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Introducing sweet baby Cooper and his beautiful family.

When Cooper’s mama contacted me to do his in-home newborn portraits, she told me he was almost a month early! I presumed I’d be handling an itty bitty baby during the session. Well, I was wrong. He was a big, beefy, handsome little man weighing in at over 8lbs at just 10 days post “premature.”

He was snuggly and sleepy the whole session. Meanwhile, big bro was a little hesitant to cooperate (I mean, he is only 3 and 1/2 years old) and would prefer to show me around his room and playroom discussing his favorite toys and how they work. But when I asked him to give his baby brother a “ninja kiss,” he gladly belly crawled across the floor and delicately smooched his baby brother – blue dum dum in hand, of course (bribes work, parents – we all use them)!

Suffice to say, this in-home newborn session was a success. I captured some priceless moments of the gorgeous family welcoming their tiniest new member.

Welcome to the world baby Cooper! You are so loved. <3

Big brother kissing baby brothers forehead while holding a lollipopFamily snuggling on in-home couch Mom standing in nursery nestling newborn baby boyBig brother holding swaddled baby brother on the couch Dad and sons engaging in nurseryBig brother peeking in on baby brother in cribNewborn boy swaddled in his cribBaby boy in moses basket Newborn boy swaddled in white and gray wrap on gray shag rugnewborn baby boy swaddled in navy blue wrap on bedMom and dad laying on bed peeking over newborn Mom laying on bed playing with two sonsBig brother laying on fur rug snuggling newborn brotherBeautiful family sitting on bed holding newborn baby boyTiny newborn toes

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With the 4th of July right around the corner, I figured now would be a perfect time to feature this adorable child session from just a couple weekends ago. My summer schedule changes a bit when the summer heat rolls in. As a Phoenix Child Photographer, it’s crucial to consider things like the temperature and time of day in which we schedule the shoot. Not just for comfort levels but the heat often agitates even the tiniest of subjects. PLUS, beat pink cheeks and sweat beads rollin’ down a littles temples isn’t usually what Mom is looking to capture. Mornings are just as natural light photography friendly as the well known “golden hour.” Fortunately, most kiddos are rarin’ to go first thing in the morning and this trio certainly was! We met bright and early one quiet Saturday morning and these precious images are the result of VERY fun and successful child photography session!

It was my first maternity photo session that lit my fire for photography. It took A LOT of convincing, but my sweet husband just kept reminding me that someday I would want to show our daughter (now there are two of them) what mommy looked like with her in my belly. So we hired a photographer. Like many mama-to-be’s, I felt anxious preparing for the shoot because in my hormone-influenced brain, I felt gross. I felt swollen. I felt the opposite of photo-worthy. But I was totally wrong. I can honestly look back now and say how grateful I am to have those images – for many reasons. My girls have already flipped through our maternity photos numerous times and just love seeing their “bump.” And I found a love for capturing life’s sweetest blessings by offering my passion for photography to others.

Motherhood is miraculous. The journey is unlike anything you’ll ever experience. I love being able to capture gorgeous mama’s on their journey. Maternity photography… I HEART YOU!

This beautiful lady is a second time SweetLife Maternity Mama – she’s like a celebrity on my website. 😉

Her grace and undeniable beauty certainly make my job pretty easy but pair that with a gorgeous the Arizona desert sunset and its pure Maternity Magic!

Pregnant mom wearing blush colors dress in the Phoenix desertBeautiful mom-to-be wearing a pink flowing maternity gown in the desertLittle boy posing with Mom's pregnant bellyGorgeous expectant mom wearing pink flowing maternity gown at sunset in the desert of Phoenix