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 Claire ·OKC Studio Newborn·


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Happy Monday, friends! It's a good day to have a good day, so let's start things the right way-- by doting over newborn babies. And maybe some ice cream? That's just how we do things around here. 

 I first started working with Karena and Rychy a few years ago, before they became parents. I captured their Christmas card photos around the Chesapeake lights when it was just them and their fur baby Cesar. It wasn't long after that I was capturing Cooper's first year, and now I'm beyond excited to be capturing baby Claire's first year.

Big brother Coop did great for the photos! One big perk of the Plaza studio is that there are LOTS of yummy spots within walking distance, so siblings can cool off with a cone while we take the individual newborn portraits. (When all else fails, we've got Netflix.) I particularly love the portraits of Karena and Claire, because there's really nothing more beautiful than a mother loving on her brand new baby.

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Baby Charley ·Documentary Newborn Photography·


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Welcome to the world Miss Charley! The bad news is that life doesn't get any less sleepy, but the good news is your yawn is realllly cute. 

I got to share with you Charley's mom, Nola's, fun lifestyle maternity session, and now we all get to gush at sweet baby Charley! As you can tell, she's kind of a big deal. I mentioned previously what a sweet big sister Afton was, and the proof is in the pudding. Sharing goldfish, reading stories, changing her babydoll's diaper, she's really nailing this big sister business. As sweet as Afton was with her new baby sister, dad was even sweeter! 2016 was the year for amazing dads, and Joe was a perfect example of that. He soothed, rocked, swayed, and shushed like a pro, making this one of the easiest newborn sessions I've ever had! It also helped that Charley was a super content little gal.

I absolutely love all the vibrant colors in baby Charley's nursery! It was chock full of unique baby decor, which really made the final images pop. Also, If you have an awesome rug in your home I WILL lay your baby on it for photos. When I saw the polka dot rug in Afton's room at the maternity session, I knew I'd be using it for Charley's photos. But when Nola whipped out the most adorable polka dot romper for baby C, I died. 

If you take a peek back at the maternity session photos, you'll see the images we were able to recreate in the newborn session. It's always so much fun to see the bump to baby comparison! Just like the maternity session, Charley's newborn session has some of the sweetest little moments between mom and baby, dad and baby, and of course big sis and little sis. The baby life is a crazy life for sure, but it's precious and oh so fleeting. 

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