Welcome, Baby Avery!

Ahh, that sweet newborn phase. You can feel it the moment you walk through the front door: a beautiful, pristine nursery, a careful silence in the air, and utterly exhausted and yet over-the-moon joyful parents.

That's exactly what I found when I visited Katie and Kyle. I had the pleasure of photographing their maternity portraits in February, and now it was finally time for Avery's newborn session. Avery had just been born about a week prior, and their home was somehow simultaneously bustling with activity and calm. Katie's dad had enlisted a crew to overhaul the backyard while a soft rain fell. Inside, the new family of three relaxed quietly, breathing in all of Avery's little features.

"I think I'll read her a book today!" Kyle mused, while perusing Avery's bookshelf. (Cue me dissolving into a puddle over how adorable that was!) He finally decided on Hop on Pop, an excellent choice for a new dad.

Avery is already so surrounded by love! She is of course adored by her mama and daddy, and she also has two little cousins born within a few weeks of her. This family is going to have their hands (happily) full!

Congratulations, Peddicord family! I cannot wait to watch Avery grow!