Mommy & Me | Dumas, Arkansas Child Photographer

“While trying to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about” -Anonymous

 

Delaney brought her sweet little boy in for some ‘mommy and me’ pictures, and we snuck a few in of her too :).  I’m so proud of Delaney for making time to have professional portraits done with Austin.  She knows exactly what’s important.

Can I get on my soap box just a second?

Mama’s usually get so caught up in the busyness of life, and all too often put themselves last to be in pictures.  The most common excuse I hear is ‘I want to lose weight before I have any done’.

Well, mama, we don’t know what life will throw at us, so don’t put it off.

Your children do not see you through their eyes how YOU see yourself.

Your children see you as the person who makes all of their boo-boo’s better.  The person who knows just the right tickle spot to make them laugh.  The person who makes the best macaroni and cheese, from the box, that was ever made in the history of mankind.  Oh, and that extra ‘fluff’ you’re wanting to lose?  That ‘fluff’ is engrained in your childs memory of being the most comfortable way to fall asleep.  They will remember all of those things.

Not that mama needs to lose 10 lbs.  They don’t notice that at all.

Want to know how I know these things?  Because these things are what I remember about my mama.  I honestly never noticed anything else about her.  Now that she’s gone, I constantly dig through old pictures, praying I find some of me with my mom, or even of my mom by herself, that I haven’t seen before.  When I find a new one, it’s better than finding gold.

One day, my friend, pictures will be all your family has left of you.

Be in them.  Be present.  Take hundreds, thousands.  Take them for your family, and most importantly if you have kids, take them for your babies.

Off my soap box now 🙂

Austin is a little charmer, and I love that we had a chance to snap some of Delaney by herself.

Delaney, you will love these forever,  and Austin will be so thankful he has them too.

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Hudson | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

I didn’t think Hudson could out-do his big brother, Henry, at his newborn session.  You see, a few years back, Henry came in as the most amazing, sleepy baby there was, and his session was smooth sailing.  Not a bump in the road whatsoever.

Then along came Hudson.

Already in competition with his big brother, like all brothers do.

Not only did this sweet baby do exactly as his big brother and sleep most of the time (he did keep his eyes open for a few, but was completely calm!), BUT he holds the record at the studio for the most smiles at a newborn session!  This baby was throwing them left and right!  A photographers dreammmmm!

You can’t help but to smile when you see these-

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Mack | Dumas, Arkansas Newborn Photographer

“He is everything that is perfect, wrapped in a tiny bundle.”

 

Everyone, meet Mack.  He is perfect in every way, and loved more than he can imagine by his Mama, Daddy, big sister Anna, and his entire family!  Mack was an angel baby, sleeping most of the time, and letting us bend and wiggle him into any position we wanted.  I definitely got my baby fix that day ❤  Thank you, Andrew and Samantha, for letting me love on this sweet baby and take his portraits.

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