It was extra special getting to meet baby William since his momma is one of my very best friends since middle school. He is so perfect and cute, I could’ve cuddled him forever. We included a video with this at home newborn session, which can be found under the tab “VIDEO”.
It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with my niece, Avery. I cannot believe she is already 6 months old but I love seeing her grow and change each time I get to visit her. She can now sit up unassisted (CRYING!) and no one can make her smile as big as her mama and daddy! I love this little girl so much it hurts!!
Over here trying to find this outfit in my size although I probably would never look THIS cute in it!! Here are a few of my favorites from sweet Harlow’s one year session.
Baby William’s due date is quickly approaching, so I wanted to share some moments form his sweet baby shower in Houston last month.
Precious little details in the most gorgeous space.
So much love for baby William from all of Ellie and Brandon’s family and friends. They always make me feel like family.
Of course she made the sweetest little custom travel tin candles as favors.
Every single detail of this sweet gender reveal party was so thought out and perfect. BLUE lemonade = baby BOY!! Brandon and Ellie can’t wait to squeeze their little lemon in March 2019!
I’ve been shooting for this sweet family for a few years now, from the birth of their first born to family photos, and now newborns for their second baby boy. I love every session with the Sigur family and love seeing their family grow even more.
What’s better than a brand new fresh cuddly baby? TWO BRAND NEW FRESH CUDDLY BABIES!! Twin newborn sessions are extra special to me, being a twin myself. I seriously admire moms of multiples, I don’t know how you do it 24/7. I just have a cat and can barely function most days. Thankful for a job that lets me cuddle the babies, keeping my baby fever in check!
So many babies lately, my baby fever is soooooo bad!! I’m so excited to share this sweet boy’s newborn session. Big sis, Everly, snuggled and loved on her baby brother and my heart exploded at least 10 times.
Victoria. STM Senior 2019.
So in love with every single photo from this senior session. The fall weather was perfect and Jungle Gardens in Avery Island, LA made the perfect backdrop for us. Victoria is so beautiful inside and out. I’m excited to share some of my favorites from her session with me.
Malise was one of my very first sessions of 2018 so it was fitting for her to also be my very last session of 2018. I can’t even believe that tiny little newborn is already ONE and I’m so thankful to be able to document such a sweet girl in her first year.
NEWBORN | JANUARY 2018
SIX MONTHS | JULY 2018
ONE YEAR | DECEMBER 2018
Happy First Birthday, Malise Blanche!!
What’s better than baby giggles and sweet smiles during a newborn session?! My heart could explode!
I graduated high school with Laughlin’s sweet momma, so this session was a special one for me. I loved seeing Melanie as a mother and Laughlin sure is one lucky girl! Here are a few of my favorites from her session.
Fun fact: My degree is actually in Graphic Design. I took film photography a few semesters before graduating college and fell so hard in love with it. I loved it so much that I considered switching concentrations but knew I was too far in. Instead, I just took more photo classes to learn all that I could, even though I didn’t need those classes to graduate. #worthit
Jamie was my photo professor (film and digital) and easily one of my favorite teachers. He taught me how to process film, how important it is to back up your files, how to produce the perfect digital print and so much more. I’ve even gotten to model for his work and am happy to also call him a friend! I had the pleasure of shooting his wedding. So incredibly honored and excited to have been such a big part of Jamie and Brooke’s beautiful wedding day at White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge.
Ellie is a long time friend of mine and also the owner of Ellion, a handmade candle company. I spent some time in her studio helping her with her entire candle making process. By helping, I mean messing up a few candles and mostly documenting. I’ve realized that candle pouring is definitely not my forte, but it was so much fun to see behind the scenes just how much goes into this product.
Candles are the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list. Ellion’s holiday scent, Joyeux, is my FAVORITE!! You can shop her candle collection, including her hand made cloches, at www.shopellion.com.
As this year comes to a close, I am thankful to be able to capture sweet moments for so many wonderful clients. I hope every single one of you are enjoying this beautiful day with your family and friends.
This year I offered two weekends of family mini sessions instead of just one and the turn out was amazing! Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart and I can’t wait to see how much your families have grown next year!!
Here are a handful from mini sessions during this holiday season.
Baby Joubert. Due December 2018.
This little one is blessed with two of the sweetest parents in the world. I loved this maternity session in Broussard, LA and am so excited to share a few of my favorites!
Seeing my brother’s little family grow this year has made me so happy. I loved being able to take their family photos with the newest Bell girl, Avery! If you follow me on social media, you already know just how obsessed I am with my 3 month old niece. My heart could burst!
The first word that comes to mind when I think of Adam and Naiomi’s wedding day is DREAMY! From the moment I arrived to document Naiomi getting into her sari, to the heartfelt speeches and jam packed dance floor, everything felt so perfect.
Naiomi said that her favorite part of their wedding day was either dancing or seeing Adam’s face when she changed into her dress.
Adam said that his favorite part of their wedding day was dancing.
Ceremony/Reception Venue : The Morton Arboretum
Wedding Dress: Da Vinci Bridal
Cake : The Cakery (designed by the groom)
Cake Topper : Etsy
Naiomi wore a traditional sari from Sri Lanka. Her aunts and uncles picked out the fabric and then brought it to a tailor to make the blouse. She didn’t see the whole thing until the day before the wedding and it fit perfectly!
Adam and Naiomi did a First Look before the ceremony and it was magical. In the middle of a forest of aspens, it didn’t even feel like we were in Chicago.
I loved seeing the different traditions during their sweet ceremony.
We scheduled a few minutes directly after the ceremony to take a few portraits of the newly married couple. The venue had so much to offer and we took full advantage of the 15 minutes we scheduled.
Family and friends traveled across the country and even across oceans to see the couple vow their love to each other. It was truly heartwarming to see so much love in one space and I am thankful to be able to document such a beautiful day/night.
When your client has the PERFECT back yard right on the bayou... YES!! I love sessions with the Sigur family and seeing their family grow makes me so excited! Here are just a few from our family session a few weekends ago.
Last year while visiting Hunter in Australia, we met a newly engaged couple who wanted to hire both of us for their wedding. DREAM. COME. TRUE. Caleb and Teneale got married this past March in the most gorgeous vineyard in Adelaide, South Australia.
The ceremony and reception were at the beautiful Glen Ewin Estate right before sunset. Tears were flowing as Teneale walked down her outdoor aisle towards Caleb. The vows were emotional and the reception was a huge celebration!
Seeing my client's little ones grow over the course of a year is always so exciting. I have loved shooting Foster from birth until ONE YEAR and beyond. I have a few options for "Baby's First Year" listed on the website!