The last several months have brought several changes for us, including a baby, a move, new job and new church. We are delighted in all of these changes, but as seasons like this one tend to do, tasks like blogging fall far down the things-to-do list (as if I was great at keeping up with it in the first place). But now that our new home is mostly put into order, kids are napping, and free time is making a slow comeback, I'm happy to sit down for a bit and share a quick update.
In March, after a very quick yet very painful birth, Emelia Quin made her entrance into our lives. These pictures were taken a few days after she was born but she is now a very squishy five month old. She receives approximately 1000 kisses a day and smiles after each one, and I'm trying to soak in her baby-ness as much as possible. Eisley and Easton are both smitten as well, just as she seems to be with them. Her sweet and gentle spirit are already so apparent, and we are so in love with this little one.
In other news..
In July, 2006, Brandon and I moved to Dallas not knowing we would call it home for eight years. All three of our babies were born there and countless friends-like-family made. And yet, not long after Emelia was born, we began packing up the house we've lived in for the past five years and to the delight of our parents, siblings and extended family, recently moved back to Houston. Brandon is now the teaching pastor at Sojourn Heights, a church that has welcomed us back to the city so abundantly well and in our short time here has already become like family. If you're in the area, please stop by and be welcomed in the same way.
Lastly, I will now be offering photo sessions in the Houston and surrounding areas as well as seasonal sessions in Dallas. Please see the Upcoming Mini-Sessions page for details or contact me for future Dallas dates.
This is Smithson Lee, quite possibly the most laid-back newborn I've ever photographed. This post is an example of why I love lifestyle newborn sessions so much. I love capturing the small things that happen in those first few days at home. Mama is usually tired and soaking in the hands, feet and face of the one who's been in her tummy for months, and dad is usually still in awe of seeing his baby being held by the woman he loves. It's a beautiful thing. So here is little Smithson in his light-filled home, with his mama and daddy rejoicing over the sweet gift that he is.
It's a joy and privilege to be invited into someone's home for such a significant occasion; one that I never grow tired of partaking in. My own baby girl is due in just three short weeks, so I'll be taking a bit of time off to adjust to life with 3 littles, but if you are interested in having your own lifestyle newborn session, I will be booking sessions again starting in late May.
Truett is the fourth little life born into his family and I've now had the privilege of photographing him, his older brother and two sisters all as newborns. I love this sweet family!!
And time for a little yawn. So cute.
Happy New Year! Here is a handsome little one born on New Years Eve to a sweet friend of mine. What a precious way to start the new year.
A long-awaited precious gift from the Lord for some of our best friends. This is Blythe at one week old.