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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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BABY BEN

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BABY BEN

NEWBORN SESSION.OKLAHOMA CITY/EDMOND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

Everything is better with Ben.  

His new, little life has magnified yours in every unimaginable way.    

Your happy home?  Happier.

Your perfect family of two?  Full and familiar with three.

And love as you knew it?

Knew nothing before Ben.

  

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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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BABY MERRICK

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BABY MERRICK

NEWBORN SESSION.OKLAHOMA CITY/EDMOND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Isn’t life fun(ny)?

After months of anticipation and hours of labor, it takes just one second of seeing your infant to feel a love so deep and heavy it aches. 

During what you’d probably agree to be the happiest season of your life, you find yourself on the edge of every emotion and only a simple mishap away from a full-blown breakdown.

It was in those first days when he was mostly asleep that you felt the deepest deprivation of sleep physically possible.  

And then, before you can say ‘maternity leave', you’re standing in your closet holding your 12-week old and trying, through blurring tears, to see your wardrobe options for your impending return to work. 

How is it fair that the most delicate and sentimental stage is over before you realize it, yet you were barely awake to remember it?

One too many details from those days are buried under a fuzzy fog of forgetfulness.  The difference, though, is every soft touch, tiny sound, and sweet smell are easily recovered when you reminisce through these pictures. 

Your child is young for awhile, a toddler for a fast few years, and somehow, only a newborn for days. DAYS.

 But best off all? He's yours. 

For forever. 

Just like these photos. 


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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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