sweet little legs | nashville baby photographer

For almost 12 months these sweet little legs have been kicking, learning, and growing.

nashville baby photographer | jenny cruger photography

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

lucas & annie | nashville family photographer

When we knew Annie was coming, and when she arrived, I never imagined what thick bond they would share.  It’s as if their DNA creates an immediate chemistry and love; one that only siblings can feel.  I have no idea what that feels like, but I can only imagine how it must feel to be so close to a part of someone else, and knowing that you will have a friend forever.  It’s amazing to watch every single day. She is completely smitten with him, and him with her.

To my babies…and their first portraits I’ve taken together.

nashville family photographer | jenny cruger photography
nashville family photographer | jenny cruger photography

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

georgia kate | nashville newborn photographer

Once this sweet little peanut was welcomed home from her NICU stay, she was greeted with her beautiful room designed by her sweet mama, a professional in the field.  Of course, her nursery was amazing and photographing her newborn session there was such a treat for me.  Georgia’s sweet dog even got to make a little appearance.  I think they’ll be best friends.

nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography
nashville newborn photographer| jenny cruger photography

 

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

August 14, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Rebecca - So beautiful and peaceful!

love fiercely | nashville family photographer

There is a fierce, innate, and indescribable connection between a mother and her child.

jenny cruger photography | nashville family photographer

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

Annie’s 4 month collection | Nashville baby photographer

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The mommy in these photos doesn’t like herself much lately.

Truth be told, the thought of portraits of myself right now is terribly unappealing.

Daily in the mirror I see a mama who needs to lose 50 pounds, but would be thrilled with even 30 pounds.  And what’s worse is I have the tools to lose the weight, but I sabotage myself with no willpower to say no to eating out and convenience. (Which is also a sabotage just saying that because some of the healthiest foods I can eat, and enjoy, take no time to prepare) And maybe deep down I am scared that I can’t do it, so I might as well go off plan anyway. Every month I take portraits with Annie I’m reminded how I haven’t shed her baby weight, OR her brother’s baby weight from 5 years ago. I’m reminded that I’m not one of those moms that bounces back to her once double digit weight.

I see a mama who can’t stand that her 30 year old skin could still pass for 15, and not in a good way.  The only difference between my skin now and 15 years ago? More scarring.

I see a mama who wanted nothing more than to nurse her baby, but couldn’t. And feels sad and guilty daily about it.

But in these portraits I see none of that. Looking at these, taken in beautiful light, from all the right angles, I see the mama my babies see.

And that is what I need for all of clients to feel as well. Because I am proof that you can feel like you just aren’t currently at your best, but adore portraits of yourself with your sweet babies. And your babies need to know and see that love in photographs because that’s the mama they see every day. Please do not WAIT.  I would be so sad if I waited until I was where I want to be to get in photos with Annie.  As much of a struggle as it can be, I pick myself up, throw on some make up and get in front of my lens.

Because as much as I adore these TODAY, they will become that much more valuable in 6 months, 6 years, and in 60 years for Annie to have.

jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

August 22, 2014 - 6:32 pm

ali b. - Perfect capture.

August 19, 2014 - 1:23 am

sarah wolfe - Ahh, I am in your shoes with weight I’d rather not be carrying and a sweet, sweet baby I can’t get enough of. You look amazing in these and what a treasure for you to have. I love baby Annie’s name too! I need to bite the bullet and get in photos with my baby boy too. Thank you for the inspiration. I love your work and hope to take your mentoring workshop at some point.

August 11, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Wendy Cain - Jenny, a beautiful post, beautiful photos and a beautiful baby girl. Keep on keeping on, you are fabulous just as you are!

Wendy, New Zealand

August 11, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Tina - So beautiful! You look gorgeous, I would love to have images like these of me & my kiddos!

August 11, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Tira J - These images are completely priceless and perfect Jenny! Annie will treasure them for ever and ever. xoxo

August 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Leigh Van Horn - The mama in these photos is gorgeous! As is the baby. As is the photography.
And I’m in the am in the same boat. Three months post baby- need to lose 50 but would be thrilled with 30.

August 11, 2014 - 9:53 am

tamsen - these are absolutely beautiful Jenny! Just gorgeous! p.s. I know what you mean about the 15 year old skin…I’m still there at 29 :P

August 11, 2014 - 8:53 am

Leigh Ripps - So powerful! You are beautiful and an amazing mom to Lucas and Annie. She will love having these images as tangible reminders of how much her mama loves her.