Archive for 'Newborns'
It’s an amazing thing to watch a family grow and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this little angel since Stephanie and Eugene’s maternity session this summer. The couple decided to wait to find out the gender and we were so excited to hear they had a beautiful little boy! Big (canine) brother Roscoe was very excited too! Kristen and I are so excited for you two and all the wonderful adventures to come being a parent. Congrats Stephanie and Eugene! ~ Melissa
Congratulations to the Meiners! Baby Hank is the perfect addition to their beautiful family! The Meiners chose to do our two location session. We were able to capture some family photographs downtown Flagstaff, utilizing the colorful graffiti art. The second half of the session was done in our studio so we could get those precious close ups of baby Hank. Congratulations, baby Hank is amazing! ~Kristen
In the time between the harsh early summer winds, and the aspen changing colors, lies the sweet spot of Northern Arizona’s weather that we call monsoon season. Each year I hold my breath as the sunflowers seem to climb out of the earth and burst into a brilliant display. It has to be one of the most miraculous displays of flowers anywhere in the world. The day that I met this sweet family we were also blessed with big, billowy, monsoon clouds that provided creamy ambient filtered light. It was perfection. Brittany and Matt moved to Northern Arizona about a year ago, and this was the first time they had seen the sunflower fields. It was cool to see their reaction when I drove them up to this beautiful location.
Baby William was perfect and seemed to enjoy his first experience as a super model, both inside in a studio setting and outside in the great wide open. He never cried and fell fast asleep once he got comfortable. Congratulations Brittany and Matt! Your beautiful baby boy is a sweetheart! ~ Melissa
Last week we had the honor of meeting this little angel, Elsa Margaret. We loved getting to know this little slice of heaven and she definitely stole both of our hearts. Congratulations Becky and Brian on your newest family member!
I met Amee right before I was married in 2007. When I met her, as a client in her hair salon, I knew that she was destined to be my friend too. She’s the kind of person who seeps sweetness and kindness and I fell in love with her. Over the years I photographed her and Thomas’s wedding (where I think I cried through the whole ceremony it was so sweet and heartfelt). the whole Byer’s clan and more recently, a touching way to announce to Amee and Thomas’s family and friends they they were having a baby. Being that I love these two so much, I was really looking forward to this session. The little boy is very blessed to have chosen Amee and Thomas as his parents. They are already so filled with so much love for this little boy and everyone in their families is eagerly awaiting his arrival this Saturday! Congrats Amee and Thomas, I cannot wait to meet him too! ~ Melissa
I’ve been waiting a long time to meet this little angel, about five years.
You see, the moment when TC and Carrie started dating, we all knew they’d get married, and we all hoped they’d one day have a baby. So, I was thrilled when they announced to Grant and I this past winter that they were expecting. And, I was over the moon when I found out it was a little girl!
I did a lot of thinking about what I’d say to her when I met little Miss Maggie, but as I expected, when I did have the chance to hold her in my arms I forgot everything. In fact, the love that filled my heart at the very moment seemed SO big that it seemed to consume the whole world.
So I wrote down a few very important things.
I’m your Aunt Melissa. And no, we’re not related by blood, but I’ve found out over the years that families transcend the traditional boundaries. And I love you just as much as family.
I promise to sing you John Denver songs when you’re crying. I suspect that my off key voice will stop you and make you wonder what on earth could create such a sound and John Denver lyrics, let’s face it, are some of the sweetest, loving and hopeful words ever. It’s my secret weapon for crying babies.
I promise to buy you ice cream on your first day of school for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, I promise to buy you ice cream anytime you want it. And, I’ll even take you out of school occasionally so we can do this (shhhh…don’t tell your parents!). Some of my best memories are sitting at over a bowl of ice cream and telling my sister and mom the happenings of my day. I hope we can have some of those special moments too.
I promise to share with you some of my treasured secrets: my mom’s recipe for chocolate chip-pecan-oatmeal cookies, how to call in chickadees to your bird feeder, and how to say “Go Dawgs” at just the right time to make your Mom and Dad laugh.
I promise to support you in whatever brings you joy and happiness. Especially if it includes going to the University of Georgia.
I promise to let you cry on my shoulder when a someone breaks your heart. And I promise that you’ll find your perfect someone one day, and I’ll remind you of this in your dating years.
I promise to tell you funny and sweet stories about your Mom and Dad, how they met and fell in love. I’ll also tell you about how they were so happy when they learned about you. I’ll also tell you of how they both cried the day they met you; they thought you were the sweetest and most beautiful thing they had ever seen. And, they were right.
Welcome to the world my sweet girl, I can hardly wait for the days to come!
With love always ~ “Auntie” Melissa