I racked up quite the mileage driving to and from Alabama to Ohio.. so thankful it’s only a 6 hour drive! (but seriously, most of the time my family and friends didn’t where I was).
  • I ran a Huntsville Groupon Deal of the Day which has allowed me to meet so many wonderful families and couples! I am extremely grateful for its success so far!
  • The first of my friends started getting hitched (meaning mini reunions)!
  • I celebrated my one year anniversary working part-time for Bella Baby Photography… which also means I’ve been in Huntsville for over a year now!
  • I realized just how admirable, loving and inspirational grandparents are. I hope I never forget the times I shared with them. Lots of love to A.F., Papa, Grandma Jody and Nana. Miss you always.

2011 was a whirlwind. It was a year of growth. New adventures, travels and traditions. I’m so glad I had my camera along to capture it all. It was a delight going through these images from this past year. Thank you all again for allowing me to share in this time!

Now for a look back.. Enjoy!

P.S. Most of these sessions never got blogged and I am 100% guilty! They’ll be coming soon though!! And a giveaway is to follow! (Hint.. it’ll be time to pick your favorites of 2011!)

Meet my cousin and his beautiful family! Julie and Anthony had their first baby girl back in June. Ava Grace is her name, and she was just a tiny little thing when I first met her and oh-so sweet. They gave me warning that Woody, their dog, loves to guard Ava and that she’s the first one he checks on when he enters a room. They weren’t kidding! He didn’t leave her side — and the entire time he kept an eye on me! Thank you Julie and Anthony for welcoming me into your home. It was such a pleasure to sit in on this special time! Below are some of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚