In my family, there is no shortage of sweet babies to cuddle and rambunctious kids to chase. I am proud to introduce the newest member of our extended family, my precious nephew, Logan. When my sister announced that she was expecting her fourth boy, my first reaction was joy, followed by a little giggle when I thought about the reality of raising up a houseful of energetic little guys. She is the kind of "boy mom" who pulls weeds 9 months pregnant, goes to work in stilettos, cooks delicious meals from scratch, keeps her household running smoothly, generously helps others, and still musters up the energy to make special memories with her kids. She is strong, beautiful, and makes me proud. I stopped over with my camera to document some memories of this short time while her baby is so tiny and fresh. We usually focus on the entire family during our in-home newborn lifestyle photo sessions, but I gave my sister a pass when she wanted me to focus on Logan. After all, I guess I can forgive her this one time since she had 3 older boys keeping her busy while I got to snuggle with my nephew.
He wasn't sure what to think of me and my giant camera at first. That face has me cracking up!
We moved him to his bassinet and the sunlight pouring into the bedroom window was the stuff I dream of! He was so cute here and it was hard for me to not pick him up and give him a big hug!
Baby yawns are the best!
Our mom's friend, Karen, makes beautiful baby blankets. I love the blue, green, and white design on this one and it is so soft! She made my son a matching blanket when I was pregnant with him, and I cherish her handmade gift. Gifts that are made with love are the best!
One more big baby yawn, because I can't help myself! Being a baby must be exhausting!
No pacifier needed!
The most important job as a newborn photographer is to help people remember a time that passes so quickly. As a mom, I always think that I will remember the sound of my babies' laughter, the way they scrunch their noses, how tiny their little fingers and toes are, and all the details that make them who they are at each stage of life. As they grow older, I look back on photos and videos and realize how quickly they've changed and how much I've forgotten. That is why I love capturing the tiny details. His toes will never be this tiny again, and years from now when Logan is stomping around the house with big, stinky, boy feet, his mom and dad can look back at these memories and be reminded of this sweet moment in time.