Last week I got to style two week old Ashlynn Elizabeth Davis's first newborn photos! Ashlynn's extra sweet because she's my cousin's first baby girl. Jen and I grew up playing together like sisters. Seeing each other almost every weekend and begging our parents to sleep over one another's houses. We spent countless hours riding bikes with the boys, braiding hair, sharing clothes, playing "shop" (yes, we would take turns "buying" things from each other!) and playing house with our dolls. We dreamt of pretty weddings and being mommy's one day . . .
Fast forward some years. Jen meets a sweet young(er) boy Mike in high school. Mike asks Jen to a school dance as a freshman! She was a Jr. maybe? Ok now fast forward about 10 years later, Mike and Jen reconnect and start dating! Now it's for real and Mike wasn't going to let my cousin out of his sight ever again. Then in 2012, I was honored to be one of Jen's bridesmaids and this year I'm excited to share in the joy of their first baby!
It's been amazing to witness Jen's dreams of daddy and baby come true!
I introduced Jen to April in hopes they would hit it off (everyone involved loves to laugh and have fun!) and to no surprise they did! April shot Jen and Mike's engagement photos, wedding and like many of April's couples, now capturing the precious moments of baby no.1!
April K Photography invited me to do this shoot together to help share Ashlynn's special story . . . What would Ahslynn dream about? What would she do at her first birth-day party? With April's magic mommy touch swaying Ashlynn fast asleep for the photoshoot, baby Ashlynn dreamt of shiny silver stars . . . her mommy's favorite flower—soft pink peonies . . . her daddy's favorite silly jingle "What does the fox say?" . . . Ashlynn would dance, smile and laugh the entire party with her favorite furry friends! Even her mommy's baby doll that was given to Jen by her grandmother helped Ashlynn celebrate her special day!
I designed a petite baby bouquet for Ashlynn's party brought party hats, mini presents and banner to boot all wrapped in mint green and pale yellow paper by Fig. 2 Design Studio. Spools of soft ribbon by Studio Carta Angela Liguori and circle confetti by Knot & Bow.
Here is Ashlynn and April's gorgeous photos . . .
Welcome, sweet pea! We love you over the moon! Sweet dreams always.
Flowers: westerner peonies, white fridge tulips, white hydrangea, juliet garden roses, paperwhite erlicheer daffodils