GOOD NIGHT, SWEETHEART

I really wish that I had photos like this of myself when my 12 year old was one year and still nursing.

It again speaks to me of why I’ve chosen to focus on family and newborn photography – it’s one of those fleeting but beautiful moments that is absolutely etched in my mind and heart – makes my heart simply ache to remember my own children as toddlers – to remember the rituals of bath time and reading, of stuffed animals and first nurseries. Of little hands who are busy playing with your shirt, your hair, your face while nursing. How busy little toddler’s world stops and becomes calm. Well, mostly calm! There is some squirming and protesting involved I will admit. Still, eventually there is peace, and simply connecting.

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SIX MONTHS AND SHE’S OFF

So this wasn’t a full photoshoot or anything – just had my camera along as I hung out with a good friend.  I wanted to share some of the snaps though, because to me they illustrate why I love to take photos throughout the first year of a baby’s life.

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