Posts Tagged ‘New York baby photography’

Well, here we are, at the end of the true newborn images.  I love my babies and I love my job, so to be able to do my job with my own baby girl has been so blissfully wonderful.  Hard, exhausting, and a lot of work, but such a gift.

Eva, 14 days:

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Days 15 and 16 can be seen here.

17 Days:

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18 Days:

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19 days (sleep is harder and harder to come by):

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20 days was the first day of school, so we skipped it.

21 days (also known as Eva’s cease and desist request):

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What an amazing 3 weeks!

Just a short post to announce the arrival of the newest Washburn baby, Evangeline. The name Evangeline means “bearer of good news,” and despite the nausea and the heartburn and the exhaustion and the body aches, Eva has always been good news. She had the most amazing birthday today at 2:44 in the morning and I just can’t wait to get to know her better and better every day.

Many more images and birth information to come, but for now she just wants to say “hi.”

Baby Evangeline, 17 hours:

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My favorite part so far:).

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Eva, you are the best news ever.

Love,

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So, here we are at 37+ weeks and I finally had the chance to take some pictures of my belly with my family.  That was the last thing on the “must do” list before Lemonhead’s arrival, so we are good to go any time:).  I want to express my thanks to my wonderful family who are always so kind and patient with me and my crazy ideas.  My darling husband shot most of these shots (lots of bringing me the camera so I could check things out and adjust the light, pose, composition, etc.) and my wonderful mother shot the rest.  It’s always hard as a photographer to be on the other side of the lens, I think.  But I know, I KNOW how grateful I will continue to be that we spent the time to find clothes and to take these images.  As a young mother of just one or two kids, everything felt so epic that I never thought I would forget any of the motherhood stuff.  Now, as a perpetually sleep-deprived not-as-young mother of almost 5, I realize that my memory is unreliable at best.  What a blessing to live in a day when photographs are so readily available.  I am so grateful for what I am able to do to capture the milestones in my own life and in the lives of my beautiful clients.  I am a lucky, lucky girl:).

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To my sweet baby-girl-to-be, we are ready and we cannot wait to meet you! You are already more loved than you can possibly know.

Anyone wanna guess when she’ll be here?

Oh heavens, what can I say about 6-day old baby Alden?  Only that he makes it look so easy.  Despite the 2.5 hour drive from Vermont, Alden was so sweet-tempered, easy-going, and SLEEPY.  What a way to finish out my sessions before my own baby girl arrives (I have a feeling she will not be quite so accommodating).  I loved every minute of Alden’s sessions from chatting with his mom and dad to his frequent smiles to that darling blonde hair–every moment was just delightful.  And then I couldn’t move afterward.  Apparently 4 hours of squatting when you are a million months pregnant can be hard on the body once the adrenaline of shooting wears off.  So, while I hate to slow down, I think maybe it’s time;).  And without further ado…

Baby Alden, 6 days:

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Look at that gorgeous, gorgeous family–you can see where he gets his looks:).

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He even indulged mom and I by letting us play outside for a bit.

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Alden, you are quite truly a gift.  Katie and Aaron, thank you so much for sharing him with me–it was an honor.

I first met darling Anna a year and a half ago for her own six-month portraits, and was so excited to hear that I would be meeting her baby sister Molly for the same reason.  It’s always such a joy when clients come back and I can see how much they’ve grown, individually and as a family.  Such an adorable family!

Darling baby Molly:

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Big sister Anna, all grown up:

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Molly and Anna, thank you for coming to see me!  It was so great to see you again!