Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just one because I couldn't wait | Elmwood, IL Newborn Photography

I couldn't help but post one up of little Miss {L}. She is so sweet and I just love this portrait. It makes me envious because I would have given an arm or leg to have a portrait like this with one of my kids.

Not only are the subjects wonderful, the light is so warm and soft.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Fabulous number 4 | Tina Ramirez Photography | Elmwood, IL Newborn Photography

I hear all the time, "Four kids, Wow, that's a lot." While I agree that 4 kids is quite a handful, there is nothing more surreal or humbling than when you plop on the couch at the end of the day, you look over at your husband and your 4 kids are all piled on the couch with you. It makes you take a deep breath in and thank God for such a wonderful blessing.

There truly is nothing like it and now Mollie and Rich know what I am talking about.

They have been blessed with gorgeous baby number 4, Miss A.

They chose to be surprised with the sex of the baby and big sis could not be happier at having a little sister.

She even gave me a little smile :)

Another miracle, getting 4 children to cooperate for a portrait. They did fantastic though. This portrait is a definite favorite in my book.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Soon to be, Mommy of 3 | Tina Ramirez Photography | Central Illinois Maternity Photography

My sweet cousin Amy has been blessed with 2 little boys.

She and hubby Bob are being blessed with a little girl this time. I am sure she will be just as beautiful as her momma.

Amy just looks STUNNING! I remember when she was pregnant with Jack and thinking about how pregnancy looks so good on her.

This is one of my favorites from the session. I LOVE Jack's face. He is so sweet and has that touch of boyish charm too.

I think Sam was just stunned that we were letting him play with paints and draw on mommy.

It was amazing how baby girl was kicking and moving while the boys were driving their cars over her. Either she wanted to play too or she wanted them to leave her alone.

Silly Bob thought he was all done with pictures after they got married. :)
That's what he gets for having a beautiful wife and adorable kiddos though.

Enjoy your sneak peek!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chunky Baby {E} | Tina Ramirez Photography | Central Illinois Newborn Photography

Little Miss E

She is so adorable. I love love love chunky babies and {E} is just that. Pure squishy joy!

After doing her momma's maternity photos a few weeks before, I wouldn't have guessed that this big baby came from momma's little belly.

She was a stubborn one too. She did not want to fall asleep and miss out on all the fun. It took a while of bouncing, rocking and swaying but she finally fell under my spell. For a little while it was a close battle of who would cave first but, in the end, I won.

After I had her good and out, she was putty in my hands :).

Her session was not without the frequent "accident". Daddy got the most of it though and took it all in stride. She didn't let mom totally off the hook either.

Thank you Sara and Steve for letting me come over, photograph and snuggle your little one. I loved every minute!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Absolutely Adorable and much Anticipated Baby {A} | Tina Ramirez Photography| Peoria Newborn Photographer

I have been waiting 9 long months to photograph this little lady. She did not disappoint. She was an absolute JOY to photograph. She stayed asleep through dogs barking and the heater falling off the table.

"Breathtakingly Beautiful" is how you would describe Miss {A}. Her skin is perfect, her hair is so soft, and her features are so delicate.

I know her Mommy and Daddy are absolutely in love with her, and I can see why.

I love to capture the tininess of a baby in proportion to Mommy's hands.

Seriously, who looks this fabulous after giving birth? I know I sure didn't! Charleen has always been beautiful, but motherhood certainly agrees with her. You just feel this energy when you are around them. Daddy is sure one lucky man to have 2 beautiful women in his life.

I love how little {A} has her tiny fingers touching Mommy's.

So sweet!

Thank you Charleen and Kristian for letting me come over and capture these moments. She won't stay little for long! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek.

Come on ladies of ILCCI! Leave Charleen and Kristian some comments. I know they would love to read them.