Atlantic Beach | Florida
A few months before Brooke and Matt were expecting their first born, we meet at Atlantic Beach to shoot their maternity portraits. They were so natural in front of the camera. You could see how excited there are about becoming parents. I also loved Brooke’s blush pink dress and it went so well with the sea green wood of the pier.
Fast forward to November. On the 16th, Brooke and Matt welcomed their little girl Blakely Clair – she was 7 lbs and 13 ounces of pure love. When I arrived at their home it was wonderful to have her already in a nice milk coma. I can not express how much a that and a space heater makes a difference when trying to pose them in a basket. Speaking of baskets. I purchased a new one from World Market that was awesome. It’s actual purpose was to hold wood near a fire place. Instead, I put an adorable baby girl with a paper flower on her head.
When I asked Brooke how being a new mom felt, she had this to say. “I’ve held friends babies a handful of times and they always seem to cry or become upset and soothing them doesn’t work, but when handed to their Mom they are instantly comforted. I feel like now I have a Mom superpower of knowing what she needs and being able to calm her (well most of the time anyways). Her tiny little smiles, coos and warm snuggles make all the sleepless nights worth it. She currently loves it when her daddy sings her country music, walks outside and cuddling. I feel so lucky to be her Mom and will cherish every moment of watching her grow.” I couldn’t say it better myself.