I have been dying to get to these images since our session over a week ago… it was a busy weekend of sessions that ended on a great note with this little one.  Oliver was not quite 2 weeks old when we met… and the perfect little newborn.  He stayed awake just long enough to get a few eyes wide open shots in the beginning.  Then he was off to la-la land… and I was happy to indulge his slumber with some soft blankets and cozy positions…

I debated on whether to title this post “Oliver” or “Bella”… because I’d have to say that the runner-up star of this session was most definitely Phillip & Valerie’s canine baby, Bella.  Oh.my.goodness. I could’ve easily tucked her away in the backseat of my car, driven off & never looked back!  She was such a sweetheart and even let us take some pictures of her little brother laying on her… please tell me how many dogs would allow that?!  Such a sweet girl… so of course I had to devote part of the sneak peek to her, too! 

Phillip & Valerie, thank you so much for welcoming me into your home & giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful boy.  I hope you’ll enjoy a few sneak peeks for now! 

The new family of four…









Oliver has the sweetest nursery.  I just loved what they wrote above his crib (from one of my favorite Bible verses)… so I had to get a few of him laying under it…


  • Courtney Bruley - These pictures are precious! He is so adorable and you are a beautiful family! Hope I get to meet him soon!

  • Lana Holland Carlson - Karen, these are beautiful! And what a small world – Valerie is one of my sorority sisters from Auburn! I love how Bella was so cooperative that you could get the whole family in such a beautiful shot!

  • Jessi Bailey - I love these! I wish our lab would cooperate! That would be awesome. She is our first child :)

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