welcome asher. {a newborn session}

To say that I “really liked” this session would be a drastic understatement.  It’s more like, if you just heard a noise, it was the sound of my heart exploding because it could not contain my love for this shoot.  Dramatic, I know.  (It has been one of those days.)  I was working on this session, and I drug favorites to my blog folder and when I realized I was at 50, I knew there was a problem.  Sifting through these to figure out “which ones, which ones” was tough.   But here is a sampling of what I finally chose.

I came to photograph Asher when he was 2 and a half weeks old.  He was only a little over 6 lbs. when he was born, so he was still a bit of a peanut….but ALERT.  He would look right in my camera, and when he would start to drift off to sleep, my shutter would make him peek open his eyes…almost like he was afraid he was going to miss something!  If you frequent my blog then you may know this beautiful family.  The last session they did with us was this past summer and you can find it HERE.

Sweet little Asher!


Beautiful Mama, my friend Jessica.


Two big sisters are better than one!  (Asher may beg to differ.) :)


Resting with Mama…


AND back up again!! Having some bonding time with Daddy.


Love this photo.


A few sessions back with this family I told you the story of Micheal (the Dad) having a terrible accident and falling 25 ft. from a ladder.  He was badly hurt (as you can imagine) and was in the hospital for months dealing with surgeries and therapy. GRACE is the word that comes to mind.  Without the grace of God, Michael would not be here, and therefore Asher would not as well.  Because of this, it was very important to them to show the scar on Micheal’s arm.   I absolutely agree.





if you have the urge to grab your screen to kiss this sweet little face, calm down and breathe deeply…repeat.




And back to sleep again.



One of my favorites.





This may be one of my most favorite family moments I have ever captured.  It makes me want to have a newborn again, to have someone come take pictures like this of us. :)  It is just so warm, cozy, and real.


I left that day with a major love for a new little man, and a yearning in my womb.  The second part went away as soon as I walked into my own house. :)  This session also reminded me of what an honor it is to be invited into someone’s home, in their intimate space, to capture the beauty of LIFE.  Thanks you guys.

love,  jess

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January 29, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Ashie - Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to meet little Asher…he is so adorable. I really like that the session is in their beautiful home….what a perfect place to have a family shoot! I think the last photo is one of the most precious moments I have ever seen captured! And I did have the urge to grab the screen and kiss the baby’s little face…but I refrained.

January 29, 2009 - 6:38 pm

betsy - I LOVE that last photo!!!!!! It needs to be printed BIG!!!!!

January 29, 2009 - 6:57 pm

holly rouse - i have a great warmth in my heart after seeing these. i simply must go find a newborn to hold now. oh, sigh. these are, in a word, lovely.

January 29, 2009 - 10:45 pm

Cassie - Oh my goodness….what a tiny, precious little baby. He looks like an old soul in that first picture…and the last one, wow. How beautiful.

January 30, 2009 - 12:00 am

lucy - oh man, i truly love that last photo. So precious.

January 30, 2009 - 10:41 am

jess - Simply amazing- again, we are always so amazed that out of the chaos you can grab some incredible moments. Thanks so much for being you.

Michael and Jess.

January 30, 2009 - 11:49 am

Susan Solo - This is one of the most beautiful newborn sessions I’ve ever seen. I love the focus on the relationships in the family! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

January 30, 2009 - 11:15 pm

Megan - I can’t even say what my favorite is…love the last one of course but I also love the lighting in the one of him sleeping all by himself in the window light-I did a double take. Absolutely beautiful work!!!

January 31, 2009 - 3:29 pm

mel - i love the detail you got. the hair on the babys back?! dang, thats some sharp focus. lol. nice.

January 31, 2009 - 9:34 pm

Maya Laurent - Pat and I agree that last photo is AMAZING!!! What a beautiful family. I love how you captured his scar in the photos too…they will have such a story to tell little Asher.

February 5, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Jo - So precious!

February 6, 2009 - 2:20 am

wrecklessgirl - i absolutely adore the image of the baby boy laying on the white shag blankie, laying in the sunlight coming from the window. wow. stunning photo. one of those–”can’t look at it without gasping.” i’m losing my breath on these.

July 24, 2009 - 3:52 pm

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