meeting sweet vivian lucia, the fifth daughter

Baby Girl Vivian Lucia makes this family seven, the fifth daughter.


So much love going around that hospital room two weeks ago, and all five of those girls on the hospital bed next to mama at the end of this session…the best.

Each older sister took a turn holding their newest, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen bigger smiles.  They were all just so excited and proud to meet Vivian.

Welcome, littlest sister.

You’re so loved and adored!

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harvey lawrence meets his siblings: a fresh 48 session

Mollie captured the birth of my third baby & documented June meeting her older brother and sister so I was over the moon when she asked me to shoot a Fresh 48 session for her when she was due with her fourth baby.

It’s just incredible watching your first babies instantly fall in love with their new sibling, and Lael, Sylvie, and Roarke were just the sweetest with their new baby brother.  The way the girls were so excited they were right about having a brother since the gender was a surprise, the way Roarke was so excited to hold Harvey and simultaneously so sweet to his mama.  This family is a gem, and the love in the room was palpable.

Harvey, you were born into such a special family.

Can’t wait to watch you grow and find your place within it.


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A Family of Three in a Summer Field in Glowing Golden Evening Light

SUCH a gorgeous night shooting with the Fleming family of three, soon to be four.

Seeing them and talking about what it will be like when baby brother arrives brought back to many memories for me when we were pregnant with our second.  You have a hard time imagining how life will accommodate another love, how your heart will grow as much as it did the first time, how things could possibly get any better than they already are.

But they do.

The best is yet to be.

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A Family of Five under Looming Clouds in a Kansas Field

April’s a fellow photog in Kansas, and she and her family were passing through Wichita earlier this summer on a little family vacation and scheduled family photos with me.

And then the weather made us postpone.  And then April realized part of her outfit for the shoot was missing.

And so, on our third try, when she was in town once more this summer, clouds looming overhead, we finally got the chance to photograph this season of life for her.

The sweet snuggles from her youngest, her girls running to pick wildflowers and family moments of everything in between.

So happy that the third time really was charmed for us.

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Beauty Julia Exploring in the Open Prairie

Sweet one-year-old Julia was one of the most determined little beauties I’ve photographed in quite some time.

(Besides my own first-born, ha!)

And I loved it!

Maybe it was the comraderie I then felt with her parents because one parent of a strong-willed child feels a special kinship to another, or maybe it was because she kept me on my toes, or maybe (and mostly) it was because we got to photograph her doing what she loves best.  Moving, moving, moving, exploring, exploring, exploring, and pulling her parents along for the ride.

I have no doubt they’re in for a great one.

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