Friday, May 20, 2011

< a few more >

I was working my way through these and felt like they needed to be shared. One thing I really felt as I was looking through these photos is that this mommy and daddy have just embraced their new lives as parents. I don't know if I've ever seen anyone so comfortable and genuine and relaxed with their first child as these two are. But they're so awed by every little thing their little baby does. It's the perfect combination.

Thanks again for letting me share a little bit of this special time with you. Your home is such a peaceful place, I love it:)

< bump to baby >

I was so excited when this mom suggested a side by side photo, sort of a before and after. How beautiful are they?

< 8 days old >

Remember this beautiful mom? Well, her new baby girl arrived over a week early. And I got to spend some time with her taking some pictures. She is simply beautiful, just like her mommy and the rest the family. She was so sweet and mellow and SO fun to photograph. Her mom asked me if it makes me want another one, and I have to admit it does a little! Of course except for the sleep deprivation and recovery. I don't really miss that part;) But really, these precious little souls really make all of that worth it, I think. Congratulations!

< 15 days old >

I got to spend some time with this beautiful family to photograph their new baby girl. Mom is a super gorgeous fashionista, so it didn't surprise me that she had the cutest accessories, props, and outfits and the best taste for this little girl. And let's not even begin to talk about how gorgeous she is after having a baby just barely 2 weeks ago! Don't we all wish we could look like this?

Baby girl was so content--especially for the no-clothes photos:) I love that.

Thanks for the wonderful afternoon(s). Can't wait to watch her grow!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

< love >

I love this couple. I've known the bride to be for about ... 8 years now, I think. She's been one of my dearest friends and helped me through some rough, dramatic college girl times. And now, this beautiful girl is getting married! And he's pretty fantastic himself. Not only that, it's pretty obvious how crazy he is about her. And I'd say it's pretty mutual:) I am SO thrilled for them! And the best part is that they won't be living too far from me. Hooray for good, good, happy, comfortable, be-100%-myself-around friends.

Thanks, guys, for the (short) visit. And congratulations! I LOVE you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

< play time >

This little boy is half Japanese like myself, and with a beautiful mommy like he has, is a total looker. Am I right? His sweet grandma was in town, so I got to hang out with them for a bit and take a few pictures of play time. What a sweet family! I can't wait to get together and do it again. Hopefully soon:)

< on the way >

This beautiful soon to be mommy of 4 is due in just a couple of weeks, and I'm a little jealous that she's so beautiful at this stage of her pregnancy. I'd be parked on a couch like a beached whale, I think. I had so much fun just walking around her backyard and talking with her. Yeah, these outdoor photos were taken in her glorious backyard!

But I have to admit my favorite was when her little boy woke up from his nap and joined us for a couple more pictures. Thanks for the fun time yesterday! I can't wait to meet your baby girl soon.