newborn and it has been my pleasure to photograph them a number of times over the years. In these photos (as well as the previous ones) it is clear to see that over time children grow and personalities emerge, while love remains the constant that holds everyone together.
Thanks guys - I'm looking forward to next time!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
The afternoon I photographed this beautiful family was warm and sunny - a perfect end-of-summer sort of weekend in Seattle. Abhi and Elisha welcomed me warmly into their home and I first met Baby Sahir as he nursed contentedly in the arms of his lovely mother. The room was familiar in the way that all newborn rooms are - carefully folded burp cloths stacked amongst packages of yet unopened, untried trappings of baby life. An unused crib full of gifts for the new little prince.
We chatted about the birth, about the adjustment to parenthood, about excitement and exhaustion. As I began photographing, the love and devotion of parents to their child unfolded naturally before me. This is part of my job I really enjoy. It is my privilege to witness these early days when it takes two to change a diaper and swaddling the babe is a joint activity. Tired eyes are full of wonder as we all admire his flawless features; his dimples and ready smiles. Baby Sahir is a perfect addition to this world, and I'm glad I was there to document his beginning.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Fern, however - she had other plans.
Like, "let's be born after 2 hours of labor" kind of plans. Oh, I was crushed to not have been there. But when I walked in, the space was still sacred. My dear friend was glowing, her baby happily nursing, her older daughters yawning excitedly like kids on Christmas Eve, her husband looking on in joyful reverence. In the morning I took some more photos of Fern's first bath and I love these images of so many caring hands surrounding this child. She will have no lack of help and support in her life and we'll all be sure she never lacks for love. Blessings to you sweet Fern - even if I do think you came a little too fast.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
sweet newborn to adorable toddler. Time sure fades our memories, but photos like this can freeze a season for a lifetime. I hope Cassius and his mum and dad continue to frolic and snuggle and laugh together their whole lives long.