When Kellie first reached out to me about booking a baby package, I immediately had to do some facebook
stalking research because I went to college with a guy we all called Clouser (which was her last name). As I’m sure you can tell where this is headed…she got married to that same guy that I first met in the Engineering program at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The engineering program at UTM is quite small so everybody pretty much knew everybody and we were all suffering together. When Kellie ended up booking a baby package, I felt this pressure to do really really well with her photo sessions! I mean…I was and Engineer! Who would have EVER thought that I would make such a drastic career shift. I have worked super crazy hard over the past 5 years to come this far and I really felt like I wanted to prove that to someone that knew the “old me”. Like I was a super engineering nerd that channeled the productivity of Hermione Granger real hard. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t become the Civil Engineer version of Jac and it was really cool to get to photograph a former Engineering classmate’s beautiful family.
Now on to Miss Cooper Caroline. You guys! Holy gorgeous baby, holy gorgeous momma, holy gorgeous nursery! AND Kellie completely trusted me for this session. I cannot tell you how amazing it is when a client completely trusts you. It is like a breath of fresh air! And baby Cooper was just amazeballs for the entire session. She was definitely in the top 10 of easiest babies that I’ve photographed!
I just looooooved the big windows in their main room. Light Light Light!!!
Funny story….Kellie was worried that her house was going to look too empty because she hadn’t picked out a dining room table for their new house and I actually got really super excited about this! A big blank space to do portraits in! Heck yes!
Cooper was needing a nap at this point and was just a little bit fussy and big sister Veda was just the sweetest ever! She came over and started singing to her and it was such a precious moment.
I told Veda that one day she’s going to be the coolest big sister and will get to teach her all the fun stuff.
This bonnet on Cooper in the photo below is really sweet and will be sentimental when she’s older. It is a baby bonnet now and it unfolds to be a handkerchief that she can have on her wedding day! I had never heard of this before and I love that idea!
I just loved this newborn session and her nursery was seriously #goals
Below are some of the places that Kellie purchased nursery decor and some of Cooper’s clothing and blankets that we used during her newborn session.
Outfit and Striped Blanket with Headband: Lou Lou and Company
Scripture Wall Art and Cross beads: Miss Lucille’s Marketplace Booth PSALM 139
Blanket Basket: West Elm
Rocker and Crib: RH Baby & Child
Table: Chic Artique
Pillow in Rocker: Pottery Barn
Personalized Jewelry Dish: MaBelle Violet
Chandelier in Nursery: Birch Lane
Baby Bracelets: Mountain Moverz
And if you want to see Cooper’s entire newborn session: Cooper Caroline Clouser