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!