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This gorgeous little squish with the most perfect pouty lips and crazy baby bird hair absolutely stole my heart! And to hear his big sister say “bay-beeeee” while smiling from ear to ear was probably the sweetest thing ever. It totally took me back to those first sleepless and crazy weeks with two under two. My hair might not have been washed very often, dishes might have been piled up in the sink, and my kitchen table might have been completely hidden under a mountain of unfolded clean laundry, but those first few weeks as a new family of four were some of the sweetest weeks of my life. At the time, I might not have told you that. But now that I’ve made it through to the other (more rested) side, I’m sure of it.

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterestA sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterestA sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterestA sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

A sweet in home lifestyle newborn session for a brand new family of four by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Sydney – thank you for trusting these oh so precious moments with me. You are an amazing mother and I’m glad to call you a friend!

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I’m trying to get better about updating my blog so this morning I thought I’d share one of my favorite sessions featuring two of my favorite girls! We shot these photos back in April at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens for baby Q’s first birthday and we could not have asked for a nicer day or yummier light. Her sweet tutu dress was made by her mommy and it turned out absolutely perfect for this!

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterestA beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterestA beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

A beautiful mommy and me session at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens on babypintopinterest

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I got to meet and love on this sweet new baby girl! Being able to photograph newborns at home in their element with the whole family is my absolute favorite way to document such a sweet time. They call this style “lifestyle photography” but that’s really just the pinterest way of saying “real life”. This baby girl and her big brother have an age gap pretty similar to my own kids so I know this version of “real life” all too well. Lots of reminders of  “soft hands! be careful! gentle!” mixed in with even more of “don’t sit on your sister. she doesn’t like fingers in her eyes. no, she doesn’t want a bite of your snack.” Then there’s the times they’re interacting so sweetly together that you think your heart (and maybe your ovaries) might explode right there at that very moment because you could not possibly witness anything sweeter in your lifetime.

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

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In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

In home lifestyle newborn photography with a new family of four in Keller, Texas.pintopinterest

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I’ve photographed every major milestone of Julian and Heather’s life together, but getting to witness and document the birth of their first child was by far the sweetest of all of them. I’ve watched them prepare for this moment for the past nine months and every ounce of preparation paid off when Heather brought this sweet girl earthside early on Tuesday morning. Seeing them work together as such a beautiful team with their doula and midwives is something I will never forget.

A mother laboring on a birth ball while her partner and doula assist at Fort Worth Birthing and Wellness Center. Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fort Worth birth photography by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest
Heather, you are so incredibly strong and brave. Seeing you work so hard and with so much grace to bring your daughter into this world was an absolute privilege.

If anyone needs a doula, Dana Cluff with Bump to Baby Birth Services is AMAZING. Seeing her work together with Heather and Julian to create such a peaceful, safe, supportive environment during such a vulnerable time was so inspiring. I was trying to tell a friend just how amazing she was and the only word I could think of to describe Dana was “gifted”. She has a gift.

Birthing Center and amazing midwives: Fort Worth Birthing and Wellness Center
Doula: Bump to Baby Birth Services
Amazing labor and birth playlists perfectly crafted by: Nikki Belshe of Heart & Harmony Music Therapy

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Before I met Erin in person for our shoot, I saw her in my living room on Fox Sports Southwest. She seemed like such a cool chic on-air and as we brainstormed and planned for our shoot I discovered she also shared my love of emojis! When we met in person the morning of our shoot, it was seriously like getting together with an old friend. She greeted me with a hug, that huge smile of hers, and I knew right away we were going to have fun! She was needing updated head shots and promo photos but wasn’t wanting a boring back drop so I ended up calling the folks at one of my favorite restaurants in Fort Worth, Tillman’s Roadhouse, to see if we could pretty please come up there to shoot before they opened. They were so sweet and accomodating! I think the location turned out perfect, but I’m pretty sure Erin would have rocked the heck out of a potato sack and a boring back drop. Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Erin Hartigan photographed in Fort Worth, Texas by Shanna Leigh Images.pintopinterest

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