7 months old! This girl is crawling, climbing, eating and loving everything about her new found mobility. Mommy, on the other hand is having a harder time keeping up! I've lost count of how many times I've looked away for 10 seconds and she somehow has a shoe or dog bone in her mouth by the time I look back. Bleh! When she isn't trying to play with Eddie's toys, she is charming us with her sweet and curious little personality. We love you, sweet baby James!
If someone told me that I had to pick ONE kind of session, and it would be the only one I could conduct for the rest of my life, it would take me about .6 seconds to yell Fresh 48, and all the energy I could muster to somehow contain my excitement. This is what it's all about for me. I can speak from experience that these first 48 hours after birth are hard. Physically, emotionally and mentally, they were the hardest hours of my life. Even as a photographer who loves Fresh 48 photos, the camera was the last thing I wanted to see in front of me. But when I look back at my own photos from after my daughter was born, I don't see 36 hours of labor, a surprise c-section and 3 hours of sleep in as many days. I see love, tenderness, and the abundance of God's miracles. I had the honor of capturing Fresh 48 memories for @oliveandtate_ a few weeks ago, and wow. To be a part of the moment when these sweet little babies met was so amazing. What a gift to be invited into that space, and to witness so much tenderness and unconditional love radiating from such a tiny little boy. Thank you, Stephanie, for allowing me to be a part of this amazing moment!
Happy first Father's Day to this guy. Our little girl is so very lucky. Partly because she inherited your incredible head of hair, but mostly because she has THE best daddy in the whole world. We love you, Jim.
There's something kinda magical that happens when daddy's hold their babies. Seeing men who might be typically strong and stoic melt like butter as they admire their baby's teeny tiny features and smile at their little newborn noises... it's just so good. Pretty excited there's a whole day devoted to dads coming up on Sunday and I know James and I can't wait to celebrate.
Sweet summer time. Bring on the warm days, the ice cold watermelon, and all the frolicking in fields your little soul can handle 😍❤️
I just realized I have 24 sessions that I have not shared or blogged about since February! My goodness. This baffles me in two ways - one, I'm seriously behind on the blogging game and two, that 24 families have trusted me to document a little window of time in their life over the past few months. I just can't even begin to tell you how humbling that is. That session count will rise to 27 by the end of the day tomorrow, and even higher by the end of next week. Wow. Just wow. THANK YOU to each of you who allow me into your life. It is such a gift.