Newborn Baby Noelle

I loved getting to spend time with these fun faces this week. There's something so wonderful about meeting a pregnant mama and talking about her hopes for baby and then getting to meet her baby just a few weeks later...it's one of the best parts of this whole venture.

Here are a few from our session for Baby Noelle:

Jaime's Maternity Session

When I first heard from Jaime, I knew we would click - her emails were so friendly, I could just tell! Then as it turns out, our husband's are childhood friends, how perfect :)

Photographing Jaime for her maternity session was dreamy, we talked about the joys of living overseas (I spent six years of my childhood living in Germany + she's been living abroad for her career) and our mutual love for braids and floral crowns...we're hoping these are two trends that never die. Here's a few of my favorites from her session:

 

Rachel's Maternity Session

Having a studio space to photograph maternity sessions in is giving me a serious high...I love it! Rachel is the first to visit our living room turned studio! Read about how we decided to do that here, still can't believe Tim was game for that!

Our time together was quiet and peaceful because Rachel is quiet and peaceful. From the moment she walked in the door, she was so calm and gracious that she set my usually jittery spirit at ease. I'm often flooded with ideas and my creative energy just pours out in a rush that I wish I could contain, at least a little. I loved getting to know Rachel better during her session, here's a few of my favorite captures:

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Second Page

I usually leave the first page of a new sketchbook blank. There is too much pressure to fill it with something incredible and profoundly beautiful. So I turn the page and begin there. Please consider this the second page of my sketchbook, the spot where it's safe to begin, even if the beginning is imperfect.

I'm Caroline, but in our everything-in an-instant world, I go by Caro, because it's half the length, which means less typing. I live with my husband Tim in Northern Virginia with our two standard poodles, Sterling and Sable...I'll probably mention them often.

This is the beginning of something new, a mama + baby company that celebrates the beauty of becoming a mother and the milestones of growing babies! Just typing that makes me smile, I have a deep love for babies and their courageous mamas - though I'm not a mother myself (yet?!) I love to celebrate this life change with the women around me, and I love to spend my days taking photographs that remind mamas how beautiful they are and creating spaces to welcome new babies, and designing announcements that are personal. So that's what I'm planning to do with this new company, Caro Baby Co. 

So....welcome! Stick around for a bit, and maybe cheer me on...that would make me smile too!