This was one of my favorite maternity sessions I’ve ever done! The couple has such an incredible story & I felt like immediate friends when we met! We had beautiful wildflowers for their session & wanted to share a few of my favorites with you!
I know you can see it on their faces- we had SOOO much fun doing these pictures! It was a chilly one AND my last session before I started my maternity leave before having Ruth. But we had so much fun guys. I had hungout with Kayla & her immediate 4 right when their little guy Gunner was just a few weeks old. You can view that session HERE. So I was SUPER thrilled when she invited me along to take pictures of her husband’s side! We met at a beautiful local park & I just love some of the more in-between moments that were captured. And of course, the highlight was at the end when the fam broke out into their Bears gear! 😉 Enjoy viewing friends!
This is a special session to share, even though it’s over a year after it happened that I’m posting it! Little Harrison was born just 4 days after our daughter Ruth. Elyse & I shared the same pregnancy journey & were able to pray for each other & give encouragement on those days we really needed it. Plus, the Fishel Family is special to our family as we have a little supper club with them & third family.
Even though a lot has already changed since this session (ie they recently moved into a house & Harrison is one now!) the love the Fishel’s share is REAL & has not changed. I love the pride that Chuck has in his face looking at his son in these pictures. The giggles that precious big sister has & Elyse’s happy momma glow.
I remember the session I had with the Fishel’s & Elyse & Chuck shared with me that they were pregnant (you can view that HERE) & even back to when we did big sister’s newborn session (view HERE).
I can’t believe our babies are now over one & that so much has happened since the day we both told each other we were expecting. The Lord is faithful & His faithfulness is all over these photos!
I think my session with Noah was one of the most fun & unique sessions I’ve had with a guy ever! His mom had informed me of the full suit, top hat & bow tie look he planned to wear & with Noah’s mom in tow, we had SUCH a blast creating a classy, almost Paris type feel for his pictures! With the spring flowers in bloom, I literally felt like we were able to transport to France for part of his session 🙂 I’m sharing just a few of my personal favorites from his session today!
I was so honored when Johnny’s mom reached out to me to do a session for him as he is graduating from high school. I feel a close connection with Johnny’s family even though we don’t see each other that much because his family homeschools. If you didn’t know, I was homeschooled, as well as my husband & it’s a dream & prayer of ours to homeschool our own children. So to me it’s very inspiring to be a part of a special session commemorating this incredible season for Johnny & his parents!
Here are some of my favorites from his session! Johnny, I’m excited for your future & I know your parents are very proud of you! Keep your eyes & focus on the Lord!
A special client referred the Mayes Family to me & I was SO excited about meeting them! We went to one of my favorite locations in town & it was a treat to be get some amazing pictures of this family 🙂 My particular favorites are the individual portraits of each of the children. The kids & I were having a blast & their personalities & joy just opened up in front of me & I loved documenting them! Here’s a few of my personal favorites from their session!
Here’s the quick info list for my Summer 2019 Photo Mini Sessions!
Saturday, June 8 SAVE YOUR SPOT HERE. Rain Day if needed will be June 9.
- 20-minute interactive & fun (!!!!!) mini photography session
- Each session is $150.00 & covers 6 people. (After 6 individuals, there is a $10.00 cost per additional person.)
- Photos taken at session will include various groupings of pictures of the entire family, mom & dad together, mom with all the children, dad with all the children, all the siblings together
- A $25.00 deposit is required to officially secure your spot. The remainder balance of $125.00 is due at the time of your session. Your deposit can be paid online through an invoice I’ll email you. If the deposit isn’t paid within a certain time, the spot will automatically become open for another client to take it.
- After your session, you will receive a few images from your session via your email as a preview. The remaining images & a print release will be emailed to you later via an online gallery where you can download them & print them wherever you choose. You can also share this gallery with friends & family to download as well at no extra charge.
- Location will be at the exact place the pictures in this post were taken in Bloomington! It’s the same location as last year! You can check out more pictures of LAST YEAR’S SUMMER MINI SESSIONS HERE.
- (If you’re not exactly sure what a Mini Session with Nomi Photography consists of or want to check out the most frequently asked questions regarding my mini’s, read HERE.)
- As we get closer to the Summer Mini Sessions date, you’ll receive an email from me with the location of our mini sessions & other details. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have! I’m looking forward to hanging out with your family!!!
Naming our two girls took prayer & time. It’s a big deal to bestow a name on someone who will have it for their lifetime! Naming anything like a pet, business, a book, you name it (pun intended 😉 ) takes thought, prayer, time, & hopefully some soul searching of why the name works (or doesn’t).
Naming my business Nomi Photography when I launched the photography business in 2014 was a no brainer. My siblings when we were all young couldn’t say my name Naomi very clearly & instead “Nomi” came out. Nomi stuck & through the years some of my dear friends as well as my siblings still call me that to this day! Even the little ones I nanny called me Nomi! (I’ve actually met a few other Naomi’s in my life & have been told their loved ones called them Nomi too! How fun!)
A lot of things have changed in the past 5 years. I’ve got some gray hairs. I’ve become a mother of two girls. Learned that I can’t eat too much dairy in a day & that real plants aren’t my thing. Bought a house. Worked harder at actually finishing the books I buy 😉 I’m 33 & life looks a lot different for me now then it did 5 years ago. With photography, I’ve made some decisions on what I choose to shoot & what I don’t. I’m not a wedding photographer. I’m not a studio photographer. I am a birth & family photographer!
All of that took time & maturity. Later in the coming weeks I plan to share 5 specific things I’ve learned in 5 years of business. But the bottom line from what I’ve found, with owning a business is if you want to take care of your clients & treat them like your own family (which is what I strive for) you have to change. You have to prune & grow. And mature.
Changing from Nomi Photography to Naomi Elizabeth Photography is an outward sign of the inward pruning, growth & maturity I’ve had in the past 5 years of business. I’ve learned soooooo many things & have changed for the better as a photographer & business owner & I want to make an outward reflection of that.
It is always my prayer to keep getting better in how I service my clients & the quality of photos I give. That is not going to change. My word for Naomi Elizabeth Photography for 2019 is “connection”. I want to connect with my clients in a deeper & more helpful way. Thus the recent Facebook Lives, the announcement of Birth Photography. Some of my policy changes for this year. The name change.
What can you expect with this change? I’ve got a new beautiful logo, a new website address: www.naomielizabethphotography.com. You’ll all need to start getting used to seeing Naomi Elizabeth Photography instead Nomi Photography! I will have a new email address & will be sharing that soon. I am working to get my facebook page name changed as well. Hopefully that goes well because I’ve heard it can take quite a bit of time!
But I’m excited & SO ready for this! Nomi Photography has matured for the better & Naomi Elizabeth Photography is the perfect way to reflect & share that change!
Friends, thank you for being here. For taking the time to read this. For supporting me & my family. Naomi Elizabeth Photography wouldn’t be what is now without you 😊 May is a big month & I plan to celebrate 5 years in several different ways! Stay tuned!
PS If you’re wondering, yes! Naomi Elizabeth is my first & middle name! And we did name our eldest Elizabeth so we could share names! 😉
GIVEAWAY!!!! To celebrate all the changes that have come to Nomi Photography NOW Naomi Elizabeth Photography 😉 I am giving away a Mom & Me Mini Session! Click HERE for the details!
To celebrate one of the many changes with now Naomi Elizabeth Photography, I am giving away a Mom & Me Mini Session that will happen at Friday, May 10 from 6:00PM-6:30PM. You can read all the details about the location & this fun experience on my blog post sharing the details HERE.
HOW TO ENTER:
Click THIS LINK announcing my new service of Birth Photography on my facebook page
SHARE IT on your facebook page!
Comment back on this link back on my facebook page (the one you just shared) & tell me you shared it!
That’s it! Contest ends at NOON Monday, May 6. I will randomly draw a winner & contact them on their comment on facebook by 8PM on Monday evening, May 6!
If you’ve already signed up for a Mom & Me Mini you can still enter to get your spot free!
Mini Session MUST be claimed & used on May 10 at 6:00-6:30PM. This cannot be transferred to any other time, location or date.
Winner must abide by all the guidelines of what a Naomi Elizabeth Photography Mini Session consists of.
This precious girl is turning one on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
She was born on a quiet spring day. I remember smelling fresh cut grass as I walked up to the Birth Center in Bloomington. Her mother, Amber, & I had been in contact for months now & it seemed too good to be true that TODAY a sister was going to be born to three adoring big brothers. It’s been a whole year since her birth but I remember many details about her birth.
I remember I was selfishly excited because I was pregnant myself & knew I was about to witness the birth of my next child’s either future bestie or wife 😉 (I gave birth to our Ruth exactly 10 days later so the bestie mode is in full swing with our girls!)
I remember how calm Amber was when I walked in.
I remember how the midwives at the Birth Center took SUCH great care of her, Kyle (Amber’s husband) & baby Blythe.
I remember the worship music playing in the room.
The sound of water filling the birth tub that Blythe was born in.
I remember the laughter.
I remember how safe, clean & prepared the room felt.
I remember the peace I felt.
The moments ticking by & the waiting that just drew us all closer to something wonderful.
I remember the excitement that came with pain.
I remember the unmistakable knowledge that life as it was for the LaBerge family was about to change & they were on the brink of that transformative moment.
I remember watching the soft, encouraging touches between a husband to his wife.
I remember the cries that “She’s coming!” filling the room.
I remember watching Amber catch her first daughter & how my own tears couldn’t help but fall at that powerful moment.
And now, friend I invite you to come remember…to have a visual view reminiscing on the birth story of Blythe Adele.
Happy One Year Birth Day sweet girl!
I am now offering Birth Photography as a service! Please read more HERE on this service & how I’m gifting for a limited time Fresh 48 Sessions to any Birth Session I book!