Sunday, November 13, 2011

Welcome Baby Asher!

Sometimes life throws you curve balls.  That's what Jenny & Richie experienced on September 13, 2011.  We got the news that Jenny (one of my best friends) was being taken in for a C-Section.  Asher would be about 3 weeks early.  They already knew Asher would be early.  After all, with her complications w/ blood pressure early on, the doctor had previously scheduled her for one on September 29th.  That would have put him at only 1 week early.  However, plans changed...

September 13, 2011
6lbs, 5oz
19 1/4"
Mercy Medical Center

It would be a long road for all of them.  Asher was born having some difficutly breathing (something the doctors already expected with such an early delivery).  He also had difficulty digesting his food for some time & ended up staying in the NICU for about 20 days.  I hated them having to go through this, but they have an amazing set of family & friends for support.  On October 3rd, they got to bring the little man HOME!  He has been doing amazing & is already growing so fast!

Time for your close up!

I was super excited to take Asher's first "big time" photos!  We had some exciting moments of our own during this session!  He is so handsome.  I can't wait to take more of this little guy & watch him grow.  My kids are 6 & 3, so it's been awhile since I've been around a newborn.  I'm still in awe of how you can just stare at them for hours, watch them sleep, & never want to put them down.

Here's a few of my favorite pictures from our first session.

Just in Time...

When Jenny asked me to take some maternity pics for her, I couldn't say no.  I was so flattered.  I'd only done maternity pics for my sister before.  I love maternity pics & think it's so worth capturing the moment!  It's especially exciting to see how the siblings respond to Mommy's tummy (check out Aiden's adorable toothless smiles!).
We originally planned to do some outdoor pics first & then some indoor shots the following week.  We headed out to Lake Windsor in Bella Vista to start.  Talk about crazy windy!  Luckily, my Mom had tagged along for the shoot because she ended up being "hair touch up" between takes.  Unfortunately, we didn't really get any breaks in the wind, but I think we still managed to get some great shots.
I know how it feels to be "very" pregnant & have someone taking pictures of you, but I think Jenny looked great!
You could tell Richie & Aiden were super excited too & just can't wait to welcome this new little guy into the world.  Aiden was so sweet kissing Mommy's belly!
So...did I mention that we were going to do some indoor shots as well?  Ok, so that didn't happen.  Jenny had been having some issues w/ her blood pressure & ended up going in for a C-Section before we could do them.  A little unexpected, but so excited to see this little guy!

Richie, Jenny, & Big Brother Aiden!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The O'Neill Boys--O' Boy!

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of taking some pics of one of my best friend's two little boys.  Boy are they a handful & so much fun!  We had a blast running, skipping, & playing red light-green light all through the walking trail at the Compton Gardens.  We managed to get a few pics in as well.  They are so stinkin' CUTE!  The fall colors were perfect that day & the temperature was perfect for it.  Thanks Kim for giving me the opportunity.  Enjoy!

Keegan (6) & Kolby (3)