Newborn Twin Brothers Ethan & Eli | Clarksville Newborn Photographer


Newborn Twin Baby Boys These twin brothers stole my heart and the public spotlight more than once over the past few months.  Considering that their mother and father were both soldiers in the Army and served together in Afghanistan, I should have expected these precious little “military brats” to take charge and steal hearts along the way.  Born micro-preemies, the boys were 9 weeks old by time they graced me with their presence.  Even so, they were each approximately 5 lbs at the time.  Tiny!

To honor their dual military parents, we incorporated Mom & Dad’s Uniform Shirts atop the separate tiers of a miniature bunk bed.  The setup proved to be not only meaningful and PERSONAL to the family, but also a big hit with the public.  BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS featured the image of the boys on the bunk bed on THE BLOG and their Facebook Fanpage on December 2nd, 2012.

newborn twin boys on a bunk bed with ACU tops and Army caps

This image was featured at BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS as well on December 29th, and proves to be a favorite image for many (including me).  I plead the 5th on which brother this is though – I refuse to play favorites!

Newborn baby boy laying on ACUs with military cap

Since the boys were photographed in MOvember {November} and have a grandfather with a famous ‘stache, we decided to run with it and photograph them supporting the cause as well.  It became another little personal touch that tells a story about their family, which is an important part of what I strive to give each client.  Here they are pictured with their Grandfather:

Twin newborn babies and their mustaches for MOVEMBER

Apparently the newborn ‘stache picture was appreciated by more than just the family it represented.  Plenty of giggles and comments came about, and BEST BABY PHOTOGRAPHERS shared the picture on their Facebook Fanpage on November 28th.  How fun!

newborn twin boys wearing mustaches for movember

Being the middle of the holidays, we put together a very fitting Facebook Timeline Cover for Mom & Dad too – it still makes me chuckle 🙂

Silent Night?  Yeah Right!  Newborn Twins

When Daddy & Mommy were deployed together in Afghanistan, Daddy gave Mommy a teddy bear lovingly named “Beans”.  How appropriate that Beans be photographed with the boys now!  I wonder what will become of Beans once the boys are old enough to realize there is only ONE Beans?  I think we may have to check back with the parents in a few years to find out.  Until then, they were perfectly content sharing him in sweet slumber.

twin newborn boys and small teddy bear

Here are a few more favorites from our time together, including this adorable shot with tiny little newborn baby fedora hats from Kasey’s Creations!  (She makes the infamous little newborn Army caps as well).  You can follow her on Facebook too if you like, tell her I sent you!

newborn twin boys wearing newborn baby sized fedora hats newborn twin baby boys laying in basket

All in all, it was a wonderful session!  My dear friend Jasmine over at The Jazzy Peony Prop Shop assisted with the babies, stop by her Facebook Fanpage and give her some love if you get a chance!

Last but not least, I must include the obligatory sleeping parent out-take that so many of you love.  With twins, I expected Mom to be knocked out much sooner and for much longer, but I will take what I can get 🙂

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these images and “getting to know” this family with me.  Just for fun, if this blog post receives 20 comments this month, then the family will receive a free gift!  So, if you love what you see, please make sure you SHARE IT so others can see what you love too.  Thank you!

newborn baby photographer in clarksville nashville tennessee tn and fort campbell ky kentucky, pictured moments by april

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Newborn Twin Brothers Ethan & Eli | Clarksville Newborn Photographer


Newborn Twin Baby Boys These twin brothers stole my heart and the public spotlight more than once over the past few months.  Considering that their mother and father were both soldiers in the Army and served together in Afghanistan, I should have expected these precious little “military brats” to take charge and steal hearts along the way.  Born micro-preemies, the boys were 9 weeks old by time they graced me with their presence.  Even so, they were each approximately 5 lbs at the time.  Tiny!

To honor their dual military parents, we incorporated Mom & Dad’s Uniform Shirts atop the separate tiers of a miniature bunk bed.  The setup proved to be not only meaningful and PERSONAL to the family, but also a big hit with the public.  BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS featured the image of the boys on the bunk bed on THE BLOG and their Facebook Fanpage on December 2nd, 2012.

newborn twin boys on a bunk bed with ACU tops and Army caps

This image was featured at BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS as well on December 29th, and proves to be a favorite image for many (including me).  I plead the 5th on which brother this is though – I refuse to play favorites!

Newborn baby boy laying on ACUs with military cap

Since the boys were photographed in MOvember {November} and have a grandfather with a famous ‘stache, we decided to run with it and photograph them supporting the cause as well.  It became another little personal touch that tells a story about their family, which is an important part of what I strive to give each client.  Here they are pictured with their Grandfather:

Twin newborn babies and their mustaches for MOVEMBER

Apparently the newborn ‘stache picture was appreciated by more than just the family it represented.  Plenty of giggles and comments came about, and BEST BABY PHOTOGRAPHERS shared the picture on their Facebook Fanpage on November 28th.  How fun!

newborn twin boys wearing mustaches for movember

Being the middle of the holidays, we put together a very fitting Facebook Timeline Cover for Mom & Dad too – it still makes me chuckle 🙂

Silent Night?  Yeah Right!  Newborn Twins

When Daddy & Mommy were deployed together in Afghanistan, Daddy gave Mommy a teddy bear lovingly named “Beans”.  How appropriate that Beans be photographed with the boys now!  I wonder what will become of Beans once the boys are old enough to realize there is only ONE Beans?  I think we may have to check back with the parents in a few years to find out.  Until then, they were perfectly content sharing him in sweet slumber.

twin newborn boys and small teddy bear

Here are a few more favorites from our time together, including this adorable shot with tiny little newborn baby fedora hats from Kasey’s Creations!  (She makes the infamous little newborn Army caps as well).  You can follow her on Facebook too if you like, tell her I sent you!

newborn twin boys wearing newborn baby sized fedora hats newborn twin baby boys laying in basket

All in all, it was a wonderful session!  My dear friend Jasmine over at The Jazzy Peony Prop Shop assisted with the babies, stop by her Facebook Fanpage and give her some love if you get a chance!

Last but not least, I must include the obligatory sleeping parent out-take that so many of you love.  With twins, I expected Mom to be knocked out much sooner and for much longer, but I will take what I can get 🙂

GQ4A7941

I hope you’ve enjoyed these images and “getting to know” this family with me.  Just for fun, if this blog post receives 20 comments this month, then the family will receive a free gift!  So, if you love what you see, please make sure you SHARE IT so others can see what you love too.  Thank you!

newborn baby photographer in clarksville nashville tennessee tn and fort campbell ky kentucky, pictured moments by april

Military Families Learn to Relish the Moment | Fort Campbell Newborn Photographer


What a beautiful baby newborn Cole was!  He was just as sweet as can be, calm and content throughout his entire newborn portrait session.  Considering that his Daddy’s deployment to Afghanistan with the Army was just around the corner, I expected the tension to be a little thicker, and Cole to be affected by it.  I found the opposite to be true though.  The family was more focused on relishing the moment, enjoying each other, and attempting to slow down the passing of time.  I enjoyed spending time with them during their session, especially Cole and his older brother Connor.  I can’t wait to watch these boys grow over the next year, while preserving memories as images to share with their Daddy away at war.

newborn army baby sticking his tongue out at deploymentsNewborn boy and brother sleeping newborn baby boynewborn boy and older brother with a tonka trucknewborn baby boy sleeping in army dad's armsnewborn boy with upcycled newborn sleep cap newborn boy in blue crochet hat with ear flapsnewborn boy posed with antique crateupcycled newborn hat and antique yellow bucketnewborn baby photographer clarksville, tn   fort campbell, ky   www.picturedmomentsbyapril.com

Military Families Learn to Relish the Moment | Fort Campbell Newborn Photographer


What a beautiful baby newborn Cole was!  He was just as sweet as can be, calm and content throughout his entire newborn portrait session.  Considering that his Daddy’s deployment to Afghanistan with the Army was just around the corner, I expected the tension to be a little thicker, and Cole to be affected by it.  I found the opposite to be true though.  The family was more focused on relishing the moment, enjoying each other, and attempting to slow down the passing of time.  I enjoyed spending time with them during their session, especially Cole and his older brother Connor.  I can’t wait to watch these boys grow over the next year, while preserving memories as images to share with their Daddy away at war.

newborn army baby sticking his tongue out at deploymentsNewborn boy and brother sleeping newborn baby boynewborn boy and older brother with a tonka trucknewborn baby boy sleeping in army dad's armsnewborn boy with upcycled newborn sleep cap newborn boy in blue crochet hat with ear flapsnewborn boy posed with antique crateupcycled newborn hat and antique yellow bucketnewborn baby photographer clarksville, tn   fort campbell, ky   www.picturedmomentsbyapril.com

A vow to REMEMBER.


On 9-11, we take the time to REMEMBER. We honor the many heroes of that day, the lives lost, and the families forever changed. We also pray and honor the ones that do not remember. The military children who will never remember and may never understand why Daddy, Mommy or BOTH continue to fight and protect our freedom. Sometimes, the smallest of us carry the largest burdens. May we always REMEMBER and vow to help them understand one day. God bless our military “babies”♥

As a military family with a similar story, this blog post by Janine Bondrin really hit home for me too – it’s about our military children living 9-11 at home.  I hope we can all vow to REMEMBER, always.

The military inspired headbands were donated by Twinsanity Designs for pictures of our military children – THANK YOU!

You can find the adorable baby military caps at Kasey’s Creations, also donated for pictures of our military children.  THANK YOU!

 

Happy Feet


This week’s photo challenge was themed “happy feet”.  Although we still have another day left to share and view all of the entries, I have thoroughly enjoyed them so far!  Happy feet mean so many things to me – I picture Kylie dancing or Pixie running all crazy through the house.  I thought about a pedicure, foot massage, or warm fuzzy socks – those all make my feet happy.  What really meant the most to me though were the two sets of feet that make me the happiest.