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James Oriel | Washington DC | Birth Photographer

This handsome little guy James Oriel, also know as JO or Joey seriously stole my heart the second I walked into the hospital room! Although his birth was the first birth that I ‘missed’ because he came a bit earlier than expected, these images are still such a beautiful reminder of the journey they have been on to get this sweet little guy. Here are a few of my favorites form JO’s fresh 48 session! 

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  1. Pat Bass says:

    Stephanie, you and David look great. I cannot wait to see James. Pat

  2. Megan says:

    Wonderful pictures!! So glad baby James is finally here!

  3. Diane Jones says:

    Love the pictures….

  4. Mechell says:

    Precious moments captured perfectly.

  5. Teresa says:

    Beautiful pictures! So precious.

  6. Jameelah Peoples says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Congratulations! Jameelah Peoples

  7. Melissa Irwin says:

    Beautiful photos of a wonderful family

  8. Betty Neumann says:

    Congratulations! You’re both going to be wonderful parents!

  9. Betty says:

    Such amazing pictures! Great moments to be captured forever!

  10. Monica E. says:

    He is precious!

  11. Angelica says:

    All hail King James!

  12. Kari says:

    So happy for you both! He is fantastic!

  13. Alfreta Gibson says:

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments. The pictures are beautiful, priceless and enduring.

  14. Megha says:

    These photos are lovely!

  15. Doris says:


  16. Stephanie Carman says:

    That hair! Those lips! Pure perfection, a true gift from God!

  17. Tina Ziegenhain says:

    Amazing pictures! He’s so handsome.

  18. Sharon Smith says:

    This is a very special child who should be kept close to your bosom. Don’t let Just anyone hold this child!

  19. Susan Berry says:

    These pictures are priceless. I just love the way she captured the love in both of you for this previous son. And wow – all that hair!

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  21. Shereda Jones says:

    These "first" pictures of Baby James Oriel aka JO aka Joey are priceless! Thank you for capturing the raw emotions of Mommy and Daddy and Baby James! He is everything, and more, that Stephanie and David have been praying for! Thank you Jesus for answering their prayers! God Bless.

  22. Deidre Williams says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Moments that will be cherished for a lifetime!

  23. Sherrylrae says:

    The pictures just keep getting better. They are so good I actually feel like I was there with them.

  24. Leslie Crosse says:

    He’s beautiful!

  25. Debra Beckley says:

    What a way to capture such precious moments. The pictures are awesome!

  26. Ashley says:

    These are the sweetest photos! Enjoy every minute. 🙂

  27. Julie says:

    These photos are simply spectacular! Can’t wait to watch your pumpkin as he grows!

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  29. Tammy Moore says:

    Just perfect and oh so sweet. The picture of baby James holding mommy’s finger and smiling is my favorite. Where’s the ‘Infinity’ like button?

  30. Chantal aka Proud Auntie says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  31. Camille Kepley says:

    So precious!

  32. Anisa says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congrats Stephanie!

  33. Misti says:

    He is gorgeous! Pictures are beautiful!! Congrats!

  34. Treva Blanton says:

    I love the one where Joey is holding Steph’s finger and it puts his size into perspective when you see how perfectly Joey’s head fits in David’s hand. Beautiful family, beautiful pictures. Congrats again!

  35. Marla says:

    Beautiful family!!

  36. amy says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  37. Hilary T. says:

    This is such a special family who have waited for this little boy for so long. These pictures capture their love. They are simply beautiful and have brought me to tears!!!

  38. Lionel Wynn Sr. says:

    I love all the pictures. The use of lighting is excellent.

  39. Desirae says:

    These photos capture the joy and contentment of my dear friend’s heart. What a beautiful way to commemorate a precious time.

  40. Charis Crosse Bowling says:

    Handsome boy! Looks like his Grandpa James. :–)

  41. Emily Arnett says:

    Great first pics. I still look back on mine. Love the tiny feet! Congrats again Stephanie 🙂

  42. Starr says:

    Congrats Stephanie!

  43. Teresa Howard says:

    He. Is. Perfect. Love these beautiful "slice of life" style photos! Miss you, Steffi!

  44. Shelly says:

    God bless him and you.

  45. Susan says:

    I love the way Daddy is holding him. And he has his Daddy’s hands!

  46. Pat says:

    What a beautiful family. You can even "rock" a hospital gown! Great photos.

  47. Adriana says:

    What a handsome, healthy, and peaceful Baby Joey is!!!! Congratulations Steph and David, I am so happy for you! I wish you all the best, and may God bless both of you and Joey every single day of his life!! Huge hugs!!! 🙂 ~ (very proud) Auntie Adri 🙂

  48. Andrea says:

    James is just too cute!!

  49. James E. W. Crosse says:

    I love the photographs of my namesake grandson and his proud parents. I enjoyed #9 which shows "the other side of the story."

  50. Stephanie Wald says:

    these were amazing!! wish we had you in Louisiana!!

  51. Karin says:

    Aww! Love these…especially the grin while holding mommy’s finger. Great photos!!

  52. Heidi Pinkham says:

    Love the pics! Thank you for sharing!

  53. Jen says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

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  55. Marcy says:

    You guys look so happy. Enjoy!

  56. Kay says:

    He is so beautiful, just like his mom and dad.

  57. Alexis Cardona says:

    My little cousin is soooo adorable! I love you guys!

  58. Brenda says:

    He is so beautiful and the photos capture the essence of these first moments of a couple becoming a family of three. Love it.

  59. Vanessa Fuery says:

    Beautiful photos capturing your growing fam. I love it! xoxo

  60. Adrianne says:

    He is so precious!