getting to know webb ~ newborn lifestyle session

I spent most of the day with this precious family, documenting the everyday moments with their beautiful new baby boy.

I gravitated toward the black and white images here, but usually provide a mix of black and white and color in the final product.

I enjoyed this so much, it was so relaxed and easy going. The typical pressure of getting the perfect posed shot was non-existent.

Everyone was so happy and comfortable.  Just the way it should be.

 

~ our sebastian’s 1st birthday: ice cream social ~

We lucked out with no rain on the evening of Sebastian’s 1st birthday party! I SO appreciate everything that our family and friends did to make this such a special event. We are so thankful for those that traveled especially!  Jennifer Henderson was my sounding board for months, my applique pro, my prop carpenter and then spent 2 DAYS by my side putting all my ideas (AND STUFF) together and making my vision a reality! My mama shopped ’til she dropped for everything I could think of and more! Cindy Wright made his awesome and yummy cupcakes and his precious hat, THANKS CeCe! Tammy Brooks of Troy, your cakes were perfection! Uncle Steve, Aunt Genie, Mendie, Brian, Tanya, Scott and Erika (and everyone else that helped tear down) ya’ll were the best clean up crew ever! Thank you Mack, Papa Tom, Mackenzie, Carson, Thad  and Zoe for keeping Mister busy! Thanks Uncle Brian and Tanya for helping out all weekend! Loree, thanks ever so much for the tables, chairs and tablecloths, they were just perfect!!! Thanks to my very patient (or just silent) husband for putting up with all of this chaos. Thank you to all Sebastian’s peeps for coming, we had a great turnout and a wonderful night! NOTE: My BIGGEST mistake was not hiring a photographer! Would have been worth every penny not to have to worry about taking pictures. I took 3 times less than I would have on the job and was so stressed about it. Lesson Learned! (technical note: all images of Sebastian with the cake and myself in them are taken with my backup on portrait mode, not manual)