Posts Tagged ‘Saratoga newborn photographer’

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.

For a while it seemed as though this was the session that was not to be.  Originally scheduled for last fall and then rescheduled twice this spring due to New York’s unpredictable weather, we finally made it out.  I had already met sweet baby Sawyer last summer when she came for her newborn session, and I just fell in love with her and her gorgeous mama.  I was so excited to meet and work with the rest of her family.  I was a little bit nervous because poor baby Sawyer woke up out of sorts the day before and is usually in bed by the time our session started, but she did so, so well.  Melissa knew just how to keep everything fun and low-key for her kids so we could just hang out together and capture the love that emanates from this amazing family.  We talked before the session about how all the stress of a family portrait session should take place before the session ever starts.  The hardest part is just choosing the clothing and getting everyone ready.  Once the session starts, though, it’s time to have fun–and that’s what we did.

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Darling baby Sawyer, 9 months:

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Super fun and silly Cooper, 4years:

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Austin with his stealth kisses (totally his idea), 4 years:

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Breathtakingly beautiful Sydney (even though their coloring is different, she looks so much like her mama), 8 years:

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Melissa, I am so glad everything finally worked out–I had such a blast with your family!  The perfect evening.

Just a fun visual update on our little Lemonhead (who the girls are starting to call “Mango” now–apparently we’ve done a good job keeping them away from old episodes of Saturday Night Live because they don’t really understand why I can’t use that name).

I can say with 100% certainty that my body knows exactly how to stretch out to accommodate baby #5–I’m waddling around already:).

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So, so much thanks to my baby sister Stephanie who took these for me.  She’s a photography major at BYU and I just can’t wait until she graduates and I can convince her to come live with me and shoot with me all the time.  3 weeks is not long enough–we miss her already!

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Isn’t she gorgeous?!

Seriously, these babies that have been coming to visit me lately are making me even more impatient to meet my own little one in just a few short months.  I am not sure they come any more handsome than baby Bruce, who just blew me away with his darling mouth, long lashes and beautiful dark hair.  I was so sad to hand him back to mom and dad at the end of the session, but simply overjoyed for them to start on this indescribable journey of parenthood.  He is perfection.

Baby Bruce, 9 days:

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Thank you for coming so far to spend the day with me–it was an absolute pleasure to meet you!