Welcome Baby Cade

I just can’t say enough about this beautiful family! They are the best! Nicole sent me a text at 1:00 am on December 22nd to let me know that she was on her way to the hospital. We were just winding down from my daughters birthday party when I got the text so I double checked my camera gear and got everything ready before laying down to get some rest while I waited to hear back from her. Around 3:00 am I got another text saying that the doctor sent them home. :( The next day around 2:00 in the afternoon her sister called to let me know that they were at the hospital and that she was dilated to a 4. When I arrived at the hospital she was at a 5. She was ready to push in a little over an hour and with just one push baby Cade took his first breath! Very different from her first labor and delivery with Colton where she pushed for hours. Right from the start there were differences between Cade and his older brother; Colton was very quiet when he was born, he hardly made a sound, he was just wide eyed and curious. Cade on the other hand let everyone know he was in the room! Oh those newborn cries, so very precious!! Jose and Nicole are such a loving couple and always so very thoughtful! They asked me to stay with them for dinner, she just had a baby and was thinking about whether or not I was hungry! Truly one of the sweetest couples I know! Congratulations Jose and Nicole on the newest addition to your beautiful family!

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You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

Expecting Baby Number Two

I was so excited when I heard that Jose and Nicole were having baby number 2! I was equally as thrilled when Nicole called me to photograph her maternity session and wanted me there to document his birth. YAY!!! I soooo love this family! Every moment I share with them is so sweet and always filled with love. This maternity session included their son Colton, which made it very different from their first maternity session. When it’s just a couple you can take your time and get things perfect but when there’s a 2 1/2 year old involved you have to move fast! It was a super fun session and it was so great to see them! Nicole is beautiful and looks stunning! I can’t wait for family pictures in the near future!!

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Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. Proverbs 31:10-11

Welcome Baby Lincoln

Welcome baby Lincoln! What a special day for Danielle and Dillon! When I arrived at the hospital Danielle was in active labor, her doctor said that she would deliver in an hour. Three hours later she had only dilated an additional centimeter and was in a lot of pain with her contractions coming every couple of minutes. It was a very difficult labor and I was truly amazed by her determination and strength. Danielle is my sister in Christ and I had been praying for her and her precious baby for months. Seeing her strength, her anguish, her tears and her love for her baby was truly encouraging. Being able to document all of that for her was a blessing. When he was born it was one of the most precious moments in their lives and little baby Lincoln was absolutely perfect! I even got to hold him for a few minutes, not something I expected but let me tell you, I did not want to put this precious little boy down! (Until the nurse told me I had to swaddle him if I was going to hold him, my baby is 17 and I cannot for the life of me remember how to swaddle a baby…so back under the heated lamp he went.) Seeing their daughter Kaelyn meet Lincoln for the first time was so very precious! She is going to be the best big sister ever! Congratulations Dillon and Danielle!

When a woman gives birth, she has pain because her time has come. But when the child is born, she no longer remembers her distress because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. John 16:21

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“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and He helps me. ” Psalm 28:7

Children are a Blessing

One of my favorite sessions…because it’s my daughter and grandchildren! It was long over due haha We had the session in Ladera Ranch and it was a blast! My daughter picked out the colors which turned out very nice. Ofcourse my grandchildren were full of energy and they were all over the place, I’m actually surprised that I got as many “posed” shots as I did!

“But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.” Psalm 103:17-18

Their Married!

Royal and Becky met at church, they have a beautiful love story! I was thrilled when they asked me to take pictures at the wedding reception they had to celebrate their marriage with our church. It was a fun filled night full of love, laughter, joy and lots and smiles!

“Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.'” Genesis 2:18

Welcome Baby Brielle

So many precious memories captured in just a few hours! Kelly was calm and seemed to be filled with such a peace during her labor. She would gently hold up her finger to let everyone know that she was having a contraction and then would breathe deeply and close her eyes. Her husband was definately a loving comfort to her, rubbing her shoulders and making her smile. The delivery happened very quickly, if you blinked you would have missed it! It was so sweet to be able to capture the first time mama saw Brielle; pure joy! Bring able to provide images of Brielles first cry, first smile, first bath and diaper change is absolutely priceless! I absolutely love capturing these moments!

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb”
Jeremiah 1:5

Baby number two

I photographed this couples maternity in Ladera Ranch with their son and was thrilled when they asked me to photograph the birth of their second child. I arrived at the hospital when she went into active labor and was able to take a few pictures before being asked to leave due to complications. So unfortunately I was not able to photograph the birth of their baby but I am happy to report both mother and baby are doing great. Congratulations!

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9