There is just something extra special about the impending arrival of your first child. For some the anticipation is even longer awaited. I was very excited to venture out with Erin and Daryl today for my very first maternity shoot. As a maternity nurse, bellies and babies are very familiar to me, but this belly is extra special, a true awaited miracle. I feel very privileged to be the one to capture these special memories for you. I had a great time experimenting, and you both made my job very easy. Here are just a few of the hundreds from today. Enjoy! I am looking forward to meeting this special little person in the next few weeks and having him/her debut here!
The photo challenge this week is all about hands. Big hands, little hands, baby hands, old hands. I chose to go with baby hands. There is something special about how a newborn grasps onto anything that comes close to their palm. An inborn reflex. This little boy is already wrapped around his mommy’s finger.
I had the sweetest, sleepiest little bundle of boy here for his newborn shoot today. He is the third little boy for this family who just happens to live right next door to us. Born just 11 days ago, I was lucky enough to see him just hours after he made his arrival three weeks early. Having only girls it is so much fun to have a baby boy around. I have had a few boy shoots lately and find they are so much more laid back than girls. Must be because they make up for the busyness in the toddler years. Thank you so much Chris for lending him to me this morning. I am so happy with the way these have turned out. My new 7D rocks!!! Enjoy!!
Thank you so much Sue for inviting me back a third time to capture these images of your beautiful extended family. You make my job so easy. This was my first go around with a “non sitting” baby that wasn’t a newborn, but this red headed beauty made it easy. She did very well considering all the people around trying to coax the smiles out of her. You would never guess that the these girls were uncomfortable in front of my lens. I know very well how hard it is to be “natural” when you have a camera in your face but you girls pulled it off. Here is a few of your photos to give you a teaser. More to come soon. Enjoy!!