Everett Hanson :: newborn

hanson-1789You might remember Caitlin’s maternity session from a couple of months ago, well this little guy belongs to them. Everett was so sweet and so good for our session, it was a lot of fun for me. Plus I was able to spend some time with his parents, which is always a pleasure. hanson-1852

Oh those lips! I love them so.hanson-1902These last two are my favorite favorite! I might need a big one on display to show off to my other clients. hanson-1927

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Carter :: one year

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This year with you in our family has brought an indescribable joy to all of us. I mean it, you light up everyone’s life with your infectious smile. We cannot go to even one store without someone stopping me because they have to tell me how cute you are, and that is probably because you smile (and even wave) to everyone who looks your way. It’s one of my favorite things about you. You absolutely adore your big brother, although you definitely know how to work us when it comes to him. We usually assume he’s done something naughty and gets in trouble but more and more we secretly watch you boys, he will get a little too close or gently touch your fingers and you scream! We’re starting to catch on though and that won’t work forever my boy. You are a determine little guy that’s for sure, and I love watching you navigate all of your moves. The way you have to smell your blanket every time you grab it makes me giggle. Life with you is better, and I cannot wait to see who you become.

I had been wanting to do his pictures for a while but apparently California is the new Washington because it rained every.single.day for like three weeks! We were/are so over it. But we had a clear two days and so I took full advantage. We took these in Andrea’s gorgeous backyard. I had planned to use another spot in her yard but unfortunately the sun was too far down on that side. Luckily she has eight million other sides to her yard that look amazing! I brought reinforcements to our session because well, the only time this guy doesn’t smile is during an actual photoshoot. And I even left feeling a little bummed because I didn’t think I got too much of what I was looking for. Buuut, once I got home I saw soooo many that I loved. (All thanks to his Nana!)

carter-9591I added this one directly above because if you ask him where his head is, this is his answer. Next we are working on the nose. And speaking of his nose, that little side profile below is just adorable to me!  carter-9615I don’t typically let me boys eat sugar for a long time with the exception of their birthdays. So while this cake looks gigantic for my one year old, I made it because a. I wanted to practice it for his party and b. I knew he wouldn’t eat too much. And he really did lose interest in about five minutes. But I sure think he was adorable for those five minutes.carter-9676 carter-9721Happy first birthday my baby bear, we love you with our whole hearts.

Isaiah :: six months

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It feels like we just took these six month pictures of Isaiah but it was back at the beginning of December that we did them! I still cannot believe how fast that month flew by. I feel like it was summer, I blinked and now it’s January. I know that this sweet boy can give the best gummy smiles but it was mostly just serious business for our session. I did not mind one bit though, because well, those big eyes.isaiah-8292
He absolutely loved this fluffy blanket.isaiah-8328

And his toes. isaiah-8386

It’s fun watching you grow baby Allen, and even more fun seeing the hearts in your momma’s eyes for you. You are so loved little boy. isaiah-8418

Calum :: newborn

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The holidays didn’t just bring the families this year, but also an abundance of newborns. This sleepy little guy is Calum, and I’ve known his mommy for a verrrry long time. So when she asked me to take these I was honored she would think of me. Calum was born six weeks early and we took these when he was six weeks old, he was adorable and sleepy and perfect. calum-7690 calum-7703

Oh and the eyelashes, the longest I’ve ever seen on a six week old. And so blonde. Heather booked my Let them be Little sessions, so lucky me I will get to see this boy a ton in his first year. calum-7705

Amaryl :: One year

ryan-2369From the minute Kyrene told me about this session I had the best feeling about it. Then when I arrived and although it wasn’t finished but just seeing everything there, I knew it was going to be so good. As it all came together, I almost got giddy. And finally, enter stage left sweet little Amaryl and I couldn’t see anything because of the hearts in my eyes. Quickly this session has become my all time favorite, take a look and you will see why.ryan-2370 ryan-2537 ryan-2503 ryan-2594 ryan-2626 ryan-2616 ryan-2582 ryan-2634

As usual Shane and Kyrene, my time with you was so good. Shane you and your robot-strength hugs, and Kyrene your encouraging, genuine heart. I am truly thankful I was able to be a part of this, I had so much fun!

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Reighlyn :: nine months

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Reighlyn’s turn! Nine months old already baby girl. She is so calm, and always smiling. I mean, look at that face. Pure joy if you ask me.

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She gives the best serious face, I think it’s because of all of her beautiful features. Her big eyes! And that little dip of her chin is my favorite!

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Landon :: six months

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After spending almost a week with this little guy around I just knew his six month session was going to be a breeze. Such a smiley, happy little boy. He did not disappoint. Landon you are so lovable and I mostly just want to kiss your cheeks whenever I am with you. Before we know it you will be running around with all of the big kids, I am so excited to watch you grow. You are adored.lazar-2127 lazar-2134lazar-2131untitled-1  lazar-2148

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Cadence :: two years old

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Oh this little birthday session was so much fun. We discovered a little spot that is so close to home and so fun for the kids to run around and play, so it was wonderful. And this little girl was on her A-game. She was a little shy at first, but so good at listening and then towards the end she was running the show. But just as cute as she was from the start. Here is Miss Cadence and she is TWO.cadence-0553 cadence-0562 cadence-0570

I mean, those little legs. I could die.

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Such a fun session I had with her, and it is always one of my favorite times to be around her mommy. (Especially when I don’t stop talking at eight o’clock at night, ugh sorry again Stef!) See you soon!!

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Carter :: Monthly Achievements and nine month photos

Say it ain’t so, just say it ain’t so. NINE months now, I’m in denial. Mainly because his birthday is in three months and I haven’t even started planning his party! I have a general idea of what I am doing but that’s it. Very unlike me.

Nine months is a big one I think. Their personalities shine, and they learn to do something new almost everyday it seems like. He is now mobile, that is probably our biggest milestone. I totally get why they call it the army crawl, he really looks like a wounded soldier making his way around the house. He gets up on all fours all of the time but does not actually crawl that way. He has a famous yoga pose, and goes from tummy to sitting in three seconds flat. He has the cutest little wave and loves to clap his hands. He is still just the happiest guy around, and sometimes I squeeze him so hard I am scared I am going to hurt him. He had his first flight, first flight as in flying off the top of a bed. Traumatic for me because I saw the entire thing in slow motion. Thankfully all he got from it was a bump on the head because when I play it over in my mind, so much worse happens. He seems to love to be outside just like Grayson does. He’s pulled himself up to standing a couple of times, and still loves everything I feed him. 9-months

I had to take his pictures a couple different times. He was being difficult. Plus I normally have another mom their helping wrangle their kids and this time it was mine. Scott tried helped. But he gets frustrated that I take too long so it makes me more flustered than anything. Buut, I am a determined cookie so I kept going. I always keep going until I get what I want. I seriously think I ended up narrowing down to like 50 which is OUT OF CONTROL. So I tried to do some collages to spare you some scrolling but there is still just way to many. Feel free to stop whenever you’d like. carter-1171

I put on this outfit because it’s what Grayson wore in his nine month pictures (you can see the difference in the boys if you want, here) What do you think? They seem like two way different babies to me but you tell me.carter-1221 carter-1234

The picture on the right is his excited squeal. The one and only I got during that mini session.

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Then it only got better after his nap and milk. Second one down on the right, his little lips and nose (heart eyes). The first horizontal on the left, I can’t figure out if that is him getting mad or trying to be Hulk. He squeezes whatever he’s holding and makes that face, I am just so glad I was able to get it. I love every single one of these.

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This is him waving “hi” and he has another specific wave for “bye-bye”. The cutest.carter-1378

All of these next ones are day two, he was definitely a happier camper this day. These first two are probably my favorites of all of his pictures this time, truly shows his personality. So so happy, and funny with the little scrunchy nose. I forget if this was Scott or Grayson, but someone was making him smile so big.carter-1474-2carter-1432-2

Ahhh nine months. My heart could burst. I put this quote on my Instagram for him and it is so true. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Lee Christopher

He makes life so much better.

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Hannah :: six months

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There is only one thing better than a six month old coming in, a sweet little shy six month old. Add in the blue eyes and goodness gracious, I couldn’t ask for more. I have been to church with Stephanie for years now and we’ve talked before about having me do some photos of their kids and it just hadn’t happened yet. Until now, baby number four and I sure did get lucky. Nothing but precious smiles coming from Hannah.jacobson-0229 jacobson-0237

Saving my favorite for last because, just look at that face. jacobson-0256

Thank you for letting me take these pictures, and for blessing me with great conversation.

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