newborn photography

Ferguson Family

If I had to pick a favorite, this session has probably been one of my favorites yet. Raechel and Randy travel all over the U.S. in their beautiful Avion trailer for Randy's job, Randy designs and makes the rocks and trees you see at places like Cabela's, and Raechel is a new mom and crafter and also a licensed cosmetologist. 

Raechel's and my paths have crossed intermittently throughout the years since we were kids. Raechel's family came to my house when we were younger to get kittens from us. (Our cats were constantly giving birth and we almost always had a sign at the end of our drive way advertising free kittens.) We also went to the same church for a little while and attended the same college.

Raechel had messaged me before they were even expecting Nolan, saying that she wanted to book a session if they were close by after she had a baby which they were hoping to in the coming year. Along came baby Nolan, and I was super excited to find out that they were staying in Columbia for awhile after he was born! 

 I love this session because we were able to capture this special new time in their life as a new family at their home, which is their Avion trailer right now. That is a part of their family story, and I was so excited to be able to incorporate that. We also got up super early to catch that beautiful, beautiful morning light. 

Thank you, Randy, Raechel, and Nolan for letting me capture this super special and exciting time in your lives! I can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you! 

Shiloh - Newborn

We've all heard that the cobbler's kids have no shoes and the doctor's kids are always sick. Well, the photographer's family gets pictures. They just may not get them for several months! It's hard to believe my adorable little nephew will be turning a year this December!! (sniff, sniff). Being several states away, I haven't been able to indoctrinate him with the idea that I'm his favorite aunt like I've tried to with my other nieces and nephews.  (Still not sure if I've been successful with that!) I tried to get his mom to whisper it to him while he was still in the womb and tell him every day since he's been born, buuuuttt I'm thinking maybe that hasn't happened. ;) It's been fun watching this little guy grow through facebook and text messaging pictures and to see his little personality come out in pictures. He always looks like he's having the time of his life! Just like his mama! I can't wait to see him in person again and we can have that little lesson about how Aunt Whitney is his favorite ;)