How totally adorable is this little guy! Considering he spent the first hour of his life awake and making everyone know about it, he was such a dreamy peaceful little newborn for his shoot. I had the pleasure of not only getting to photograph Vincent with his family when he was just a bump, but I was also there for his birth. You can check out his beautiful Birth Story here.
Erin, Glen and Cooper, thank you for letting me spend a few hours with this gorgeous little bundle. He was perfect.
I love that adorable newborn shoulder hair, so cute.
I am so excited to share not only another beautiful birth story, but a cesarean birth.
I truly believe that every birth has its own story.
It’s not just the story of the birth of a beautiful baby, but the story of their first breath, their first hug, their first feed, and the first time they are introduced to make a family whole.
Thank you so much Erin and Glen for letting me be there to capture this wonderful time in your life, and the permission to share it with everyone else as well.
For everyone else, make sure you have tissues ready, this is a story worth watching.
A friend of mine recently let me borrow one of her favourite books, Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul. It is full on many heart touching stories about motherhood, be prepared with tissues if you are off to buy it.
She slipped in a note for me that the story on pg 132 was the one that made her buy the book. So it was the first one I read. And the first one I cried my eyes out too. It is my favourite story in the book and one I want to share with you all.
If you are a Mumma, you may want some tissues too.
No More Oatmeal Kisses
A young mother writes: “I know you’ve written before about the empty-nest syndrome, that lonely period after the children are grown and gone. Right now I’m up to my eyeballs in laundry and muddy boots. The baby is teething; the boys are fighting. My husband just called and said to eat without him, and I fell off my diet. Lay it on me again, will you?”
Okay. One of these days, you’ll shout, “why don’t you kids grow up and act your age?” And they will. Or, “You guys get outside and find yourselves something to do… and don’t slam the door!” And they won’t. You’ll straighten up the boy’s bedroom neat and tidy: bumper stickers discarded, bedspread tucked and smooth, toys displayed on their shelves. Hangers in the closet. Animals caged. And you’ll say out loud, “Now I want it to stay this way.” And it will. You’ll prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn’t been picked to death and a cake with no finger traces in the icing, and you’ll say, “Now, there’s a meal for company.” And you’ll eat it alone. You’ll say, “I want complete privacy on the phone. No dancing around. No demolition crews. Silence! Do you hear?” And you’ll have it. No more plastic tablecloths stained with spaghetti. No more bed spreads to protect the sofa from damp bottoms. No more gates to stumble over at the top of the basement steps. No more clothespins under the sofa. No more playpens to arrange a room around. No more anxious nights under a vaporizer tent. No more sand in the sheets or Popeye movies in the bathroom. No more iron-on patches, rubber bands for pony-tails, tight boots or wet knotted shoestrings. Imagine. A lipstick with a point on it. No baby-sitter for New Year’s Eve. Washing only once a week. Seeing a steak that isn’t ground. Having your teeth cleaned without a baby on your lap. No PTA meetings. No car pools. No blaring radios. No one washing her hair at 11 o’clock at night. Having your own roll of Scotch tape. Think about it. No more Christmas presents out of toothpicks and library paste. No more sloppy oatmeal kisses. No more tooth fairy. No giggles in the dark. No knees to heal. No responsibility. Only a voice crying, “Why don’t you grow up?” and the silence echoing, “I did.”
Sam, Miranda and Summer traveled up from Gladstone to have their family photos done, an we were so glad that there was a nice sunny day break in the weather for us to play in the long grass.
It was not only a day for a family session but a day for us to catch up with friends, and the first time for us to meet little Summer.
She is such a little cutie.
And those huge lashes are adorable.
Her Daddy is going to have one hell of a time keeping the boys away, thats for sure.
Thank you Sam and Miranda for letting me capture your beautiful little family.
Summer is such a doll.
We can’t wait to catch up again.