“I always envisioned doing a photo shoot outside in the wildflowers with my family and when I came across this location on my photographer, Hannah’s, Instagram, I knew I HAD to shoot there. It was an amazing experience. Hannah has such a beautiful vision and is able to capture the sweetest moments through her lens. She is so patient and light-hearted, making the session quick and easy; which is essential with a newborn baby!
These photos are important to me for so many reasons, but mainly because I never want to forget what my baby looked like as this teensy tiny baby girl, just three weeks old. I want to be able to recall every little detail. She gets a little bit bigger every single day and before I know it she will be 3 months, 6 months, 1-year-old… and this way I have these moments locked in time forever of my girl. You will never regret taking pictures, ever!” Julia, Mother
“Spring & new babies just go hand in hand. I don’t think there is anything sweeter than photographing a newborn baby among the flowers. The Burkhalters were so incredibly sweet, easy-going, and up for anything I had in mind for photos! Capturing newborn photos outdoors is something unique and special and I love it. A gorgeous sunset, beautiful scenery, and a mom and dad head over heels in love with their precious new baby, what is more beautiful? Her darling curly dark hair, delicate hands and toes, mom’s beautiful windswept hair, and sweet father-daughter moments had me editing these images faster than ever. Just meeting this couple for a couple of hours I knew they are going to be incredible parents to precious Miss Blakely. She was an angel!
Motherhood to me has been such an incredible journey. One that is absolutely indescribable. I have always wanted to be a mom and it is something I don’t take for granted. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, to her being placed on my chest, my world changed forever. There’s something so glorious in the immense amount of adoration you have for this tiny human life that you created. There’s a wave of protectiveness that rushes through your body and you know you would do absolutely anything to keep them safe.
There is no greater love than this.
It’s insane to think you actually created this miracle. Never in my wildest imagination did I fathom the amount of complete and utter love I could have for someone so small. And yet, here I am…
Becoming a mother creates a tremendous wave of respect for motherhood. Moms are truly superheroes. The physical strength it takes each day, let alone the mental & emotional strength is truly unlike anything else. Motherhood is a beautiful thing, but it also has its challenges. A good reminder I try to embrace myself is to give yourself g r a c e, because you deserve it.
My own motherhood journey has been filled with many losses which make me treasure the two beautiful precious miracle babies I have even more. The moment I became a mom changed me for the better, and while I feel so grateful to be able to be a mom, I have a huge amount of compassion for those who are patiently waiting to be one someday and pray they are able to in God’s perfect timing. Photographing every single baby, toddler and big kid is a GIFT to me. Each child is a gift and therefore getting the opportunity to capture these families and preserve these precious lives forever in photographs is a joy and blessing to me.” Hannah, Photographer
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