{desert sunset with an itty bitty newborn}

I’ve got newborns on my mind today since I’m photographing one later this afternoon.  I love newborns – their so squishy, squeaky, scrunchy!  And I get my newborn fix when I get to photograph them.  Ah… I miss that stage.  It was a hard stage but I loved every minute of it.  I knew my babies would grow in a blink of an eye and now I’m a mom of an 8 year old and 5 year old.  How did that happen?!  Each stage goes by so quickly yet when you’re in it, sometimes it feels like a lifetime {the sleepless nights, the rocking -that I miss so much now, house chores wearing my baby in the Bjorn}.  New moms, treasure these times because you will miss them {really, you will}.  I do.

Not to long ago I photographed this little newborn and his family.  We ended our session with some family photos in the desert nearby.  Sadly this desert is no longer…they’ve cleared it to build houses:(  My heart sank when I saw that my favorite little desert space was gone – I know, there’s a lot more desert around here.  But this was one I had grown to love.  So now these photos are even more special to me since they are the last pictures I have of this beautiful desert area…and I was lucky that I got to photograph this beautiful baby their.

by Kara

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JessiFebruary 27, 2011 - 6:44 pm

I absolutely adore those first 2 images!! How priceless!

JaideanFebruary 12, 2011 - 11:50 pm

So precious! These are beautiful!

Yvonne NiemannFebruary 11, 2011 - 9:25 am

Beautiful! You have such wonderful landscapes to work with and you do it justice! Lucky clients.

Stacia ShawFebruary 10, 2011 - 10:22 pm


KatieFebruary 10, 2011 - 7:15 pm

These are absolutely stunning!!!

Jackie HernandezFebruary 10, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Oh my gosh! They tore down that beautiful desert area! That is so very sad. It was definitely beautiful!

KaraFebruary 9, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Thanks everyone! I love how Clayton, the proud big brother, handles so lovingly his new baby brother.

It was fun to see some newborn pics outside, since they are mostly done in studio. Very cute pictures! Very cute family!

Terry McKaigFebruary 9, 2011 - 3:17 pm

very sweet! I just love that desert light! : )

Natalie ClayshulteFebruary 9, 2011 - 1:54 pm

These are all stunning. I love the family photograph. You certainly captured a lot of love with this newborn.

KateFebruary 9, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Beautiful as always!!! What a precious baby!

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