June 18, 2014

{Babies} Rockwell

I don't know about you, but I'm super excited to see another baby post on A Military Story!! You may remember Valerie of Fleur de Lis Event Consulting who is a wedding planner and shared her super cute Welcome Home Sailor BBQ for her husband. Well, today I have the privalage to share the photos by Hilary Clark Photography of their baby boy Rockwell!! 
From Valerie, "This past April we welcomed our 1st child into the world, Rockwell. My husband, Joshua, is an avid flyer and aviator. As soon as we found out we were having a boy, we decided that we were going to have a vintage airplane theme in his room. However, it didn’t really stop there. As an event planner, when I set my mind to a concept, I have a tendency to go all out. And Hilary Clark Photography captured it all- from our maternity pictures, to the nursery, to our baby’s first pictures.

For our maternity pictures we opted to go to NAS Pensacola where they have a fabulous aviation museum. Here we took various pictures, using the old airplanes as backdrops.

We had a blast putting together Rocky’s nursery. We mixed a lot of old with new and even repurposed a buffet table into a changing table that has been in our home and relationship since the beginning. The changing table is a very sentimental piece. When Josh and I first started dating we walked into Goodwill looking for a project we could complete together. It took us three weeks but we refinished the piece. When we decided to use it in the nursery as a changing table, we had it repainted and had a platform made since we’re both pretty tall people.  At the moment I’m loving the color gray, and finding a gray crib that I liked took weeks, but I’m so enamored with the one we found.  The rocking chair was also another great find.  Josh found this vintage plane material online and we ordered it to make curtains -what a headache that was.  But in the end, worth it.

Once Rockwell was born we took newborn pictures carrying the theme over as you can see. We had a blanket made from some of the leftover material which is what the baby is laying on. A friend got us the cute airplane sleeper- a perfect outfit for an aviator enthusiast." 

Thank you Valerie for sharing and congratulations! 


  1. Thank you once again for sharing! I love this blog!

  2. A uplifting story and great photos! Welcome baby Rockwell! The nursery is by far the cutest I have ever seen and so fitting for a young aviator!!!