Smiling newborn and mother

Meet Jessica and little baby Hunter! He was just two weeks old when I photographed them in their Tualatin home. Isn’t he just precious? He had that great ‘newscaster’ hair, and these huge blue eyes looking around at everything and everybody. And check out those tiny fingernails and toes! I can never get enough of those. 🙂 He was awake and very hungry, and kept us on our toes at first. (And really, that’s just the way it goes with new babies–you’ve got to follow their lead! No rushing, no worrying, just lots of patience. They always do calm down and/or sleep eventually.) He finally got enough to eat and happily settled down to sleep all cuddled up with his mama. And really, is there anything better than that? And is there anything sweeter to capture in a photograph?? I think not. 🙂

Isn’t Jessica lovely? I swear she was glowing. 🙂 She also has another son, Jack, who is not quite two years old. So now she has two adorable boys to keep her busy! She seems to have such a great, happy perspective about life with two little ones. She was already wanting to get out and about with them both, so that Jack could play and have fun and burn some energy. It can’t be easy to keep a toddler cooped up inside while taking care of a newborn!

Jessica is fitness instructor and runner, and she owns Baby BootCamp Lake Oswego, Sherwood & Tualatin. (She was already itching to get back out there working out and running, but of course knew that she had to wait a few more weeks.) If you are a new, or not-so-new, mama, you should go check out their workouts! Jessica seems like the perfect kind of instructor–friendly, warm, encouraging. She wants you to be happy *and* healthy. Check out more information at the bottom of the post!

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More about Baby Boot Camp:

Baby Boot Camp is the perfect solution in helping moms get back in shape without having to worry about who will watch their baby! This awesome program brings moms together. Together they can achieve personal fitness goals and build relationships with fellow moms and children in their community. First class is always free! For more information and to sign up for your free class visit:

Annual Mothers Day Event: Join us Friday, May 9th at 9:30am for our biggest event of the year! Our Mothers Day Class and Celebration is free for all moms in the community. Come out for a great workout, healthy snacks while the kids play and a silent auction benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital! 100% of proceeds will be donated. Swag bags will be given to the first 25 moms that arrive, so get there early! This years event will be held at Snyder Park in Sherwood. Email Jessica to RSVP and for more details: