I’m excited because I get to document these early days of your life; not only because you’re my little dude, but also because I missed out writing about these months with Evelyn. I wasn’t into blogging at that point, and from all the memories you bring back of her at this age, I’m so glad I can now have something to help me not forget. I can’t believe how fast you went from being this unresponsive little loveable lump (I like alliteration), to a smiley, cooing, gurgling little baby boy. When I was pregnant with you, I hate to say it now, but I was unsure how it would be having a boy. I loved having your big sister as my little buddy and sidekick, and I went through what I hear many second time moms go through…wondering how I could love another little person as much as I loved my first baby. I feel so guilty admitting that openly! But I only say it to tell you, and any other second time moms, that it’s totally an unfounded fear. As soon as I met you, had you in my arms, I don’t know what happened, but I all of the sudden was not worried one bit about how to love you. I just did. And I still do. And I will forever. I love having a boy. I love that you’re my boy.
I love the shots with Evelyn’s hands in them, they just make me laugh
I told Becca that the blog post was prepped and almost ready to go, and that I just had to think of something nice to say before I posted it. I kid, I kid There is no shortage of nice things to say about this family! It was quite the large group, it was quite hot, but everyone just went with it! I’ve photographed Becca and her immediate family before (yes, she is the one who was able to do this at 8 months pregnant.) But this was my first time with the extended clan, all the way from California. 13 total, 6 kids, 3 of which were just barely a year old. It was craziness! But it was fun craziness Enjoy!
Nursing school, from what I hear, is tough in and of itself. Add mommy and wifey duties to the mix, and you’ve got your plate more than full. Leslie did just that. So her niece, Stephanie, and a former bride of mine, wanted to give her and her family a session upon graduating. I’d actually already photographed Leslie and her kids, Lil and Dylan, back in October at Stephanie’s wedding, so I was excited for the chance to spend more concentrated time photographing their whole family. It was truly such a pleasure capturing Leslie and her husband, Behrad, with their two adorable children. They were all so relaxed and easy to work with, despite the bugs that ate us alive in the tall grasses. I went away from this session feeling freshly inspired and truly grateful that I get to do this, that I get to bless families with memories. Thank you, Steph, for setting this up! And to Leslie, Behrad, Lila and Dylan, thanks for such a great time, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
Love this frame.