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Baby "R" / Columbus, Ohio Baby Photography

Jillian Rollins

So, in walks mama looking like a celebrity - Hair perfect.  Nails amazing.  Makeup totally on point (making me feel like my leggings and t-shirt are totally pajama worthy) and I'm immediately so excited for the mama/baby portion.

**** Also, sidebar: she looks crazy familiar and I've been trying to place her since the session and for some totally odd reason I feel like I saw her at a Sam Hunt concert??!  Could that even be possible?   I swear I met her there - they had the Cabana next to us at a concert out in the woods a few summers ago.  I, of course, didn't mention this because it was, after all, a few years ago and I feel like it's stalker-ish to ask if she was at that concert.....forever ago.  And why would I remember her?  LOL!  Maybe it's the hair?  I asked a girl about her hair color and swear it's her....anyhow.  When and if mama reads this, she'll think I'm crazy.  LOL.  ***

 She sets her new little man down and lifts up the cover and there sits the most delicious bundle of squish ever!  He turns out to have the sweetest most kissable face with soft chubby cheeks and totally perfect lips.  So now I can't wait for the baby portion either!

A few hours later, her hubby leaves work and heads to the studio and completes the perfect ending to a dream session. They are an  amazingly sweet family, and I love that daddy, who hadn't seen his little guy in a few hours,  was dying to hold his little man as soon as he walked in.  
Baby "R" snoozed for <almost> the entire time and I'm pretty sure I'm ordering some of these prints to display in the studio.  
He's the best, most squishtastic babe ever. 

 

 

Baby "M" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Jillian Rollins

I'm not quite sure where to start with this story.  I received a call from my dear friend who had a co-worker whose son was in NICU at a local hospital and wanted to know if I could travel there to take newborn photos of him.  I did and instantly fell head over heels for their sweet boy.  Mama sat by his side day after day and we discussed plans for a session in my studio once he was released from the hospital.  The second call I received was another session in the hospital as it looked as if their sweet boy would never make it home.  With my heart in my throat, I pulled into the parking lot at the hospital, said a prayer and unloaded my camera gear.  I had no idea how I would manage to keep it together for this session, but I knew that these portraits would be for a lifetime...so I took a deep breathe and headed upstairs.  They looked at their sweet boy so intently and held him so close while they whispered goodbyes.....My heart broke for them.
I will be forever grateful for them sharing their sweet boy with me one last time and trusting me to capture it.  They gave me so much more in that day than I could have given them with photos.  I saw first hand what true love looks like.  I was able to see unconditional love within an arms reach...I saw the generosity of nurses and physicians whose job entails so much more than I ever realized.  And I was able to see the value of time.  I actually SAW time and what it meant.  You can't hold onto it but you can certainly live IN it.  That you can be fully present...so present that the whole room can feel it.  And it also helped my to realize that the tool in my hand really was the only way to make that day stand still for them.  Again, them trusting me with that means more to me than they will ever realize.

Fast forward to an Instagram scroll many months later and I see that this amazing, resilient couple is expecting again!  I cried happy tears!  I am in awe of the strength and love these two share.  And sweet little baby M.  Their ray of sunshine after a storm that left them heartbroken.  She's so sweet and tiny and perfect.  I was so happy to incorporate some of her big brother's items into her shoot .... and I'm pretty sure she was happy to include him as well because just when I wrapped the teddy bear made from her brothers blanket around her....she gave the sweetest smile. 

Outdoor Cake Smash & Family Photo Session / Jillian Renee Photography

Jillian Rollins

I'm kind of wishing it wasn't almost fall here in Central Ohio...

...now don't get me wrong.  I love ALL things fall.  ALL OF THEM.  
But this outdoor cake smash session is giving me all the feels. It makes me want to hold onto the warm golden summer evenings just a little longer so I can capture more of these amazing outdoor birthday celebrations.   

Summer Nights / Columbus Ohio Family Photographer

Jillian Rollins

I always say that my heart is newborn photography, but then summer hits and all these amazing families allow me the opportunity to capture these images for them and I'm all caught up in the family photographer feels.

I just can NOT with watching families look into each others eyes, give snuggles, hold hands, giggle and just be.  There is something so magical about it all.  

My only hope is that these families actually
PRINT THESE PHOTOS and get them up and displayed.  
(pretty please?!?)

Welcome to the world baby "P" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Jillian Rollins

The moment this mama walked in for her Maternity Session, I knew it was going to be good.  The lovely ladies from The Beauty and the Blondes Salon in Canal Winchester (right down the street from my studio) ROCKED her hair and makeup and had her looking amazing.  
Fast forward 4 weeks to the day her little girl FINALLY decided to make her debut!  
A week past her due date, this little  peanut didn't want to leave her cozy little 9 month home!

Welcome to the world Baby P - you are so loved......

 

Meet Baby "P" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This little guy and his family traveled all the way from out of state for this session.  
When that happens, you absolutely feel like it's "now or never" as you can't exactly just have them come back if baby decides to party like a rockstar instead of sleep.  
LOL
Luckily for me, baby P did not disappoint.  His whole family was so sweet and his big sister was totally model material.  
She was SO GOOD with him guys!  SO GOOD!
 I'm so honored they chose JRP.  I hope mama loves them as much as I do.

Enjoy....

 

Introducing Baby "T" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

First Birthday Session / Columbus Ohio Childrens Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This little guy just turned one!
It's one of the best "perks" of the job!  
No, not the leftover smash cake (although that's a pretty good one too...lol!)  
But watching these tiny little babies grow into these full-of-personality 12month olds!  

Happy Birthday Landon!

Newborn Twin Boys / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Jillian Rollins

Being a mommy of twins myself, I'm always so excited to have twin in the studio.  It's so crazy to think back to that chaotic time when your hands are full, the house is a mess (let's be real, mine is still a mess!), and you're just trying to keep your head above water.  I honestly have no idea how mamas of newborn twins do it!  And that is coming from a mamma of twins!  
I can hardly remember balancing a baby on each hip, pushing two shopping carts around the grocery store, or navigating the crowded aisles of a mall with a double stroller.  
I say that to give all of you mamas who are out there living it hour by hour hope.  For real, you just get through it and then one day look back and you're on the other side of it.  
Babies are such a blessing.  Oh my goodness.  There is NOTHING better in the entire world that to meet your little one(s) for the first time, but babies are WORK!  
We all know it's true!  
So hats off to all the mamas out there with their hands full and their hearts even fuller.....

xoxo, Jillian

 

Emma turns one! / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Emma.  Sweet Girl.  Happy,Happy Birthday!  

I've had such a great time watching you grow this year.  
From sleepy baby to serious six-monther to smiley & silly twelve month old!  
Here's a look back at your first year....

 

Introducing Wyatt Beatrice / Newborn Photography Columbus Ohio / Jillian Renee Photography

Jillian Rollins

I love it when newbies come to the studio flaunting a full head of hair.  And this lady did NOT disappoint!  She was so pretty and so sleepy (once we got her to sleep...).  I also need to mention how amazing mama looks.  Right?  I am so happy that these two ladies spent an afternoon with me.  And I'm kind of loving the blanket and bow mama brought along
(see first pic...)

All boy / Jillian Renee Photography Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Momma and I bonded right away.  Sitting in my tiny loft turned newborn studio on the second floor of my home.  She had twins...I had twins.  We both understood the chaos and delicate balancing act of caring for two newborns at the same time.  I recognized the bags under her eyes and remembered all too well the days I longed for more than two hours of sleep at a time.  Fast forward to  my next photo studio.  A small pink building nestled in downtown Canal Winchester.  Two toddlers and now a third baby boy.  Glowing but also overwhelmed, this mama gracefully cared for her three boys.  It was great to reconnect.  Now we both had three boys and shared "war" stories of being a mom to all boys.  Another couple of years, she enters my much larger studio and it's a good thing I decided to "upgrade".  In walk two little men.  Dressed to kill.  Then comes another one.  Dressed just like the other two and finally in walks dad carrying a new baby. A fourth boy.  And their family is complete.  It's so great to see the smiles on their faces.  These five guys are so lucky.  This mama bear is so strong and loving.  I'm honored to be a part of their story......

baby's first year / jillian renee photography columbus ohio baby photographer

Jillian Rollins

 

One of my favorite things about being a newborn photographer is being able to capture all of the milestones of baby's first year.  When clients first walk in with their tiny babe tucked into the carseat, it's so fun to pull back the blanket and see this precious little angel all nestled in.  The carseat is 10 times their size.  When they walk back into the studio just six short months later it's the biggest transformation in the world.  They pull back the blanket and there is the same baby but now their feet go all the way to the edge of the carseat.  
They have a head full of hair, a toothy grin and are full of personality.  

Capturing Baby's First Year is so special!

    

 

 

Jillian Renee Photography / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

I'm so fortunate to have such amazing clients.  I've had the privilege of photographing this sweet family for all of their newborn sessions.  This little sweetheart makes baby number THREE for them (truth be told, I hope they have 6 or 7 babies because they make the cutest kiddos around!).  This session proved to be a bit of a challenge with a 2 yr old and 1 year old "big" brother and sister.  We manage to get everyone settled though and as you can see, baby sis was able to catch a few zzzz's in the midst of the chaos.

 

Cake Smash Session - Woodland Theme / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Be still my heart with this smiley little dude.  I hadn't seen him since his newborn session so I was blown away when I saw how big he had gotten.  He was all smiles and didn't mind our countless outfit changes since we promised him cake when it was all done!  lol!  

I snuck in a few flashback photos at the end of his maternity and newborn session....I love a good before/after don't you!?