Marquez Baby & the Bump

As a dad of three children I know how important and special it is when your family grows. When I first started photographing families I realized that helping them capture each big moment during their time of growth is something I truly enjoy. I started offering the Baby & the Bump package last year so that I could help families document each exciting and fun part of expanding their family and it has turned into one of my favorite packages.

I often joke with Joe and Kara that they are 'Scott Rice Originals'. Over the last two years they have allowed me to document so many milestones in their family and I can't say enough wonderful things about them as people and as parents. Not too long ago we were at The Ritz Carlton taking announcement photos to let their family and friends in on their secret that they were expecting their first baby, Cruz. This year, Joe and Kara found out they were expecting a baby brother for Cruz and again allowed me to be a part of their growing family. 

 Tucson Maternity Announcement Session

Tucson Maternity Announcement Session

When Kara and I brainstormed her vision for this announcement session she wanted one of the most important details to set the tone. Baby Roman's due date was on Valentine's Day so there was nothing more fitting then filling the orchard with heart balloons --- and of course the adorable Cruz who hammed it up the entire time.

 Little Cruz going to be a big brother and loving it..It's a boy!!

Little Cruz going to be a big brother and loving it..It's a boy!!

 The image with Cruz in the trunk is one of my favorites. Cruz kept wanting to close the lid of the trunk so Joe and Kara would distract him, Joe would run back and forth in front of me and duck under my camera lens keeping Cruz with a big smile on his face.  

The image with Cruz in the trunk is one of my favorites. Cruz kept wanting to close the lid of the trunk so Joe and Kara would distract him, Joe would run back and forth in front of me and duck under my camera lens keeping Cruz with a big smile on his face.  

For Kara's maternity session she wanted a bohemian feel with a ton of gorgeous natural light and that is exactly what we got. This session was featured back in February here on Couture Colorado Baby.

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We took advantage of the farms in Marana, Arizona and stumbled on some gorgeous fields that worked with everything that Kara envisioned.

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Introducing baby Roman.... the sweetest and tiniest baby I've gotten the privilege of photographing. Roman surprised everyone when he arrived earlier than planned and I had asked Kara if I could come by the hospital to help preserve those memories for her and Joe. As all mom's and dad's know, those first few days/weeks/months quickly become fleeting memories and babies' tiny hands and feet and wrinkly skin don't keep for long. Kara and Joe allowed me to capture some truly beautiful and intimate pictures of them as they shared those first few days with their new son. I am still grateful for the opportunity.

 Roman and mom

Roman and mom

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Once Roman arrived home I came to their house to do their official newborn session. I've recently noticed that my newborn photography style is leaning more towards lifestyle. I don't do much posing and really try to capture the family in their most natural state. Adding a newborn to the family always adds such an incredible dynamic that deserves to be memorialized in its most raw state.

 I might be a bit biased as a dad to two boys but there is nothing better than brothers.

I might be a bit biased as a dad to two boys but there is nothing better than brothers.

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Joe, Kara, Cruz and baby Roman thank you again for allowing me into your lives. I am always so grateful that you give me the privilege of watching your family grow. Until next time!