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As winter approaches I would love to book more newborn sessions. Now that we have a great big farm house, I have the perfect set up for newborn sessions. Know someone expecting?! I’d love if you would refer me! 🙂

This scripture inspired this image…

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

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I had stumbled upon Lavender Hill Farm in Niles Michigan while searching for some new exciting locations, and when this little one turned nine months, his parents and I thought this would be a great location for their session. While the lavender season had just ended, the farm was still a very pretty location. It was a wonderful place for a child to explore. Asher has hit those great little milestones that come for most nine month old babies… crawling, smiling, and occasionally showing off his new teeth. It’s a wonderful age in life to capture. I love seeing babies grow! And before you know it, it will be time for his one year session!

Here is a sneak peek of Asher’s nine month session. More to come!

When Asher had turned 6 months old, the family not only continued with his “grow with me” sessions, but thought it was the opportune time to also do some portraits for the whole family. The location we decided upon was a state park in North Liberty called Potato Creek. I hadn’t been there in years, but remembered it having a big lake and bike trails. It has a lot more to see than what I remembered, and turned out to be an awesome location. His adorable sister Braelyn was a big helper. It has been a blast to watch Asher grow. I’ve photographed him as a newborn, a 3 month old, and now 6 months. I’ll also be following him all the way to 12 months, so expect two more sessions with this growing family. If you’re interested in a “grow with me” package you can email me at elicia@thewhimsytree.com, or fill out the contact form on the bottom of the home page.

The family also wanted to announce some news… their having baby #3!







Here’s a sneak peek of what I’m working on today. It was the perfect evening for this session at Potato Creek State Park! Check back soon for the full post from the session.