Thursdate Thursdays | Ben's Newborn session | Hendersonville Tn Artistic Family Photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography



I am a child of God,

And he has sent me here,

Has given me an earthly home

With parents kind and dear.


I am a child of God.

Rich blessings are in store;

If I but learn to do his will,

I'll live with him once more.


Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with him someday.



Little Ben was certainly blessed with a loving home! I love visiting families homes where they are comfortable and real for photo sessions. Mama Kristen was apologetic that it is not a quiet house- which made me reflect on how much quieter a home becomes as children grow. This is something Kristen and Jason know having older kids as well! However her happiness and her children's contentment was tangible, no reason to be quiet about being happy! While I am sure they squabble as good as any siblings, while I was there they were kind and compassionate with each other. For me the energy and laughter was fun and contagious. Big brother Z was such a gentleman, helping carry props and holding doors, watching over his sister and brothers. Sister B was so excited to meet me and show me her new baby, a natural conversation starter who within minutes had christened me "Aunt Jeanette"! Later I meant brother C who was ready to play and explore everything around him. As much as I love watching them grow and being a part of every stage, sometimes I miss when mine were little. The curiosity, the constant conversations and connection! So before I get too misty eyed, let's meet the newest member of Papa Jason's sweet family- Ben! Looking forward to meeting up with all the kids and folks for a family session at a very special location later on!

Behind the scenes: this is how its done! Safe baby wrangling from mom & dad :)