Friday, August 31, 2012

The Birth of Baby Declan {Delaware Birth Photographer-Marisa Taylor Photography}

It was exactly 1:36 a.m. when I received the phone call.  Charlotte had just went down to sleep, since I let her stay up late for her birthday, and I was heading to bed myself. Beth was on the other end, she was in labor and on her way to The Birth Center.  I may have shrieked into the phone from excitement, I can't remember.  But I packed up my gear, and some 5 hour energy, and headed over to the birth center.

When I got there, Beth was progressing nicely.  I wasn't even there for more than 10 minutes before she was moved from the bed to the bath tub to deliver.  I thought I had a fast delivery, but Beth knocked it out of the water.  It was amazing to watch her bring a new life into this world. With the support of Mike and her daughter Maeve, it was a very calm, serene moment.

Little Declan was born at 3:07 a.m. on August 25th 2012.  Happy and healthy, all ten fingers and toes.  I am honored to have been there to capture his very first moments in this world.  It was amazing and magical, and while making the video that you are about to see below. I cried.

I showed it to Beth first last night, and she loved it.  And her reply, made me cry...again. Yes, I am a very emotional person. This is what she had to say:

"Are you freaking serious. That is the most beautiful amazing thing I have ever laid my eyes on. I'm a blubbering idiot over here. The song the story you are amazing so so so much talent! Words can not even describe how thankful I am for you and your talent! Wow"

But enough of me talking, here is the video. Enjoy.

Beth, Mike, and Maeve, thank you again.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Let's Play A Game! A fun Giveaway!!! {Marisa Taylor Photography-Delaware Portrait Photographer}

Let's play a little game! It's the "How well do you know Marisa Taylor?" game! This should be fun, and I am excited to see all of the responses. First up: THE PRIZES!

First place will receive a free portrait session (session fee is waived) with Marisa Taylor Photography!
(session must be redeemed by 11/31/2012)

Second place will receive a 20x24" wall canvas from their session! (this can apply to those who already had a session).

Third place will receive a $25 gift print credit to use towards purchasing prints!

So here is how you enter! You must complete each step to be eligible.

1)You must like Marisa Taylor Photography on Facebook, and then leave a note saying hello! If you are already a fan (thank you so much! you rock), still leave a note. Then come back to the blog, and leave a comment stating that you did so! (entry #1)

2) Share the link to this blog on your Facebook page, and make sure to tag Marisa Taylor Photography. Make sure that the post is public so it can be seen. Then come back here and leave a comment stating that you did so (entry #2)

3) Share this blog post on your twitter, and tag @loveshutterbug. Come back and leave a comment saying that you did so! (entry #3)

Now onto the FUN part! Answer the following questions about me and my life, leave your answers as one comment below:

1) What is my daughter's first and middle name?

2) What is my favorite color? (the color can have two names. Hint: one is a famous brand)

3) What is my favorite movie?

4) What are two of my favorite flowers?

5) What is my favorite place in the world?

6) What is my favorite television show? (Hint is a long running tv series)

7) When did my husband and I get married? (month and year)

8) Where am I originally from?

To win, you must answer all questions correctly, or have the most correct answers.  So do your research. All of the answers are somewhere on my blog, my website, and my facebook if you take a look.  

This contest is no way endorsed or run by Facebook.

Entry period for this giveaway ends on 9/7/2012 at 11p.m.  Winners will be annoucned on Sunday 9/9/2012. So stay tuned.

Good luck!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Victoria's Newborn Session {Delaware Newborn & Baby Photographer}

Oh how I love newborns. So tiny, and precious. Warm, and fuzzy, and they smell like baby lotion. With Charlotte being one now, I definitely need my baby fix. So when little miss Victoria came to the studio, I was in heaven. She was absolutely perfect. Slept, let me pose her, and just stayed adorable. She even slept while her mother and I randomly chatted about random things.  And snuggle time, I snuggle with all the babies that I photograph. It's our bonding time. And I loved it!  I need more babies in my life. But before I go off on how much I love babies, here are some of the images from her session. Be ready to fall in love.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome to the world, Declan! (Delaware Birth Photographer}

Early Saturday morning, at about 1:30 a.m., I received a call from one of my clients Beth Parker. She was in labor, and heading to the birth center to deliver.  To say I was excited was an understatement. And even though my daughters birthday party was to start at 3p.m. that day, I happily gathered my gear together, some snacks, kissed my sleeping daughter and husband and headed out the door to capture the birth.

It was amazing. I love watching mothers do what we have done for centuries. Bring a new life into this world. And to be honest, Beth was the fastest delivery I have ever experienced!

I will have the full session peek up soon, but for now, here are two images.  Welcome to the world Declan Michael Gibbons! We have been waiting for you!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

My sweet baby, Charlotte Adventure, is 1 today

I've said it before, and I will say it again. Time flies. Babies grow up entirely too fast. And it seems like I was pregnant just yesterday.  I look at my daughter (who is sprawled out on my bed right now), and can't believe that she is one today. Well technically, 5:17 p.m. is when she entered this world.

She is a walking (started walking in July), somewhat talking, toddler now.  She climbs over things, likes to do somersaults (maybe another Gabby Douglas on our hands?), loves to dance and sing, is very vocal about what she wants, and loves to give hugs.  Seriously, the cutest thing in the world is when she walks up to me with her arms outstretched, gives me a hug and pats me on the back.

As I write this, I am about to tear up. Now, I am an emotional person to begin with, and I cry at pretty much anything. But even though it has only been a year, my little baby has grown up so fast.  I still miss the days when she was just a tiny newborn, that loved to snuggle. I remember her first smile, her first coo, the first time I left her so that my husband and I can have a date night (I was a WRECK that night!!!).  Everyday she just amazes me with what she does. It is mindblowing how much I can love one little person so much from the first moment that I saw them.

So happy birthday sweet, sweet Charlotte Adventure.  I hope we are doing an o.k. job being your parents. And may your life be filled with many adventures ahead of you.

Here is one year of Charlotte. I tried to do it in order, but.....some of them may not be in order :)

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