Baby Stella {newborn}

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Oh my goodness, people.  My first session of 2013 did not disappoint.

I was excited to meet Kelly and Scott and it was because of the anticipation that built up before Kelly’s delivery.  Being friends with Scott’s sister, Bethany, I got see pictures from baby showers, learn about their favorite baby names and then, the day before Christmas, I saw an update that she was an aunt.  Of a beautiful baby girl.

Definitely a lot of anticipation.  But it made it worth while.

Not only are Kelly and Scott a wonderful couple, but seeing them with their sweet little girl… ah, I was over the moon in love.  New parents with babies gets me every time, but this new family was something wonderful all it’s own.  I knew that they left the gender of the baby a surprise, but listening to Scott talk about how after he met her, he said the names they had fallen in love with for a girl just didn’t fit.  And so her name became Stella Marie.

Stella surprised me by keeping her eyes open the entire I visited with her.   Her eyes followed the camera.  She stretched out her neck and held up her head when we laid her on stomach.  She stayed so calm, so patient, didn’t even fuss until the very end.  I am Stella fan until the end.

Just look at those smiles.  How can you not fall in love with this family when they’re this happy.


My favorite of Kelly.  The look on her face.  The light.  Her hands wrapped tightly.  It melts my heart.

Oh Stella – you little heart breaker, you!

And that was a wrap. :)  So happy for the Yager family and for proud Aunt Bethany.  They have a lovely little lady to love on, kiss and bounce on their knees and I can’t wait to get updates from them all about how much more beautiful Stella becomes.

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January 31, 2013 - 8:01 am

Bethany - Thank you thank you thank you for capturing the awesomeness of my Stelly Belly and her awesome parents. You rock Brooke!

February 21, 2013 - 8:22 am

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