It doesn't matter how much you're prepared for the birth of your little one, having a baby in the middle of a global pandemic is hard! But this couple handled it with such grace and excitement and have fully welcomed their little girl into this world.
Little Payten was such a good baby for her session - she is my first baby to not cry AT ALL during her session... that was a treat! She was awake for a good portion of the session like most babies are, but was always content and happy.
Payten is rainbow baby, so I made sure we did a special picture to honor and include her big sister Kennedy. Jamie and Kody showed me their special handmade wooden box that holds the ashes plus all their keepsakes for their first baby girl. You can tell this box and the contents are so incredibly treasured.
Kody and Jayme have a genuine kindness that hints at their southern roots... that and the country music playing softly in the background during the session. I enjoyed getting to know them a bit during our time together; they are the kind of people that make you want to instantly be their friend!
Thank you Kody and Jayme for choosing me to photograph your beautiful family!