fine art photograpy

a brand new baby for christmas

I had the pleasure of photographing the sweetest little family, just before Christmas. The Momma had her third, beautiful baby (a boy) on December 6th, which is RIGHT in the middle of the holiday craziness. I can relate 100% (Finn was born on 12.10.12). SO, I re-assured dear Momma that people would understand if she didn't have holiday cards AND announcements sent before Christmas, in addition to taking care of all of the other typical holiday needs AND a new baby. She sounded just like me last year, trying to do it all. Such an angel! I told her, "I think people would be impressed and surprised if you got all of that done"! Last year I had to be easy on myself and settle on sending a combination birth announcement/new years card (skipping a Christmas card). It can be really difficult trying to get everything done, the way we are used to. But as a Mom you also have to force yourself to let that pile of laundry pile up sometimes (a few days too). It actually is liberating. Meanwhile... flash forward three days and you find me on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floors and cabinets like Cinderella. 

Sorry, tangent! The photoshoot was AMAZING! Not only did I photograph the oh-so-beautiful new baby boy, but I spent the morning photographing his older sister and brother, who built a gingerbread house in the process. It was so much fun! I will be sure to try to plan activities for kids next time I have an indoor shoot. It kept them focused and creative. They did a seriously good job on that house too! These kids were so sweet, silly and adorable. What more can a photographer ask for?

I was thrilled with the light that poured in through their windows... enjoy, enjoy.

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happy birthday finn // iphoneography

Wow. A year already. Really? I could write a book about the last year. Maybe I will, but doing it right now is not the time, nor is this post the place! I cannot believe that my baby boy is a one year old. He is no longer a baby. He no longer needs me in ways that he did a year ago (but his needs have shifted). I am sad for the things that are already in the past, but so excited for what the future holds. More than anything, I am trying desperately to enjoy every. single. moment. The days are longer, the moments are quicker. Some moments I want to hold on to and never let go (the laughter... the incredibly infectious laughter). Unfortunately, photographs do not capture that laughter! 

Anywho, here is the first of a two-series blog post of my favorite instagram photos from the last year. Enjoy months 1-6 of my dear, sweet, silly, chubby, giggly, brown-eyed, goofy, adorable boy. Finnegan Jude. Oh, and follow me on Instagram (Finnstagram)!

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