I am very blessed.
I get to experience the joys of a side business. Some days, those joys knock the sweet stuff right out of my socks.
Photography. My hobby. My side business. My obsession.
Something I squeeze in when I am not working 40+ hours, or doing the million other things I do.
It’s not as much time as I’d prefer. I wish I had a lot more. Give me my camera, a subject, or landscape, and I will be happy. So happy to press that shutter and see what comes out.
I have studied so hard to learn this craft. I’ve taken classes since January. They basically taught me,
I have no idea what I’m doing I have a long way to go, or maybe I’m just too much of a perfectionist (and probably always will be).
No matter how you look at it, every once in a while, the stars align and I get this chance.
A chance to witness something beautiful.
For me, it was taking Baby Ava’s first newborn photographs.
Born to a co-worker of mine, she came into this world on Labor Day (har, har – good one Ava!), weighing 8lbs 1oz, and wrapped in that precious aura of wonder.
I don’t have a fancy studio (just my house), but we did what we could to capture her before she is all grown up.
I present to you, Miss Ava, the first baby born to her parents, Bobby and Laura.
She is truly a little cooing angel.
Or a sleeping angel.
Or maybe just a very beautiful baby.
She did fantastic for an eleven-day old newborn.
When she woke up, confused by my big ol’ lens in her face, her Dad gave her a snack.
Which made her super happy and sleepy.
I almost got a smile.
I just adore this new family. They are just precious and it’s wonderful to be part of their history.
A new life.
A new heart.
A new world that beams with adoration for this tiny, tiny little girl.
Like I said, sometimes being a photographer, I get lucky.
Lucky to witness……..something beautiful.
16 thoughts on “The Captures of a New Family”
Beautiful shots. I especially like the one with Ava’s feet and mom’s hands.
Thank-you. I adore baby feet. Hers will never be that little again. 🙂
I love that first picture. Did you touch up these photos? She looks like a TV baby. I have never seen a REAL (as in not a model) that looked so perfect. I mean I’m not around babies a lot, the ones I see are on TV so when I see a baby in person and their skin is flaking and they have some kind of crud on them, they are all blotchy and something has puss oozing from it, I am shocked because babies on TV have perfect skin, no flaking, no oozing, no blotches. Did you put make-up on this baby? She looks perfect.
Terre- HA! Love your description of new babies. LOL. She is actually about 12 days old. So, they do start looking prettier. I did touch her up a little and the DSLR camera makes everyone look amazing. 🙂
You did a great job. what a perfect job of photos of God’s greatest gift to us!Babies are so precious, it is easy for them to capture your heart! I sure feel blessed to have the family God gave so generously to me! Love you all!
Thank-you! They are God’s greatest gift. And you are very blessed. All your children are beautiful! But we are most blessed to have you too!
What a blessing!
Adorable little feet. So cute.
They grow so fast…..
Precious, so precious!
These photos will be treasured for years to come.
I hope so!
Priceless! The beautiful baby, mommy and daddy are just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome! I couldn’t resist. There is something special about new parents.
Yes, this precious baby is beautiful. The pictures are wonderful, and I can hardly wait to see all of them. I am the proud grandmother…
Congratulations! I know you will enjoy watching her grow. Such a blessing! Thank-you for commenting. I should have the rest to Laura tonight.