Santa Barbara Newborn Photographer Announces New Arrival

Being a Santa Barbara Newborn Photographer myself, this post is extra special. Kelsey Crews Photo is excited to announce the arrival of it’s newest team member, Lendel Louise…weighing in at 7lb and 15 oz, and measuring 19.5 inches long. My husband coached me through a natural delivery, and I couldn’t be more proud. Lendel is happy and healthy. Our parents were in the delivery room, as well, which made the birth a really momentous and wonderful occasion for all. We are head over heels for this little girl.
Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerHi guys! I’m here… 🙂
Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerHere she is, 4 days old.Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerOur hearts have melted. It is quite surreal that she is actually here, now. Our lives have changed forever, and we feel extremely blessed. I never could have imagined how this would actually feel. I wish I could bottle up all of these moments, and save them for the future. For instance, how can I bottle this baby smell, for later? I also need to save that feeling, when she grasps one of my fingers with her tiny little hand. Oh, how I am treasuring these moments, and wishing time could stand still for a bit.Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerNot to brag, but the doctor called Lendel the “star” baby…she is feisty and strong!
Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerHere she is at 9 days old.Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerLendel loves her Daddy! Here she is, one week old, on Daddy’s lap…happy as ever. I might be biased, but I do believe she has the best Daddy in the world. He is so in love with her, and even though he is working so hard, he never fails to lend a helping hand by changing diapers, offering me food or drink, and spending quality time with his daughter.Santa Barbara Newborn PhotographerSanta Barbara Newborn PhotographerAll of our friends and family have been so supportive, and we know that this process would not have gone so well without that help. We are truly thankful for the love of our community. Little Lendel is lucky to have all of you in her life.

It’s crazy to think back on the first post of this pregnancy…my baby bump maternity photos…hard to believe that she was in my belly, at that moment:


Looking for a Santa Barbara Newborn Photographer? Contact Kelsey Crews Photo…we really look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Kelsey, she is absolutely exquisite! I’m so happy for you guys. You have so many miracle moments to look forward to as she grows and develops each day. Enjoy every precious second!

    Hugs to you,


    • Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer says:

      Thank you, Linda…we are trying our best to soak in every second 🙂 Hugs right back at ya!

  2. Lauren Long says:

    Kelsey and Mike,
    Lendal is so beautiful. I’m so happy for you and for all of the incredible moments you’ll have with her. I had the same feelings after having our kids and I still do. I want to bottle up every moment…their smell, the feel of their soft skin, their cute voices that will soon mature, the funny things they say especially when trying out new words, and their growing personalities. I wish time would stand still too. You’ll remember the moments you’re experiencing now when you look back at these photos. I have very vivid dreams still about when the kids were babies and of nursing them. I always cherish them.
    I’m so excited for all of the adventures you’ll have as your new family of 3. Wishing you all the happiness and love in the world!

    • Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer says:

      Aw, thank you, Lauren! Such kind words…I appreciate you taking the time to say something. I know you understand 🙂 It’s so great to hear from you. Hope all is well with your family…miss you guys!!

  3. Barb Levan says:

    Hi Kelsey & Mike & Lendel!
    Love these photos! She changes everyday, doesn’t she? Love your descriptions and it brings back memories of my baby days! Enjoy every moment. They grow up way too fast! Love you guys!!
    Aunt Ba

    • Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer says:

      Thanks, Aunt Ba! Yes, she has already changed so much. I can already see how time will fly, and I can’t seem to take enough pictures 🙂 Can’t wait for you to meet her…love you guys, too!!


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