"A new baby is like the beginning of all things--wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities."
--Eda J. LeShan
A dear friend from my high school days contacted me a few weeks ago. She just had her second baby (we even had the same due date!) and they wanted family and newborn pictures. I had not seen her in probably ten years! Even though I had just had a baby myself, I was feeling up to easing my way back into a session. She lives in the Bay Area but her sister-in-law lives in Rocklin and was gracious to let us use her house, so that is where we went.
She is probably one of the nicest and classiest people I know and it was such an honor to document this very special time in her family's life. By the end of the session, I felt like I was good buddies with everyone and hopefully we will be getting together again fairly soon.
Big sister was as sweet as can be and full of curiosity. Little brother had the best head of hair and the most scrumptious cheeks. Mom and Dad were laid back and just went with the flow. We played and bathed baby and snuggled. Witnessing the love in a family is magical...every single time. This is why I love this job of mine. It is personal and lovely and the emotions are so real. I am so grateful that she would reach out to me and trust me to capture their family right now, just as they are.