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March 26, 2012
This little guy was born into a colorful world and I love that his parents have made it so. This line from their client questionnaire before their session cracked me up: "He will love the color orange, puppies, Harry Potter, reading, Texas Longhorns, all sorts of music, football, and getting dirty (or those could just be things I like...)."
Their maternity session before he was born was just as colorful and vibrant:
What a fun, vibrant, energetic family! I very much look forward to seeing how their family grows and changes over the years!
February 20, 2012
Maybe it's because I know what a miracle she is. Maybe it's because I vividly remember meeting them for the first time at their maternity session...
...and then sitting around chatting about the miracle of her birth during her newborn session. Maybe it's because her parents couldn't be any sweeter. Maybe it's because her grandma was so overcome with emotion when taking pictures with her we could hardly take pictures. Maybe it's because this baby girl is so danged adorable. I'm not sure what it is, but this session gets me...big time...each time I flip through the images.
February 16, 2012
I loved the deep, rich, bold colors of his session. I loved the relaxed nature of his parents. I love that he had that relaxed nature, too. *These* are the kind of newborn sessions that make me wish I had hired a newborn photographer for all of my babies.
I love that it was such a contrast to the misty, wintry feel of her maternity pictures:
[Though it seems like forever ago in looking at the newborn pictures, I vividly remember the day she came out to the studio for her maternity session...it was so grey and cold outside...I swear it could have snowed. When she showed up in the grey sweater dress, I thought it suited the mood and showed off her beautiful belly so perfectly!]
February 10, 2012
I promise you, there was not a dry eye in the house when her father held a prayer for the new parents-to-be and the unborn baby shortly before his arrival. It was one of the most memorable birth moments I've witnessed. When you become a parent for the first time yourself, there's no feeling like it in the world. To get to be a spectator and watch a loving couple go through all of those emotions just before, during, and immediately after they are initiated into parenthood...well, there's also no feeling quite like it in the world. It is an honor I do not take for granted.
I love when a song becomes the soundtrack to a session. A good friend/client of mine sent me the link to this song "You Were Born" one day, shortly before this little guy was born and I knew *right* away, it was going to be in his birth slideshow. So, I sent Cloud Cult a note and much to my surprise, they granted their permission for me to use this song! I couldn't be more grateful that it got to accompany such a beautiful, beautiful day for his mommy and daddy. [Google Reader users, you can watch the show HERE].
February 3, 2012
...is still just as sweet.
Let me just tell you that I'm glad I decided to go to bed at 11 last night instead of staying up to proof pics because that 2 a.m. call this morning wasn't quite in my plans, LOL. This little man surprised us all just a bit as we were planning to meet him on Monday. It was absolutely incredible to get to be there with this family again (I was there the day their first son was born) and wow, were we all impressed with how big brother *immediately* took to his new sidekick. It was beautiful!
Speaking of beautiful...
....I know. I know. I should just make this the fashion!
It was an exhausting (I haven't pulled a double header in a long time ;-) but ULTRA JOYOUS day! Gosh, I had to pinch myself periodically--is this really my life...my job??? I absolutely adore this family and it was such an honor to get to document his birth. Congratulations again, you guys (guess I'll find out his name at his newborn session, LOL?). You make beautiful babies!