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Category Archives: newborn

newborns on film | fort worth family photographer

I’ve photographed this couple for so long that I can’t even figure out how to link to their photos…like that was a couple websites ago. When I walked into their home, I saw framed photos from a few shoots through the years, and I remembered.

Photographs create a visual timeline of this short, fast life.

I find families so fascinating. And, it’s so captivating to see how a couple comes together to help each other in those first months after bringing a new babe home. This little guy was actually a month old and so happy. I know it’s traditional for newborns to sleep during a shoot, but I rather like it when they’re awake. My approach is less of contorting babies into buckets and more of posing them in their natural simplicity. When I laid him down on a rug, he wiggled all over. Behind my cameras, I get to witness so much joy – everyone should be so lucky. I am grateful that people continue to invite me into their homes to document these special, vulnerable moments in their lives.

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newborn twins | fort worth family photography

They asked for one; God gave them two.

I’ve known this couple through the yoga community’s six degrees of separation and enjoyed documenting their Journey.

When I photographed their maternity session, I had just lost – is that the right word? I didn’t misplace him…he was placed elsewhere – our first foster child. So when, I first photographed this couple at their maternity session, he’d just left with his garbage bag of belongings.

This path isn’t for the faint of heart.

I remember looking at her stomach and thinking how wonderful it must be to have a baby. A fresh start, a new beginning. In their case, two.

Not long after that, I received my own newborn baby. If it be God’s will, I pray that all obstacles to adoption with this one be removed.

Having a newborn of my own has softened me in a way I could’ve never prepared myself for. (As a friend reminded me, I was already pretty soft to begin with;)

This softness has infiltrated every aspect of my life, including my work.

I remember the year I got married, I photographed 10 weddings.

I hope this year – the year I adopt a baby boy for whom I’ve prayed – I get to photograph all the babies. This was my first time photographing newborn twins, and I was nervexcited. If you or someone you know in the Fort Worth or greater DFW area is in search of a newborn, maternity, or family film photographer, please pass my info along.

I’m not the photographer who’s going to pose your baby in a wooden bowl with a crown. There are plenty of those I can refer you to, too.

I’m going to capture the raw emotion your family interaction evokes. I’m going to tell your family story with my camera – a story you’ll want to remember because motherhood is a blur…a beautiful one. And, so much can happen in a few months time. This life is full of twists and turns. The good news is: nothing is permanent. The bad news is: nothing is permanent.

This nursery though. Whoa.

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I know that no mother – especially postpartum and sleep deprived – *wants* to be in photos. But, as Anne Lamott says, “Joy is the best makeup.” And, imagine how much these images will mean to these twins some day.

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twins | fort worth maternity photo session

People ask me what’s my favorite thing to shoot. Golden hour love on film is hard to beat.

They asked for one. God gave them two.

I enjoyed collaborating with this couple. She had an organic vision including a wildflower bouquet and gnomes. (A few years ago, she asked for a gnome for her birthday; he threw her a surprise party and asked everyone to bring a gnome…now they have them all over their home). And, I joke that my job would be much easier if the City of Fort Worth would stop mowing all the fields. I was grateful to find the perfect unmowed field and tree, tucked only a few minutes away.

I can’t wait to meet their stardust babies.
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sweet baby james | fort worth photographer

Over ten years ago, his mother hired me to teach 7th grade English. It’s fascinating to see how she and I are different and how we’ve stayed the same. Time has brought much change. Ten years ago seems in some ways another lifetime to me. Life’s trajectory is so beautiful when we pause to see the grand scheme. Four weeks ago, she and her husband adopted this guy. The Gladney Center called on Monday. He came home on Friday. Four days to prepare – can you image?! What a blessing he is.

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