Eli | Lifestyle Newborn | Manhattan, KS

Back in July I was at a wedding where Gabe told me she was pregnant. Seeing her there with her sweet little pre-k boy Jude (whose newborn session I photographed what feels like eons ago) made me feel all the excited-can't believe it's-I'm so happy for you feels! It seems like just yesterday I was photographing little Jude and then in no time at all the Staffords became a family of four, their littlest became their biggest, and precious Eli was welcomed into the world. :)

I love the way Gabe, the gorgeous and strong woman she is, so lovingly wraps up her sweet bundle in her arms. It seemed he only felt cozy with family! ;)

A family of four! And all the boys together? Too good to be true! Lance and Jude both seemed pretty proud of the newest addition.  :)

His nursery was so sweet and full of strong Bible verses. It made me feel like there was such a strong calling on this little guy's life! 

"Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been called."

I couldn't resist stealing little Jude away for a few more shots. Goodness gracious! He's so big and a total charmer! And I won some big points with him for letting him play on his parents' bed. Shhh! Don't tell! ;)

In spite of likely breaking some house rules, I had so much fun taking part in photographing their second little one! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to join you during these tender early moments! I can't wait to see the ways your family grows, transitions, and becomes nothing short of  

super fantastic! 

Emma Wheatley

TOPEKA, KS, 66606