Baby Samuel ·OKC Lifestyle Newborn·


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I know that everyone has moved on and put the holiday season behind them but I'm still dreaming of this cozy New Year's Eve lifestyle session I had with baby Samuel and his self-proclaimed "big time nerd" parents.

The word nerdy is a high compliment in my book, y'all. The minute Natalie and Pack told me that they got Samuel's name from their favorite show, Supernatural, I knew we would get along famously. The second I saw the Harry Potter inspired nursery, I knew I was in love. (It's worth noting that I'm currently binging Supernatural, so I edited Sam's session while watching Sam on my iPad. So meta.) 

Natalie and Pack were super patient and waited until Sam's birthday to find out the gender, so they wanted to plan a nursery with a gender neutral theme. Natalie said that she wanted the Harry Potter themed nursery to have more of a classic whimsy look without being *too* over the top or cheesy. I'd say they knocked it out of the park, wouldn't you? I chuckled during the session because the gorgeous chair in the nursery made me think of Slughorn's armchair disguise (although his chair probably paled in comparison to this beauty!). Not Harry Potter related but still adorable are the itty bitty macaron and pizza art prints, a subtle nod to Natalie's pregnancy craving and Pack's favorite food, respectively. Sam made his appearance to this world a little earlier than expected and his nursery was completed by Natalie's mom and sister a whole three hours before her water broke! If that's not an appropriate introduction to parenting, I don't know what is!

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Baby Hayden ·OKC Lifestyle Newborn Photography·


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I hope Mr. Hayden's yawns aren't too contagious this Monday morning! But don't let that sleepy face fool you, Hayden was quite the little milk monster. He'd have nursed all day if Karina let him! He also had the softest head of hair. That's one of those things you soak in as much as you can when you have a brand new little one. It's the good stuff.

It was so nice getting to know Karina and Craig during their newborn session. I asked what piece of advice they would give to new parents, and Karina said "Take care of your wife!" Baby Hayden was breech, and despite their best efforts to spin him, the birth day ended with a c-section. Karina said seeing her husband take charge was much needed, and quickly reminded her why she married him! Help from your partner goes so far during this difficult but oh so rewarding time.

Now, can we PLEASE talk about their precious new baby with the sweetest dog ever? My favorite photo from this session is the one with Hayden laying on Ash's paw. Ash was such a sweet and gentle dog, and was very much involved in what was happening with baby Hayden. When we headed into the toy nook, she followed suit and plopped down on the rug. I knew she was calm enough to try out what ended up being my favorite photo from the session! We laid Hayden on her paw and dad was right out of frame, but Ash didn't even bat an eye. She posed like a pro and didn't move until Hayden was in dad's arms. (I refrained from saying her special ear-perk word *Popcorn!* because I didn't want her to jump, but trust that Ash was happy as a clam the whole time, despite the long face!!)

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Baby Gia ·Documentary Newborn Photography·

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Something I love about what I do is I get to watch people's stories unfold. I get to capture the most exciting times of people's lives and then see what happens next. Talk about the best job ever.

 I photographed Brooke and Beau's wedding in 2014, and I can honestly say they are two of the sweetest, most down-to-earth people I've ever met. It's no surprise that baby Gia inherited those genes. Once I swaddled her, she fell right asleep and didn't wake up until the very end of the session! Talk about a dream. 

Everybody knows I'm a sucker for a good rug, and Gia's nursery did not disappoint! I really love all of the photos of Gia on the different patterns and textures from her nursery. The photos have such personality and uniqueness--I love that. Her big brother Isaak made an appearance for a few of the photos, but hanging out with friends is WAY cooler than newborn photos at that age, so we let him off the hook pretty early.

Basketball is pretty much life for the Gerber family, so I made sure to bring my Thunder Up headband from local makers Love Well Handmade for a few photos. It looked absolutely darling on Miss Gia Ryan, but that's nothing short of a surprise! 

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