What is more exciting than when great friends become parents for the first time? Chris and Jess have been long time friends of Weston and I and we couldn't be more excited for them! Just last week they welcomed little miss Ivy into the world and it was an honor to be able to capture their first family photos.
Upon waking into their home you are instantly greeted by their first child, an adorable dog named Murry. He is very proud of his baby sister and she gets tons of kisses from him anytime she is at his level, which is almost everywhere. Murphy and Ivy will definitely have an amazing relationship as she grows up!
Taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather here in Davidson, we made our way to their amazing front porch swing, the kind that makes you want to leydown and get a good book! After taking a few photos outside and in their living room that is flooded with natural light, we got to do some photos in the nursery and finished the session in their master bedroom. The nursery might have been one of my favorite nursery spaces I have been in, in a long time. Jessica designed one of the sweetest spaces for their little girl with neutral colors and a few girls touches that I am sure Ivy will love once she gets a little older. Jessica is one of the best bargain hunters I know (seriously, if you want to know where to get a deal, ask her!) but also has an eye for reclaimed objects and how to use them in a different way than they were intended (like their headboard, it was garage doors from Chris's grandma's house). Their home has some really great heirloom items and one of my favorite qualities of this couple is how much respect they have for where they come from and love for those around them.
Chris and Jessica, thank you so much for asking me to come be apart of your lives in a time that is so crazy and exciting all at the same time. Yall are going to be amazing parents and Ivy is going to be loved more than she can handle.
Katy Short is a family photographer but does any and all things from engagements, to weddings, to newborns and family portraits with young and grown kids. She loves God, her Mr. Fix-it husband, three daughters, anything with chocolate. She is grew up in southern Louisiana but loves that she gets to call Mooresville, NC home and she secretly hopes to be able to move back so her daughterâ€™s can experience all the unique things that make southern Louisiana so special. Please email Katy at email@example.com for your next photography needs.