welcome thomas john {just born}

Congratulations to Julie & Chris on the birth of their precious baby boy! After going through the heartbreaking process of saying goodbye to their first son who was stillborn at 38 weeks last October, the safe & healthy arrival of this little man was such an answer to prayer! He is the perfect little ball of chunk and cooperated so well for his first photo shoot:)

Welcome TJ | Born January 19, 2015 at 9:11am | 8.6lbs | 21.5″ Love, Kelly



RMBaldauff - January 22, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Congrats Julie & Chris! And what beautiful pictures!

Bina Soni - January 21, 2015 - 10:42 pm

I love the picture with TJ and Nathan together. Those chubby cheeks!!!


Happy one week to my boys! More coming soon.:)


Love, Melanie (Mommy)

Aunt E - January 9, 2015 - 4:15 pm

can’t get enough of those little boys. I wish I could hold them every day :) Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics. XOXO

Laura - January 8, 2015 - 5:15 pm

OMG family of 6!!! Love love love love!!!!!!!!!

Aunt Net - January 8, 2015 - 6:14 am

luv those beautiful boys and all the smiles everyone is wearing while they are looking at them! You two make beautiful babies!!

Gail - January 8, 2015 - 4:27 am


JennyBZ - January 8, 2015 - 3:39 am

Oh I love love love seeing these!! You look so damn incredible!! Congrats again, they are absolutely perfect. Big love to your beautiful family (of 6!) xx

a beautiful beginning: mila grace’s birth story.

Liz & Jason are making their second debut on this blog…this time with a MUCH more pleasant and smooth birth experience – praise JESUS! Since big brother Liam’s birth was so long and complicated, Liz planned to be induced this time around no matter what. She even scheduled her induction around Melanie because they are good friends and it would only be natural for Melanie to photograph this birth as well. Since Mel is super pregnant [and miserable!] with her twins, she had a standing rule that IF the birth happened during daytime hours, she would do her best to be there – otherwise there was no way she was getting up in the middle of the night and rushing around.

Last Wednesday Liz was scheduled to start her induction early in the morning, but ended up getting a call from the hospital saying they were overbooked! She was super bummed to be put on standby, and spent the day anxiously awaiting the call to head up to the hospital. Finally she got the call late in the afternoon, and had her IV in place by 5:30pm. They immediately broke her water and after a few hours, her contractions started getting stronger and closer together. She was 3cm when she checked in, and was still 3-4cm at 8pm, so we knew at that point Melanie was going to be off the hook for shooting this birth. Poor Liz had to have her epidural put in twice because the first one didn’t take well, but after the second epi, she started progressing quick! At 9:30pm she was 5cm, 90% effaced and then I got a text at 10:15pm saying she’s 8-9cm “come quick!!”. I got out the door as fast as I could, and after getting denied entrance into the hospital because Liz accidentally put “No Info” on her registration and didn’t show up in the computer system (oops!), Jason let me in the front door and we rushed up to her room. I got my camera out and literally about 5 minutes later, Mila Grace slid right out at 11:26pm! One of the easiest deliveries I’ve ever witnessed for sure! She was much smaller than her brother, and was a perfect little bundle of sweetness weighing in at 7.9lbs, 20.5″ long.

Melanie was bummed she couldn’t be there this time around, but I’m so glad I made it in time. What a perfect birth for our last birth of the year! Congrats to Jason, Liz & Liam:)

mila ~ birth » Daphne Photo Studio - January 23, 2015 - 9:35 pm

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