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Those of you who have been following along on twitter, know that Justin and I have had a few crazy last couple of months. Just over the two months of March and April I helped put on two baby showers, shot three birth stories, threw a birthday party, and gained two new nieces! I've wanted to blog all of this, but with wedding season in full swing life has been pretty tied up. So before the moment sweeps me away I've decided to clump together some of these events to make it a little easier. I'm going to start with the story of LUCILLE AMELIA! Justin and I shot Nicole & Jeff's maternity session a few months ago and so this is the continued stream of events.

Let's begin with Nicole's baby shower. Jill, my mom, and I put this on. We went with a theme of Lucille Lollipop. I didn't get to stay very long though because on that very same day my cousin Ruth gave birth to her beautiful baby girl Davy Jean. I was so honored to have had the opportunity to shoot that birth story (it was my first), click here to see Ruth's blog post about Davy Jean's birth story as well as read about Davy Jean's inspiring story of survival. 

Before I left to the hospital I was able to capture a few details from Nicole's baby shower.
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lucyblog_002.jpglucyblog_003.jpgNicole has been to both births of my boys, so I was really happy when she let me know that she wanted me to be there for Lucy's.
lucyblog_004.jpgJeff was ready to become a dad:)
lucyblog_005.jpgAn emotional moment as the nurse let Nicole know that Lucy was ready to come out and that it was time to push!
lucyblog_006.jpgNicole's first look at Lucy! I can't even describe the amazing feeling that is present in a room when a baby is born, it's unreal!
lucyblog_007.jpglucyblog_008.jpglucyblog_009.jpgIt amazed me to see that Nicole instantly knew how to be a mother, I'm a proud big sister!
lucyblog_010.jpglucyblog_011.jpglucyblog_012.jpglucyblog_013.jpgA few days later I came over to take some quick snapshots of Lucy.
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lucyblog_018.jpgI brought the boys with me to meet Lucy, they were immediately in love with her!
lucyblog_019.jpglucyblog_020.jpgHere's Lucy at three weeks old, I've never seen Nicole & Jeff happier!
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Lucy is now 6 weeks old! Coming up, a post featuring Kenny & Jill with my wonderful second niece LOLA DEE, it'll also include the shower, the birth story, as well as a few portraits!
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Anthony Slusher said:
Oh man, some of these shots are just so phenomenal! Awesome job Amelia. I absolutely LOVE the close up shot of lucy and the shots of her with mom and dad over here. Killer job, and good choice with blogging it before you completely forgot about it and let it go! I always love seeing what new work you have to show.
(05.27.10 09:03 AM)
Kelly said:
SO sweet!
(05.27.10 09:09 AM)
Jill Ison said:
oh what a gorgeous baby! and a very fine name if I do say so myself :)
(05.27.10 09:12 AM)
Erin said:
so cute!!! you captured some beautiful moments :)
(05.27.10 09:27 AM)
delbarr said:
These are beautiful images Amelia! I especially love the one of Nicole wearing yellow facing baby Lucy. So sweet! Such a framer :) And the ones with your boys holding the baby melted my heart, thanks for sharing!!
(05.27.10 10:02 AM)
Karen said:
I LOVE the hospital pics. It's real, raw beauty. love it
(05.27.10 10:08 AM)
Heather Thompson said:
I just love her so much!!!
(05.27.10 10:47 AM)
Alessandra said:
Wonderful!!! what a beautiful set of pictures and so very touching. Your photography is GRAND! I hope one day I can take a set like this. Wonderful, congratulations to you all
(05.27.10 01:19 PM)
molly said:
amelia!! these are insanely perfect!! i love them! the photo of nicole and lucy laying on the carpet looking at each other is my fave. i would blow it up HUGE and throw it up on the nursery wall :) xo.
(05.27.10 09:09 PM)
Anna Bonick said:
Amelia!!! I told you you that witnessing birth was going to rock your socks! And your photographs did not disappoint--you captured Lucille's birth so perfectly. These are so gorgeous and I am so excited for your sister and her family! Congrats, Auntie!
(05.27.10 10:08 PM)
nicole wagner said:
amazing! Nicole, you look so happy! being a mommy is the best. so happy for you both! xo Amelia, great pics!!
(05.27.10 11:22 PM)
Jane (Olive Hue Paper Goods) said:
Congratulations on becoming an Auntie! Nicole looks amazing and baby Lucille is so precious! Love how you captured those tender moments!
(05.28.10 12:04 AM)
Melissa@ The Loveliest Day said:
Oh, I love this! Baby Lucy is just perfect, and Nicole looked so beautiful, even through all that labor! Congratulations to your whole family, what a beautiful addition:)
(05.28.10 12:56 AM)
ann said:
she's perfection.
(05.28.10 07:08 AM)
Alexandra said:
Your photography is so beautiful :) Love these!
(05.28.10 08:01 AM)
erin low said:
you did a great job on these. i now have some ideas for upcoming baby showers. i love the pics of nicole and jeff and little lucy! you did a great job!
(05.28.10 09:09 AM)
Tara Aherne said:
What a beautiful, amazing record, of probably the most significant moment of their lives. Very moving.
(05.28.10 10:54 AM)
Robin said:
What gorgeous babies you Brady girls make. I am near tears looking at these amazing pictures!
(05.28.10 03:43 PM)
heather said:
amelia, these are beautiful! lucille is a doll. the family is so lucky to have you and benefit from your amazing talents. you are such a sweetheart to drop everthing to be there for these births and capture the most priceless memories of all these families. i love these.
(05.28.10 05:05 PM)
Lyndzee said:
OH MY,,,,, these images brought me to tears. It is so amazing to see Nicole as a mother and how natural it is to her. I love baby Lucy,, she is such a good baby and so beautiful. Beautiful beautiful family,, LOVE them all sooo much.
(05.30.10 06:00 PM)
Kristin said:
These images are WONDERFUL! Treasures. I love the family shots.
(05.31.10 07:14 AM)
Lora Ayers said:
the baby wrapped in the yellow and gray blanket/scarf....LOVE IT!!!
(05.31.10 07:29 PM)
lucy O'Dell said:
love the name! and the beautiful girl :)
(06.01.10 11:36 AM)
Angie Wilson said:
The birth shots made me tear up...such amazing moments beautifully captured!
(06.02.10 12:37 PM)
chelsey booth said:
So cute! Nicole is so beautiful and makes such a cute Mom. Great pictures, you're so talented!!!
(06.02.10 01:04 PM)
julie h said:
soooo adorable. :) especially love the photo with the white carpet and her yellow shirt!
(06.03.10 10:23 PM)
clippingimages said:
outstanding photography
(07.12.10 08:33 PM)
Terryl said:
Your hospital/newborn shoots are so beautiful! They made me want to cry! :)
(10.28.12 04:38 PM)
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Justin and I officially became parents of a five year old on Easter Sunday (4.04.10)! How in the world did 5 years go by so fast?! I think back on how much our Hudson has grown and am constantly blown away by his bright spirit, energetic personality, imagination, and wittiness...he's a pretty smart kid (I can say that...I'm his mother)!

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Some fun fact about Hudson right now, He:
1. LOVES playing Mario Brothers and Mario Kart on the Wii
2. is super helpful to mommy and daddy
3. is really into Legos, Star Wars, and dinosaurs
4. knows exactly how to make his little brother laugh at the drop of a hat
5. has two best friends at pre-school, Logan & Zachary
6. still has a make believe pet cow named "Mc-Mooey"
7. also has an imaginary friend named "Tyler"
8. is better at Mario Kart than mommy and almost as good as daddy
9. favorite ice-cream is mint-n-chip
10. always is fighting with mommy & daddy about who gets to style his hair & what he wants to wear ;)
11. is learning how to be a super rad reader and is getting better at writing every day
12. likes to ask A TON of questions
13. some of his favorite bands include: Black Eyed Peas, Phoenix, Miike Snow, & Vampire Weekend
14. loves to have dance parties with mommy, daddy, and "Sloanie" everyday
15. always reminds the family to say prayers
16. only likes to eat the frosting off the tops of cupcakes
17. best friends outside of school: Maddux, Grace, & Finn
18. knows how to draw really awesome looking stick-people
19. is really good at memorizing and singing lyrics to his favorite songs
20. is okay with eating all of his fruits and vegetables so he can grow up big "just like dada"

hudson5_002.jpghudson5_003.jpgI had to take a few shots of Sloan also...his stage in life right now is so adorable! PS. He always says "Cheeeeeeze" when I point a camera in his directions, it's super cute!
hudson5_004.jpgEarlier that day the boys were being silly with Justin and three pairs of glasses...love this series:)
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We had a fun Star Wars themed birthday party for Hudson the next day, click here to see the madness! *Note - in these photos Hudson is still wearing the yellow "Mt. View" vintage yellow t-shirt we found for him while shopping on Melrose...it's now his favorite thing to wear and I thought, "what the heck, it's his birthday and if he wants to wear it two days in a row then he can." :)
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nate kaiser said:
YAY FOR HUDSON!!! hudson, you're the coolest five year old on the planet! we had a blast at your birthday party!!!!!! hope you enjoy your new razor scooter :)
(04.07.10 09:47 PM)
bobbi said:
That shot of justin and the boys... melt my heart! Happy birthday Hudson! :D
(04.07.10 10:00 PM)
Joy Nudd said:
Happy Birthday to Hudson. For some reason I got teary eyed reading your post. Our baby girl turns 5 next month and you have shown me a preview of what we will be going through, (we have two girls almost same ages as your boys). Your boys are stinkin adorable esp. with the glasses series. Cheers, Joy and Garrett Nudd
(04.07.10 10:28 PM)
Jenny J said:
you got a good egg there! two good eggs! fun and cute people sure make fun and cute kiddos.
(04.07.10 10:48 PM)
chelsea donoho said:
this is SO adorable.
(04.07.10 11:36 PM)
Shirley said:
Happy birthday to Hudson! your kids are so beautiful!!
(04.07.10 11:45 PM)
Alexandra said:
Awwww happy birthdya to Hudson :) Beautiful post!!
(04.08.10 12:37 AM)
Kayleen T. said:
Aww so adorable! The best part of being a parent is definitely getting to see their little personalities and quirks develop! Happy Birthday Hudson!
(04.08.10 12:45 AM)
johnwaire | photo said:
time really flys. these photos are awesome...and so are the ones from the party. looks like it was a ton of fun.
(04.08.10 04:22 AM)
Charrie said:
The b/w with all three of them in glasses is priceless, simply priceless!
(04.08.10 05:22 AM)
Caroline Ghetes said:
Oh wow, I am in love with these images. What a precious boy you have!
(04.08.10 06:29 AM)
Amanda Wilcher said:
Amelia and Justin, these kids are crazy fun and double cute!!! I'm in love with the the silly glasses. Go Hudson! Haaaapppy birthday!
(04.08.10 07:24 AM)
Kathleen Amelia said:
Oh My! These are so great, I love them! Happy Birthday little guy!
(04.08.10 08:14 AM)
jac kaiser said:
happy birthday hudson!!! you're the coolest 5 year old i know :)
(04.08.10 08:17 AM)
jessie said:
WOW!! FIVE is Fabulous! Especially on Hudson, he is quite the great little guy! Love him!! Love Sloan, Love Amelia, and JUSTIN too.
(04.08.10 08:55 AM)
matt sloan said:
yay for Hudson!!! :)
(04.08.10 09:13 AM)
Michael Fletcher said:
Aw, Hudson is a cutie! You're blessed to have such a wonderful family. :)
(04.08.10 09:18 AM)
Heather Kincaid said:
That photo of all the boys wearing their glasses is classic! So amazing. :)
(04.08.10 09:26 AM)
Jeramy said:
Happy Birthday Hudson--that kid is so much fun. He does have a lot of energy. We sure had fun with him while we were there this summer--give him a big hug for us!!
(04.08.10 10:18 AM)
Heather Brown said:
Oh my! So cute! I LOVE LOVE the pic of the three boys! You can tell Sloan totally looks up to them! What a fun family! We sure miss you guys!!!
(04.08.10 10:35 AM)
Tonya Peterson said:
Seriously Amelia. Could you kids get any cuter?!?! I love when you post pictures of them on the blog! Hudson's hair is so much straighter than it was a few years ago! So cute!
(04.08.10 11:18 AM)
Michele B said:
You guys have the cutest boys ever! The glasses had me grinning from ear to ear :)
(04.09.10 09:25 AM)
Kat Speyer said:
My brain 'sploded from all the cute!
(04.09.10 02:41 PM)
Christie said:
The pic of the three Lyon's is sooooo adorable.
(04.11.10 08:15 PM)
Sarah Frenzel said:
Happy B-day!! Wow 5!! and I was getting emotional about my little one turning 2 next month!
(04.13.10 10:23 AM)
K.D. said:
Your boys are SO cute!!! And I've gotta say they look a lot like their mommy!
(04.13.10 12:45 PM)
tammie billey said:
Aw, so CUTE!!! Having Boys are so much Fun!!! :)
(04.19.10 07:31 PM)
nancy {so happi together} said:
your boys are too cool for school! seriously. they are dangerously adorable and I do not envy you their teenage years! ;) My fave picture is the one with all three of your "boys" and sloanie looking over to see what the others are doing. LOVE when you post family pics and we get a glimpse into the life of...
(04.20.10 12:57 AM)
Angie said:
love the glasses. love the shots. :)
(04.20.10 01:22 PM)
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