Welcome to the world Dallas

On May 12 at 7:09 am Dallas Martin O’Rourke entered the world and stole his mommy and daddy’s heart. Dallas was just 7 days old when Macy and Ryan drove 4 hours to our studio for his newborn photo session.

Now, you would think driving 4 hours in a car, sleeping the whole way that his newborn session would be challenging. I have to admit, I was a bit worried we wouldn’t have sleepy poses but I was wrong. They arrived at 3 pm, we started right away. My husband James took his sleeper off to wrap him for the first pose.

After the cutest dreamy smile, he started to fuss. He was hungry, after a brief 10 minute break to fill him we got back to the shoot. We decided to start with the “bottoms up” pose. Dallas stayed pretty much asleep the entire time, towards the end, we got a couple shots with his beautiful eyes open.

Macy and Ryan were great to work with, they let us just do our thing, posing and wrapping Dallas. They had only a couple requests and one was to have a photo of their little cowboy with his boots and hat on. I couldn’t believe how well he did as we posed him for this shot, he laid there all relaxed and gave us the most perfect photo.


Babies grow way too fast, if you are expecting or know someone that is, I highly recommend booking a newborn session, they are moments you will cherish forever of your baby. We have some pretty amazing deals on until June 10th and would love to chat about your newborn session.

My Journey to the bump….

I think it’s time to share more about me, my journey and my photography.

Most of you don’t know me personally, I’m just a photographer that you found or referred to by a friend. I want you to know me and understand how my journey to the bump effects my photography.

10 years ago I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, I never tried for kids because of the situation I was in until now. My husband and I were married December 31, 2016, we talked about trying for children right away because I didn’t know how long it would take with my issues.

Fast forward to April 17th, 2018 after numerous tests with my new doctor, Dr. Ripley I found out I do NOT have PCOS. I honestly can’t remember the name of what I do have but I know that it explains my irregular cycle and will be fixed with simple day surgery after my MRI. Dr. Ripley is confident that he will be able to help us make Baby Peake a reality.

I have always loved children. I taught Sunday School, Youth Group, I grew up surrounded by cousins. I couldn’t wait to have my own. Tough times and wrong paths in life brought me to where I am today. I have an amazing husband, a successful business now to add in a baby would make everything perfect. I know it won’t be easy, I’ve gone through a lot and still have more to come but I know that one day I could very well be taking photos of my own baby.

How does this journey effect my photography? I do get asked if it’s hard to photograph newborns or expectant mothers… my answer is simple… No. In fact they are two of my favorite sessions. I love photographing expectant parents, the glow, the joy as they are waiting for their baby then to get to hold that baby and photographing the baby… it is honestly an incredible feeling.

I created a “Rainbow Baby Package” around this time last year. The inspiration behind it was family and friends that have suffered miscarriages then had their Rainbow Baby! I didn’t have that package on our website  for a full day and booked my first session. It’s how I met Lindsay and Jason. They were expecting their rainbow baby after years of heartache and battles. We photographed their maternity session and every moment since. We are photographing Oliver’s Cake Smash in June.

Lindsay  has been an amazing support system for me since I began my journey over a year ago. She’s been through everything I am going through and much more. A good friend of mine and client Mallori interviewed me on her mommy blog about my journey. Here is the link : https://momanticsblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/realizing-its-okay-when-your-baby-takes-a-little-longer-to-get-in-the-oven/

This is just the beginning of our journey…. stay tuned for the next chapter. I will be writing about it when it happens. #journeytobabypeake