Baby Rachel // Lifestyle Newborn

I loved working with this sweet and growing family for their lifestyle newborn photos. Segun is one of the Pastors (Pastor Shegz) at our church and when they found out they were having a baby girl to add to their family, the joy was palpable throughout the whole church family! We were all so excited for them!!

Baby Rachel arrived in early May and it has been a whirlwind since then. It was such a pleasure to head over to their love-filled home on a super rare HOT May day and capture some photos of this adorable family enjoying each other and their new addition. 

Aiyegbusi family...CONGRATS!! Can't wait to see all that God has planned for your amazing family of five!! 

Baby Girl Gage // Lifestyle Newborn

I don't fancy myself a newborn photographer. I think you have to have a real passion for babies (AND PROPS) to be a really successful newborn photographer. Honestly, babies kind of scare me and I feel the way about props that I do about scrapbooking (there are just TOO MANY options!!!) 

But I love families. And capturing the family dynamic a few days after that new one arrives is special and something that I am glad I have been able to do for very special clients in the past. 

The Gages are a family that I consider very special. This is the fourth time I have had the pleasure of documenting memories for them and their maternity sessions is still one of my favorite sessions to date. Mama Natalie is a kindred spirit to me even though she may not know it. She shares my introverted tendencies and the thought of having a girl was a little intimidating for her (I have always wanted to have only boys, baby girls scare the heck out of me!). Daddy Gage is an amazing man and father with a huge heart for youth. Brother Tyler is curious and energetic and he likes to CLEAN! Love it. 

Little girl Adelyn is one lucky gal. She has joined an amazing family and I can't wait to see how she and this family grows. They are also leaving Ridgecrest this summer but I know we will stay in touch because, well, thats just what good friends do. Love you guys! Welcome Adelyn!