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sugar rush | las vegas photographer


We ate a lot of candy yesterday.

Like a lot.

But that is totally legal one day a year… right?

Now we are on sugar detox around here….

not helpful that we still have doughnuts, cupcakes, sees chocolates, and cookies still hanging around.

Maybe we will start tomorrow.

Happy late Valentines day to you all.

Hope your holiday was as fantastic as ours was.

miss tessa | las vegas baby photographer

There are so many tiny things to remember about a newborn that you think you will never forget… but then you come to find that time has faded those memories more than you ever wanted.

Her smell.

Her sounds.

The little PKU prick on the bottom of her foot.

The “milk bump” on her top lip.

How her mouth would naturally fall open when she was sleeping.

All the things that make you smile and snuggle her a little bit closer.

This little lady was such a joy to spend time with.  She is the first girl after 3 boys… needless to say the whole family was very excited for her arrival.

She is now 3 months old… an alert, smiley, sweet, little person.

I will always remember her like this.

Welcome to the world Miss Tessa.

You sure are loved!

SarahFebruary 4, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Love Lace. She is perfect and you did an amazing job as usual :)

winner | las vegas birth photographer

I was going to go all high tech and do an online random drawing but then decided it would be a lot more fun to put my 6-year-old to work.

So… drum roll please….

The winner of the 2012 free birth story session is…

Congrats, congrats, congrats Kayla!

Kayla is having her first baby {a little girl} and has been craving chocolate pudding {I totally craved that with my little girl too, just means she will be super sweet:)}

*** Not to worry for all of you pregnant mamas that entered, you too get a prize.  If you book your session in the next week {book, not use} you will get 10% off your package. {that is at least a $45 savings.  Think of the cute baby clothes you could buy with that!!} ***

Congrats, again Kayla.  Send me a quick email {laceynielson[at]} and we can talk details.  :squeal: so excited for you!!

birth giveaway | las vegas birth photographer


I am beyond thrilled that we not only made the 112 followers for the giveaway but we actually surpassed it!  Whohoo!  You all are the b.e.s.t.!

So, to ensure that the {free birth session} actually goes to someone that could use it {sorry dad!} I am going to have you enter here.  So without further adieu…

If you are pregnant {or are hoping to be 2012} and would like to enter for a free birth session

1. Make sure you “like” my facebook page {link to the right —–>}

2.  Leave me a comment on this post telling me your due date and favorite craving of your pregnancy.

That is it folks.  Spread the word to anyone who might be interested in entering.  Giveaway closes on January 17 and winner will be announced on the 18th.

Good luck to you all!

P.S. As much as I would LOVE to travel for every birth the airlines are just not that accommodating {just ask my mom, she has missed 3 of her 4 grandbabies births} so I am going to have to limit the free session to Nevada {las vegas area} residents only.  So sorry.

Chelsea BlairJanuary 17, 2012 - 8:39 pm

I’m unfortunately not living in Vegas but I want to enter for Sloan! My favorite craving is orange push ups. So yummy and light and takes my heartburn away for about five minutes!

Kacy H.January 17, 2012 - 12:55 am

Hi Lacey, I am due May 9th and my biggest craving has been port of sub sandwiches!

BrittneyJanuary 13, 2012 - 6:01 am

Not Pregnant yet- but hoping to be soon! And If I were to win, and didn’t end up pregnant in the next few months, I’d give it to my best friend who has been on a curly fry rampage! haha!

Ashlee V.January 13, 2012 - 5:43 am

My craving? Peppermint Ice Cream!! YUM!! But now that I’m getting so close all I’m craving is my little man! I just want him here!! March 18 is the due date. I’m in single digits regarding weeks to go! 31 down, 9 to go!! Yahoo!!!

michelleJanuary 13, 2012 - 2:14 am

OH! pregnancy brain! im due the first week in july and will be birthing at home!

michelleJanuary 13, 2012 - 2:13 am

my biggest craving to to not have headaches!

BerlynnJanuary 13, 2012 - 12:34 am

Such a cute idea to do this Lacey!! My due date is July 20th, and I haven’t had many cravings, so far just salt n vinegar chips (:

Kayla MillerJanuary 13, 2012 - 12:23 am

My favorite craving has been chocolate pudding!! :)
I’m due March 8th with our 1st child. A baby girl.

Christina CurtisJanuary 13, 2012 - 12:15 am

Love the pictures you did for Camille! I don’t know my exact due date yet :) sometime in the beginning of September. So far no big cravings as of now, with my first son though it was Olive Garden salad and bread sticks.

Amanda C.January 13, 2012 - 12:12 am

I am due May 27 with a baby girl! :) . My craving thus far have been big juicy burgers!!

BreeAnn HamerslyJanuary 12, 2012 - 10:39 pm

My biggest craving, that I have not been able to find very often is snow cones.
Due Date: 4/20/2012