12.03.2012

The Story Grace Photo Shoot




There's something so otherworldly about newborn babies.  

They smell like heaven and they feel like tangible joy in your arms.  There's a sweet peace that clings to them  (especially when they're sleeping, can I get an amen?).    Story Grace is one of those fresh from heaven babies that floods your soul with lightness.  I wouldn't call her an "easy" baby, but I've never had one of those, and they must be boring.   Every one of my babies had tummy troubles even though I nursed them all.  But even with the fussiness, there's such a sweet spirit about her.  

These pictures capture so perfectly the beauty of my Story girl.  A sweet and talented friend of mine who lives in my neighborhood, Austin Vidrine, came over to snap these pics in Story's nursery.  To say I love them is a vast understatement.  They're a dream!  They tell a story...her story.  I had been planning it for awhile, making headbands and decorating her room.  I used quilts from her Mimi's house, her Aunt Beth's vintage suitcases, an antique book of poetry from her Grandma's ranch, and even made a headband from a silk rose that belonged to her Great Grandmother Ruby. 

It just felt right to take these pictures in the room Story will sleep and dream in.  My house was full on the day of the shoot, a couple friends of mine stopped by and there were nine kids in all.  It was chaos at times with all our kids running in and out and crawling underneath and between, but Austin was a dear and Story was a darling and slept through most of it for us.











Thank you, Austin, for beautifully capturing my little piece of Heaven.  These are photos and memories I'll cherish forever.

22 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

Just beautiful!!!

Southern Gal said...

so, so sweet, Joye!

Julie said...

Darling!

amy D said...

These are beautiful!!! I especially love that last one :) :)

Natalie said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing.

Kate Ferguson said...

The BEST photos ever!! Love all the sentimental pieces!!

Laura said...

SO wonderful:).

Keri said...

They are such beautiful pictueres. Congats again on the addition of Story to your abode.

Gabrielle Cato said...

these are absolutely and perfectly lovely pictures! and story is beautiful. congratulations!

Mary said...

oh, perfection!
that sweet Story!
xo

Coby said...

These are STUNNING! And I love the way you incorporated family mementos in the photos. Beautiful!

nicole said...

oh my sweetness. blessings to you all.

BARBIE said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh Joye, these pictures are absolutely perfect. She will love looking back on these pictures. Good for you for doing these photos... even with 9 kids in your house!

vintage grey said...

Absolutely beautiful and the sweetest photos!! ;) xo Heather

Kelly said...

I'm SO IN LOVE with these.

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and a little bit vintage said...

precious! she is beautiful joye! hugs! :)

Joy Kinard said...

The last one is my absolute favorite. Mamas holding babies gets me every time.

You are a beautiful pair.

Sarah Ann said...

I LOVE it Joye! I'm getting ready to go take pictures of a baby girl, and you just made me so excited! She's beautiful.

Rachel Reeves said...

Oh my. These are gorgeous-what treasures!

mandi said...

well those are just perfect. so very sweet.

Gina Norman said...

precious precious shoot, what a neat experience for everyone--especially little story!

xo

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