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You might remember this mommy’s gorgeous sun-kissed maternity photos from a little over a month ago. If you do, I’m sure you’re not surprised one bit by how beautiful Alisa and Rocky’s baby girl is! She’s got the sweetest little lashes and the most perfect little mouth, and she fits so snuggly right up on your shoulder like a little sack of sugar! Every time I’m around a new baby it takes me right back to those first few weeks of survival mode with my own newborns. The days are long and let’s be real here, the nights are even longer. But the weeks seem to fly past like minutes and the next thing you know your three year old, the one who sometimes still can’t sleep without touching you, is slamming the bathroom door in your face telling you “go away mom!” because for once they don’t feel the need to make the bathroom a family meeting place. Alisa, I know you haven’t slept much in the past 14 days, but let me tell you, you’re nailing this whole mom thing! Seeing you give your whole self to that sweet perfect baby girl makes me so proud and honored to call you my friend. You’re not just doing it. You’re doing it well. Now, can we please talk about how beautiful you look as a new mommy? Because it’s seriously unfair.

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A new mommy and her first born child photographed for their Dallas lifestyle newborn session.pintopinterest

Taylor looked sweet as can be in her seafoam green nursery during her dallas lifestyle newborn photo session.pintopinterest

A new mommy and her first born child photographed for their Dallas lifestyle newborn session.pintopinterest

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New parents at home with their first baby girl for their in home newborn session in Dallas.pintopinterest

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Luke and Amanda are another awesome couple who I’ve been able to photograph on their wedding day, and now with the newest addition to their sweet family! It was so great to catch up, and even better to finally get to squeeze this baby boy. Hannah is such a great big sister and baby Clark did so great for our session that I wanted to just bring him home with me!

The Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterestThe Dixon family paired navy blue with earth tones for their Southlake family photo session at Bob Jones Nature Center.pintopinterest

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I’ve been lucky enough to get to photograph this sweet couple from their engagement, their wedding, bringing home their first baby, and now as the parents of a one year old! Sweet Declan is a total ham and had us laughing the whole time with his silly faces and baby dinosaur sound effects. We shot these at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, which is one of my favorite locations. I love that there’s tons of variety, from the flower beds, to the manicured lawns, to the more natural wooded area in the back. Trying to narrow this post down to just a few photos was torture!

This sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterestThis sweet family with a one year old wore cream, navy, and maroon for their Grapevine family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.pintopinterest

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Bella – You are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. And, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this, but my goodness you are gorgeous! But that’s not all. You’re talented, you’re smart, and you totally rocked this shoot! You are genuine. You are determined. You are driven. You are good. And, on top of all that, you’re SO fun to be around! I can’t wait to see the big things in store for your future! Thank you for choosing me to capture this time in your life.

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I’m absolutely loving getting to photograph so many of my friends this year as they make the transition to motherhood. I’ve been looking forward to this session since the very second I got the “I’m pregnant!” text early this year. For Alisa’s maternity photos we decided to go back to White Rock Lake where she and Rocky were married last year. The weather was perfect and the sunset light was absolutely delicious. But none of that compared to how gorgeous Alisa looks at this season in her life.

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AlisapintopinterestAlisa – you are absolutely radiant! I’m so proud to call you a friend and I can’t wait to meet this sweet baby girl soon.

Hair and makeup: Rachel Jacobson

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