“Come on over here! You need to get a photo of this!” Dad was gesticulating excitedly to the changing table where Mom was calmly changing a diaper. I’m pretty sure the motive was future embarrassment of some sort, but I can’t be sure. Either way, when parents get THAT excited over diaper changing, you know they are head over heels in love with their new baby!
I’ve known this dad since I was a freshman in college. He was the non-college best friend of one of my college best friends. The rest, as they say, is history! When I heard that this couple was expecting a little one, I couldn’t have been happier for them! I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph Baby M when she was still so teeny tiny! We got some adorable photos of her – swaddled, in just a diaper, rocking some funny faces, modeling her Minnie Mouse outfit, and even styling some rocker duds! And, we got some photos with mom and dad and the family pets, and with grandma. When I visited, they were in the midst of remodeling their house and I just remember thinking how, in all that chaos, they just exuded calm. It was like a little bubble that surrounded them as they moved from room to room. Wherever they were, it was peaceful. No plastic sheet wrap, no nail gun noises, no workmen chatter. Just parents and baby and love. Here are some of my favorite photos from our session. And don’t miss the note they got from her doctor at her latest check-up!