There is nothing like having a new baby in your home. I love this little guy and loved being able to feel good enough to shoot his Fresh 48 session myself.  A “fresh 48” or a newborn lifestyle session in the hospital, is a way to capture all of those firsts.  It is so fun to remember all the little details from your little ones first few moments. As any new mom may tell you, these little ones change so fast and you want to remember every little thing.

Jared was going to be named Jack. I was sure of it. We, I mean I loved the name Jack pretty much my whole pregnancy although I flirted with a few other names. Wade was not on board with any of my other suggestions and I didn’t like any of his. Finn, Dean, Kellen, Jack… The list went on and on. So one day while we were praying together Wade prayed that we would find a name that we loved loved that we could name our little boy. About two weeks later he said “What about Jared?” Lets be honest, it came out of nowhere. I had never considered that name before. But after he said it it felt kind of nice. We went to the hospital with the names Jared Micheal or Jack Robert, or Jared Scott. We like to use family names as middle names. Our baby was without a name for about 24 hours while we went back and forth. I liked Jared better at first and then Wade preferred Jack. It went around and around like that then finally we just both felt like Jared Robert would be a good name.

It’s funny how things change when you see your baby for the first time. Jared has always been a calm and sweet baby. He was so chill and loved to cuddle anyone that had him. He ate well from the beginning and slept even better than he ate. When we took him home I was worried how his older brothers may be around him. We walked in the door with him and our 2 year old came right up to him and wanted to hold him and love him. Preston took Jared’s binki out of his mouth and gave him a kiss on the lips. They fell in love with him right away. Things have not really changed much since. 

K this little dude is likely the cutest little dude on the block… Second only to my boys. I mean I have to say that right? This session was a blast. I loved the bright sunny light, this dudes smile and the fact that you can feel how loved he is.

Meet big brother, He is a total ladies man… j/k lol He has a tender and kind heart and is so fun to be around. 

So yeah, this happened. This cat just showed up on set and wanted to join he family. At one point it climbed the tree right above my head. I was sure it was going to jump right on my head. To get the kids attention and make them laugh I told the kids that the cat was in fact, going to  jump on my head.. they were terrified. It backfired. 

Utah Wedding Photography happens year round, in rain, snow and wind. The weather may not always cooperate but I get to shoot in some of the most spectacular places with the best views. This wedding we were praying for the wind to stop being so bitter cold and for the forecasted snow storm to hold of a few hours. Lucky for us the snow held off and the wind blew out the inversion so we could see the spectacular mountains of the Wasatch front.

Teilor and Bryson met on Tinder. Bryson said he had is radius set on 30 or so miles and Teilor had hers set on about 5 miles. She lived in Sandy and he lived in Provo but she happened to be visiting a friend within about 5 miles of where Bryson lived. They both swiped right. They chatted for a few weeks and both thought the other one seemed too eager and therefore neither of them were looking forward to the first date. 

Teilor joked that she  recently had a series of crappy dates. She was going to delete all the dating apps after this date and take a break. Well wouldn’t you know they hit it off. Date two or three Bryson had a cold but Teilor was giving him all the signals that she wanted him to make the move and kiss her. He decided to take the risk of getting her sick too and go for it.. They said the rest was history. She was hooked after that first kiss.

These two were so cute as they practically ran out of the temple to greet friends and family. As I think about their story it reminds me how you meet the right person at the right time. Bryson joked that she had to have a series of bad dates to make him look good. I think ti was more than that. In life we dream of the person we think would be perfect for us. 

In my youth, I wrote a letter to myself in church. I wrote that one day that the man I would marry would have a dimpled chin, light eyes and dark hair and freckles on his arms. I mean, maybe some people are not as specific as I was, maybe that is smart. With that said, we all have a series of criteria we want our match to have. I think that over time and experience we begin to look deeper. We find that more than physical attributes we want someone to challenge us. Someone who wants to try hard everyday to make our marriage great. We want someone that complements our weakness and builds us up. 

I dont think it was a coincidence that Teilor found Bryson when she did. I know she found him at the perfect time, a time when they both narrowed down who they were and wanted to be with forever. They are a great match. Happy forevering Mr and Mrs Robbins!

Dress: Davids Bridal

Flowers: Micheals and Costco