Rowe {2 days new} | Watertown, SD Fresh 48 Newborn & Family Photographer & Filmmaker

Rowe | Hospital Film + Photo Session

Just a few weeks ago, this beautiful family welcomed a sweet baby boy into their family. (With quite possibly the proudest big brother and big sister, ever). <3

These sessions are always so special to me. To see the joy and love radiating from parents, family, siblings...it's like no other... That beautiful baby they have been awaiting, growing, and loving for the nine months, is here. And so loved.

Welcome to the family, little Rowe! <3

 

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Cainen {2 days} | Watertown, SD Newborn & Hospital Photographer

Cainen | Fresh 48 Session

 

I know I've said it every single time, but I'll say it again... these are my absolute favorite sessions. There is something about a brand new baby that just warms your heart. Their fresh smell, their wrinkled or peely feet, their little squirms and funny noises. Everything about it is new, exciting and beautiful. And nothing makes my photographer heart happier than getting to capture all those joys (and so much more) for a growing family. Because we all know these moments are fleeting...you blink and they will be just a faint memory. As parents to a brand new baby, you are tired (ok, exhausted!), and the last thing you think about is capturing photos of your new baby to document all those sweet details. I was there, too...4 times. And because of said exhaustion and just plain feeling overwhelmed, only once did I pull out my camera to document any of that. Because I made myself. Because I knew I'd regret it if I didn't.

So this my friends, I urge you. Document these details. These moments. Even if it isn't by a professional photographer, ask a family member or friend. Get in the frame yourself. Don't say "I'll do it later". You may not. They will never be this small again. You will never have those first couple days back. But you can have images capturing that time. You can look back and remember that fine dark hair, that paci that was nearly as big as his face, the fuzz on his cheeks or body, the wrinkled, creased, or peely feet, the way daddy swaddled him, and the way you looked at him in awe and thought to yourself "I can't believe he's here. I can't believe he's mine. He's perfect". 
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This was mom & dad's third little blessing. They got to spend the couple days in the hospital alone with their beautiful little man, quietly soaking him in. <3

It was such an absolute honor to capture this for them.

Cora | Watertown, SD Newborn & Family Photographer & Filmmaker

Cora | Hospital Film + Photos

 

Miss Cora Dee!

I got to meet this sweet babe at just two days old! She showed up a few weeks early & very very fast (to no surprise of her mama) ;) Working as a labor and delivery nurse as well, I am always so interested in hearing other woman's birth stories. It was absolutely amazing to me how similar little Cora's birth was to her 2-year-old brother Cash's. They were even just once ounce apart in weight (am I right, Sara?)!

Cora is the tiniest little peanut, but the most beautiful baby with her full head of dark brown hair! And seeing the love this family has for her is just amazing (she has daddy wrapped around her finger already)! :)  It is such an honor to capture this special time in their life, not only in photos, but video as well. To capture that tininess, those itty bitty feet and hands, and to see the interaction between them all as a family (and especially big brother)...truly priceless.

Enjoy Cora & the Kannas family. <3

2016 in review

THANK YOU to all my wonderful clients/friends for a fantastic 2016!

Like I did last year, this is a little collage to sum up the year - one photo from each session of 2016.

I had exactly the same amount of sessions in 2016 as I did in 2015! How crazy is that!? I saw some of the same faces, as well as many new ones!

I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love and capture beautiful memories for you and your family. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me to do so.

I can't wait to see what 2017 brings! <3

 

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Jude {2 days} | Watertown, SD Fresh 48 Photographer

Jude | Fresh 48 Session

Oh my goodness.... I cannot believe I am just blogging this now, as it was nearly THREE months ago. And that means this little gem is almost 3 months old! This summer has gone crazy fast...

But, here he is... little Jude Rowan, oh so sweet and new, in his Fresh 48 session! I know I've said this before, but these are literally my FAVORITE sessions. They are relaxed, unposed, natural, and just perfect... they capture the raw beauty of a fresh brand new baby, and the glowing, excited, so proud, so in LOVE, family. 

I love to capture these moments. And being an OB nurse as well, there are many times in the delivery room when I just want to grab a camera and start snapping photos (is that weird)?... but  those moments, those memories...so fleeting, but so very important. A baby changes SO much in the first few days of life. The newness changes quickly... the head, little toes, peely skin, everything... and those are moments you don't want to forget. Whether it is a Fresh 48 session, or snapshots on your iPhone - capture it.

Jude's session was absolutely perfect. I met this mama for coffee a few months before Jude's birth (also a photographer - Bejeweled Photography <3 , so naturally, we just "get" each other, heheh). Such a warm, kind person. She is going to be the best mama to this little boy. <3 And big brother... he was not quite feelin' the photo session that day, but you can't tell from the photos. He wanted to hold his hand and love on him (and push him up and down in the hall, of course) :)

So sorry I am posting this late, but it had to be shared... and for the family, since he is nearly 3 months already, let this take you back to those first couple days, when he was still itty bitty. :) 

Enjoy little Jude and his family <3