{Emmaline & Lillian- 10 days old} Kentucky Newborn Twin Photographer

Having photographed these sweet girls’ big brother’s newborn photos 2 years prior, I was so excited when momma told me she was expecting twins!! Two girls, how fun!

They now live 3 hours from our studio, so I was very thankful they made the trip just 10 days after the girls were born to have me photograph them! They were absolutely gorgeous & rocked their session. I couldn’t get over how different they look, both beautiful as can be!

Meet Emmaline & Lillian
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{Home sweet home birth}

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The Birth of Justus

Lacey had inquired about having me photograph her birth, and of course I was honored she chose me to capture such an amazing, intimate moment. She continued on to tell me they planned for a natural home water birth,  this being her second one too. I was anxious as we’d scheduled our Spring Break vacation which would be 2 weeks after her due date and you just never know when baby will decide it’s time! With that, we still booked the birth and prayed baby would decide to come before then. Thankfully we live only 10 minutes apart, and I had the availability to be on-call!

8 days after her due date, I got the text! Labor was officially happening. I went ahead with my morning session and moved the afternoon around since I was on ‘baby-time’, and just as I finished up at the studio, I got the text…8 cm! I went straight over to begin photographing the laboring and about 2 hours later Lacey gave birth to another baby BOY!

She was absolutely amazing and so strong during the labor & birth. I was honored to be there to document that moment in time for them to cherish forever! There were many powerful images for them to forever look back on, but with Lacey & Justin’s permission we chose these to share a glimpse with you all! ❤

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A few beautiful words from her husband:

Not only does this act display the power of a woman, but also the grace which God gives to all.  Home birthing is not for everyone, but the act of child birthing itself is an illustration of a woman’s dedication to mankind and the love to create a family.

I am blessed to be able to witness and to take part of the birth of our child.  Watching my wife take upon the challenge of birthing both our children have left me honored to be her husband.  I have the upmost love and respect for her that will endure a lifetime.  To praise my wife and women as a whole does not give it justice.

During pregnancy and labor, we have been easily humbled.  Its without question that God and His angels are present and orchestrating it all.  Watching her struggle mentally and physically, I knew she could not do this alone.  My encouragement and aid fell short to the strength and power endured by her during this process. As the birth became close and closer, God made sure his glory was known.  Seeing the baby for the first time confirmed our hopes and prayers – God is faithful.

I also know there are women in which are unable to have children – this does not take away the power and strength which is in all women. I have been able to witness just a small glimpse of this power and strength the Lord has blessed all women with.  I deeply pray that if it be His will, He will bless those whom have struggled to conceive and bring forth child. 

We are so thankful. All glory and honor is His – praise to our Lord, Jesus Christ, for without Him we are all lost.

Mark 11:24, James 1:6 1 Timothy 1:1, John 15:7-8


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{Leon- 9 days new} Owensboro Newborn Photographer

I loved having Mr. Leon in the studio!! He was such a handsome little man & did amazing for his newborn session. Look at that sweet smile! The macro shots are always some of my favorites and they are going to be stunning in his Heirloom Album arriving any day! I couldn’t resist sharing a few of his momma’s favorites though! ❤

Introducing; Leon.

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{Hazel-54 days old} Newborn Puppy Photoshoot- Owensboro Newborn Photographer

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After having 2 kids, both being boys, and of course my fiance, that makes 3 males in the house, so we knew I needed a girl!

Meet Hazel, our new baby girl, a standard red F1 Goldendoodle! She was born January 17, and just came home with us Saturday at almost 8 weeks old, weighing about 11 lbs! She is named after my late mammaw Hazel, which ironically the day they scheduled puppy delivery for was on my mammaw’s birthday, so it was yet another sign to give her that name.

With being a professional newborn photographer, I couldn’t resist taking my new ‘baby girl’ puppy into the studio to do her own newborn puppy photo shoot! The boys’ were watching a basketball game and we had played hard with Hazel so I knew nap time was near. I drove to the studio in downtown Owensboro, just she and I, and attempted a session with her!

The moment I started wrapping her she immediately went to sleep and snoozed away the entire rest of the session! She let me move her, pose her big paws,  switch props, put tiebacks and a floral crown on her and only peeped her eyes open once, which I got a quick shot of, included below! The macro shots are another favorite of mine, especially her long eyelashes, and a few where she sort of posed herself getting cozy!

We are so excited to welcome our ‘dog daughter’ into the family, and can’t wait to watch her personality, size & coat grow! I had too much fun doing this photo shoot with her (clearly!), and glad I snapped a quick self-portrait with her at the end. That was the hardest part of doing these by myself, however a few turned out thankfully! We already love this girl so much! Be prepared for more photo shoots as she grows, and you can follow her on Instagram @HazelDoodlePup for more cuteness as she grows and fluffs out. ❤

Introducing; Hazel.

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{Andrew-16 days-Adoption is love} Owensboro Newborn Photographer

I have had the pleasure of working with several families that have adopted their blessings, and every time I am just in awe of the love they have and the courage to get to that point! Adoption is beautiful, but I don’t think it ever comes easily. Allison (Andrew’s momma) had contacted me interested in booking me for a potential newborn session, but had informed me that they were adopting so they needed flexibility. Of course, I understood and prayed that all would work as they had planned!

I remember the day she emailed me to let me know they had made the trip for baby girl’s birth, only to have the birth mother change her mind once she delivered. I was heartbroken for Allison & her husband, Jay. No words at that time can heal, but I just prayed that their blessing would happen soon!

Fast forward a few months and she emailed me to let me know they were matched again, and we put the tentative due date on the schedule. I cannot imagine the anxiousness they must’ve felt those several months leading up, but their faith stayed strong! I was so happy when I got the message that the baby was born and in their arms!! We scheduled his session for the day after they returned back to Kentucky and he was amazing! Perfect in every way and rocked his session.

In talking with Andrew’s momma at her Premiere Ordering Appointment, we talked more about the process they had gone through, and that’s when she told me how this miracle happened! To make a long story short (i’ll try!), while they were out of state and the birth mother had decided to keep her baby, Allison & Jay received a call that another potential birth mother wanted to meet them! They had just gone through an emotional rollercoaster, but went for it and drove an hour to meet the expecting mom. All I can say is what a BLESSING!! They got the call the next day I believe, that she chose them as the adopting parents! I had goosebumps as she told me, to think after the loss they were feeling, to being matched for a baby boy so soon, God is SO good and He knew the plan! ❤

Say hello to their little blessing; Andrew:
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Here are a few words Andrew’s dad wrote about their adoption process:

“It is difficult to articulate the impact that adoption has had on our lives, but I will attempt to convey our story as best I can.  Allison and I have been together for nearly 10 years now.  We’ve shared many amazing life experiences, and our marriage truly brings us happiness, joy, fulfillment and love in a way I cannot express in words.  We’ve always known we wanted to be parents.  We were both fortunate to be raised in big, loving families, and we wanted to be able to experience the same joys our parents had.

            Our journey to parenthood took us through a circuitous, and at times, painful path.  Navigating the process of adoption requires full dedication and strength of commitment from both partners.  Though our story has not been without its difficult days, we always remained deeply devoted to our dream of being parents.  Every second we spend with our beautiful, perfect son, we are reminded that the setbacks, obstacles, and heartbreaks we encountered along the way do not begin to compare to the joy and fulfillment parenthood brings us.”

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Owensboro, KY
Specializing in Newborns, Baby’s & Families

{Mr. & Mrs. Stanley}

When my soon to be sister-in-law asked me to photograph her wedding…even though I quit shooting weddings about 3 years ago, I couldn’t say no! It intrigued me to mix it up from my typical newborns, babies & families…just this once. 😛

They chose to do a very small, intimate destination wedding in Charleston, SC, and let me say it was GORGEOUS!

Natasha was beaming, and so calmly wanting to ensure everything was perfect, and it was! The weather, the set up, her hair, make up, dress, sunlight…all of it just flowed! She told me it was her ‘favorite day ever’, and i’d say their photos prove that!

Congrats to you both, Natasha & Tyler! Thank you for choosing me to photograph your big day, and to be a part of it!

Without further ado; the newlyweds:

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{Isla-12 days old} Owensboro Newborn Photographer

Oh Isla, gorgeous baby girl!

I grew up with this sweet girl’s momma, we have been best friends since 2nd grade! Therefore in my nearly 8 years in business, i’ve photographed many of their big milestones! Engagement, wedding, maternity for both kiddos, Baby’s First Year & yearly for their little boy, and now miss Isla has begun the Baby’s First Year Plan!

I am so excited that I get to not only watch their little ones grow, but to also photograph them along the way!

I have been awful with keeping up on this blog, so without further ado…
Isla Claire.

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