Welcome to Cindy Harter's Photography Blog.

I am so glad you have come to visit my Blog. I am a momma, photographer, musician, teacher, singer, friend and a female making my way through this life discovering new parts of me and the world everyday. Come take this journey with me... Through my blog, you can look thru my window into what my eyes, heart and camera lens see on my journey... I can't wait to share it with you !

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I believe that treasuring the people in our life not only helps the people in our life but helps US. It is so easy to get so caught up in the daily routine of life that we forget the best gifts are the people that live with us. I want to use my camera and vision to show you what you have in the connections to the people you love. It is the greatest treasure we have in this life. When a mom can see how her children listen to her and respond to her she knows her daily energy into her family is building people. When a man can see that the best life has to offer him is in his own house that is a beautiful thing. It is something I can do. I want to be a blessing and that is what heals me ! I love this job ! I truly believe families can be glued together with one really special photograph. It is such a cool thing to walk into a family feel the dynamics that are unique to their special relationships and translate that into a hard copy image. Sometimes we need to have a real image in our hand of what we hope with our heart is true. I want to do that for you ! I am a proud member of the professional photographers association 770.547.1018

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sky's birthday... { Atlanta Birth and Newborn Photographer }

Friday Febuary 13th, 2009 at 12:32am the most precious person finally made her entrance into the world. Please Meet Sky Noel Smith. For those of you who have been following my blog I know you already know how long we have been waiting and how much we already LOVE her. I took some pictures and decided to share some with you all. PLEASE send up prayers of thanksgiving that we have a healthy baby girl and Ellie is doing just fine. I have so many feelings running around my head and heart. It is one thing to have one yourself but when you love someone so much and have to watch it.... I have been filled with excitement, worry, anxiousness... and LOOK at this little reward! SHE IS PERFECT!!!! She reminds me so much of what Ellie looked like when she was born. I think she is the most beautiful baby ever !! Granted I know I am NOT objective at all. Please forgive me if I share wayyyyy too many pic's of her. I don't know if I can NOT do it !!! We have not left the hospital yet. We go home tomorrow. I have all kinds of ideas in my head for a newborn session with our beautiful Sky Noel. Thank you again for all the prayers. With all the prayers that went up to ask for a good outcome it is only right for just as many to send up an equal amount of THANKYOU'S!!!!!!

I had to take a picture of what the Sky looked like on the morning of her birthday.
Ellie , soooooo happy to know that we are getting a baby today !!!!!
Everybody checking on Ellie before it gets too intense. Brothers, her daddy, sisters and me.

This is one of my favorite shots of the day. Her sisters love her so much and it was incredible to share this with All my favorite women. So strange to think my babies are now all women. Strong women !

This was the view outside the labor/delivery room. Isn't that Sky peaceful ?
I was crying so much it was pretty hard to hold the camera steady. I can honestly say I would rather have a baby myself than watch someone I love so much have one.

I absolutely love this eye contact. There are soooo many photoshoots in her future !!

Look at our precious girl. 8lbs 1 ounce
I got to bring her to Ellie to see for the first time. We sang to her... It just doesn't get any better than this.

Proud Pa..
Thankful sisters!

She already knows just how to look into the camera :) Gotta love that !!!!

Happy Valentines Day !!!!


Jenny B said...

I am in tears right now! What an amazing job you did with the photos. I love the connection of your family. Geesh, that lil one does throw some eye contact already. That is a VERY good sign. Blessings to you and your fam!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU Ellie, for my precious little great-granddaughter, Sky Noel. I send thanks and best wishes to Cindy and all your family as well for all the love and support they have for you and little Sky. Love, Great Nana Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Cindy! I've got giant tears in my eyes. Thanks for posting all of those--how special to share that special day. I just can't stop thinking about how blessed and fortunate you all are to have each other. For Ellie--what a gift to have her whole family there with her for the most important day of her life. Sky is beyond beautiful and so, so lucky to be born into your family! Can't wait to see ALL the pictures that are sure to come! Love you!

Denise Snyder said...

Oh Cindy! She is sooooooooo beautiful. What amazingly beautiful images from her birthday - you can just feel all the love around this precious little one. I am so, so happy for you all.

Ali said...

Beautiful Cindy.
I am so pleased Ellie let you take these. They tell a wonderful story.
Sky is so sweet.
Congratulations to you all.x

Steffanie said...

Cindy, the pics are awesome!!! If God EVER decides to finally give me another shot at motherhood I want you to document it. You did an awesome job!

Kimberly Kennedy said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Brought tears to my eyes. Congratualtions again. Sky is so adorable. I wish everybody the best!

Jess said...

Cindy, she is beautiful!!!! So happy she made it here safely. This is one more person for your family to share with love and affection. Best wishes to you and your wonderful family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

meggie said...

Oh cindy I have tears too, she is so perfect, and SO LOVED!!!!!Ellie is just glowing, I am so excited for this new journey she is on. Congratulations to everyone!!!!

Kara May said...

What an amazing event to photograph - wow!!! This is an amazing post. What a gorgeous little baby!

Dana Laing said...

Nothing but AWESOME! Cherish every moment and get some rest! God bless you all. Love you. DANA

Laura Lynne Photography said...

Oh Cindy! these are so fantastic!!! She is gorgeous!!!!! HUGE BIG congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Julie M said...

Oh! These made me tear up. What a beautiful documentary of her birthday. I can't wait to see more. I know I keep saying that, but I really mean it.

Anonymous said...

Cindy. Seriously? this just isn't right! Labor and delivery is NOT supposed to be beautiful. It's supposed to make you think, "Oh, Lord, don't make me go through that again!", but miraculously, it made me think: "I wanna do that right this minute - and I want Cindy and her whole sweet family there, too!" ANd that is just not even right. On a more serious note, all praises belong to the One who brought Sky to bless us all. I can't wait to meet her and sing with her. What a precious, precious gift. I love you ALL!
Katie H.

Anonymous said...

What a precious journey you have shared with all of us. Thank you for that. A sweet angel that we will all enjoy watching her grow. I'm so proud of Ellie and each of you. Great job "mom"....ooooops "grand mother". You've done a great job! Love always, Traci & Donavan

Picture Perfect said...

What wonderful captures you've shared with us. I have no doubt her every moment will be well documented. She's beautiful and is lucky to be born into such a loving, supportive family. Blessings to you all!