Newborn sessions are typically planned pretty far in advance. I work with clients over the phone to discuss the type of portraits they are interested in and send them too much information on what to expect and how to prepare their home for the session. I really try to get all of the logistical information out of the way so that Mom and Dad can focus in on the final stages of pregnancy and delivery. We set up a tentative session date based on the mother's projected due date and then wait for the phone call to let me know when baby actually arrives. Accordingly, we scheduled Carter's session for early February so I was pretty surprised to get a quick email in early January letting me know that Carter decided to enter the world a little early. Thankfully, Carter and his Mommy are doing wonderfully well and I was blessed with the honor to photograph this amazingly perfect and totally tiny baby boy. I love newborn sessions for the simple fact that I get to hold and soothe these precious babies. This first photograph has become one of my all-time favorites. Knowing that his family made him the amazing crown that he is wearing endears this image to my heart. Welcome to the world baby Carter. You are loved!
I struggled with a title for this blog post. I asked the subject (Little Lucy). She looked through the photos of herself and named them, "Rainbow Mover". This tiny dancer started ballet class this week. She has been standing on tippy toes since she started stumbling around on two feet. Before class she delighted in trying on her new ballet clothes, accessorizing with her jewelry and trying out some of her moves. I must admit I was teary eyed throughout her first class. Time moves so quickly and she fills my heart with such joy. While I get so excited for each new milestone and adventure, I also long for time to stand still. I need more time, more stillness, to really savor and treasure each precious moment. Photography helps me somehow... I know I can not stop the clock but my hope is that by capturing some of those perfect moments in time, I can, at least, look back and remember. Today I remember my Rainbow Mover, the smallest girl in ballet class that I am certain can, and will, move more than just rainbows.
Welcome to my blog! I am Leah, a wife to Grant and a mother to our Little Lucy and Baby Gabe - my inspiration, my joys and my loves. I prefer to utilize natural light to capture the joy and love in the lives of others as well. Here you will find my most recent work. Please leave a comment and follow along!