baby steel. newborn. utah newborn photographer

 meet steel. 
he is the most perfect little babe in the entire world. 
if i was guaranteed to have babies that were this mellow and sleepy, i would probably have 10. seriously. he's amazing. 

...and because his family are huge gator fans, homeboy of course had to represent. :)


reese. two years. utah child photographer.

this little missy just turned two and i can hardly believe it. i feel like a bit of a jerk because her birthday fell on the same day as the birth story i just shot. we were able to do a little shopping together in the morning, but i was hangin' at the hospital the rest of the afternoon. 
my son still hasn't let me forget about it. 
just the other day he said to me, "mom, wasn't the day before last reese's birthday?" 
"so.... why didn't we celebrate it?"
"i was gone all day. we're still going to have cake and ice cream with grandma and grandpa  tomorrow though, so we'll still get to celebrate."
"oh. but... her birthday was a few days ago. did she even get any presents? or a cake??"

ugh. i'm a jerk. luckily she won't remember... unless brody keeps filling her full of ideas-- 
in which case i'm totally screwed. 

ah well. 

here are a few fun facts about this sassy little thing:

her favorite movie is the lorax. or cinderella. she LOVES furry animals and princesses. 

her favorite food is broccoli.

6 months ago, she stole a little stuffed kitty from her cousin and she still carries it around everywhere and has to sleep with it every night. (thanks albs for understanding...)
crazy cat lady for sure. 

she love love loves to sing and dance. she can sing the thneedville song and the mickey mouse clubhouse song with amazing accuracy.

she counts to eleven every time she climbs up the stairs. pretty sure she has no idea what it all means, but she does it.

she comes with me to her big brother's music time at school every week (i play the piano for them) and truly believes she is one of the big kids. she has all of the actions and most of the words down and loves it!

grandpa deano is still her favorite. 

she is busy busy busy. much more than her brother ever was. 

she no longer naps. this one time, my son didn't give up on those until he was 4. not this girl. she does, however, go to bed at 6:30 and sleeps until 8:30 most nights, so i guess i can't really complain. but still...

taking a picture of her? not an easy task. 
her reward for tolerating a camera in her face for a whole 10 minutes? a squirt bottle. so. much. fun. 

love you baby girl!!


baby steel. birth story. utah birth photographer.

way back in the day before the hubs and i were married and had kiddos of our own, i worked as a medical assistant for an ob/gyn. being the completely innocent and naive individual that i was at the time, i really wasn't stoked on the idea of working for a female doctor and all of the "gross" things that went on behind closed doors. but it was the only job opening available at the time and they hired me on the spot, so i took it thinking i would find something else soon.  

unexpectedly, i fell in love with everything about that field- i loved the girls i worked with, i loved the physician i worked for (and yes, he delivered both of my kids), several of our patients became really good friends of mine whom i still keep in contact with, and i loved being a part of such a huge moment in a woman's life.  6 years later, i still love everything about pregnancy (even more so when it's not me as the pregnant one!), and feel the need to know every little detail about every pregnant woman i meet, regardless of how well i know them. i really have to try hard to reign myself in when the conversation comes to effacement and cervical thickness. seriously. it's a problem. the only bummer about working in the office though, is that we weren't usually a part of the birthing process. 

everything has come full circle now. being able to not only be present for a birth, but to capture those beautiful/miserable/miraculous moments has become one of my most favorite things ever. there really is nothing else like it. 

albree was such a trooper. after being in slow labor for about a month, she finally made it. and even then, he fought to stay in. we were hoping that he was just a content little guy and not so much a stubborn one... lucky for her, he's the dreamiest kid in the world with perfect platinum hair and manly features. and for albs being the tiniest little thing in the world, she somehow had an 8 1/2 pounder. nice!


like father, like son. ;)

newborn pics coming soon...