There is no way I could be more thrilled than to share this next bundle of cute. You may remember the maternity pictures of my oldest friend from back in February. Well, the months sped by at lightning speed (for me, at least.. ), and Charlotte Grace arrived on May 18th, the newest member of a large family that was in love with her long before her red-carpet entrance. (Side note — there should totally be red carpets in the delivery room.) About a week after Charlotte was born, I was able to catch a flight back to good ol’ Jersey to add my name to the ever-expanding list of the Charlee-Obsessed. There was a lot of baby-bouncing and rocking, snuggling and smooching… oh, and I took a few pictures, too.
Honestly and truly, there aren’t enough words to describe how much I already love this little munchkin, or how happy I am for Megan and her husband Graham. So rather than continue the feeble attempt to find the right words, I’ll just leave you with the pictures!
I was so excited when Michelle contacted me and asked if I would be interested in photographing her newborn TWINS, Gavin and Giana. Much like Penelope, these guys were anxious to be a real part of the holidays, not just passengers in momma’s belly. Both are doing well, and everyone was thrilled that they would both be home for Christmas. Mom Michelle and Dad John, along with siblings Alexis and Johnny (and four-legged boston terrier Beamer!) put up with me for a couple of hours on Sunday while I captured their newly-expanded family!
Four-legged sister Beamer has been used to being the “baby” for some time now, so she’s still adjusting to all of this infant business. That said, she’s clearly accepted the twins as part of her “pack,” and she stayed near the action, making sure I didn’t overstep my bounds. She’s so stinkin sweet that I contemplated smuggling her out the door and home with me!
Merry Christmas to this beautiful family, and Happy Holidays to all of you reading this!
Sweet little Penelope wasn’t expected until close to Christmas, but I guess all of the Thanksgiving excitement got to her, and she couldn’t wait any longer! She was an absolute joy to photograph, and the best sleeper I’ve had yet!
The next one features another hat hand-crafted by yours truly… but it’s kind of hard to even notice the hat with ALL THAT SWEETNESS!
The idea for the next one, to have her in a wok, was completely mom & dad’s. It just followed naturally that we’d have her on the stove — and the little wooden plaque sitting on top of the stove just completed the whole thing. Defnitely unconventional, but definitely fun!
This little guy’s parents are some of my favorite people, so when I found out they were having a little one, I was THRILLED for them. I took a short road trip down to Orlando to visit and take some pictures of His Highness. It took some patience, as the poor guy wasn’t feeling so great and really just wanted to be loved, but we were able to work with him and get some shots to show just how gorgeous he is!
I made the hat for this next one myself! my first attempt at anything quite like that, and I’m prety pleased with how it turned out!:
Added to all of the happiness and excitement of my holiday season was the news that my husband’s Best Man and his wife had their first baby! We are so happy for them and their newly-expanded family! It took a while to arrange a time for me to drop by and steal a few pictures of the sweet boy since I’ve been feeling less-than-stellar and certainly didn’t want to pass anything along to a newborn. But we finally made it work, and boy oh boy was he worth the wait! He is such an adorable, easy-going baby. And the faces he makes…!
Precious! Congrats, Josh and Lindsay!