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Price Family || Lexington, KY Family Photography

I had the honor of taking maternity pictures with this family as well as Parkers newborn photos and most recently his three month photos! It is so miraculous to see how quickly little ones grow. For our newborn session this little guys never even opened his eyes he was so sleepy and new! It was wonderful to see him take in more of his surroundings and even more wonderful to watch his parents dote on him! Here are some of my favorites from our three month session, I hope you enjoy!

If you are interested in a package for newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year photos contact me and we can set it up!

 

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best of 2014

I did this type of post last year and it’s just so fun to sift through some photos from the past year and just reminisce, isn’t it? So I thought I’d start a tradition and do another ‘best of…’ post. It’s a little jumbled with favorites from engagements, family sessions, couples, weddings, newborns, seniors and maternity but I love it. I’ve loved each and every opportunity I’ve had this year to get to know some of you and I’m so thankful for the glimpses I’ve gotten into your families and relationships. It’s a blessing for me and it’s always my hope with photography that it is a blessing for you – to maybe see beauty in moments that you might otherwise miss. I just love it. Looking back I’m in awe at how many cool opportunities I’ve had and these are just a dozen or so of my favorites! I have so many more. Thank you all for a great year! Here’s to 2015!

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price family || Lexington, KY Maternity Photographer

I wanted to get this post up today because I get to meet their new baby in the morning! Derek and Susan are so much fun and I am so excited to see them as parents with their new ‘little dude’! They recently celebrated their 5 year anniversary, too! This was my first session after Jude was born and I was reminded how much I love working with families. Hearing their stories and learning more about them… it’s my favorite! Being offered the opportunity to capture such a special time in their lives is another big favorite of mine. 🙂 So, check out Susan and Dereks maternity session below! And stay tuned to see their new little guy soon!

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my jude

I mentioned in my last post our family has grown! I’d like to introduce to our Jude. This kid is precious… it’s so sweet having a newborn in the house again. It makes things crazy, but an undeniable sweetness is always around. He’s got a big brother and a big sister – so we didn’t know Jude was a boy until he was actually born! It was such a fun surprise and I’m glad we decided to keep it a secret from ourselves 🙂

I took this photos when he was just a week old – it is so crazy to me that that was already two months ago! We are so thankful for this little guy and how easy my recovery process was this go around. I thought I’d share just a bit about his story (so skip on ahead if births aren’t your thing!) My labor with him was all in all about four hours. I woke up with contractions and waited about an hour to see if they would stay consistent before I woke Michael up. When I realized they were I woke him up and we called our friend from church and she rushed over to stay with our big kids. We made it to the hospital in about 15 minutes and I was 6 cm when we got there. My labor with him was… perfection. It was just so peaceful and I’m so thankful for that! We were the only people in that area of the hospital so it was quiet and just so nice. It was just Michael and I and our photographer in the room. I bounced on the ball and we turned Rend Collective’s album Art of Celebration on Michael’s phone – we put it in a styrofoam cup to amplify the sound – it worked beautifully! That CD is so wonderful, if you’ve not listened to it yet… go get it! It’s been the only thing I’ve listened to for months! Anyway 🙂 the room was just so calm and peaceful and I had contractions every 3 or 4 minutes. I’ve chosen to forgo the epidural every time I’ve given birth… I have lots of reasons for that that I won’t go into because every woman’s decision about her birth is her own and at the end of it the most important thing is a healthy mom and a healthy baby. But if you want to talk about natural birth – I’m totally your girl! 🙂

Contractions continued like waves and eventually the nurses told me it was time to push – even though I’m not sure I was totally ready. I was fully dilated but the sensation to push wasn’t too strong. So this is the least favorite part of my story. The nurses were a bit overbearing and I ended up pushing without contractions because well, when you have three people yelling in your face to push – that’s what you do! It was an incredibly hectic time especially after such a calm and peaceful labor. End of story is, Jude was born with his hand on his little chin and that was where the sense of urgency came in to play… they needed to get little boy out! He weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and is an incredibly healthy little guy. I am everso thankful for him and my experience. Every birth is just an undeniable miracle in itself! So, all of that to say here he is at about 1 week old.

* Tip for new mamas – the first 2 weeks of babies life is a great time to capture newborns!

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