I have a love/loath relationship with the military. As a Navy brat and VB local, I have said goodbye to countless friends throughout the span of my lifetime. I still miss my bestie from second grade - if you're reading this Felicia, hey, girl! LOL!
That said, I can forgive when the military swings in my favor and dear friends return. It had been at least five years since I saw Anna, but when you bond over playdates with fussy babies and toddlers - you're friends for life. Nothing beats those friendships made in early motherhood, I was truly saved by my Mom's club in 2010 and I love keeping in touch with these women. When I transitioned from working full time to mothering full time it. was. tough. I am grateful for the support and friendships I made during that season of life.
Anna recently welcomed her fourth baby (yep, you read that right!) and she is just as gorgeous, calm and confident as I remember. I was excited to visit with her AND to document her latest arrival. We had a fun Mommy/Baby session with an occassional appearance from big sister #2!
Baby Jay really wanted to sleep, and it was fun to capture his sleepy smirks. Loads of personality already, I love how expressive he is at just one month old. Isn't he sweet?
I mean, seriously?! Hush, ovaries. Bahahaha!
Big sis was running laps and belting out Frozen, so I had to capture it.
Life as it is. Perfectly imperfect.
Up in the nursery, Anna laughed and sighed over the worn look of the crib. I was enamored with it (of course) because of the story it told. This is the crib that has held all of her babies.. how precious! I loved that we were able to document it and that baby #4 is just as cozy as his siblings were once.
Kitty was not sure what to make of me, haha! I love incorporating fur babies during a session. He was so stoic here, I couldn't resist.
I am so happy you are back, Anna! And so thankful I could photograph your sweet little man, he is just perfection. Welcome home, Jay!
Friends, I am currently filling my Spring and Summer calendar. If you are pregnant, now is a great time to book! I work around due dates and leave plenty of room in the schedule for newborn sessions throughout the year. I'd love to photograph you during this special season.