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This outdoor newborn session was the highlight of my week! The Brubakers are an amazing family with the two sweetest kids. Kip adores his new little sister, Georgia. We had the perfect night. Warm, but not too hot, and the perfect light!

A summer newborn session

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One questions I receive often is: “when should I take maternity photos?” Especially if this is your first baby (or even if it’s not – let’s be honest – every pregnancy is different!) it can be hard to know when to take maternity photos! You want to be showing, but you also don’t want to […]

February 22, 2024

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I’m often asked about the best time to take newborn photos. The short answer: whenever you are ready. After having two c-sections, I completely understand birth, exhaustion, and pain. I do recommend 2 weeks or less if you’re up for it! Newborns change so fast so it’s great if we can capture some of that […]

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Jessica Cortes, THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Some days it's crafts, baking bread from scratch, walks around the neighborhood and visits to the library. Other days it's Frozen on repeat and Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets. Being a mom is amazing on some days, and the hardest thing on other days.

But I wouldn't trade one single second.

You're a hero, mom, and I want to capture that. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. 

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As a busy mom with two kids, there are a few things I've found to be essential. I want to share them with you in hopes they help you out too. You're doing a great job, mama!

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