Holy heck where do I even begin here. Well I’ll start out by saying, my first encounter for this shoot was getting a FB message from Lindsay. Do you ever just sometimes click with someone right away? I felt that from the start with her. You just know that there’s an ease or a flow with someone. She told me that her “baby daddy” was in town only for a few days so we needed to do the shoot asap before he left. We set it up and got everything in motion. Shoot day came and just as predicted, I know I found a soul sister. She’s as every bit of amazing as I predicted. Let me just tell you about this sweet family. The brief love story that I heard was that they met at a Spartan event out of state. He flirted, she responded (could even be the other way around) and now here we are. Christian is currently RUNNING from NYC to California as a part of RUN2HEAL. He’s running for raise money and awareness for childhood sexual abuse, and you can read his story on the website linked. I think he’s an incredible man for so BRAVELY telling his story as well as putting his own life on hold to raise the awareness. I feel such an honor to meet amazing families just like this.
Kai’s baby shoot was so special. We settled in, did lots of feeding, lots of pooping (of course!), and photographed some tender and sweet moments. I’m so thrilled at how everything turned out. And I was truly inspired by their love – and in AWE of the way they love baby Kai. I was setting up daddy and baby shots when I looked behind me to see Lindsay watching her husband love her sweet new baby girl with tears in her eyes. She was overwhelmed in that moment. There was so much love. I even started to cry and remember mentioning that we should just stop in that moment to just be present and take it in. This is what life is about…and that is a moment I’ll remember forever.
Thank you Lindsay, Christian, and baby Kai for letting me be a part of your family’s sweet story. I’m truly honored to know you.
(and as always a HUGE thank you to my assistants – this day was Brittany – I couldn’t do these sessions and keep our sweet babies so safe without your extra set of hands. You’re a priceless piece of the puzzle here)
Jacksonville Newborn Photography
Tonya Beaver Photography is a photo studio located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida providing: newborn, children, family, engagement, and wedding photography.