when i get extremely busy with life (personal & professional) my blog is the first thing to be put on the back burner. I say that i will be better about posting & then life gets in the way. i forget how therapeutic it can be to share the intimate details of a session along with those images. facebook and instagram really don't have that platform. i had never met matt & kahla before our first "interview" as it was and i immediately fell in love with both of them. kahla's is so beautiful and humble. what an amazing young lady! matt is a gentle soul who was obviously madly in love with his bride to be. we had an amazing engagement session and i looked forward for their actual wedding day from that moment on. that day seemed to arrive before i knew it. both sets of families were so welcoming and treated me as if i had known them for a lifetime. kahla was one of the most beautiful brides i had ever seen. matt was so nervous right before the ceremony started. it was so sweet to watch him. everything about this day was beautiful from start to finish. matt even serenaded kahla with a little rap song during the reception. since their wedding, matt & kahla would welcome a beautiful baby girl into their family. I had the pleasure of shooting their maternity pictures & was beyond thrilled to be a part of the birth of their beautiful baby girl, aubrey faye costa. to be trusted with such a blessed event meant the world to me. it brought me even closer to their families and allowed me to witness one of God's most beautiful miracles. maternity, birth & newborn sessions coming soon!
After being out of business for a while, what better way to get back into the swing of blogging, than sharing a sweet newborn session from one of your favorite families. I don't typically share the birth announcement in my blog post, however, part of the newborn experience is to capture images that you will have forever as well as to be able to share your precious little baby with all of your friends & family. The Standards have become part of my extended family and to be able to share these moments in their lives is something that means the world to me. Having Drew refer to me as Aunt Steph brings tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart!
This little man is a complete hand full, however, I love him to pieces & pieces! Asher is my beautiful niece Katelyn's first born & my borrowed grandson! Katelyn lived with us for the year leading up to her pregnancy and we became very close. She gets me like a lot of people don't. It has been a privilege to be able to capture Asher's little life from the very beginning. On this day, he was his normal rambunctious self, running more than sitting & posing. When it came time for the cake, we set it up on a crate and in the split second Katelyn turned to grab the candle, Asher pulled his arm back and with all his might knocked the cake right onto the ground. Katelyn just looked at me & said "did that just happen?" We both laughed, wiped the grass of and carried on. It's what you do with kids. They are so unpredictable and adorable all at the same time. Happy Birthday my little man! I can't wait until our next adventure!