I get a little soft when I see a family with at least two girls. I was lucky enough to grow up with a big sister AND a big brother. Best of both worlds. I think in a perfect world, all kids would have a sibling of the same gender. I cannot imagine life without my sister, and I am so so grateful that my boys have each other. Seeing the start of a bond between Henley and her new baby sister, Dyllan made my heart swell. I thought of all of the good times I had and still have with my sister… a bond that is unlike no other. Yes, there was fighting over clothes and boys… and who was prettier. But when it came down to it, we were there for each other through thick and thin. So here’s to you little girls that are blessed to have a sister! An immediate best friend for life if you’ll take it! And can we just also acknowledge how incredible beautiful Dyllan is?? She was such a sweet sweet baby (I know I say that a lot).
St. Louis documentary photographer
I recently did a session with a repeat client at their beautiful new home in St. Louis. I have said it before, but I’ll say it again, I love my job! I love seeing little bumps turn into a baby, and that baby growing into a toddler, and that toddler welcoming a little sibling into the world! Henry and Matilda are adorable together, and already interacting as if they have known each other for years. Henry loves his cars, and Matilda wants to take them and play with them too. Henry already is taking on a big brother role, pointing out things to Matilda in his favorite books. They are the dynamic duo for sure.
What I loved most of all with this session, was that Henry remembered me. His Mother and I noticed how comfortable he was, and I claimed this as the “imprint” I made on him when he was a newborn. I have a funny theory (something like the duckling theory), that if I meet a child within the first few weeks, I leave an imprint on them (or we leave it on each other)… that they will always be a bit comfortable and familiar with me. That is why I drove hours and hours to meet my nephews when they were born.
We had a fun, laid back session that could have lasted for another hour or two if it wasn’t lunch time. We went with the flow of the kiddos energy, which always works out best. Thanks for such a nice morning spent with you Henry and Matilda!
There is nothing better than photographing a new baby, other than photographing a friend's new baby! These are some old neighbors of mine, and I just adore them. They might think they lucked out getting this super sweet baby boy, but I know it is because they are super sweet human beings!
We had a chill session, and hung out around the house with baby Oliver. He didn't cry once, but did make a squeaky cry-ish sound towards the end. Haha! If only my first was that quiet! Oliver has the BEST hair-- do you see the golden fuzz?? LOVE IT! He also pulled out this quizzical expression a few times, like "Hey Ma, who's this lady person with the big black device?". What an awesome little dude! Welcome to the world little man!
So happy for you guys!