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…..  

 

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And a little smile for us….

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

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

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Tiny, tiny feet…

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

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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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