Baby Jay | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

I have a love/loath relationship with the military. As a Navy brat and VB local, I have said goodbye to countless friends throughout the span of my lifetime. I still miss my bestie from second grade - if you're reading this Felicia, hey, girl! LOL!

That said, I can forgive when the military swings in my favor and dear friends return. It had been at least five years since I saw Anna, but when you bond over playdates with fussy babies and toddlers - you're friends for life. Nothing beats those friendships made in early motherhood, I was truly saved by my Mom's club in 2010 and I love keeping in touch with these women. When I transitioned from working full time to mothering full time it. was. tough. I am grateful for the support and friendships I made during that season of life. 

Anna recently welcomed her fourth baby (yep, you read that right!) and she is just as gorgeous, calm and confident as I remember. I was excited to visit with her AND to document her latest arrival. We had a fun Mommy/Baby session with an occassional appearance from big sister #2!  

Baby Jay really wanted to sleep, and it was fun to capture his sleepy smirks. Loads of personality already, I love how expressive he is at just one month old. Isn't he sweet?

Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer
Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer
Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

I mean, seriously?! Hush, ovaries. Bahahaha!

Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer
Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

Big sis was running laps and belting out Frozen, so I had to capture it.

Life as it is. Perfectly imperfect.

Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer
Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

Up in the nursery, Anna laughed and sighed over the worn look of the crib. I was enamored with it (of course) because of the story it told. This is the crib that has held all of her babies.. how precious! I loved that we were able to document it and that baby #4 is just as cozy as his siblings were once. 

Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer
Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

Kitty was not sure what to make of me, haha! I love incorporating fur babies during a session. He was so stoic here, I couldn't resist. 

Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

I am so happy you are back, Anna! And so thankful I could photograph your sweet little man, he is just perfection. Welcome home, Jay!

Friends, I am currently filling my Spring and Summer calendar. If you are pregnant, now is a great time to book! I work around due dates and leave plenty of room in the schedule for newborn sessions throughout the year. I'd love to photograph you during this special season.