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My sister’s love bug…my niece

I got back in town last night after having spent a few days in Nebraska. Since Sunday was Neil’s and my one-year anniversary, I had kept the weekend open from weddings. And thankfully, I did, because as it turned out, my sister had her baby on May 21 and the soonest I could make it home was June 13. Neil was enamored with the idea of spending our first anniversary helping my sister out with our new niece. 😉

Anyway, I fell in love with Cailin Frances…and it didn’t take long. She was such a darling baby, and the poor thing, despite her acid reflux, was a joy to hold, shhhh and snuggle with. I’m so happy for my sister and her husband for bringing such a precious little girl into this world. Cailin surely will be loved a plenty, I tell ya.

My sister’s hubby works during the week 2.5 hours away, so even though she’s married, she’s somewhat of a single mother until the weekends. I admire her for hanging in there, it’s definitely not easy.

Anyway, here is Cailin’s first photo shoot. I’m going to BET that Temple & Nick will cherish these photos forever… as I will… being her aunt and all. 🙂

Here goes… (and thanks to Lara Hanlon for coming along to help and meet the newest member of my family!)

First up, Cailin’s soothing (womb-hued, I kept telling my sister) baby room.
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and why not start out with one of my faves. Tea anyone?

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A view from the top.
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What I would do for a peaceful nap like this…
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…but this peace was (lovingly) disturbed a few minutes later when it was time for a new pose. Tyra Banks would be so proud of lil’ Cailin. She was a trooper!

Mama had to soothe her a few times in between. I love this moment.
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And some more tender time with the parental units.(I would like to note, that these photos are the FIRST I’ve ever taken of Nick as a willing subject. Ahhh, the changes that come with being a daddy!!)
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Usually, it had been Nick making faces at me when the camera was in hand. Like father, like daughter…
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I just LOVE this photo.
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We attempted a tutu, but didn’t get much…
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I wonder if she’ll get the Gibson feet… (I have size 10…Temple is 9.5… my brother wears a 15, and my dad is nearly a 16!!)
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The blanket she’s lying on was made by my grandma Fritz….(frances)…for whom Cailin bears a middle name.
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This also reminds me of my grandma. I’m just sayin! haha
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Check out her hands…the rest of her was passed out, but her hands were all about taking in the softness of the yarn.
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And lastly, Cailin told me she wanted to do whatever she could to represent Darbi G. PHotography. So I requested she don this custom-colored hat in the name of her aunt’s business. And she did. Now THAT is branding for ya, folks! haha

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This definitely is one of my favorite shoots ever. Cailin, I wish you many more adorable moments, peaceful slumbers and loving embraces with your mom and dad…and all the rest of us who LOVE you already!

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  • Temple & Nick - OMG!!! My baby is so adorable! Thank you aunt Darbi for taking such wonderful pictures. We will cherish them forever and ever. Love you!

    Also, thank you for all your help the last few days. It was greatly appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Photography by Lara - Aw, Darbs, thanks so much for letting me share!! It was so much fun to see you, and of course meet Cailin (and see her parents again). The pictures turned out WONDERFULLY!ReplyCancel

  • Video News Program - Ohhhhh sigh….she's so sweet! What great pictures to treasure forever!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Those are the darlingest pics EVER!! What a beautiful baby, & the photographer did an awesome job. WHAT FUN!!! The ones of Temple & Nick with her are priceless as well! You guys made a gorgeous baby girl! Love to all! Cindy GReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - OMG! Cailin is ADORABLE!!! I love the tea cup pics!! ; ) Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more!

    Adrienne and Zoe ; )ReplyCancel

  • allison - holy flippin' cow she's adorable! Darbi, I hope you realize this means you have no hope of getting out of taking pics whenever we have babies, even if you are down in Texas!

  • Anonymous - Darbi- These are SO amazing! Remind me to book you when I have a baby! You are so talented and she is such a doll.
    Jill HruskaReplyCancel

  • kms - Gorgeous! She is such a beautiful baby. What a lucky girl to have Aunt Darbi around to chronicle all of her cuteness!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - She really is a BEAUTIFUL baby. Congrats, Temple and Nick, and great job, Aunt Darbi! You captured the little angel beautifully. She really is a beautiful, beautiful baby.
    -xoxo from Georgia…PaigeReplyCancel

  • Troy - I would like a Venti Cailin Please with creamer and cinnamon, no sugar as she is sweet enough.

    How did you curl her into a 8OZ coffee cup! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cara McKedy - Darbi Lynn Hebrank – those are my favorite photos you've ever taken! You are so talented – and you just keep getting better! Your attachment to this shoot definitely shows through in your photos. Being an aunt is the greatest thing ever – I'm so excited for you!

    And, Temple – Cailin is beautiful! I'm so happy for you and Nick- Congratulation!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - OMG – These are great photos!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - These are absolutely precious!!! Congratulations on being a new aunt!! It's the best! 😉 Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - You're not allowed to leave the state of Missouri until I pop this kid out and you can take some equally ADORABLE pics of my baby! These are awesome and Cailin is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • jim - Caitlin is so sweet looking. hope she will always be that way. i hope to see her soon. great shooting darbi. dadReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I think I'm the proudest MiMi west of the Mississippi!!! Cailin, you are beautiful and adorable. Temple and Nick – you should be very proud. Darbi – excellent photography as usual! You're the best!


  • clary5four - Congratulations to the whole family:):) Cailin is so beautiful and what amazing captures! I can see why this is a favorite. I ADORE all the mom and dad shots, especially the color ones because they are so spot on. LOVE!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreaming Tree Photography - Congrats on becoming an aunt! These are precious and I can see the love you have for her in these photos. Love, love, love 🙂 I have also never had luck with a tutu on a newborn. Maybe it is itchy for them. The last time I attempted it was September 2008 and I ended up letting the clients keep the tutu because it never worked!ReplyCancel

  • stacy mcpeek-smith - Darbi, these are amazing! Congrats on becoming an aunt!!ReplyCancel

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