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I was so lucky to get to photograph the birth of sweet little Tatum at the end of July. I had photographed his big sister’s newborn photos about a year and a half ago, and I was super excited to hear they were having baby number 2, and to get the request to do their birth photos this time around.

I received a text message on his due date saying that things were starting to progress, and giving me a heads up. His momma labors very quickly (and like a total rock star if I do say so myself), so I had asked her to keep me posted as often as possible, just so I could make sure not to miss anything. Turns out that early the next morning, contractions were steady enough for her to go to the hospital. I met them there around 10:00 am, planning on being at the hospital for an all day event… it only took her two and a half hours!!! Can you believe it? Tatum was born just a little after noon, into a room full of family.

There are few words to describe such an amazing experience, but I’ll try to sum up like this:

  • Mom barely even grimaced the entire time she labored… and she did it unmedicated (I told you she was a rock star).
  • Little Piper, playing hand puppets with her dad… Adorable!
  • Watching a new life come screaming into this world, arms held wide, ready to take it all in.
  • Seeing a father look at his daughter, with such pride and admiration at the amazing work she had just done.
  • True and complete love at first sight.

I hope you enjoy my images.

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Just a quick note… look closely and you’ll see one of the newborn photos that I took of Piper, on Grandma’s phone case. 🙂

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Being a new momma myself, I have such a love for photographing parents-to-be. I just know how excited they are for their little girl to be joining their family. I can remember the feeling so vividly myself that it is hard not to be excited for them.

These two were just so adorably cute. They welcomed me into their beautiful home to start their photos, then they braved the cold (and I mean REALLY cold) to walk to the park with me for a few shots. I’m looking forward to photographing their little girl once she makes her arrival at the beginning of the year.

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Talk about incredible! I spent my Saturday afternoon photographing Allison’s Very Hungry Caterpillar themed 1st birthday party. Now I will admit, I am a self-proclaimed detail junky. I love planning, designing, and creating the tiny little details that really make an event special. Well… the details at this party blew me away! From the adorable centerpieces, to the meticulously planned food tables, everything about this party showed how much love and attention was put into its planning. Allison… you’re one lucky girl!  Happy Birthday

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Here he is! I promised that I would post photos of my little one once I got them edited, and here they are. This is our little man, Milo Owen. He was born on June 25th at almost 10:00 p.m. It was a long day, but one that I wouldn’t change for anything. We are so hopelessly in love with this guy.

I have looked forward to doing photos for my own children for such a long time now. It was surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. Life tends to get in the way when you are working with your own family. When I work for other people, I set aside time and do everything I can to make the photo shoot work for their little one. With our little man, it was too easy to say “he’s fussy right now, we’ll try again later.” I finally had to get past that idea to make these photos work, and I’m so glad I did. I think I would be heartbroken if I didn’t have images recording this point in our little man’s life. Expect to see more photos of him here from now on.

 

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  • July 27, 2013 - 11:22 pm

    Kelly Moushey - You have a beautiful baby and an amazing photographic talent. Thanks for sharing both! I’m sad that you are not located in St. Louis. Enjoy all of your Mama/Mommy moments and I look forward to keeping in touch on FB.

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I know it has been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Life has been super busy for me over the last year. Not only have I been working full time teaching high school art & photography, but I also spent my entire school year pregnant. Talk about exhausting. Well, our little one is here. He is truly amazing, and we couldn’t be happier. I promise I will post more very soon once I get all of his photos edited.  Introducing baby Milo!

 

 

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