Babies Archive

Baby Callahan – Birth Day

Meet Callahan (“Cal”) Ryan Hutchins.

Photographing his delivery for my friends Katrina and Hutch was an honor and an experience that I’ll never forget.  Katrina was so amazing.  Truly, she was.  Up until the point of pushing, it seemed like this would be a textbook, easy delivery.  Through many, many hours of exhausting on and off pushing, she never once got frustrated or grew hopeless.  Such grace through it all.  At one point her epidural stopped working, which left her in a lot of pain.  She handled it so well…took every contraction one at a time and breathed through them so beautifully.

The moment he finally came out was the most precious of moments.  Seeing the tears fall from both Katrina and Hutch as they looked on at their son was so special to witness.  It was actually a struggle to keep shooting through my own tears.  These two are going to be such incredible parents to Cal.

Here are a few of my favorite images from Katrina’s labor and post-delivery, as well as a short video of the day below.

Note: all images and video posted with Katrina and Hutch’s consent.  :)

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A Very Sweet Reveal

I jokingly wrote this on an instagram post, but seriously…how fun would it be to specialize in gender reveal photography? !  :)

Last week our friends, Katrina (event planner of Come+Together) and Hutch, found out the gender of their first baby…and I was there to photograph/video the reveal!  Truly, this was SO fun to watch them cut into their amazing “bun in the oven” cake by Wow Factor Cakes to find out if they were having a little boy or a little girl.

They both guessed girl.  See the video below to see if they were right.  :)



I just loved that.  :)  Congratulations, Katrina and Hutch!

Baby Vivianne


Well, I was 100% WRONG in my gender prediction for Emily and Justin’s sweet baby.  Baby Vivianne is, in fact, a sweet baby girl.  And what a total doll she is!  (See E + J’s maternity session HERE).
It is such a delight to see our past wedding couples become parents and to witness them caring for their new baby.  Emily and Justin were so great with Vivianne….photographing this precious family of three more than made my day.  :)
Most Beautiful Darling


Perhaps you remember Jenn and Brad’s first born, Dyce Danger Davis? Of course, this little girl had to have a name that could compete with big brother.  Her name: Decker Darling Davis.  Amazing.  :)
Ohhhh, this family.  They rank among my favorites.  For sure.  And that Dyce….he is a CRACK up.  Such a funny kid.  
Photographing baby #2 for the Davis family was such a joy.  Two small details that we incorporated into the shoot that I thought were really neat: 1) Jenn wanted to use her wedding dress to lie Decker on top of…LOVE.  2) The same designer (Lo Boheme) that created Jenn’s amazing headpiece for her wedding also made Decker’s headband seen below.  :)
Congratulations, you guys.  Lots of love.  
Welcome Baby Dani


Monday, July 22, 2013…the birthday of sweet baby girl Dani Adele Lanning.  Photographing her entrance into this world was SUCH an honor and a privilege for me.  
Dani’s parents – Candice and Daniel of The Beautiful Mess – are dear friends of ours.  Nearly three years ago, I had the opportunity to document the birth of their first daughter Stevie (pictures can be found HERE) and they were there to capture the first moments following my c-section of our son Boone (pictures can be found HERE).  Earlier this year, Candice beautifully photographed the birth of our daughter Crew (pictures can be found HERE).  Being able to share these moments of our growing families with the Lannings has been so very special.  We are blessed to know them and do life with them.  
Dani’s birth was nothing short of amazing….born on the evening of a full moon AND on her due date!  Candice did so wonderfully and no surprise – Daniel was incredibly supportive and attentive.  Witnessing the final moments of the delivery was just precious.  The cry of joy from Candice as the doctor put baby Dani on her chest…and seeing Dan’s eyes as he looked on at his wife and second baby….ah!  Just precious and such a reminder of God’s existence and blessing.  
Congratulations, Lanning Family!  We love you.  
P.S. Be sure to watch the short video below!