Monday, March 31, 2008

Snow, Dogs Eating Fish Food, and New Life

I had an interesting drive up to Issaquah to do a shoot for a beautiful new little baby girl this weekend. The wonderful family warned me that they had five, yes you heard me right, FIVE inches of snow the previous night. They were more than willing to reschedule, but hey, I am from Alaska originally, that has to count for something, right? About half way up I called Zach just to see how he was managing with the kids. Now, that was funny! It sounded as though the girls had completely taken over, and the call ended with Zach yelling at the dog to stop eating the fish food?! How does that happen? I suppose you just have to have a 2 and 4 year old to understand.
I did not want to miss the chance to shoot this new beautiful baby, and a little snow was not going to stop me. She is just 14 days old and sweet as can be. She has a full head of long, soft, brown hair and a perfect little face. Baby Reilly stayed awake for almost the whole shoot, we only had about five minutes that she was slept. It was really fun to see all of those tiny weeny baby parts again. She made my two year old seem like a giant.
One of the best things about this shoot was the big sister. You could just see that she loved her little baby. Her mom told me that she was pregnant the whole time as well, so she had worked hard for her little "Boots" (Hannah's nickname for her sister). I think this is my favorite shot from the whole day. Sisters.... what a special bond they have already.

Look at this adorable little bum. It fits right into her mama's palm.

I know I have said this before, but there are so many things about a newborn that you just do not ever want to forget, and yet, if you wait just a week, they change and you say to yourself, can you remember those tiny toes, that nursing blister, that belly button... I think that we captured many of those details so this mommy will be able to remember this perfect little baby for ever.

This is another great shot. I loved this snugly, hand-made blankie... perfectly pink!

Here is the evidence that this cutie does sleep. Hopefully all of the awake time earned the whole family a good nap later in the afternoon.Little Reilly loved having her arm up by her face. It was almost like you could just see her snug in her mama's tummy with her arm in the same position.I want to thank Reilly's family for letting me come up and spend the morning with them. It was really great to get to know all of you and to see what a blessing this little one is to your family. A special thanks to Hannah for letting me hang out and talk "Dora" with her!


Kaia Busch said...

Love that last picture! So incredibly sweet!

Mary Ann and Al said...

Beautiful baby and adorable sister.

Amanda Mays said...

Nice bum picture! They all turned out really good! I just now realized I never paid you for my water! Sorry... I owe you one! ;) I love the dog eating the fish food I can totally relate!

Julie Watts said...

These are all absolutely beautiful...AWESOME shots!

Katherine said...

Beautiful! I am glad you go to meet Judy and her darling daughters.

Deb said...

What precious photos for the family to cherish. Great job.