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photo shoots ~ sam & rach & baby haze!!

SRm07About a million years ago {not really}, I shot Sam & Rachel’s wedding.  I have actually known Sam since elementary school days, and his older brother Jake is one of my lifelong best friends. :) {Shout out to Jake for being one of the greatest friends a girl could ask for! :)}  Anyway, in the years since I shot Sam’s wedding, he has accomplished some pretty cool things…. such as wrestling in the Olympics in London {!!!!} and having an adorable baby boy! :)  We took these photos right before that second big life milestone, and if you’ll keep scrolling through this post, you can see the newborn photos we did after little Joshua was born!  {That’s your warning for lots of pix in this post. :)}

cute couple maternity photosSRm05SRm22SRm25cool maternity photosSRm32SRm39SRm42SRm45SRm52SRm57SRm72SRm74SRm76SRm82SRm87SRm91Now for some baby Joshua!  I’m telling you, even as a newborn, this kid is just too cool! :)  I had so much fun doing these newborn portraits!  Something tells me that Baby Haze is gonna be just as expressive as his dad, his grandpa, and his uncles. ;)

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JH007JH010JH028JH030JH041This next series of photos are probably some of my favorite newborn photos I’ve ever taken.  :)

sweet newborn and dad photosnewborn with parents in bedJH051Sam has a “man cave” room upstairs in his house, and I really wanted to feature Joshua among his other trophies and stuff.  We made a little pallet for him out of a stack of Sam’s wrestling singlets.  :)

JH071Sam & Rach are some of the most laid-back, fun people you’ll ever meet.  For example, when we were moving from one room to another for pix, I turned around to see that they’d laid Joshua down by one of their sweet doggies.  haha!  Of course I had to snap a pic! :)

JH080JH063newborn with dadJH091newborn detailsWe ended the session by adding Joshua’s weight to his arm, like a wrestler in a tournament. :)  So cute – and totally Rachel’s idea!  Love it! :)

JH102Sam & Rach~

You guys rock!!  You’re already some of the best parents I have ever known, and you’re just getting started on this journey.  :)  I love you guys so much!  Thank you for letting me be your photographer for these precious moments. 

~abi~

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