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Scottsdale Newborn Photographer - Baby Easton

Scottsdale Newborn Photographer

Baby Easton

A couple weeks ago one of the sweetest babies came in to visit me in the studio.

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Sweet Baby Easton was my first baby of 2017 and he knocked his session out of the park.  At four weeks old this sweet little bub did amazing at his newborn session. His parents were excited for their session in my studio.

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I love seeing the new bond between first-time parents. Their excitement over their newest addition, how they fascinated by their baby's tiny features and my favorite is how parents still sit in awe over how that tiny human was something that they made. The gift of life is amazing. Easton had his mom and dad wrapped around his little finger.

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I used lots of warm tones in Easton's session, his parent's decorated their house using warm neutrals. Easton's nursery had one of the most fun and creative themes I have heard to date. His nursery is monsters. At Easton's reveal session I was able to see his room up close and personal and I have to say it is one of the cutest nurseries I have ever seen. Monsters would seem like something so scary but these are his mom's own creation (think Monster's Inc. adorable) The splashes orange, green and blue really bring this room together.

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Congrats again Kinsey and Brian! Easton is perfect!

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Scottsdale newborn photographer

Scottsdale newborn photographer

 

Phoenix Baby Photographer - A Year with Baby Lincoln

 Phoenix Baby Photographer

A year with Baby Lincoln

My first milestone session of 2017 was to celebrate Lincoln's first birthday. I can not believe how much this baby boy has grown! One year ago I was blessed to be there to witness this baby boy come into the world. His parent's waited anxiously for his arrival, the day Lincoln was adopted their dreams came true. They finally had a sweet baby to call their own. Lincoln's aunt gifted Lincoln's mom and dad with a hospital and newborn session. I remember the first time I saw this new family together, they were so incredibly happy. I had never seen two people so excited to change a poopy diaper!

A week after Lincoln was born I was able to snuggle him in the studio. Lincoln's nursery is a woodland theme.

I found a fox stuffy just for the occasion. Lincoln was a dream to photograph, he slept, he ate, he smiled and took photos like a champ.

At three months Lincoln came back into the studio. What a change to see! Those smiles melted my heart. His eyes were wide with wonder and he was so curious! We used the same fox from his newborn session to show how much Lincoln had grown.

One of my favorite images from last year was from his three-month milestone session. His eyes get me every time.

At Lincoln's six months session this chubby little boy was even more, smiley and sitting up completely by himself. He loved finding his toes and everything went into his mouth.

This drooling chubster had me smitten. I always looked forward to seeing him every three months. I loved watching him grow.

At his nine month session, his mom brought her baby doll cradle for him to sit in. We went from sitting to standing in what seemed to be a blink of an eye. We did lots of singing at this session, Lincoln loves the song "Bicycle Built for Two" and finds it hilarious when you sing it off-key.

The fox looked so small in his hands. Of course, it went into his mouth. He was cutting teeth and teething on everything he could grab his hands on.

For Lincoln's first birthday his mom and I had chatted about doing a woodland themed session.

A set up simple and neutral but also highlighting the cozy outdoors. And of course, we had to use "The Fox", which now looked incredibly small next to this toddler! What a better time for a camping set up?! Lincoln's mom brought in her grandpa's fly fishing basket and her grandma's little red chair.

I love how she always thought to incorporate family heirlooms into sessions.It always added that special personal touch. For this session, we did a cake smash and a bubble bath afterward.

These are some of my favorite photos of Lincoln to date. I haven't seen a baby this happy about water in my life. My studio looked a tsunami came and went. Messy but it was so worth it.

Happy Birthday sweet boy! It was an honor and privilege to witness you grow.

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Baby Zoey - Phoenix Newborn Photographer

Baby Zoey came to see me a few weeks ago for her newborn session, she was such a precious little girl to photograph.  I met her parents in a tiny little Starbucks a couple months before her arrival.

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We bonded over website designs and search engine optimization. These two made a website blog about all things Zoey! Isn't that amazing?! Not too many babies can say that they have a website about themselves. Check out Zoey's site here.  

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Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

When it came to Zoey's photo shoot she was already a pro in front of the camera. She was full of smiles and snuggles. During Zoey’s session, her momma shared with me that Zoey's grandma made Zoey a special hat and blanket just for this photo shoot. So that special prop was at the top of the list of priorities for Zoey's prop setup.

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Zoey had everyone wrapped around her little finger, especially her dad. Zoey slept the entire time and flew through her session. Her session was done in just under an hour and a half. Which is unheard of!

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Phoenix newborn photographer 

Zoey was so sweet. I consider it a privilege to photograph each baby that comes to our doors. Thank you so much Malone Family; for trusting me in capturing these memories of your sweet baby girl. I was so blessed to capture these peaceful and tender moments for your family. I can’t wait to see Zoey grow! 

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Before I go, one last fact about Zoey's session! In the family portrait above you can see that Mama has two rings on. One her wedding set and the other (on her pinkie) is a ring that they have set aside to give Zoey when she gets older! Isn't that amazing? Zoey will be able to look back at her newborn session and see that ring's presence years before she actually gets to wear it. Special sentimental details like this just warms my heart.

 

Phoenix Newborn Photographers - Welcome Baby Aryas

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Welcome Baby Aryas

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Catching up on my 2016 Blogs and I decided to share this sweet girl's session tonight. This beautiful girl holds a special place in my heart. Her mom and I have been good friends since I was in middle school! We met as lifeguards for the City of Phoenix and have been friends since. I was thrilled when Aryas's mom asked me to photograph her sweet baby girl. She was such a wonderful baby to photograph!  I decided to try a new backdrop color from my normal light neutral tons and chose a soft pink. I love this teddy bear bonnet!

This beautiful girl holds a special place in my heart. Her mom and I have been good friends since I was in middle school! We met as lifeguards for the City of Phoenix and have been friends since. I was thrilled when Aryas's mom asked me to photograph her sweet baby girl. She was such a wonderful baby to photograph!  I decided to try a new backdrop color from my normal light neutral tons and chose a soft pink. I love this teddy bear bonnet!

This beautiful girl holds a special place in my heart. Her mom and I have been good friends since I was in middle school! We met as lifeguards for the City of Phoenix and have been friends since. I was thrilled when Aryas's mom asked me to photograph her sweet baby girl. She was such a wonderful baby to photograph!  I decided to try a new backdrop color from my normal light neutral tons and chose a soft pink. I love this teddy bear bonnet! Aryas was the perfect little model!

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This baby girl was so squishy! Her chubby cheeks and loveable nature just made me want to snuggle her all day. I love photographing new families. Alisha and Jeff were adorable during Aryas's session. Seeing their love and excitement as they bond as new parents really made me happy. Aren't they cute?!

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Check out those chubby cheeks! I can't help myself I just want to kiss them every time I see this image. Maybe I'm a little biased but her features are perfect. That button nose and those little lashes.

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Aryas's was the perfect baby to use my knitted newborn romper from one of my favorite vendors, Devoted Knits. I had been hanging on to this piece for a while but couldn't ever find the baby that was the perfect size fit.

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Congratulations Alisha and Jeff! Love you!

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Phoenix Newborn Photographer - Two Men and a Little Lady

Phoenix Newborn Photographer

Two Men and a Little Lady

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I'm spending time reminiscing tonight, as I get caught up on blogs. Tonight, I'm sharing with you one of my favorite sessions of all time. Every newborn session is a favorite, but this special girl and her daddies hold a special place in my heart.

It is always a special time when I have a new family in my studio for their newborn session. I love seeing how these new and excited parents react to the cute poses and props. Or when they snap a couple behind the scene photos. And, occasionally you will hear an “awww” when the baby sneezes or grunts.  This session was exactly like I described above but with a little bit  more emotion. Her daddies waited a very long time to meet her. Normally it takes a baby 9 months arrive. It was at least a two-year process before Louise was born. That’s a long time to wait! But good things come to those who wait.

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Louise came to see me at 6 days new with her two daddies that came all they way from Europe to see her born. Louise’s surrogate momma was also in the studio for her session. This was such a joyous occasion!  And it was amazing to be part of it. The friendship that has developed between her surrogate mom, Trista and her two dads is inspirational and heart warming.  

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Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

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When I met with her daddies before she was born we talked about her nursery which is cream and pale pink. I wanted to integrate those colors in her session so it would match perfectly with her nursery! Her daddies also brought a bonnet that Louise’s great grandma had knitted for her. The bonnet was one of the most beautiful bonnets I had ever seen. And to know it was made with love especially for Louise filled my heart with joy.

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Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Fun Fact: I am happy to say that this was the second time I was able to spend time with Louise and her daddies. I was blessed to be there to witness sweet Baby Louise being born. Isn’t that amazing?! This is why I love what I do! Want to read her birth story? Click HERE.  I LOVE when families come back to visit me for their newborn sessions! Congratulations to Baby Louise and her two daddies! I hope that I am able to see her grow even though we are far away.

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Scottsdale Newborn Photographer - Sweet Baby Brinlee

Scottsdale Newborn Photographer

Sweet Baby Brinlee

I can not get enough of this sweet little girl. I was tickled to be included in her birth story. But now I'm even more tickled to be a part of her first year. I chuckled to myself when I thought that it wasn’t truly Brinlee’s inaugural time in the studio.
Of course, during the first photo shoot, she was in utero!
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I was lucky enough to take Michelle’s pregnancy photos when she announced she was expecting. She dressed in a rainbow to signify she was carrying a rainbow baby.  I also had the amazing opportunity to photograph Michelle's gorgeous belly again at a beautiful outdoor maternity session. So naturally, when baby Brinlee arrived for her newborn photos, we continued the theme.
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This delicate little princess was such a great model. She slept so soundly nearly the entire session. I was hoping to see her beautiful eyes but we’ll just have to wait for her to be older!
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I wanted to incorporate lots of different rainbow set ups into our photo shoot. Brinlee’s a miracle babe and deserves a magical welcome.
What is more magical than a gorgeous area of colors that magically appear in the sky after a storm?!
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I dressed the sweetie in rainbow bloomers. I also wrapped her up in a rainbow-colored blanket and placed a dainty rainbow headband on her head.
Using the blanket as a starting point, I arranged some beautiful butterflies along the edge, since they can signify hope, new beginnings, and transcendence; a perfect metaphor for this moment.
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Some of the most tender moments I saw through my lens were between Michelle and Brinlee as mom held her daughter, who was wrapped in a rainbow.
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I also couldn’t wait to use different girly scenarios with baby Brinlee. I spent a lot of time surrounding her with just the right amount of lavender, before placing her in an adorable wheelbarrow.
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scottsdale newborn photographer
I took some pictures with Brinlee wearing a custom-made hydrangea headband, and others with her donning a flower-adorned hat while curled up in a garden basket.
And not to outdo the aforementioned cuteness, I also added a pearl headband and a little bunny to the photo session.
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This baby is such a beautiful little girl. She certainly takes after her mama.

Scottsdale Newborn Photographer - Sweet Baby Jameson

Scottsdale Newborn Photographer

Sweet Baby Jameson

Babies like Jameson make me excited to go to work in my studio every day.
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Not only is he totally delicious, but this perfect little cherub also stayed in dreamland the entire photo shoot. This allowed me to work my magic nonstop.

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And as a result, I was able to stage several different set ups. Squee!!! phoenix newborn photographer scottsdale newborn photographer

 

Of course, I always love to take the pictures of mom and dad with their little miracle. I will seriously never tire of watching the way parents look at each other and at their baby.
It’s truly the purest form of love and I am honored to be able to capture that for posterity.
Jameson’s mom and dad dressed in white for their first family portraits. Mama is a nurse and Dad works in finance.
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But don’t let that fool you! Both of them have a wilder side too. They absolutely love Harley Davidson Motorcycles. In fact, their super cool engagement pictures were taken while they were riding their bikes.  If only they made baby motorcycles, am I right?!?!

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And I couldn’t resist photographing their sweetie with their wedding rings too.
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But I also took pictures of the softer side of baby Jameson. Since he remained sleeping, I got to pull out all the stops.
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Mom and Dad brought along an adorable costume change for him as well: a hat with his name printed all over it! I was kind of obsessed with the hat, actually. phoenix newborn photography
Especially after I learned that this is how Jameson's Mom and Dad announced to their family what his name was! What a cool way to announce a little one's name.
Congratulations M Family! Jameson is perfect!

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Phoenix Newborn Photography - Baby Brielle

Every baby is a fabulous mix of their parents. So I was thrilled to photograph sweet baby Brielle with props that truly show where and who she comes from.

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Both her mom and dad are originally from Washington State. They learned about my studio through Glendale-based OBGYN Dr. Desiree Brotsky. I am honored that I’ve had the opportunity to work with many of Dr. Brotsky’s patients and their little ones. Working with Brielle’s family was so much fun.

This little angel’s Mommy was a photographer in the Evergreen State. She brought along an amazing prop from her old studio to our shoot. Positioning Brielle under a sleeping moon was so easy. That baby was out like a light! She looked so peaceful…as though she were in a story book.
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Brielle’s Daddy is a chef and wanted to bring his love of cooking to the shoot. We had a great time arranging the set to reflect his culinary passions. We used Dad’s first set of cooking instruments and a mixing bowl. And seriously, there is nothing cuter than a baby in a bowl surrounded by ingredients. It’s artistic and delicious!
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Another key part of our photoshoot also had to do with Dad. He is of Native American heritage and chose to include a pink chief blanket in the pictures. It was so special to photograph Brielle while paying homage to part of her lineage.
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This photoshoot was a bit of a departure from The Baby Whisperer studio’s traditional look. I tend not to gravitate toward bright colors, but including them in this set up was extremely important and I believed it warranted an exception.
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Of course, I still got to include my favorite elements!
I adore the family-of-three shots. There’s nothing better than watching a mom and dad gaze into each other’s eyes while they hold their newborn together. It’s as though you can read their minds and what they’re saying — incredulously, of course — is:
We made this.
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Congrats again Mom and Dad! It was a pleasure to photograph you!

Phoenix Newborn Photographer - Baby Leo

It’s hard not to fall under Leo’s spell the instant you meet him. Most babes who come to the studio for newborn photos are about a week old.  This little sweetie was already four and a half weeks old and 12 pounds when he came to pose! And pose he did… leo

Mom and Dad are big fans of the Harry Potter series and decorated Leo’s nursery for this adorable little wizard accordingly. Of course, it was only fitting that we incorporated the magic of that into his newborn photo session. This was such a fun photo shoot to plan. I had a vision of doing the potato sack pose along with him “sitting” by himself wrapped in his Hogwart’s scarf with a little wand and glasses. It’s amazing to see it come to life!

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Something that deserves special mention: Leo’s luscious blond locks. Most newborns don’t have the fabulous head of hair that this little boy is sporting. And special mention must go to his rolls! The chubbiness is delish!

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leo-5 For how old Leo was when he came to see me he did a fabulous job at his session. He slept, ate and snuggled. I could have held him for days! He was the best little muggle to snuggle

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Little Leo you put a spell on me! I can’t wait to see you for your six month session!

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Best Phoenix Newborn Photographer - Baby Adalee

Best Phoenix Newborn Photographer

Baby Adalee

This absolutely angelic face belongs to a little peanut named Adalee.
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Her mommy and daddy brought her to our studio for a newborn session when she was three weeks old. Adelee was in the NICU right after birth. She was born with a condition, known as Symbrachydactyly, in which some bones on babies’ limbs don’t fully form or are missing. For Adalee, this means some fingers on her right hand are very small, and that hand is also is slightly smaller than her left. The congenital issue was not discovered until after her birth.
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One of the many things I've learned in my line of work is that what the world sees as the perfect child is completely skewed. Adalee may not look like every other child. But that doesn’t make her any less perfect. Taking pictures of her was such a joy. It’s hard to stop staring at her deliciousness.

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I was happy to get a good number of photos of baby Adalee with dad. At first he seemed a bit shy about the posing. Sometimes it can feel awkward. But then, he warmed right up to it — and even took a chance holding a naked baby!

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Adalee’s mama is the perfect example of someone who exudes this new mommy bliss that I love to catch with my lens. Mom’s bright smile makes the photographs pop. And the way she looks at Adalee’s daddy, it’s almost as if she’s saying We did it, we made this beautiful baby, simply with her eyes. I know when she looks back at these photos, she’ll always be happy she had a starring role in the newborn photos.

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I do love taking family photos too. It’s always such a pleasure to see the new family’s dynamic, knowing that the pictures I’m taking are among their first family photos ever. Adalee’s mom and dad call her their little bumblebee.
While Adalee was in the NICU, her grandma said that she was “just a little bumblebee. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able fly, but they do. Adalee will be able to do all things and we will watch her fly."
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You may also notice that there are several shots in which Adalee is awake. That’s one of the risks of this job. The awake baby who won’t pose! But Adalee was so sweet and calm. Plus, I got to snap photos of those beautiful eyes and then rock her back to dream land. That’s definitely one of the perks of the gig!

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Newborn Photographer Phoenix - Baby Sofia

Newborn Photographer Phoenix

Baby Sofia

A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing. – Jennie Finch

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Sofia is by all accounts...a miracle baby. Her parents were told they would be unable to have any more children and low and behold, Sofia was conceived. How amazing to receive another little blessing!

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Not only is she a blessing, but she’s a bit stubborn, too! I mean, you have to be a bit stubborn to defy all the doctors, right? Then, she decided she wasn’t ready to appear until she was ready!

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So she waited, and then made a dramatic and late entrance, and came to see me six days later, family in tow.

                                                                                          And I’m so glad she did, cause, look at those back rolls! I’m in love.

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Kaia & Kaden - Baby Snowflakes

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Kaia & Kaden Twin Newborn Session


As a birth and newborn photographer I get to witness many miracles. This year I gave back to the community by photographing a local infertility support group called The Walk Of Hope. What an amazing group of people to be around! Not to mention there are so many miracle babies! I had a permanent smile on my face. I left this walk wanting to do something more.

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One day while in a local mom’s group that I am in I stumbled upon Rachael’s post to the group telling us updates about her infertility process.

After reading her fertility/pregnancy updates to the group, it made me want to reach out to her. I am so glad I did. I’m going to share with you Rachael and Justin’s story. Get out the kleenex because this story will touch your heart. And if you don’t believe in miracles get ready. Because you will be witnessing something amazing.

“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted” -Job 5:9

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Rachael and Justin, fell in love after meeting as next door neighbors! After dating for two years they got married in February of 2007.  They knew they wanted children right away and began trying. But Rachael had a feeling early on, that something was wrong. After seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist they found out her fallopian tubes were destroyed from appendicitis that she had when she was 14. Her tubes were inflamed and causing other problems so she had two surgeries to remove them and clean up the scar tissue in hopes to save her ovaries. Her surgery was a success but during surgery the doctor diagnosed her with having endometriosis. Justin and Rachael knew that In Vitro Fertilization or IVF would be their only hope. They tried their first round of IVF in November of 2007. Sadly, that round did not work. After saving the funds and becoming emotionally ready to try again they went in for another cycle on June 2009 which ended in the same negative results. To say they were discouraged at this point would be an understatement. After this cycle they sought a second and third opinion where they found a new doctor with a new perspective. They were willing to IVF a 3rd and final chance, they had hope that this third time would be a charm.  In July of 2012 they did their THIRD IVF cycle and they got pregnant!! But at 8 weeks, Rachael miscarried. Justin and Rachael were extremely heartbroken and discouraged.They didn’t know if they could go through anymore heartache and loss anymore.

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One day Rachael saw this quote: “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is.” It gave her a friendly reminder of how strong she was and what they were fighting for was the  most beautiful and precious part of life. Thankfully in their third cycle they brought embryos to freeze. They had little snowflakes waiting for them.

            In November of 2012 Rachael and Justin did a frozen embryo transfer and found out a few days after Rachael’s birthday that they were expecting a healthy rainbow baby. Her pregnancy was healthy and normal. On August 6th, of 2013 Justin and Rachael welcomed their first daughter Avery into the world.  

WHAT A BLESSING!

Are you crying yet?

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After Avery turned 18 months old they did another frozen embryo transfer in February 2015. In March Rachael and Justin found out they were pregnant again!! They could not believe how incredibly blessed they were after six and a half years of struggling to build their family. After having points in their life of not knowing if they would ever have children they were thrilled.  Like any other mom, Rachael’s intuition told her that something was very different about this pregnancy. And at their six week ultrasound it was confirmed that the Adam’s family would be expecting twins! They were overjoyed!  It wasn’t the easiest pregnancy, but it was worth every moment for their precious babies. On November 11,2015 Kaia Cassie and Kaden Christopher came into the world!

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Every day Rachael wakes up she is blessed. And is living a dream that came true.

 Congratulations Adam’s family! No words can describe how much I loved spending time with you! So happy that you guys got your three beautiful miracle snowflake babies!