Its back to Grey Towers in Milford PA! It has become my go to spot to photograph beautiful young couples. I had so much fun with Erika and Collin and and honestly say we laughed the entire shoot. They are young, in love and ready to take on this world. Congratulations you two and I can’t wait for the wedding!
The weather was much better this time around! The snow has melted, the ground as thawed and the sun was shining. It was time for part two of my in laws Steph and Don’s maternity shoot. With just 4 weeks to go we are all anxiously waiting the arrival our their little girl Eleni. I had these visions of using an old trail in a wooded area behind my parents house where I grew up however with the beginning of warm spring weather finally here, comes with it an enormous about of TICKS! We decided not to risk getting Lyme’s Disease and improvise with the shoot in my parents back yard. Congrats to Don and Steph! We can’t wait to meet your little miracle!
On April 6th, 2015 Chad and I welcomed our beautiful little boy Liam into the world. I was induced and labored for two days, and ended up with a 3rd degree tear, but as any new mom will tell you… it was all worth it. Every stereotypical, mushy comment parents say such as “It changes your life forever, they never thought they could love someone so much, and how they could not imagine their life without this tiny person in it” is all true. As a new mom I find myself saying those same exact phrases. Born at 8 lbs 11oz our “little” nugget has brought us so much joy. Even though Chad and I are operating on little to no sleep and have on more than one occasion looked at each other and said “Parenting is SO Hard!” When he looks up at us and smiles his tiny grin (whether it is gas or not) warms our heart and makes every diaper change, late night feeding, and random fussy/cry fest all worth it.
We have done many newborn pictures for other parents in the past so when it came time for Liam’s I wanted to do something different. I wanted it to be as natural a possible. No baskets, suitcases, funny outfits or other props. Just him in his natural state…..which right now is usually sleeping…. There was something very organic about just lying him on our bed and documenting him sleep peacefully, innocently existing in this world. Quiet moments like these are when I sit back and envision what his life will be like in the coming years. What kind of person will he become? How can I guide him and teach him important lessons on how to be a good, loving, honest person like my parents taught me, and Chad’s parents taught him?
It is all so wonderfully terrifying and exciting. I have never felt so ready for the task.