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HELLO TEAGAN

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HELLO TEAGAN

She was welcomed into this world on Valentine's Day, which is fitting if you knew just how much she is loved.

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HELLO MARTIN

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HELLO MARTIN

HOSPITAL SESSION.OKLAHOMA CITY/EDMOND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER.INTEGRIS

His arrival may have been a whirlwind, but the hours after overflowed with grace & gratitude that danced around the room along with his welcoming crew.

He will be a newborn through the seasons, but only this new for what seems like seconds.  

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2015

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2015

He was brand new and barely 8 pounds, but you trusted me to hold him, my hands to comfort him, and my vision to turn his delicate details into artistry.  

Weeks earlier, though swollen and spent and almost full-term, you relied on me to reveal your beauty amid this swift season of motherhood.

And then, when you feared chaos and crying (because, TODDLERS), you counted on me to connect your crew among your pack of personalities.

Your favorite parts of the past year: PRESERVED. 

By choosing me, you trusted me, and sharing your story frame by frame is a privilege you'll never see me take for granted.  

Thank YOU.


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MY SIMPLE HELLO

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MY SIMPLE HELLO

HOSPITAL SESSION.OKLAHOMA CITY/EDMOND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

You'll remember the labor and enduring every level of pain.  But will you remember those simple scenes in the overwhelming hours that follow?

Like the way his yawns unfold all 7lbs into a lengthy, satisfying stretch.  Or how his legs, so long and delicate, fall naturally into place as if he's still nested in your womb.

Please don't ever forget the hesitation behind your toddler's eyes as she approaches you and baby sister, completely unsure but still eager to discover her new role.

And you?

Though worn out and on the mend, you'll never know how beautiful you beam as you look at them, looking at her.

Ticks of time will race by in slow motion.

It's in those first fresh hours you'll be high on happiness, but also, weary with exhaustion, leaving little energy to hold on to those slipping, sweet moments.  So as you're trying to tread above trial and error, will you take the time to pause and preserve these fleeting moments?

New mom on the block?

You do not want to overlook this.

Seasoned in motherhood? 

It's a lively rush of 48 hours, isn't it?

The beginning of your child's story is days away from being born.

Do you want to be both the author and the illustrator?

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