It's not every day that your best friend from 2nd grade has a baby. I was soooo excited when she told me back in January that they were expecting (even if I still can't believe we are "adult" enough to start having children now). I was also thrilled to hear they would be having a little girl! Melodie and I have best friends for almost 20 years!! We grew up in the same small town, attended the same elementary/middle/high school, went to the same church and even both married men going into ministry. Little Nora came a few weeks early and was a tiny little peanut weighing in at only 4 lbs. She is such a sweet baby and looks just like her mommy. I was lucky enough to get to spend 4 whole days with them and it was such an precious time. Melodie has taken to motherhood extremely well and makes it look easy. I am blessed to have been able to stay best friends with Mel after all this time despite having lived in different states for the last 7 years. Maybe someday we will live close again :) I can't wait to watch Nora Hope grow into a lovely young lady.
I had the privilege of shooting both maternity photos and newborn photos of precious Jovie Mae. She came to visit me when she was 7 days new and she was a dream. She was so sweet and snuggly, and I just wanted to keep her so bad! This little family of three was one of my favorites to shoot thus far in my photography journey. They were extremely patient with me as I continue to learn all the intricacies of this art form, and I am super thankful for their kindness. Newborn photography is very challenging but very rewarding and I am so glad to see progress in my work with each session. I am so excited to share these with ya'll--enjoy!
I had the privilege of taking Christina and Jim's maternity photos a couple of weeks ago. It was a lot of fun taking their photos and I can't get over how amazing she looks! Christina is due with twins in November, and I am beyond excited to meet them and take their newborn photos (yay...my first set of twins!). Christina and I work together at Alexian Brothers Rehab hospital and she has quickly become one of my favorite physical therapists :) Christina is one of the kindest people you will ever meet, and I absolutely love working with her. I hope ya'll enjoy her maternity photos!
Rachel V. Hefner