schroeder family {newborn}

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One of the things I love most about being a lifestyle portrait photographer is the unique opportunity it gives me to get to know each family that I capture.  I’m so grateful that by the end of each session, I either feel like I’ve made brand new friends or I’ve grown closer to someone I already called a friend!  This little family fit into that second category.  I’ve known Monica since she became close friends with one of my very best friends back in our college days, and I’ve actually known Daniel for a couple of years in a professional capacity, through my full-time job closing mortgage loans!  So when Monica contacted me about doing their newborn photos, I was so honored!  And I had the best time chatting with them during our session and hearing all about their life as new parents!

Little Avery Claire made her arrival a few days later than expected (and Monica’s instagram reverse-countdown made me giggle every day that passed after her due date!), but this little girl certainly came into this world surrounded by a whole lot of love.  Her mama snuggles her close and her daddy showers her with kisses!  It always amazes me how easily new parents seem to settle into their new roles.  It really does seem to come so naturally, and it’s those little authentic moments that always end up being some of my favorites!  I hope y’all enjoy my favorites from this precious newborn session!

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This squishy little face! Haha!

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How precious is this tutu and matching headband?!  I. can’t. even.

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Monica did such a great job with this gold & pink nursery!  I loved it!

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Peep baby Avery’s monogram on her little onesie/sleep sack!

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I love, love, love this sweet shot of mama and baby girl on the right!

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I love this shot of Daniel with his baby girl!  So precious, y’all.

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And we’ll end with one of my very favorite frames!!!  I absolutely adore this sweet shot of this new little family!

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Monica, Daniel, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this precious season of your lives!  I enjoyed every minute of it, and I hope these images always bring back the sweetest memories from those first few weeks!

Big hugs to all three of you! ❤

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