baby shower

The Excitement of Expecting

There's a bit of a buzz when baby showers are thrown. Generations come together to celebrate (four here to be exact):

I continue to be in awe of my friends becoming mothers. Absolutely in awe.

This was a special day for Hannah because her grandmother was also in town and wanted to be sure these exciting times and details of this day were captured. I feel lucky to have been asked to photograph this intimate day -- something out of the ordinary for me.

Girls and their curiosity. They didn't even notice me stepping back to steal this photo.

And while this was the first time I was asked to shoot a baby shower, I realize that it's not very different from many other sessions. It's a very important day in someone's life who has poured details, love, and moments they don't want to ever forget. So much so they want one person dedicated specifically to capturing it because it's that important.

The perfect gift for the daddy who works construction :)

Happy Friday to you and all of the expecting mothers! Especially one with twins ;)

I attended the PASS Premiere Tour last night and I seriously left on a high. I'll have to collect my thoughts and share all of it with you next week. Let's just say that David Jay left us with this note -- which to me personally was the overall theme of the day:

DJ's father to a 16 year old David: "At the end of the day if you make your business about serving other people... you will always have business."

Thoughts for you next week! :)

Distraction: Babies and Children

I have a problem. Keep your children away. FAR away if you want them back. Honestly, I don't know what's going to happen when I'm blessed with children one day. Will I still be as obsessed? It's the most insanely magnetic feeling when I'm around kids and babies that I have to focus on the task at hand. My arms start to automatically reach out towards the baby (stranger or not) before I'm even aware I'm doing it! Thus my mind has to send my arms a message to chill out. Or maybe that's Jose's loud voice actually saying "chill out girl!"

I'll leave you with an example. My friend Hannah hired me to take photos of her beautiful baby shower last weekend and what is most likely to be at baby showers? Babies and children. And the game of bingo... but I digress. It only took seconds for my attention to drift...

Girls crack me up. Whether you want to attribute it to genetics or mimicking what we see socially, I'm amazed at how nurturing little girls are.

This little cutie took a stuffed lion that Hannah received with her gifts and decided it was her baby. I look over and see her wrapping the lion up with one of the tissue papers that littered the floor from opened gifts.

I was cracking up at her crafted blanket and the way she would cradle her lion. You better believe I was one of those little girls. Obsessed with babies then just like I am now.

Then apparently it was lion's nap time. Tucked in by his new mama lion ;)

So, really... do you BLAME me for being distracted?!

And Jose wants to put a quota on the number of photos I take when we have our own kids? At this rate you might as well come tie my hands. OUT OF CONTROL. I'm out of control.

Happy Friday ;)