Thursday, February 25, 2010


The sweet smell of a newborn baby, a mix of baby powder and innocence, it's irresistible. My hope is that I am able to capture that image for the parents of these beautiful baby girls because it lasts just a moment. Both of these girls are so special to me and I feel truly blessed to have been able to snuggle and love on them for the couple of hours I had them. There is no love like the love of parent and child, God's tiny glimpse into His love for us.

Carter - 6 months

Ahh, the youngest son of my favorite sales person. I know that not matter what comes, this mom is my cient and my friend forevah! She lets me do crazy things with her children and for a time, even drove a few hours to make it possible. This day our shoot was filled with clotheline and doughnuts. Seriously, I can't think of anything better than some Carter and doughnuts...yeah baby!

Sweet Elyse

For the first time ever, a baby did not like me. Shocked? I was too! I don't know if it was my big ugly camera or the lights or simply stage fright, but every time she saw that camera go up to my face, those big sad lips started to quiver. Seriously, it broke my heart. Baby tears are the saddest thing ever and I wanted so badly for her to show the camera the smiles she freely dispensed when I put it down. After a few minutes and come cuddles with Mommy, she calmed down and ironically enough thought the flower pot was the greatest thing. Why is this ironic? Because most babies absolutely hate the flower pot, but not Miss Elyse, she thought it was just perfect. From then, it was pretty much smooth sailing and I was the one sad when it was time to leave.

Hayley, Hayley, Haley!

Her little bug, that's what Hayley's mom calls her. She is crazy, crazy cute and I just adore her sweet angelic face. I can hardly wrap my mind around the fact that she is already 9 stinkin months old. Her first year mark is so close, I can smell the cake baking and I don't know whether to jump for joy or grab a tissue to wipe the tears. I so love my job folks even though I take forever to update my blog!