Sean + Natalie + Kai + London + Bump!

I don’t usually let pregnant mamas wait too long for their maternity sessions.  Usually after 34-36 weeks, mamas start getting pretty uncomfortable and are less interested in having photos taken of them, so I tend to schedule maternity sessions for a time prior to that point.  So when Natalie called and said she wanted to schedule her maternity session during her 39th week, I was skeptical.  Certain she would be canceling last minute if we scheduled the session so late, I tried to convince her to do it earlier.  But Natalie would not be swayed – she was taking the MCAT during her 38th week and wanted to devote her time up to that point to studying.  Since this was Natalie’s third pregnancy I decided to trust her, so we put it on the calendar for her 39th week and hoped for the best.

Turns out, she was a total trooper.  Despite being just a few days before her due date and already 3cm dilated (!!), Natalie was game for anything.  Sitting on rocks?  Sure!  Picking up her two other adorable kiddos, Kai and London?  Sure!  Hiking around Red Rocks?  Sure!  She was seriously amazing.  I mean, just check out this beautiful mama!
Natalie is the kind of pregnant woman who just looks like she swallowed a watermelon.  Such a cute belly!What, don’t all pregnant women just sit around in fields when they are 39 weeks?You might remember Natalie and Sean from their wedding last year.  They always make my job so easy.I love having the other kiddos involved in the maternity shoot.  Their whole family is just so sweet.Kai insisted on showing me his dance moves – and he’s got a lot of them!Congratulations Natalie and Sean on your newest family member!

 

Matt + Kayla + Owen + Bailey

Look at that adorable face!  Can you believe little Owen is already six months old?  (Actually he’s older than that now, but back when we took these photos he was six months old…like I said, I’m behind :))

We did a family shoot outside of Boulder to commemorate the occasion.  Owen is so sweet and good tempered, he was chill throughout the whole thing.

He did tend to get a bit distracted by all the tall grasses, but a little flying baby got his attention.

Time for an outfit change and a little walk.Just a little more flying baby for good measure…Owen has a little ways to go before he’s as tall as his daddy :)

I just love this photo – so sweet!

I have a thing for little feet and toes.  I thought it was just for newborn feet, but turns out six month old feet are still pretty darn cute!

 Bailey has a thing for licking Owen in the face :)  Try as we might, we still can’t seem to get the two of them to sit pleasantly next to one another and smile at the camera, like all those photos you see on Pinterest.  Perhaps this is just truer to real life with a baby and a dog.

Many thanks to Kayla and Matt for bringing their little sweetheart out!

 

Kevin + Sarah + Jonathan + Noah + Lucas

I am severely behind on blogging, for a multitude of reasons.  One of those reasons definitely is not my lack of cute photos to post, however.  Here are just a few from a mini session in St. Louis with one of my favorite families.Handsome boys!Mom and Dad aren’t so bad, either…When I was done forcing them to sit on logs and smile, it was time to play.  Definitely the most fun part of the shoot for everyone.Bubbles!!!  Always a hit.It was so great to see this family again!  More sessions to come!

Meet Owen Arthur

Meet Owen Arthur, the newest addition to Kayla and Matt’s family.  This little guy decided to greet the world a week early on November 22nd.  (Personally, I think he just wanted to be here in time for Thanksgiving.  What better time to meet all the family?)  I got to photograph Owen for the first time when he was just seven days old – freshly home from the hospital and still adorably tiny.

I think mom and dad are totally in love with their new little one – and can you blame them?  Look at that little face!  From the image on the right it looks like Owen is pretty in love with them, too!

Matt’s hands look huge compared to Owen’s little 6lb body.Nap time!Look at those little lips!  So sweet.You did good, mom and dad!
I just love photographing little hands and feet.  They will never be that small again.Just one more tiny hands photo……and one more tiny feet photo while we’re at it…

So much cuteness.  Congratulations Kayla and Matt!

Alecia + Winston

 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful fall day in City Park.  Alecia and Winston live not too far from the park, so it’s their regular haunt for daily walks.  We couldn’t have chosen a finer afternoon to wander through the fall foliage and take some photos.

How could you not love Winston’s little face?  Such a sweet pup.

Seriously – how cute is this little face?And Alecia’s not bad either, right??  I love the image on the right.
So many beautiful leaves – we have truly been spoiled with a gorgeous fall this year.Winston loves chasing Alecia.  Nothing like a good action shot!Just hanging out by the lake, enjoying the views…

Thank you for sharing your afternoon walk with me, Alecia and Winston!