Archive for May, 2012

But so individual.  It’s so amazing how quickly these little personalities develop in such tiny people.  Oliver and Isla are both so darling, but they definitely have their own temperaments, personalities, likes and dislikes.  What a joy to get to know and photograph these sweet babies!

Oliver was such a sweetheart – just stole my heart away.  I think he liked me too:).

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Isla, well, she’s probably not going to be giving me a BFF necklace any time soon, but oh my heavens, she’s a cutie:).

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Isn’t she so very lovely in lavender?

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Such a smiley guy–I loved it!

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I had so much fun you guys!

At 16 days, sweet baby Tomi was pushing the limits of guaranteed newborn-ness.  He didn’t really settle into a deep sleep as easily as a younger baby might have, and he was touchier than most of my newborns.  But he was still perfect.  I think 4 years ago, a session like this might have stressed me out.  There was a much higher feeding/soothing/snuggling/shushing/settling to shooting ratio during this session.  Four years ago, I would have been sitting there wondering. Wondering if he would ever settle down. Wondering if I would be able to get the poses I wanted.  Wondering if I would be able to capture enough images for his mama.  Four years ago I would have worried and felt impatient and discouraged.  But that was four years ago.

Instead, I drank in his newness.  I stared at his long lashes and full lips and darling curls.  I snuggled him.  I enjoyed every minute with Tomi and his big brother and his beautiful mama.  Because I knew.  I knew he was perfect and the session was going perfectly for him.  We didn’t get to everything his mama and I would have liked to, but it didn’t matter, because what we got was perfect.

I am so grateful for those four years of experience.  And I am so grateful to have been able to shoot this session.

Tomi, 16 days:

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This one just takes my breath away.

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Thank you for coming to see me, sweet boy.  You are truly perfect.

Sigh.  I could not get enough of Brady.  He is just the sweetest, smiley-est, most content little guy.  And those eyes with those lashes!  I could have photographed him all day long.

I have to admit that when I started my business 3-month sessions were not my favorite.  I have completely changed my opinion over the years.  Three months can be a very difficult age to photograph since babies tend to only be really happy for about 20 minutes of shooting, then we can usually sing, tickle, cuddle and cajole another 20 minutes out of them before they call it quits.  And this is if they show up to the session happy.  But oh my goodness, that perfect skin and those early baby smiles – heaven!  And if baby is a good, deep sleeper I just love to try and capture some relaxed sleeping images.

Brady reminded me just how much I love this age.  He was sweet, squishy, smiley, sleepy baby perfection at his session.

Brady, 3 months:
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The face we got those first 20 minutes or so:).

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Baby boy just adored his gorgeous mama–he was so tuned in to right where she was and what she was doing the whole session–love this moment!

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And we just couldn’t stay awake any longer:

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Those LASHES!

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And the anatomy of an after-cat-nap smile:).

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Oh, baby boy, you stole my heart!

A few weeks ago we were able to travel as a family to Pennsylvania to see some dear friends who just welcomed their fourth little person into their family.  Gavin reminded me so much of his big sister who I photographed 3 years ago.  I was reminded of why I try not to (EVER) shoot newborns in the afternoon, but after a little bit (or maybe a lot) of rocking and soothing and shushing and forehead rubbing, baby boy settled right down.

Gavin, 8 days:

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So, so many smiles this session:).

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We couldn’t resist.  When in Rome, right? (Did you see his Hershey Kiss-shaped hat?)

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Baby boy, how blessed you are to have such a wonderful family, and how blessed they are to have you.  XOXO!

What can I say?  What a joy to have sweet little Julianna (who is a bit of a miracle) in the studio! 6 pounds of absolute perfection.

Julianna, 8 days:

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