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The Tubergen's nail the cheesy 80's look!
Classic cheesy pose in Canadian Tuxedos in Memphis, TN.

When Neile posted on Facebook that she was looking for a photographer to capture them in Canadian Tuxedos, I JUMPED at the opportunity. I’m always down for some fun sessions!

- THE INSPIRATION -

Neile and Aaron were on vacation when they went to a house that was filled with old portraits, and stumbled across the generic studio portraits from the 80’s that were just too ridiculous to be real, and came up with an amazing idea: They would take maternity and newborn photos in Canadian Tuxedos and gift them to their family for Christmas.

- THE SHOOT -

We showed up in my makeshift studio to make this idea a reality and I don’t think it could have gone any smoother. Neile and Aaron were fully prepped with outfits, shoes, hair, and all (even a bow for their little girl, Lee!)

We all researched the classic cheesy poses, and Aaron even had the idea of doing a heart on his belly! These two were all for trying anything I threw at them, and even baby Lee was a super model! She is the happiest baby (even though I took her pictures a day after getting her first shots)!

* small photo tip for newborns: have a mirror they can see themselves in held up behind the camera! It provides a reflector to keep their face lit, and as Neile says “babies love to look at themselves, they are so vain…”

And yes.. now I definitely want to be a part of their family cause these photo’s had to be THE GIFT of the year.

CHECK THEM OUT!

The Guyton Family is Thankful for MEMpops, Overton Park, & Perfect Fall Weather!

THIS FAMILY IS THE CUTEST! I know I say that like every time, but forreal they were so sweet, fun, and caring! 

Family sits on a log in Overton Park in the fall.

I’ve gotten to work with Jill, Shawn, and their new baby girl - Kura, recently and I was so glad to meet the rest of the gang!  

Kelly, Mike, and their two kids- Asher and Everly, traveled to Memphis with Kay and TJ (the best grandparents ever) to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

We all met at Overton Park, and got to explore the magical woods there! Asher even found a “dinosaur egg” that he left in a special place to hatch!  

After the woodland adventure was through, it was time to have some fun in the perfect 65 degree fall weather with the best popsicles in Memphis- MEMpops! They chose to try the Strawberry and Chocolate Peppermint flavors, and I opted for Banana Nutella- and let me tell you, they were all soooooo delicious! 

Just look at how sweet they are together! In just the short amount of time I got to spend with them, I could tell they were so close, and cherished every single second they got to spend with each other.

Happy Thanksgiving, Guyton Family!

Welcome to the World, Kura Drew! [Memphis In-Home Newborn Session]
Memphis Newborn In-Home Family in Nursery

I’ve known Jill + Shawn (and their dog, Guiness) for a few years now, so once I heard they were going to have a baby, I was so excited for them! They are so smart, talented, and caring, and I knew they would raise an awesome child!

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Memphis Newborn In-Home Dad holding baby & Mom Kissing forehead

Most people now a days want to find out the gender of their child ASAP, but Jill + Shawn waited the entire length of the pregnancy for the surprise of welcoming their new baby girl, Kura Drew to the world. (And let me tell you, she is absolutely precious!) I got to meet her at only 8 days after being born, and I already can tell that this lil girl is going places!

Her nursery is adventure themed- full of animals, travel inspired decor, and a rug centering the room with names of places from all over the world! (Kura herself even got to explore Paris while she was in the womb! A world traveler from the very beginning!)

Fitting with his “Monster Mash” obsession with Halloween rock, Shawn insisted on a pumpkin outfit for the little pumpkin, and it was probably the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life!

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Memphis Newborn Pumpkin Outfit & hat

This new little family is so in-love with their newest addition, and I know they’re going to have an amazing journey together! Congrats again Jill & Shawn, and welcome to the world Kura!

Memphis Newborn in-home lifesyle, black and white image, hands
The Stigler Family explores Memphis’ Overton Park

This family... you guys... can it get more adorable!? 

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Jared & Kaitlyn, along with India (4), Grayson (3), and Grant (6 months) love to explore nature! They were ready to walk through the trails at Overton Park, play on the playground, and look for fish in the lake! These kiddos had so much energy and you can tell they have so much fun as a family! There’s so much love and joy in their eyes the whole time, I know they are going to have so many more adventures to come!