Nov18 Family in the Redwoods 2015

The California redwoods are a spectacular backdrop for a dazzling and timeless family session. The photos are so well done, and with baby Hazel just shy of 8 months it’s the perfect time to document a family and their beautiful love.

Photos: Meg Sexton

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Nov18 Tiny Love Cozy Rocker Napper 2015

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Our sponsors Tiny Love sent us another gem.  The Cozy Rocker Napper a.k.a. does a billion things all at once even though it’s one piece!  Not that I don’t love a living room cluttered with gadgets, each of them for a different purpose, but I can appreciate the condensed device ever so much (ahem, I love it).

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So here’s what it does, grab a pen the list is long: when Ellington is having one of those fabulous days where she just. won’t. sleep. the cozy rocker napper turned out to be really helpful because it’s helpful at any phase of her energy level. Starting with an upright position, soothing through rocking, then moving into a napping bed it covers all the phases so I don’t ever have to move her.  I put her in the rocker sitting up, entertain her with the mobile and music while sneakily rocking her until she falls asleep, then I go for the clip in the back and squeeze and ever so slowly move her into a laying position, cover her with the canopy, and she is sleeping, SHE IS SLEEPING. The mobile has mirrors on it, which seem to be wildly entertaining, but they don’t move that much so she isn’t stimulated, add the calming music and it’s all very mesmerizing. The rocking bars have stabilizing stands that can keep the napper from rocking if you are using it more like a chair and less like a bed.   Sneaky mom success and a happy sleeping baby for the win.

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See more on Tiny Love’s Facebook Page

 

Nov12 Family in DC 2015

These beautiful newborn photos were taken in the family’s home in Washington D.C. What little sir gets exposed brick and a fireplace in their baby room? This luckily one does!

Photos: Rachel Lyn Photography

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Crib: Dwell Studio
Moses Basket: Amazon
Crib Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids
Alphabet Book: Spartan Shop
Bailey’s Dress: Clad and Cloth
Feather Prints: Kate Zimmerman

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Nov11 Holiday Teaser 2015

I know this is a little early, but I just wanted to get us all excited and inspired for cozy winter holiday shoots. Snowballs and mittens and flannel – Oh MY!

Photography: Amanda Sutton

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Nov05 Maty’s Healthy Products 2015

With winter coming and all the dry and cold air I was on the hunt for a baby oil that was natural yet still effective for miss Ellington. Luckily our sponsors at Maty’s Healthy Products sent us their Baby Ointment which is similar to Vaseline but with no petroleum. It mimics her body’s natural oils so it rubs right in and I’ve found it’s really helpful for preventing diaper rash. It’s such a good product I actually use it myself because I’m obsessed with how well it works yet still maintaining its natural quality.

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They also sent me their Baby Chest Rub which is a replacement for vick’s vapor rub. It helps relieve a cough, has a soothing smell and says no to things like chemicals or paragons and yes to things like coconut oil and lavender. Ellington loves it when I rub it on, it’s instantly calming. I’ll take it. Can I wear it as a perfume? No?

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Maty’s is a wonderful nighttime ritual. After our bath, we hang out, read our favorite book, and I’m able to use the ointment while we do a baby massage. Of course, the chest rub is always on hand too, particularly now that the weather is changing!

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I love this company! It’s a reminder that we can still have all our favorite and most effective products yet still use natural ingredients good enough for Ellington’s precious skin.

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