“Noel…has been our miracle from Jesus since the beginning.
This is a piece of heaven on earth.
Through the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s Grace was given.”
Carissa + Cody’s Lifestyle Newborn Christmas Photos in Clovis
Noel was welcomed to the world 5 weeks earlier than her due date. Her mother, Carissa, shared the above message on social media when Noel first arrived, and it has resonated with me since. My hope for Noel’s Christmas newborn photos was to reflect the sincerity of Carissa’s words.
I’ve known both Carissa and Cody for several years now. We worked for a local organization, Care Fresno, that provided after-school programming and additional resources to apartment complexes in our community with historically high rates of crime and poverty. I also met my husband, Kyle, through my time in this organization. Kyle lived with Cody at one of the apartment complexes for some time, while I worked alongside Carissa at the organization’s main office. We’ve all been intertwined in one another’s lives for years.
Carissa and Cody initially asked me to take their maternity photos at Shaver Lake. They’ve spent many day trips, evenings, and even their honeymoon at Shaver Lake. Needless to say, a maternity session at Shaver Lake would have been perfect for them. Noel made her arrival just before the session was scheduled. We rescheduled their session to wait until Noel had a chance to grow a little more.
Noel grew every single day by the grace of God! She now fits into her newborn outfits, and was ready for her Christmas newborn photos.
You can scroll below to check out some of my favorites from Carissa and Cody’s Christmas newborn photos in Clovis.
Carissa and Cody, thank you for sharing your newest piece of heaven on earth with me to capture. It’s always an honor to be the person trusted to document such a beautiful time in a child’s life. It’s even more humbling when its two people you’ve known for so long. I’m glad that we’re part of each other’s stories.
If you’re interested in booking your own Christmas newborn photos (or just regular, year-round newborn photos), you can contact me here
December 10, 2022