Hey there, lovely readers!

Today, I'm bursting with excitement, joy, and a whole lot of "awws" as I share the wonderful news about my dear friend Amanda and her growing family. Remember that friend you've known since high school? Well, that's Amanda for me. And guess what? She's just welcomed her second little bundle of joy into the world - a baby girl named Elli and she is ADORABLE! 🎉👶

From the moment Amanda shared the news that they were expecting baby number 2, I couldn't contain my excitement. Knowing Amanda since our high school days, I've witnessed her journey from a quiet teenager to a loving wife and now an incredible mother. There's just something magical about seeing your friends embark on these beautiful chapters of life.

But wait, there's more! Amanda asked me to do an in-home newborn session with their family, and let me tell you, I was over the moon with delight. Capturing those precious early moments of baby Elli's life and the family's joy was an absolute honor.

The day of the session was a mix of excitement and nerves. Armed with my camera, my newborn gear and a heart full of joy, I stepped into their cozy home greeted shyly at the door by big brother Noah, his curiosity and excitement showing on his face and my oh my, the sight that greeted me was pure magic. Little Elli, swaddled in the softest blanket and fast asleep in the bassinet, was an absolute dream. Tiny fingers, a head full of hair, and the chunkiest cheeks you ever did see – I was head over heels in love! Did I soak up some sweet baby snuggles before we began? You bet I did!

The session was a whirlwind of giggles, diaper changes, and endless "oohs" and "ahhs." Big brother Noah, who was still adjusting to his new role, beamed with pride as Amanda helped him cradle Elli in his tiny arms. The love and connection between these siblings was palpable, and I couldn't help but feel my heart swell witnessing their growing bond.

Portrait of a family of four sitting on the bed and smiling at their in-home newborn session in Columbus, GA.
Portrait of a Dad standing in front of the window and holding his newborn baby girl at in-home newborn session.
Portrait of a big brother laying down on the bed next to his new baby sister and smiling at the camera.

We captured everything - from the serene moments of Elli sleeping soundly in her mother's arms to the quick little kisses her big brother would giver her. The raw, genuine emotions that spilled out during the session were a treasure to behold. Laughter, tender gazes, and the undeniable feeling of togetherness - these are the moments that make life so rich.

As the session came to an end, I couldn't help but reflect on how incredible it is to have friends like Amanda who invite you to be a part of their most cherished moments. Editing the photographs afterwards, I felt a profound sense of gratitude - not just for the opportunity to capture these memories, but for Amanda and her gift of friendship I am so lucky to have.

So here's to you, Amanda, and your beautiful family. Elli, your arrival has added a whole new layer of sweetness to this world, and I can't wait to see the amazing places you'll go.

Portrait of a family of four sitting and smiling at each other at their in-home newborn session in Columbus, GA.
Portrait of a mom laying down and smiling next to her newborn baby girl at in-home newborn session in Columbus, GA.
Portrait of a mom sitting and helping her son hold his new baby sister at their in-home newborn session in Columbus, GA.

And to all you wonderful readers out there – if you're expecting your very own bundle of joy and have been thinking about booking a newborn photographer in Columbus, GA, well, here's a little secret: I would be absolutely thrilled to be the one to capture those fleeting newborn days for you. Trust me, there's a whole lot of love and giggles waiting to be captured, and I'm here for it!

Until next time, keep spreading those smiles and snuggles. And remember, life's best moments are the ones we hold close to our hearts. 💕📸👶