Noa Rae: A Newborn Story of Adjusting From Two to Three

Adjusting from two kids to three can be…exhausting. Your arms no longer equal the number of people who need you and life takes on a new kind of chaos, but also a new level of love. Often moms comment how having a fourth or fifth child is no big deal because the real adjustment is at three, and with three kids of my own I can see how that would be very true. Some things have to be let go of and priorities on what is most important take precedence. With three, mom becomes a superhero who can multitask with the best of them.

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Mia James: Celebrating Nine Months of Family and Motherhood

Mia simply couldn’t be more loved. Her mommies ADORE her and photographing them in their home was such an honor. Mia loves flowers and was so happy to be outside. These images capture her feeling the grass for the first time! Rrain soon chased us indoors and I was able to hang out with this beautiful family for a bit, just documenting their life in all its’ realness. Milestone sessions offer the possibility of a wonderful mix of posed and documentary images.

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The Birth of Zorah and Phoebe: A Gentle Cesarean Twin Birth after IVF

Our journey to parenthood was a long rocky road where the end seemed dark and illusive. It started with unexplained infertility, took a sharp turn when we became foster parents, and became a mountain full of switchbacks when we found ourselves in court petitioning for the adoption of our three foster kids. They were in our care over 3 years before the adoption was granted. In the meantime, we still wanted to get pregnant and tried everything from years of tracking our fertility, ovulation assistance, intrauterine insemination, and eventually two rounds of IVF.

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When Everyone Wants to Photograph your Birth: The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Birth Photographer

There is no shortage of photographers who will offer to photograph your birth. Many are likely to be much less expensive than an experienced birth photographer, and, to be sure, some of these people ARE fantastic photographers. However, hiring a birth photographer is not the same as hiring someone to capture family portraits. Entering a birth space as a photographer is more demanding than any other photograph genre, and carries more responsibility. As you sort through your photographer options, here are a few things to look at and questions to ask when hiring someone to document your baby’s birth:

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Music, Games, and Walking: A Family Story in Winter Garden, Florida

After doing a couple of Family Stories late last year, I was completely hooked. A Family Story is documentary...no posing, no smiling on purpose for the camera, no matching outfits or perfect outdoor locations during the Golden Hour. This type of session is relaxed and comfortable. It shows your family in your true light and highlights your children's personalities, what parenting is like in this time of life, and so many details that at first may not seem capture-worthy, but in reflecting on the images, are priceless. Oftentimes, I don't even know what those details are that will be most special to you. After each session, I have clients come back and say how delighted they are at the most real moments captured and how they will be forever grateful for their Family Story Session. 

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