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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. 

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....

 

My favorite age...the six month session / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

Jillian Rollins

I say "my favorite age", but who am I kidding?!?  
I love all dem' babies!  
Newborns, Six Months, One Year olds....then skip ages 2 and 3 and head right for four.  LOL!  
Can I get an amen?  
(All those mamas out there know just what I'm talking about) 
They go from sweet as pie to little rot-pots around 2 & 3.  
...and the man above, being the genius that he is, makes them so chubby and delicious and adorable that we don't even mind when they do go through their rotten stages!  

Seriously though, month six is so great. 
They are full of smiles and love to play but still love snuggles.
AND THEY STILL NAP TWO TIMES A DAY!  (again, amen from all the mamas out there!)  

Here's a little PRECIOUS PLAN member, half way through her first year with JRP. 
I may be obsessed.  She seriously is beyond sweet.  
To top it off her mom and grandmother are amazingly sweet.  
She couldn't ask for better women to look up too. 
Happy Half Birthday Dollbaby!

...and a little flashback to six short months ago.....

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!

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....

 

Baby Charlotte / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This sweet little girl was a dreamboat for her newborn session!  I think that her family images might be some of my most favorite ever!  She already has daddy wrapped around her finger.  He couldn't get enough of little Charlotte and her mama.  
I am so blessed to be able to share in these special moments with so many families!

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!

    

 

 

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!?