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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Favorite | Middle Tennessee Baby Portraits

I think this may be my favorite from Hunter's session! I just had to share it with you all! Leave me some blog love and let me know what 'cha think!


Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Bump | Middle Tennessee Maternity Photographer

Baby Addison is on the way, and I know Big Brother Austin is ready for her!

I love the soulful look on Austin's face here.
Doesn't Mom just have the perfect bump?


And of course I had to get some pics of Austin enjoying his treat! He worked really hard for it!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Six Month Cutie | Murfreesboro Baby Photographer

Another fun session with a six month old cutie! You may remember Hunter from his newborn and three month sessions. He is getting so big! Hunter was all sweet smiles and big eyes! I think he is just precious. We got so many great images today. I'll be back on later to add a few more as I finish up your session.


Malone 3

I'll leave you with this one. I just love the look on Hunter's face!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gorgeous Eyes | Middle Tennessee Baby Photographer

I just finished editing this session last night, and I couldn't resist sharing this gem!


Monday, January 12, 2009

A few more! | Middle Tennessee Newborn Photography

As I promised, here are a few more from yesterday's session with MaddieJo.



Mom, Dad, and Granny, I hope you are loving them as much as I do! I'll be in touch within the next few days with your proofs!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Little Bunny | Middle Tennessee Newborn Photographer

After my session this morning, I met MaddieJo - a sweet 4 days old. I was so excited for this session. You all know how I love my newborns, and I haven't had one in a few weeks. I think I was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms! MaddieJo definitely wins the prize for most hair! She reminded me of Brooklyn so much at that age. MaddieJo was also the perfect baby - sleeping the entire session! This is a reminder to all of you Mamas-to-be that the earlier you schedule your newborn pictures, the better! I have found that sweet spot to be between Days 4 and 7. It's best to tentatively schedule your baby's newborn session while you are still pregnant.

Without further ado, meet MaddieJo -


I love this picture of Mom and MaddieJo. So much emotion.



Mom again? Nope! This is Grandma! I thought she was MaddieJo's aunt. You're beautiful, Granny!

I'll be back on tomorrow with more from this session. There are just too many to proof tonight!!

Another Gorgeous Girl | Middle Tennesse Baby Photographer

This morning, I had a session with three month old, Abby. She is a stunning baby with tons of beautiful black hair. I think a Pantene commercial may be in Abby's future!





Mom brought in Abby's big sisters just for this feet shot. I love it! Good thinking, Mom!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

6 Month Beauty | Middle Tennessee Baby Photographer

Man, it feels good to be back in the saddle. I had my first session since Christmas break today, and let me tell ya - it was GOOD! Baby Reese visited me when she was just a wee newborn and came back today for her six month session. She is such a little beauty with the prettiest lips ever. Reese was in such a good mood the entire session right up until a mini meltdown right at the end! But, hey, all models have a little diva in them, don't they? :)

These were the last images taken - after the meltdown. You never would have known it, huh?

I went hat shopping last night and grabbed up 14 new hats! Can you say "obsession"? This image just may be the opening image on my site!

Another cute hat!

I've had this little outfit for awhile now, but I don't get to use it often. I sure love it though!

I had to post this one for you, Mom!


Thank you, Reese, for choosing me as your photographer!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My baby boy's not a baby anymore!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday! We sure did. Santa was very good to everyone. Brooklyn even got a "real" camera just like her mommy! Right after Christmas, we went out of town for a week which was nice, but also tiring. It's so hard to travel with two little ones!

I just now feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things here. First and foremost on my To Do list? Make Jake's birthday invitations.

That's right! My baby boy is gonna be one in 22 days! I can't believe this time last year I had a big ole baby bump! We can't imagine our lives without Baby Jake in them.

So, please, in honor of my little man, allow me to get sentimental for a moment.

January 2008 found me in the hospital 4 times before my doctor decided it was time. January 30, 2008 at 12:55 p.m. Leland Jake Latimer (named after my grandfather - I love you, Paw Paw!) made his debut into this world. We were all shocked at his red hair! From our first night in the hospital, Jake only woke up once a night to feed, and he was sleeping through the night at 8 weeks! I did his first photo shoot at two weeks, and now I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner!

first days storyboard

One of his first smiles caught on camera. Can you see the beginning of his dimple?
jake april2

Ask anyone - Jake is the most mellow baby you will ever meet. I was actually considering asking his pediatrician if a baby could cry too little! I guess that's why I love this pout here:
jake april

From the time Jakey was born, he was a chunk-a-monk! Here he is with his namesake, my grandfather:
jake march3

I'm not kidding when I say he is quite possibly the happiest baby ever. He makes me smile all the time. That dimple makes my heart skip a beat!

jake march

I got a little behind on doing J's 3 month session. This one was actually done a few days after he turned 4 months. This picture was so representative of him at the time. All spit and bubbles!
jake may

In June, we took a family trip to Florida. Jake loved the pool, but the sand - not so much! He's a pretty hot natured child, so even under a tent, he'd turn beet red and little sweat beads would pop out on his nose! This is the only way he was happy on the beach:
jake june

Jake started sitting up around 5 1/2 months old. Here he is at the Splash Pad in Smyrna. Come to think of it, maybe it wasn't the beach that he hated so much. Maybe it was the sun!
jake july2

Jake's red hair is really coming in now. Everytime my mom sees him, she says, "It's really looking less red." Just wishful thinking, Nanny! I think Jake is a red head for life!
jake july

Jakey went immediately from sitting to pulling up. At this point, I knew my life was about to get a lot more hectic! At Jake's six month appointment, his doctor predicted that he'd be walking by 8 months! Agh!!!!!!!!!
jake August2

October rolls around, and I have a baby boy who is crawling all over the place. Man, he is fast! And he's beginning to lose his baby chubs. My baby really is growing up.

Jake Pumpkin copy

We had a great Halloween. Brooklyn was Ariel, and Jake was a monkey. He didn't last in the costume very long because like I said, he's hot natured and was steaming inside that suit! November comes and goes in a flash, and I can't believe that it's almost Christmas time again. This time last year, our Christmas card had Brooklyn unwrapping a ribbon from around my belly! By the end of November, Jakey is taking his first steps - not 8 months, but 9 1/2 ain't too shabby either! It's funny how much more laid back you are with your second child. I never would have given Brooklyn a sucker at 10 months old, but Jake sure did enjoy his!
Jake dec

This brings us to today. My baby is a toddler. Walking, talking (he can say mama, bite-bite, ba-ba, and just yesterday, he started yelling for a "ba-nan-a" in WalMart!), wrestling with his sister, and hugging every chance he gets. My boy is definitely a lover. There is not a better time in my day than when my little man toddles up to me, throws his arms around my neck and squeezes. I can't believe a year has passed by so quickly.

We (well, really me!) decided to go out on a limb with Jake's party theme. I wanted something different. And let's be honest, there's really only so many things you can do for a boy's first birthday party smack dab in the middle of winter. An idea begins churning in my head, and before too long, Jake's Rock Star Party is born. I'm working on invites right now, so I'll leave you with this picture I took of Jake (aka Doll-Doll, JJ, Monkey, Jay, Punk, Jakey) today.

Jake Rock Star

Thank you God for giving us this little miracle, and please continue to bless our family.

If you've made it this far, thank you!