Cake Smash Session, Baby E turns 1

Evergreen Cake Smash Session

Wow I just realized I have not blogged about this session, I recently did her baby brothers newborn session and almost done editing his gallery. Baby E came to me for her 1 your cake smash session, she was such a doll and so animated. For these sessions we always incorporate a few portrait photos either indoor or outdoor depending on the weather before diving into the cake. Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session. 4th of July theme Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, outdoor photography session, girl with blue chair Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, outdoor photography session, happy birthday banner Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, outdoor photography session, girl in bowl Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, outdoor photography session, girl one letters Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, 1 year outdoor photography session

Since her Birthday is just a couple days before the 4th of July mom requested a 4th of July themed session, mom found the perfect tulle skirt to go along with the session.

She was a little bit unsure about what to do with this giant cup cake. All the little girls I photograph for these sessions seem to be dainty and not to much into getting all messy. Such a serious face, we had to coax her some to get into her cake.

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We got a few smiles out of her, she still was unsure about what she really was suppose to be doing. Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, 4th of July theme with tulle skirt Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, 4th of July theme, blue chair

I always end our session with a bath so my clients can take home a nice clean and happy baby and most of the time they seem to enjoy splashing and playing in the water.  Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, bath session

Love this serise of photos, she was blowing kisses to her mom. Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, bath session, 1 yr bath session Evergreen Cake Smash Session, 1 year session, 1 year cake smash session, Evergreen Photographer, Evergreen Cake smash session, star banner

Happy Birthday Banner from Cardboard Sheek

Moon Shaped Bench from Mr. & Mrs. CO

Bowl from JD Vintage

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

September 25, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Raine - Oh my word, so dang cute!!

September 25, 2017 - 8:41 pm

Heather Mason - What a sweetie! I love the bath photos!

September 25, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Adena - I love that red white and blue theme and those toothy grins! But the last shot with the bubbles has to be my all time fave!

September 22, 2017 - 2:40 pm

Justyna - Those are soooo sooo good! Baby fever might settle in!

September 22, 2017 - 1:44 am

Bianca - This is so sweet. What a darling little girl. You captured her perfectly 💗

September 22, 2017 - 12:19 am

Melissa - How precious!? What a gorgeous baby girl and my oh my did you get her eyes just right!

September 21, 2017 - 10:51 pm

Angie Dornier - What a fantastic idea to end with a bath! The images are adorable – especially the blowing kisses!

September 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm

Anna - Oh my goodness!!! Baby E is so darn cute! I love them all! Happy birthday little one!

September 21, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Brianne - Look at those baby blues! They are precious. You captured her emotions and joy perfectly! These are beautiful.

September 21, 2017 - 8:18 pm

Sarah G - Haha this is SO cute! Beautiful little girl, great light, and I love the colors!

Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy C

Evergreen Newborn baby boy session

This Evergreen Baby boy C came to visited me at the studio for his newborn session at 12 days new.  Our little community it so amazing if a local photographer doesn’t specialize in a specific genre and a client is looking for something specific we happily refer out. This lovely family contacted me on June 15th, we had planned on meeting two days later to chat about their session. Her due date wasn’t until July 7th sometimes it just doesn’t work out the way we had it planned.  Mom had pre-labor complications and was scheduled for a c-section later the evening of  June 17th.

I absolutely love this couple! They have a great chemistry, you can tell they are so in love with each other and with their little baby boy,  he was long awaited for, God has gifting him with some awesome parents! Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy, 4th of July baby, Newborn baby boy, Evergreen photographer, Newborn Photography, Carrie Edwards Photography

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He was being such a good trooper that I thought I would go for the froggy pose again.

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We photographers get so excited when we capture their little smiles and of course so was mom and dad.  Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy, Newborn baby boy, Evergreen photographer, Newborn Photography, Carrie Edwards Photography, Baby Boy with puppy lovie Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy, Newborn baby boy, Evergreen photographer, Newborn Photography, Carrie Edwards Photography, Baby boy in cream and tan outfit Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy, Newborn baby boy, Evergreen photographer, Newborn Photography, Carrie Edwards Photography, baby boy in mint outfit, sleepy pose Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy, Newborn baby boy, Evergreen photographer, Newborn Photography, Carrie Edwards Photography, baby boy in bowel with grey layering This image cracks me up it was if he was saying oh I am so embarrassed but then I got the next image. Evergreen Newborn Session Baby Boy, Newborn baby boy, Evergreen photographer, Newborn Photography, Carrie Edwards Photography, baby boy with grey fluff

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Outfits from No. 2 Willow Lane

Bump blanket and bonnet from Devoted Knits

Mohair Knitted Wrap from Delicate Debuts

Moon Prop from Mr. and Mrs. CO

 

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

September 17, 2017 - 5:39 pm

Kathryn - Oh my goodness teeny little guy! Too sweet! I love all the outfits and that one with him smiling and cuddling the stuffed animal is the BEST!

September 14, 2017 - 10:36 pm

Jackie Parr - What a cutie pie! I’m sure these new parents treasure these images!

September 14, 2017 - 8:45 pm

Samantha - Oh my gosh, what an adorable little guy. These are all so adorable!

September 14, 2017 - 7:56 pm

MARY SCHLENER - You can’t go wrong with an adorable newborn and a sleepy baby smile!

September 14, 2017 - 7:31 pm

brooke - What a sweet little guy!! Nice job incorporating so many set ups 🙂

September 14, 2017 - 7:26 pm

Anna - Oh my goodness! I love that very first image with the hat. I love how you got him to smile too! So sweet and gorgeous images.

September 14, 2017 - 7:24 pm

Christie - These are sooooooo cute! I love the moon pics!

September 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Jolie - Cuteness overload! Beautiful work!

Birth Photography Unassisted Birth Avista Hospital Lafayette Baby Boy Rhys

Avista Hospital Birth Photography

 I have known Michelle since she was in middle school, to be her birth photographer and capture her baby boys birth was an honor. We started chatting in February about hiring a birth photographer to capture her babies journey into the world. Michelle use to work at Avista Hospital they specialize in births, so there was of course no other place she would rather have her baby. I like to keep in contact with my clients as it gets closer to their due dates and especially when they are down to the weekly appointments to see how they are doing and get any updates from the doc appointment. This was Michelle’s first birth, her due date was May 28th.  First births general can be a longer process, I sent Michelle a message on the May 25th just checking in with her.  She informed me she was at 2cm but the doctor could feel babies head and the doctor tried to scrap some of the membranes. The plan was to check in at the hospital the following Wednesday to induce if baby didn’t come on his own, I was pretty confident baby would arrive prior to that happening. Saturday I received a text from Michelle at 8:34am “Might be today, I have been having contraction off and on since 3am” At 10:16am I received another message that they were on the way to the hospital. She was dilated to 5cm and contractions were 4min apart, I live about an hour away so I got my things together and started heading that way. I arrived at the hospital at 12:30pm to find Michelle walking around the room in good spirits and smiling, her sister and Grandma where by her side keeping her company and there for support.

The afternoon progressed with tolerable contractions, allowing Michelle to move around as needed to get comfortable, laughing and conversation with the family, by 5:10 she had dilated between 6&7 cm. As it slid into the evening hours Michelle decided to enjoy the privet spa room, this was the perfect place to just have some quiet time, relax and concentrate on her body, this defiantly helped her progress I could tell the contractions were starting to get a bit stronger. Once back in the labor and delivery room Michelle decided to get an epidural to help with the contractions and  was able to take a few little cat naps by 7:50 she was fully dilated. Due to a family history of hemophilia her birth was to be unassisted meaning there would be no forcible tools such as forceps, vacuum suction or monitors attached to baby scalp, baby was to come on his own and on his own he did, arriving at 10:58pm after 12 minutes of pushing Michelle was holding her little baby boy in her arms

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Rhys Birth Story Video includes live clips

 

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

July 25, 2017 - 10:46 pm

Ash Meier, Denver Wedding Photographer - Crazy and amazing. Whenever I see these photos it reminds me of my births. Great job!!

July 22, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Christie Matherne - Wow, what beautiful moments to keep forever. These are fantastic birth story photos.

July 22, 2017 - 10:08 pm

Laura kinser - What a wonderful story!

July 21, 2017 - 8:47 pm

Kay Beaton - What beautiful photos and what a wonderful gift you share with families in this sacred time!

July 21, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Sonja - What a cute momma! And what a beautiful job you have! Birth stories are always so amazing- thanks for sharing!!

July 21, 2017 - 5:11 am

Mary - Wow amazing, what an amazing mama. Congratulations!

July 21, 2017 - 3:50 am

Emilyanne Hardy - I just love birth photography so much! These images tell such a beautiful story!

July 21, 2017 - 3:37 am

Brittany Slaughter - What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats to their family!

July 21, 2017 - 3:26 am

Haley Allen - Wow! Isn’t birth just so incredible! you did an amazing job Carrie! My girls were born at Avista too so I know those halls well.

July 20, 2017 - 9:54 pm

kyla - What a beautiful story. So much emotion and love! great job capturing such a precious moment!!

A Fast Birth of Baby Connor at St. Joseph Hospital of Denver

Birth Photography at St. Joseph Hospital 

I first met John and Catherine in November at our Santa Mini Session. Catherine reached out to me a couple weeks later about photographing the birth of their baby boy Connor and I was thrilled. She had informed her due date was Mach 5th and they planned on going to St. Joseph Hospital . She also told me their first babies birth was really fast so I told her when it was time for them to head to the hospital with their second birth I would head that way as well.

On Sunday February 12th I received a text at 4:30pm “having contractions, 3 that were 30min apart and 2 that were 15min apart. I am not sure they warrant just Braxton’s from working in the ER all day earlier but my husband is nervous so we will be leaving to go down and get checked.” Since they live an hour away her husband thought it was best to make their way to the hospital. I was at the grocery store, finished checking out, made my way home to grab my gear and was on my way hospital. At 4:45  Catherine texted me saying contractions were 10min apart. She was dilated to 3cm and 80% effaced. When I arrived they were both in good spirits, Catherine was really hoping Connor would wait, she was still on the schedule at work for another week, grandma had planned on flying in for the birth and they did not have the car seat. Around 9:00pm  doctors ended up sending them home as contractions started to become less consistent. I checked in with her throughout the week, she continued to have minimal, irregular contractions.

On February 18th at 4am Catherine woke up to contractions they headed to the hospital at 6:47am with contractions every 6min she was pretty confident this was the “real deal” as she stated. She was admitted to triage upon arrival, they continued to keep me posted as I loaded up and headed to St. Josephs. At 8:41am I was notified that she was being moved to Labor and Delivery, I wasn’t very far from the hospital. While in the parking garage another texted came through at 8:46  Catherine was 6cm with a bulging bag.  I quickly made my way to labor and delivery checked in and was waiting for the nurse to tell me what room they have moved her to.

So they are family of doctors, she works at St. Josephs as well as her dad who happened to be on the schedule that morning and was able to be there for the birth,  John works in Colorado Springs but also travels to another site in the Denver area. He was working at the Denver location and was notified to make his way to the hospital. He was still in his scrubs when he arrived, stopped by the room to see how Catherine was doing and then went to get cleaned up and changed. While he was gone Catherine had the urge to start pushing so they messaged him that baby was on his way so he ran back just in time to witness his baby boys birth.

I am talking to the receptionist at the labor and delivery area and getting a bit antsy, they keep telling me they did not have a patient with that name at the check in. I receive another text message from John that baby had arrived. I was so disappointed, I didn’t get to capture his birth, this is why I stress to my clients to keep me informed so I can quickly find them. In the end it all worked out. I was able to capture the intimate moments of mom and dad with baby as well as other family members as they began to trickle in and big sister who was ecstatic to meet her baby brother.

Birth Story Video includes live clips

Connor was born15 days early  at 8:54am weigh 6lbs 8oz

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

July 14, 2017 - 9:36 pm

Ash Meier, Denver Wedding Photographer - Such a special moment. Great job!! I could never shoot one of these and you made it look effortless.

July 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm

Haley Allen - Awww they are so sweet and squishy at first!!! You captured this beautifully Carrie! I can only imagine the panic & stress of photographing a birth when you can’t find your mama to be. So glad you captured these first hours for them! They will cherish them!

July 14, 2017 - 4:30 pm

Anna - Welcome to this world Baby Connor!!!! Love all the pics! So many wonderful memories of a very special day for the family to cherish.

July 14, 2017 - 4:29 am

Jenae - these are amazing! I love the documentary style of these…you captured this perfectly for them! Love the shot of her taking the cell phone photo of the baby! 😉

July 14, 2017 - 4:08 am

Bianca - Aww these are so sweet. I can imagine how stressful being a birth photographer can be…but also equally rewarding. You did an amazing job with these 😍

July 13, 2017 - 10:31 pm

elizabeth - What beautiful Birth Photography! I love how you feel like you were there. Stunning and heart felt images!

July 13, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Lindsay - What precious treasures these photographs are for the family. You can see how proud and excited the parents are. Beautiful photos and beautiful memories.

July 13, 2017 - 10:24 pm

Erica Swantek - Beautiful birth! Love the squishy little face.

Conifer Newborn Session, Baby Boy M

Conifer Newborn baby boy session

Baby M came to visited me at the studio for his newborn session at 11 days new. Mom and dad were so down to earth and easy going, mom even took a little nap during the session. I love when my clients are so comfortable and relaxed.

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Outfits from No. 2 Willow Lane, Blueberry Hill, and Paturici Pentru Pitici

Props from Mr. & Mrs. CO and JD Vintage

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

February 17, 2017 - 4:16 pm

Jenae - Holy smokes! So many adorable outfits and poses!! You got so many great ones!! Love the clean lighting and posing and editing style- beautiful!

February 17, 2017 - 3:56 pm

Justyna E Butler - Those priceless details….whish they could stay little forever!

February 17, 2017 - 1:49 am

Allie moore - What a sweet little one! Those green overalls are too dang cute. Beautiful posing and lovely images!

February 16, 2017 - 9:26 pm

Kathryn - Oh my gosh those sweet eyes and all the close ups! The pouty face! Love it all

February 16, 2017 - 9:16 pm

Deziree Dufresne - Sp soft and cute and squishy! Love all the outfits included, and so glad you convinced them to do some family stuff, those are always my favs!

February 16, 2017 - 8:13 pm

admin - Thank you, yes moms request was no props so I only did just a few.

February 16, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Melanie Graham - Beautiful and simple, I love it!

February 16, 2017 - 6:27 pm

Bridget Dvorak - I love the color scheme in this photoshoot! What an adorable little guy! Love!!!

February 16, 2017 - 6:09 pm

Jennifer - Oh my goodness those striped pajamas…that sweet face! LOVE!

February 16, 2017 - 5:50 pm

Rosie - What a sweet baby!! Beautiful work, and much love to this new family.

February 16, 2017 - 5:31 pm

Michele with one L - Oh my goodness! I adore these! That striped hat is the cutest, and I love the photos of him with mom and dad!!

February 16, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Emilyanne - Love all of the outfits. And the simplicity of them all. Perfect little guy!