Kate’s parents decided to keep her gender a surprise. Many of their friends and family had predicted they would have a boy, but they were all wrong…along came a perfect little pink girl! Kate’s momma has a self proclaimed stubborn streak, and while in utero, it had been mentioned that the baby had a mind of it’s own too. She said should have known it was a girl, who was a little bit stubborn, just like her momma!
Kate’s parents found my website while on a babymoon in Florida (well, technically just relaxing for a couple weeks with family while awaiting her arrival). While searching around for newborn photographers in Metro Detroit, they came across my website and loved what they saw! Kate’s dad was actually the one to find me, and one image in particular really drew him in: a baby in my chunky knitted snuggle sack with their little toes peeking out. He thought it was the cutest thing, knowing right away that was one pose he wanted to recreate with Kate. It ended up that Kate was born with the LONGEST toes, and they could definitely envision her in the snuggle wrap with those long, elegant toes peeking out. Funny fact…Kate’s feet and toes were actually so long that when they inked her footprints at the hospital, her feet didn’t fit in the designated area, and instead, her inked toes extended messily over the edge of the paper, haha! When I finally put her in the snuggle sack with those long toes peeking out, she gave me a little smirk; it was all meant to be! 🙂
For the session, we styled her in whites, creams, pale pinks, and grays. She slept quite well, only waking once for a small milk break. Then back to work we went, finishing up her beautiful gallery of images!
Name: Katherine Jane
Due Date: 05/03/18
Birth Time: 5:46 am
Weight: 8.6 lbs
Length: 21 in
Sharing the news of Kate’s arrival: “With as many family/friends as possible in person. Most family we told on Thanksgiving.”
Pregnancy Cravings: “Meat (even though I’m a veggie), pineapple, avocado, cotton candy ice cream, yogurt.”
Inspiration for her name: “Kate’s middle name is after her two maternal great-grandmothers.”
The moment we first met Kate: “The surprise that she was a girl-since everyone told us they thought we were having a boy we were convinced that’s what it was-and then she came out absolutely perfect and we were so in love immediately.”
First thing we noticed: “Her cheeks-so chubby! And the dark hair! And her long toes!”
Favorite Features: “Her long toes and fingers, and pink chubby cheeks that hid her neck. The little peach fuzz on the tops of her ears.”
Favorite moments: “She loves to cuddle-the time spent cuddling with her in bed after a feeding.”
Adorable things: “She is a great escape artist and can get both hands free from being swaddled in under a minute.”