It is no secret that it is hard to photograph your own newborn. With the exhaustion of having a new baby in the house, having just gone through childbirth, and with other family responsibilities on the table, sometimes your love for photography and desire to document your baby’s first days can get put on the back burner. That has been me so many times! This time, I vowed to really make an effort to capture Gabriel’s first precious days. A baby’s time being a newborn is so fleeting and I want to document all of it. As a project within a project, I have decided to create a baby album for Gabriel, complete with his newborn photos, photos of him with each of his siblings, as well as a group photo of all the children. So far, I’m about halfway done. Some kids are off doing other things for the summer so it’s an on-going project, but I WILL complete it this time.
Consider this part I and stay tuned for part II. :)
This is my sweet boy, Adrian. He has a 7th birthday coming up in about 3 weeks! I love how they are both grinning here…
My gorgeous daughter, Calista…I love this image more than words can say.
Sweet little Elliott…I won’t lie, we worried a little bit about how Elliott would handle being displaced as the baby of the family. Our worries were unfounded though as Elliott absolutely LOVES his new baby brother! Too much sometimes. ;) Elliott is learning body parts now and was showing me baby’s nose…
Sweet, sensitive Millie…my girlie girl. She has such a tender heart. I love how she is holding her baby brother in such a protective embrace here.
Precious Octavia…such a sweet, silly girl! Octavia celebrated her fourth birthday the day before Gabriel was born.
My sweet son, Theron…look how happy Gabriel looks in his brother’s arms! <3
My amazing husband and his new son…
Calista took this for me! I think I need to hire her on as my assistant asap! She did an awesome job. I’m not too keen on being in front of the camera, but I can say that this image is, without a doubt, my favorite picture of myself EVER. That’s saying something – she did an amazing job!
And a few photos of Gabriel solo…I couldn’t resist. :)
And just because doing this pose on ONE blanket wasn’t enough, he actually let us move him to a totally different blanket. I’m having way too much fun, can you tell? :)
I love this one of Dewey and Gabriel. <3
And yes, he really *does* wake up sometimes. Are you looking, Mom? :) He’s also not keen on wearing ‘bonnets’ (Jeff’s words). lol
And don’t quote me on this, but I *think* this is going to be my announcement. My poor friends are probably sick to death of me going on about this announcement, but it is hard when you have a strong emotional attachment to ALL of the photos. What, people don’t need 50 pictures of my baby for their fridge? :) It is SO much easier designing client announcements! A huge thank you goes out to Kim of Laugh & Grow Press for her help and for the amazingly sweet, simple, and very versatile templates. You can purchase these templates on their website – use the code: ljholloway20 for 20% off! Go and ‘like’ them on Facebook too – let them know I sent you. ;)