henry the 2nd and harper the 1st

So, Maggie and Deanne were pregnant right along with me. I would see them periodically at the coffee shop and we would trade stories about kicking feet and doctors and weight gain, and anything else we could come up with. Maggie had her Henry on May 12 and Deanne had Harper on May 23, and I had my Henry on May 8, so we've all got a May baby!

Maggie and Deanne have been friends since kindergarten or some other very long ago grade and amazingly, are still good friends! Very cool to have babies at the same time! Harper was even born on Maggie's birthday!

Maggie scheduled this appointment about a month ago and we originally planned the session at 2pm! I know what you're thinking - that we were crazy, that the babies must have taken all of our common sense, I mean who schedules an outdoor appointment in AUGUST at 2pm? No one, you say. So when we came to our senses, we made the appointment for 8:30 am, when our babies would be in good moods. Well, if you think your baby is going to do something, they often do the opposite. For example, I thought that my Henry would wake early, play, then nurse to sleep in time for me to shoot Henry the 2nd and Harper. {My Henry was going to come with me} Of course, that is not what Henry did. No, he woke LATE, played and decided to stay awake and fuss for the first part of our session. Henry the 2nd was asleep when we (Henry and I) got there, so Harper and family went first.

Oh, my train of thought was interrupted (imagine that!) and I forgot to conclude that the weather that morning was wet, windy and almost cold! Who woulda thought?

Aren't they cute?

The wagon that the Henry is sitting in is very special.  Harper's great grandfather built it for his aunt when she was born...


Becky's Family

First, let me say *thank you* to Becky and her family (and Lauren) for so kindly letting me bring Henry. A special thanks to Lauren for entertaining him while I 'shot' the family! I totally appreciate the understanding and help. Henry was in no mood for strangers or for sleeping, so he kept me dancing trying to figure out what he wanted to do next! One minute he was fine just looking around and next he was crying -- the poor kid was too tired to make up his mind!

So as you look at the pics below, keep in mind that while shooting several of them, Henry is sorta thrown up on my shoulder... Lucky for us there was no camera shake! You can be sure I was bouncing and trying to keep him from screaming the whole time I was focusing and giving directions :-)

Now for the images:


lovely henry

so, the other night, last Wednesday to be exact, I was here alone with Henry.  I was in the mood to take some pics and don't ya just know I had the perfect little model!  I dragged my bean bag and Henry's blanket out to the front yard and we went to work. Henry must have been in the mood to be a model, because he just hammed it up for the camera!  See below:

This one is one of my favorites -- he was laughing out loud!

This one might be my all time favorite...

As you can see in many of the images, Henry's hands NEVER leave his mouth!  Aren't they cute?

This one was taken at Christina's the other day -- he looks just like my baby pics!

little ryan

let me introduce to you the newest boy born into my little world.  Ryan was born to Amber, whom I took maternity pics of not too long ago.  Ryan came into this world weighing only 5 lbs, 12 oz!  As you can tell from the pics below he's a tiny little thing!

Amber, I hope you like my selection!

Ryan decided that he wanted to be awake for first part of the session!

But he quickly fell asleep eating and let me move him into all sorts of positions!


jasper & family

Welcome, Jasper!  We had the great honor of photographing little Jasper this past Friday.  He was only 9 days old. [awww]  We assumed Jasper would be sound asleep for this session, but no, not this little guy...wide awake most of the time!  And, while we were visiting Jasper, why not take some pics of his awesome family?  Hence, some beautiful photos of mom (Christina), dad (Kevin-birthday guy), and big sis (Cora).  Thanks for letting us hang out with you guys, and we hope you like the photos.  ;-)