Bennett [North Liberty, IA Lifestyle Newborn Photography]

This winter has been so busy with newborn sessions and I am loving it! Send me all the sweet, squishy babes to photograph and I'm a happy lady. Bennett's session was another awesome one, and we even got some smiles (call them gas if you want, I still love them!). I asked Jordyn and Austin how they chose the name Bennett, and they said Pride & Prejudice is one of their favorite books but they didn't want to go one of the more obvious routes. So, they named their sweet little baby after the last name of the family in the book! So creative, and unique, I love it! Here are some of my favorites from their session...

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Madden [North Liberty, IA Newborn Photography]

Sweet Madden! I've never seen a baby with so much BLONDE hair, and I loved it! This little guy did such a great job at his session (I've been SO lucky with awesome sleepy babes lately!!) and it was so much fun photographing this new little family of three. It's been such a cool experience getting to photograph Andy & Suzi's journey over the past several years, from their engagement to their first anniversary shoot, and now their new addition. Thank you guys for trusting me to document such important milestones - it's been so fun getting to know you! Here are some of my favorites from their session.

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Leni [Iowa City, IA Lifestyle Newborn Photography]

This shoot with Leni was a ton of fun, as I've now photographed all three of the B family kiddos when they were newborns. I've said it a million times, but I am so very grateful for the opportunity to photograph all of these families over the years!!

A few things about this session - how adorable is Leni? Those lips! Those cheeks! I could have photographed her all day. :) Laine and Lachlan are such good older siblings, and did a great job holding her and being gentle. So sweet to see them loving on their new little sister.

Thanks to Kayla for doing a fabulous job as always, making sure these new moms are taken care of and feel great the day of the shoot! Here are some of my favorites from the day...

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The M Family: Day in the Life [Cedar Rapids, IA Lifestyle Photographer]

The M Family Day in the Life session took place on a chilly day this past fall and they filled the day with football, ball pits, puppy snuggles, and painting (plus the much needed bath afterwards). I love being able to gift these families with memories of day to day life, as it is right now at this moment. It's not perfect, but it's real, and it's uniquely theirs. Here are some highlights from the M family's Day in the Life!

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Ok, how funny is this - even the pup is smiling!
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