Monday, July 30, 2012

Maternity Leave: Aug to Nov

I am going to be having a baby soon and am taking some time off for maternity leave from August to November. During this time I will not be doing any photo shoots so that I can spend time with my family. I will probably be doing some Christmas card sessions in my studio starting in mid-late November though. And of course I'll be posting newborn photos of my little pipsqueak when it arrives. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Baby Geri

There are a lot of things that get me excited... homemade ice cream, a new episode of So You Think You Can Dance, and of course getting out of school for the summer.  But nothing can compare to the excitement of knowing my younger sister has just had her first baby!  I got to meet and hold baby Geri for the first time this weekend and see how awesome Allie and Matt are as parents.  I am so proud of them and it is so cool to see them taking care of her.  I brought them some homemade focaccia and chocolate chip cookies for lunch before we had our newborn photo shoot in their living room. The space was tight, but we had just enough room for my backdrops, lighting equipment, and props.

Matt is a musician with Piper Street Sound so we wanted to add some instruments into the photo shoot because music is going to be a big part of Geri's life from now on!

I lucked out when Geri surprised us with this cute lil' smile at just the right moment!

This is the doll bed Allie and I used to play with when we were little girls.  It was special to be able to use it again with Allie's own daughter.  Isn't that what little girls dream about though? Being able to play with a real baby, especially one as cute as Geri!