a little biased

So I know I am a little biased, but is this not the cutest baby in the world? Meet my nephew Ryder York….


Isn’t he sweet? This little fella gave us all quite a scare with a four week early delivery, and then somehow managing to get the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck during birth. He was rushed away (without a first breath) and taken to the NICU. But he is quite a fighter. He made it, and although he is a little jaundiced, he is getting stronger each day and was finally able to come home with mom and dad.


ryder2ryder3I was happy to use my “new” vintage suitcases as props for tonights shoot. I just love how they came out. I put his daddy’s shirts inside to add some cushion for his sweet little tush.

ryder5And I’m always a fan of naked babies in beanies. :o)

ryder6Ryder wasn’t thrilled about being naked for all these pictures, but I think we managed to keep him happy for most of them. These last two he is in his daddy’s arms. (I think he might also be threathening me with his fist, as he had had enough of my camera and these were the last shots of the day).

I’m such a proud auntie. He’s a handsome baby and he is a little talker. He coos and makes sweet little noises when you talk to him and while he’s sleeping. Just seeing these images, my cup runneth over.


  1. jamie says

    Sara, these shots are absolutely Priceless. He is so Precious. I love the last two with his Daddy. The suite cases are Wonderful.

  2. cathy says

    Oh honey….He is TRULY adorable and the photos are simply the most beautiful photos I have ever seen(you JUST AMAZE ME)…Just think of the gorgeous memories you are creating every time you take a photo…So wish you were closer I would love you to take photos of my kids…Love Cathy xx

  3. says

    Oh Oh Oh, he is so gorgeous, brought a tear to my eye, he is so tiny – just makes you want to kiss them all over.

  4. says

    Too….precious for words. My daughter came 13 weeks early but here we are…Devon is now 26. My prayers will be with them as Ryder gains weight and strength. How can he not with all the love surrounding him. God Bless!!!

  5. says

    he truly just might be the cutest baby in the world! What is that fluffy white thing you’ve got him on? Is it a bath rug or one amazing blanket?

  6. says

    These have to be the most beautiful photographs of a newborn that I have ever seen….not only is your nephew a darling….but your arrangements and photography skills are incredible….thank you so very much for sharing…

  7. says

    Oh Sara, What a gorgeous little boy!!! Your suitcase photos are INCREDIBLE!!!! I love these. Your sister will cherish these photos. I am half tempted to get pregnant for a fourth and final time to have you take the photos…tempted…not going to! I love you said “my cup runneth over”…my Grandma Jeanne always said that!

  8. Sandy M says

    WOW!!! You are simply amazing girl:) I love the ones with the blue toque..awh!

  9. says

    Oh Sara I think you might be right! He is too precious for words and I love each shot you captured…the use of the suitcase is genius. I am so glad to hear that he got through everything okay…can only imagine that scare. And how wonderful for him to have such a doting aunt ;) {oh and I love the little “fist” at the camera…lol!}

  10. says

    Sara! Oh my goodness! I think he is the cutest thing ever too!!! And might I add that your photography skills are amazing! I am so jealous! Enjoy your new nephew, glad he is doing well! Melaine

  11. says

    Girlfriend, you are incredibly talented. These photos are simply priceless and they are so fortunate to have them of their little angel. I do have to agree with you – he is absolutely beautiful!

  12. says

    Oh my goodness, he is just the sweetest! Oh boy, this post is making me sigh, big time. My baby fever is at an all time high right now and these pics are not helping one bit;) You captured him beautifully! I would love to know how you processed the ones on the beanie. They are so soft and beautiful.

  13. says

    What an abolutely beautiful baby…and the photos in the suitcase…show just what a special delivery he is.

  14. says

    Oh my goodness…he is such a cutie-patootie:) Love, love the photos of Ryder {great name} in the vintage suitcases! Congrats Auntie…& to his Mommy & Daddy,too:)

  15. Alee B. says

    You are NOT prejudiced :)… He is absolutely darling.
    If I ever have another baby I would LOVE to have you take its
    picture!{have any reason to come to Indiana:)?}
    What a precious momento…

  16. says

    What a precious and beautiful baby! I love the suitcases photos! Very creative. The ones with dad will be favorites forever!! I make baby hats, by the way if you are looking for more photo props!

  17. says

    he is PERFECT!
    oh my, he takes my breath away he is so stinkin’ adorable.
    why can’t that baby stage last FOREVER! ;)
    your photos are breathtaking. absolutely love the ones of him in the vintage suitcase. i have stacks of them and never once thought to take my babies photos in them. do you think i can squeeze the almost 3 year old into one? hee hee.
    very unique, very creative, and oh so YOU!
    thanks for sharing this special time in your life.
    spoil him rotten!! ;)

  18. says

    Your photos are just GORGEOUS! What a sweet little blessing your nephew is and you’ve caught the moment perfectly in these photos.

  19. says

    he is darling! And your pictures are gorgeous as always. My niece just had a little girl a week ago. She was 6 weeks early. She is still in the NICU – probably for 4 or 5 more weeks. All is fine but she is on a feeding tube because she gets so tired trying to eat. She’s a cutie too! Congratulations to you – auntie!

  20. says

    Oh Sara – what a darling little One. Precious photos – thank you for sharing them with us!


  21. Carrie says

    Gorgeous baby and gorgeous photos! Well done and many congratulations all around! Love, Carrie

  22. says

    Oh you have every reason to be biased, he is just gorgeous and your photos are adorable! What a precious little man and such a beautiful gift to your family and how wonderful that he is doing so well!

  23. says

    OOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!! He is absolutely gorgeous! You are an incredible photographer Sara…these are amazing….your talent and creativity is amazing! Congratulations to you and your family on this wonderful new little blessing…ann ;)

  24. says

    dare I admit these photos make me want to have a FIFTH baby just so I could stick it in a suitcase and photograph it.

  25. says

    Oh Sara,

    What a beautiful job you did with such a handsome lil baby! You are such a talented photographer! I just wish you lived closer to do my pics!

    Congrats on being a special Aunt!

  26. says

    Oh my, you’ve outdone yourself once again. The pics of baby in suitcase are just beautiful! You are such a talented photographer and now you’re an Aunt. What a lucky little boy. Congratulations!

  27. says

    He is absolutely precious! Your photos are breathtaking as always. I don’t know how you do it – you totally “capture” the best of everything and everyone when a Camera is in your hands!! LOVE this post, Have a good week ~ Sherri

  28. Janice says

    I love these pictures Sara…I think my all time favorite pictures of yours, are the ones with Ryder in the suitcases. They are so adorable, just precious…

  29. says

    Oh I have suit cases just like that! I’m going to run upstairs and see if there’s a cute baby in mine too! Just like
    Christmas! Beautiful photos!

  30. says

    Oh, my gosh … he’s beautiful! Congratulations! I love the photos in the vintage suitcases … too cute!


  31. says

    Oh my goodness!!! How preciously gorgeous is that little baby boy? I love how you have captured him in the suitcase and his daddy’s strong arms…oh dear. I wonder how he’ll like them when he’s about 18…*s*… Very precious.
    Thank you for sharing.
    come by and visit some time…
    I’ll be back…

  32. says

    How beautiful! My three are now 22, 14 and 12 and it made me weep watching these lovely photographs. Thank you.

  33. says

    oh my gosh. I honestly don’t think this could get any cuter. Wow, you are amazingly talented and know just how to capture the personality. I’m in love with your site. I found you through the Spotted contest (I’m in the “creative” section….MADE is my blog).
    Very impressive photography! I’ll be coming back!
    – dana

  34. says

    I’ll say it again: Your photography is without equal. You captured Ryder magnificently. Your sister is blessed to have you near. The suitcase was genius!

  35. Ashley says

    This very well may be ONE of the cutest babies alive! I may be a little biased over my little Maslow…

    You took some absolutely wonderful images. I imagine you made your sister the happiest mommy alive when showing her these images. You are very talented and inspiring to all. Please, send me some of your energy so that I can get back on track with my needs of all things artistic.