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Today I would like for you to meet sweet little Sadie. I photographed Erin and Mike’s little love about a month ago, and she is just the sweetest little thing. And tiny! Oh my goodness, now that Lily is getting big, I had forgotten just how tiny newborns are! What a difference just a few short months can make!
I met Erin and Sadie at their home, as I do with all newborn sessions, and Sadie was way too curious about this big camera thing to get sleepy for us, but we made the best of the day, and she and Erin did a great job being beautiful and sweet and cuddly. Mike joined us a little later and I was so glad to be able to get some pictures of him with his little girl, and the whole family together. I love photographing newborns, and I always make sure to get some family pictures, too. There’s nothing more beautiful than a new mom and dad holding this brand new precious life in their arms. It’s the most tiring and heart-wrenching job in the world. These tiny people just grab hold of your heart and turn your world upside down. It’s incredible.
It’s been a joy to be able to photograph Erin and Mike’s engagement, wedding, and new little one this past year. I consider myself to be a very lucky lady to be entrusted with documenting such special times in people’s lives. They are a great family, and I wish them so much happiness (and sleep)!
Sadie was sweet enough to give me a couple smiles during her shoot. Is there anything better than a baby smile?
I think we could all use some cute baby pictures this week, wouldn’t you say?
Audrey came into the world in early December, making Gina and Andrew’s a family of three. She was so incredibly teeny tiny, and even having just had a newborn myself, I was amazed by her size. She is now four months old, freshly baptized and full of personality, but looking back at these photos, I am so glad I was able to do these pictures of her. The newborn phase goes by so, so quickly. Day to day, week to week, and before you know it, they’re on to the next milestone or growth spurt.
I was able to get a couple pictures of her when she was a day old, still in the hospital, when I went for a visit, and then spent a nice Sunday morning at Gina and Andrew’s house, doing silly things like putting this teeny baby in her teeny stocking (which she did not like) and getting some pictures of her snuggling with her mommy and daddy by the Christmas tree (which she liked very much).
This post is about 4 months too late. You know how I know that? Because the baby that was on the inside of this featured belly is now three month old. I know. I KNOW. Gina is going to say “Finally!” Geeeez Shannon!” I know. I deserve that. But she gets it. She knows this thing about time. How you seem to wake up each morning thinking ‘How on earth is this kid already all grown up and off to college?’. Ok, so we’re not there yet. Thank. God. Honestly, I don’t know. I have been loving up motherhood something good, though. My girl just turned 6 months old over the weekend. Life before her seems like forever ago. She’s growing and changing and I just can’t get enough. I love photographing her and hope to share some of my favorites from the past few months really soon.
I really miss being pregnant. Honestly, I loved it. I loved thinking about who this little person was, and who she’d become. I loved rubbing my belly so much that sometimes when I’m lost in my thoughts, I snap back to reality and realize I have been rubbing my belly. Which is still a bit round and soft. Must be all those cookies…
Pregnancy looked great on Gina. She was so excited to meet her girl, and I am so thankful she asked me to capture this part of her journey to motherhood. We spent a lovely but cold afternoon in Westchester back in November, rubbing her belly and soaking up that awesome late afternoon fall sunlight. Here are some of my favorites!