Betsy Jean

These adorable people are good friends of ours, and I was so excited to get to meet their sweet little Betsy Jean. She's got the cutest little cowlick right in the front of that amazing head of hair. And the tiniest, skinniest, most perfect little rabbit feet. She never did settle down to sleep during the whole session, but that's the magic of photographing kids and babies - they're just going to do what they do, and you've just got to go with it. But the upside to this is that they don't freeze up in front of the camera, or feel weird about what their hands are doing, or suck in, or try to get you to point your camera on their "good side." They're just themselves! So honest. I love the vibe you get from Betsy's sisters in these pics - older sis is always adoring, just can't get enough of the newborn goodness and wants to eat Betsy for breakfast. Younger sis is pleased but unsure about not being the baby anymore. These are the little things I want to remember about my own family, and this is why I'm addicted to taking pictures.

Saturday morning at home with baby Bea

I loved this session because it was for real! It was real and sweet and cozy and tender. I'm all about getting gussied up and posing at the park when the occasion calls for it, but the pictures that are the most fun to look back on are the ones like these. Just a happy family snuggling their new baby on their bed on an overcast, lazy Saturday morning. With Bambi playing in the background and chapstick smeared on the window, because that's life with little people. Real life is the most beautiful.