Oh Baby…and then some | Amarillo Newborn Photographer

We were standing near the foosball table at Silvercliff Ranch in Colorado.  I remember all of us girls standing a bit away from all of those boys.  The ones that were click-clacking the little plastic "men" around and trying to one up each other.  There was lots of giggling and staring and pointing. Who were these strange beings and why did they like playing foosball?  We all stood around, us girls in our camp t-shirts and colored wind shorts, the boys in their Air Jordan's and Girbaud jeans.  They were loud, we were giggly.  Each trying to get each other's attention.  High school.

That was when I first noticed Eric and Tricia noticing each other.  I didn't go to their high school but we were all in the same youth group and when I heard whispers like "Eric and Tricia are going together" I knew they were perfect for each other.  Both sweet and quiet. Their last names were even alphabetical. 

Now they have a little family and are still very sweet.  Their eyes still twinkle when they look at one another and that makes me very happy.  


This session was many things.  Family photos for Christmas cards, newborn photos for baby announcements.  Two precious little girls?  Oh!


And even though the majority of the session would be about the newest little bundle of joy.  I had to get Miss L all by herself.  

With the family pics over and Miss L and daddy off to McDonald's, Mama and I got to focus on sweet baby M.


I love baby lips.  


We had fun playing dress up with different hair doo-dads.  

And then it was time for a break to eat and cuddle.  This little guy gal had been a faithful assistant throughout the morning.  I had to get a pic.



Don't you just want to snuggle her?


Sweet little girl, all tucked in.  


I love newborn shoots.  It's such an honor to be trusted with someone else's tiny treasure.  The sessions are quieter and a bit slower than others. They are calm (hopefully!) and warm.  Mom and I talk and laugh.  I remember my own babies and those precious first days.  Days of cuddling, wonder, joy and newfound love.  What could be better?




By | 2017-02-06T10:56:54+00:00 January 26th, 2011|


  1. Tricia Wilkie January 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    We had so much fun taking these pictures and the results are amazing! Thank you Bethany for capturing these moments when Madelyn was only 10 days old! What a treasure!

  2. Heidi January 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Oh Bethany, what a beautiful photo.s. The one’s with the baby are just so adorable.
    I love your blog.

  3. Rene January 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I love the fond memories … and the pictures! Absolutely gorgeous family.

  4. Mindy Hawkins January 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Love the Pictures!!!

  5. Casey January 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Those are absolutely beautiful photos. and it was so nice of you to let the delivery man be in one as well.

  6. Stephanie smith January 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Amazing Pictures! Lauren and Madelynn look beautiful!

  7. Sara January 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    These pictures are absolutely fabulous or Tricia and her family.

  8. courtney e. January 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful family!! Tricia, your girls are adorable! We decided that you all looked like a “first family” in your Christmas card pic! 😉

  9. Kalley Sadler January 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work!! I love the basket pictures!

  10. Amanda Kelleher January 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    What wonderful pictures!! Tricia doesn’t even look tired.

  11. Charee Godwin-Smith January 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I wanna kiss that baby face!!! FABULOUS pics!

  12. Jamie Graham January 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Amazing work! Tiny baby feet in the basket—LOVE IT!

  13. Meredith Kunkle January 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    With miles between me & my dear old friends, the (beautiful!) photos are such a great way to stay connected. It’s almost as though I have gotten to hold sweet Madelyn and play with Lauren! Miss them all like crazy!

  14. melanie paul January 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    These pictures are amazing. I absolutely love the pictures of Madelyn in the basket and Lauren’s pictures are beautiful and perfect. I have to agree with the Edwards comment… you guys definitely could be a “first family.” Ha! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Jerry Wilkie January 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    The pictures of my precious granddaughters will be treasured forever. They are both so beautiful and are loved so much by their Grandpa. Thank you so much for capturing their beauty and innocence. I am also very proud of my Wonderful Daughter in Law and my Son.

  16. Jenny Kirkland January 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!!!

  17. Libby Bunn January 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Love the pictures! They are truly amazing!

  18. Laura Gadberry January 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful pictures!

  19. Monica Terrell January 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous, of course!! Bethany you did an outstanding job. Lauren you did too. Beautiful family.
    Can you work your magic on my 9 year old son?

  20. Cody Rogers January 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    What great pictures. You even managed to make Eric look somewhat straight!!

  21. Jennifer January 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Truly gorgeous photographs of a beautiful family!

  22. stephanie wehner January 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    In a word – beautiful. Beautiful big sister. Beautiful baby. Beautiful family. I just wish Bethany was in Dallas. 🙂

  23. Alisha Cato January 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Love these!! They are just beautiful!!

  24. Lisa Magee January 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! Very proud to be the great Aunt! Bethany, you have fabulous talent.

  25. Randi January 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Great Pictures and a Great Story. I love happy endings….

  26. Traci Bentley January 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Absolutely precious. I know a lot of our friends have used her. She is really great. I need to set up an appt very soon.

  27. Donna sellers January 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Oh my so precious. All of you!,!!! Great work!!!

  28. Sarah January 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Beautiful gils!!

  29. Melissa Purser January 26, 2011 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I love,love these pics. She did such an amazing job. Your girls are so beautiful!!

  30. Karin January 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Pictures.

  31. Gayla Mathis January 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    So sweet! All the pictures are beautiful!

  32. Theresa Rueb January 27, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

    What a sweet story and a wonderful and beautiful little family. They are the all American family. The pictures are so precious.

  33. Liz Brown January 27, 2011 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Such beautiful pictures of a beautiful and sweet family!!

  34. Helen Hornsby January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Beautiful family — awesome pictures!

  35. Eric January 27, 2011 at 9:11 am - Reply

    You did a fantastic job. The pics turned out great!!

  36. Whitney January 27, 2011 at 9:14 am - Reply

    What beautiful pictures. Tricia and Eric, you have a beautiful family! So happy for you.

  37. Courtney January 27, 2011 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Precious, precious pictures! So sweet!

  38. Cory Ramsey January 27, 2011 at 9:56 am - Reply

    The pictures are great! Who is the dude in the first picture? Could you crop him out? 🙂

  39. Audrey January 27, 2011 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! What a sweet family.

  40. Steve M. January 27, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Great pictures of a great family.

  41. Michele rose January 27, 2011 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Love them!! Bethany did a fabulous job!! Cute and original.

  42. Dawn January 27, 2011 at 11:30 am - Reply

    These pictures are just beautiful. How much is it for you to do photos in New England?

  43. Karen Grice January 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Bethany, you are a fabulous photographer just as Tricia said. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! From a doting Great Aunt who lives too far away to visit, I’m so happy I got to see them. Tricia, thank you for keeping me in the loop.

  44. Janis Smith January 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Even though I’m the proud Great Aunt, I have to say these photos are amazing! It’s the best I’ve seen of Lauren. You must know how to turn on the charm Bethany! I’ve shown your pictures to all my friends and they agree you really know how to make a baby look like a little angel. Thank you so much for capturing the love this family shares.

  45. Tom Smith January 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    These are beautiful photos to treasure forever!

  46. Ron Woodall January 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Innocence is God’s greatest gifts.
    , McKinney, TX

  47. shanna collins January 27, 2011 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    beautiful pics of beautiful baby girls! i love baby lips too!

  48. Jeanne Woodall January 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    These pictures are just beautiful. A very nice presentation. Bethany you have quite a talent for capturing the moment.

  49. Alex January 28, 2011 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, my heart just melted! What a beautiful family!

  50. Sue Gunnels January 28, 2011 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Oh….My….Goodness! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. Great work Bethany.

  51. Bob Wilkinson January 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    This is a precious memory forever of my two beautiful granddaughters and their wonderful mother and daddy. We could not ask for anything better. Thank you for capturing this beautiful time in their lives.
    Love you all!
    Big Daddy

  52. Trudy Keeling January 31, 2011 at 11:00 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous family! Tricia, why do you not look tired- what is your secret?! Beautiful shots, love them all!!

  53. Jo Lynn Wilkinson February 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    We love the pictures of our precious little angels and their sweet Mommy and Daddy and Bandit, too. We can see the love that Lauren has for her baby sister, Madelyn, and the love that the whole family shares. Bethany, you have a real talent for capturing these precious moments. We will always cherish our beautiful pictures.

  54. Hollye Hawkins February 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Bethany’s pictures make it appear that your life has some order to it. I’m jealous!

  55. Emmy Watkins February 19, 2011 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Love these pictures! Such a sweet and beautiful family!

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