Baby Hayden ·OKC Lifestyle Newborn Photography·


Hello Dears!

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 Penelope | Oklahoma City Newborn Photographer


Hello Dears! 

I met Mackenzie when we worked together on a styled shoot for Plenty Mercantile in Oklahoma City. She owns Willow Paper Goods Co. and creates beautiful stationery, and her fabulous style is reflected throughout their home. I was so honored when she asked me to photograph their baby girl Penelope a few days after they brought the baby home. Mackenzie and her husband John just celebrated their third wedding anniversary, and this is such an exciting time for them! 

On the day of the session, I met them at their house near Lake Hefner on a beautiful February day. Thinking back, I couldn't pick one moment or another, the whole day was my favorite. Mackenzie and John radiated a peacefulness that could be felt through the whole house. That, plus Penelope slept for the entire session, and was such a dream to work with. I even managed to capture their dog Olive, their first baby, into some of the images. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect session!

I love the image of Mackenzie nursing her new baby with Dad passed out on the couch in the background.  The new parent exhaustion is REAL you guys, and I feel like that moment sums up those first few weeks perfectly.

Thank you, Mackenzie and John, I'm so grateful to have been able to capture these sweet moments for your wonderful family!

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