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At the time, way back in the day (3+ months ago), Ethan was super big. To us. He was born a good healthy weight, and he ate like a champ. However, now that time has passed, it seems like he was the tiniest baby ever! I mean, seriously, Newborn Ethan compared to Three-Month-Old Ethan is baffling. Anyway, his parents and I can look at these and remember those early days of being brand new — new world for Ethan, new parents, new grandma…it’s crazy!
Such a beautiful little family…
Y’all, this is just mere days after becoming a mom. She is absolutely glowing and gorgeous! I think motherhood suits her well, don’t you agree?
Every little precious part needs to be captured, because babies just grow too quickly. So, yes, knees!
His sleepy face. And the hair! (And just to tease you, wait until you see the hair 3 months later!)
Tiny little fingers in Daddy’s hand —
Sometimes Baby needs a good stretch!
And a good snuggle —
Let us just gaze upon his gorgeousness, shall we?
Auntie and Uncle arrived as we were finishing up. Had to get some cuddles in, too!
Let me just say for the millionth time: watching my son with his son is one of the most beautiful things ever. It is very surreal, and it makes my heart skip a beat every single time.
We are so incredibly blessed. The 2014 year will go down in history as one of my favorite years ever.
By the way, even though this is my grandson, no matter whose home I visit for a newborn session, you as the parents are allowed to sit back and relax a little. I know you’re not getting much sleep. I have 24 years of experience as a mother, plus lots of baby handling experience, so if you want to sit off to the side and close your eyes for a bit, you are perfectly welcome to. They say sleep when Baby sleeps, right?
Seeing as how it has been well over 3 months since my grandson arrived, I figured I should find a moment to share some of the maternity pictures of his beautiful mommy and handsome daddy.
You see? What a beautiful couple, right? Together, they made a beautiful baby. Obviously! Aren’t they so sweet!?
Tanya is simply gorgeous. She wore pregnancy well, all glowy and happy with the perfect little round belly.
And it’s all about the belly and the love, baby!
So much love and beauty, so much anticipation!
I love featuring Baby’s future shoes in sessions. It’s even more amazing how tiny the shoes seem until you actually see Baby’s feet.
OK, seriously? This last one with my son (right) just blows me away. More often than not, I can look at him and still see my tiny baby boy. But this shot, this look, well, I cannot deny the gorgeous man he has grown into. My confusion is great — how DID we get here? I’m betting Tanya’s mom is wondering the same thing…such beauty!
We have truly been blessed in our family, and I am so thankful to get to share our love with all of you.
Up next, our little man’s first pictures. He is the most beautiful little guy this century (you see how a mother plays it safe here?), and I can’t wait to share more with you.
Note: Before we arrived at the session, I asked my daughter to take some shots of me in action. I said, “But don’t stand directly behind me and photograph the back of my head, because it won’t show what I’m doing.” She looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then said with a wee hint of sarcasm, “Oh really? I had no idea I shouldn’t take a picture of the back of your head. I’m ONLY a photographer’s daughter!” So, for fun, she took a picture of the back of my head. That girl…
This baby girl is soooooo gorgeous and tiny! You’d think it wouldn’t have taken me so long to share her with you, but alas, life is busier than ever. Finding time to sit and blog sessions is almost impossible. But here we are, finally!
It’s just too bad she lives in a home without any love at all. No one to cuddle her.
Or give her sweet kisses. It’s terribly sad.
I visited Little Miss and her family one week after her entrance into this great big world, so she was still quite sleepy and snoozed through most of her session. So, we played a little dress-up with her —
I loooooove headbands on baby girls, but what I love even more is the simple beauty that is a baby.
Basically, she just let us move her and cuddle her without putting up a fuss about it. And she’s seriously gorgeous with or without accessories, but accessories are so cute!
That shot on the left? That’s exactly how I imagine her sleeping in her mommy’s belly, all safe and warm.
More sweet, sweet kisses. As you can see, Baby Girl has awakened just enough to give Mommy kisses. Oh my heart!
Two beauties, such love…
This series…I don’t even have words!
Sigh. Just no love in this family!
And then the princess awakens and notices that life is happening.
And in the middle of all that life, “WHERE’S MY FOOD?!” Also, this is what happens to a toddler who has previously been the absolute center of the world. Now he must share, and so it begins: “Look at me!” I love kids!
Then we find a little calm again. It doesn’t last long if Baby is hungry, though, so we called it a day, because as I always remind parents: Baby is in charge!
Thank you for letting me snuggle your sweet bundle of joy. I always love my time with your precious family!
Note for Potential Clients:
Sometimes, people are afraid for me to come to their home for photos because they fear they just don’t have enough space. So let me show you this wide shot – behind the scenes – to give you an idea of how we can make any space work. Does this help?
And here’s a little from more behind the scenes. On the left, Big Brother goes about his day, and on the right, Mommy sets everything in place for her sweet baby girl –