Baby L is such a handsome little man...
and he made the cutest newborn faces:
and even smiled a bit for the camera:
I sat on the couch, next to him and his mom
and tried to remember what it was like to hold
my newborn baby.
We moved outside as it was a nice, warm fall day.
Big sister was more than happy to join in on the picture taking.
And was thrilled to hold her baby brother.
As was I.
Because I loooooooooooooove this beyond words.
And especially this.
I sense there will many shenanigans going on in this household throughout the years.
I know most newborn photographers like sleeping babies,
but I prefer them awake. Look at these eyes!
Daddy and his son.
Now I will confess that I tend to linger too long at my sessions. Partly because I am so enjoying myself that I want to stay forever. But also because I am afraid that I will miss a shot. And such was the case on this day... I finally decided to leave this family alone when someone mentioned that daddy likes to play guitar while Baby L rests in his lap. I waited a moment and then pulled out my camera. While daddy and grandpa played guitar together, Baby L napped.
I live for moments like these.
Moments that tell an entire story about this family without saying a word.
Baby L's mom sent me a note last week, thanking me for capturing Baby L's "newborn'ness'" as "he's already grown so much in these few short weeks".
I wouldn't be surprised if Baby L can no longer fit in daddy's lap for their
evening jam session.
Baby L's mom also wrote that she will "cherish all of these beautiful photos forever".
I cherish these photos as well. To see this family together,
to be a part of their life, if only for a short time...
well, it just makes me happy.
I love what I do.