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My heart skipped a beat as I saw Brittany’s caller id pop up on my phone…I thought to myself, “please don’t be having the baby this early…I’ll be there next week!”

At this point I was in Canada for Hutch’s newborn session and my flight was already booked to have me arrive in Utah one week before Josey’s due date. Brittany and I were a bit nervous thinking there was a chance I would miss the birth. Little did we know Josey had a completely different plan in mind 😉

I think we all breathed a sigh of relief once my flight landed in Utah, but the nerves didn’t stop there. Anxiety grew as each passing day proved not to be the day Josey would grace us with her presence.

Any mamas reading this know first hand how hard it is to give up any and all sense of control when it comes to having your babies (and kids in general)! Brittany’s patience and perseverance during this waiting period was incredible. Between the end of her pregnancy and the birth itself,  I gained an even stronger respect for Brittany (that’s saying a lot given how much I already loved and adored her before Josey’s birth).

And in the end, it all worked out wonderfully! Brittany delivered Josey in the comfort of their home and I was lucky enough to be a witness to her first few days earth side!

Here are some highlights of baby Josey’s birth story…

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Ps. Check back in tomorrow to see Josey’s newborn session!

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  • Ryan - Love this. I remember when all this happened. Such beautiful photos of a beautiful family. Great work as always Lauren.ReplyCancel

When I first met Nikki I was a total mess…a swirly tornado of stress. I was working through issues with my creative identity – which, if you’re a fellow creative you know that is very much so your own personal identity. Meanwhile, Nikki was pretty solid. She overall knew what she wanted with her photography business and was rocking it.

We were two opposites.

I would imagine the first couple of days of knowing me she wanted to murder me…or at the very least distance herself from me and my highly emotional self. Thankfully the ever wonderful (albeit magical) Kristen Kalp helped me work through some roadblocks and a much more balanced Lauren started to surface (giving me some redeeming qualities 😉 ).

Man am I grateful for that because my friendship with Nikki has become one of my greatest treasures. I can always count on her honesty and advice in any given situation. Seeing her love on her kids with every ounce of her being and having seemingly endless patience makes me hope to be even a sliver of the mother she is one day.

It was seriously a huge honor to be able to come back to Canada and document her with her rad kiddos as they grew by one. Hutch is the sweetest. And is now a gazillion times bigger than these pictures…which makes my heart ache to visit again.

Here are some of my favorites from Hutch’s newborn session!

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Imagine it’s early morning at Penn Station and all is quiet – well, relatively quiet (it is New York after all) – until you see a lady frantically running around looking very lost and lugging a big camera bag over her shoulder. That lady? That might have been me the morning of this session.

Here I thought I had everything handled…got to the station on time, found my way to the platform for my train out to Long Island. All was right, until I noticed my tired brain brought me to the wrong platform and my train was leaving in a couple of minutes. Panic set in, and I hauled up the stairwell next to me and raced through the station to find my train. And as you can guess from these pictures, I made it just in time.

It seems a little bit funny to post a session that required winter coats when it’s currently hot and humid in New York! 😉 But I love this family too much not to share my day with them last November. So much had changed since seeing them the year prior from their little girl growing to their big move from Williamsburg to Long Island.

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together…
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PS. Live in New York and want your sweet family’s life to be documented? I’ll be back in New York in October and will be taking a limited number of family sessions – feel free to shoot me an email for more information! lauren@laurenguilford.com  :) 

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Oh, Ava. Ham sandwhich, Ava. Her excitement for life is something else. I wish I could bottle it up. She is such a sweet spirited girl. So, naturally she made baby Zoe’s newborn session even more exciting. I mean, just look at her smiles!

And then there is Zoe, calm and quiet throughout the whole shoot! I think she got used to all the fun and excitement during those 9 months inside her mama.

One thing I love even more than Ava’s passion and excitement is her parents encouragement to be the vivacious, colorful girl she is. I can’t wait to see what characteristics little Zozo has as she gets older <3

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