Saturday, August 20, 2011

< little bee bee >

I love babies. It's no secret that my favorite sessions tend to be with little babies. It's such a special time to be with a newly augmented family and see how the dynamics are changed forever. These new parents really treasure their new precious gift. They couldn't stop kissing and cuddling their special little boy. This mom and I actually graduated high school the same year, went to the same university for our undergraduate degrees, spent most of our time in the same building and knew a lot of the same people, and somehow never met until we were both here in Bloomington, IN of all places. Small world, huh?

And this little boy, even if he was already 6 weeks old, was the most perfectly cooperative newborn. He cuddled and yawned and stretched and slept, and was the perfect little poser. In fact, it might have been extra fun because he was all of the wonderful, magical things about a brand new born baby, but had a little hint of personality poking through on top of it all. I look forward to watching him grow.

Thanks for the special time, and congratulations on your beautiful family.

< sunshine family >

I loved getting to know this family. They have 3 miracle children. And a really unique family story. I wonder if you can guess what it is.

These "almost twins" are so loved by their silly, sweet, fabulous big sister, mommy, daddy, and a really special family friend (who might as well be mommy #2). They are going to grow up having so much fun together. The babies were so different from each other, but somehow both a couple of the happiest babies I've ever met. They were so cooperative as I took their pictures, and seemed to just love the attention. And big sister is fun and quirky in the most awesome way, and we played and laughed. I want to hang out with them again!

Thanks so much for the fun morning. Let's definitely get together for a play date sometime:)

< friends >

One of my best friends just moved back to Japan yesterday. Her daughter is the same age as mine, and my daughter and I have both been mourning the loss of a dear Japanese neighbor friend. But how fun that they can be old fashioned pen pals, right? I think it'll be a really good thing for all of us.

The week of their move, we got together and I got to take some family pictures for them. And a few pictures of the kids just being kids. I'm so happy I got to capture their sweet personalities just how I want to remember them. I love this family so much. They're all such beautiful people, and I really get the sense that they treasure each other. I'm really going to miss them. I'll just have to look forward to a trip to Japan hopefully in the near future.


< on the way >

This beautiful family is about to welcome another boy in about a month, and I got to meet with them for some fun family time and some pictures of mom. It was a crazy hot and humid, classic midwest Summer day, but they were all troopers and put up with the heat. These boys sure know how to play!

Thanks again! And I can't wait to meet boy #3 when he arrives next month.