the joy of new life

I feel so lucky that I can do something very special for the people that are so special to me.  My dear friend Cynthia had her sweet baby Bella last week – and even though I’m officially on “maternity leave” I couldn’t let these precious first days pass by without capturing them for her.  Unfortunately, Cynthia is having a difficult time and couldn’t take part in our session – so Dad (Abba) did it with me.  What a trooper too – all smiles!  🙂  Of course, this wasn’t my traditional newborn session…..  I only had two hours to work with, my baby was here (and Abba even gave him a bottle while I took pictures) and my house (make-shift studio) was a mess!  But hey, that’s what friends are for right?? 

Well, as I told Abba, you would never know by looking at these pictures that Miss Bella gave us a pretty hard time.  I think she just wanted us to stop touching her and let her sleep.   Ahhhh, the price you pay for a beautiful portrait!  Of course, she was SOUND ASLEEP about 15 minutes before I had to go pick up Kylie for school – so I didn’t get to do my creative hats, props, etc – but I’m glad we got something to work with at the ripe young age of 10 DAYS OLD!  

Isn’t she sweet…..  



And a little smile for us….


I love this shot – just the scale of it all – and the tiny little package in Abba’s arms.


A wonderful, loving father – you can just see all the love in his eyes.  Wishing mommy could be in this one too!


Tiny, tiny feet…


And a cool, eclectic shot for those creative types out there.


PS – the beautiful blanket was made by our friend and neighbor Lorraine – more on her AWESOME new baby stuff later!

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Heidi These pics are too PERFECT!! I am jealous!! Hope that you can do Ansley soon! 🙂

Abba Crystal, thank you so much for taking these amazing photos this morning AND for posting them so quickly! You are an amazing photographer and we are lucky to have you as a friend.

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