baby tate

Newborns. They are perfection in every single way. When I went to photograph this tiny 3-week old baby I didn't realize how much I would ache for those long nights and everything that comes with the newborn phase! I melted when I held her in my arms and I actually, momentarily wished Elliot was new again. Like, so new he can't do anything, new. I know every new mom is exhausted, and maybe that's why we can look back so fondly because we all know how tough, yet rewarding motherhood is.

This happy happy family made for beautiful sweet photos. Thank you for letting me be a part of your morning and to meet your sweet babes!

elliot | first photo shoot

I can't believe the time is finally here ... the time when I get to post photos of my own flesh and blood! This is my darling son, Elliot Olson. In these photos he's only five days old, so he's teeny tiny! Well, a "tiny" 8lb 3oz baby, but still. This was his very first photo shoot with me, his momma. Personally, I think he killed it!

This child makes me happier than I knew or could understand was possible. Motherhood is truly the best and I feel lucky everyday that I get to do this!

baby owen

Photographing this little man made my entire week! Owen was (and is) a dream baby because he was all ready for his first photo shoot at only two weeks old! His parents, Tawnie and Scott, were so clearly ecstatic about his arrival, and it was so very sweet to see. And their home ... wow ... it was the perfect setting for their newborn and family shoot.

lorenzo family

This family ... wow ... such a beautiful, sweet, and put-together family. Their two children are so adventurous and have so much personality! This entire shoot was non-stop fun and action!