it has been a while folks!
it is fitting that my first real blog post of 2012 is happening now – in March! i should be ashamed of myself, but i am not. sometimes, some things have to be let go of in order to maintain sanity. am i right? because, we can’t do it all well. at least, i can’t. so, i let go of this blog. and work, a bit. and facebook and other social media (which felt good, actually).
life has been moving at full speed in my home since the new year. we bought a house, moved into that house and then became a sick house (everyone was sick – just horrible). and, as you know, i am still growing a human being (roughly four more weeks to go!). so, stepping away from work was necessary.
i did, however, manage to shoot a newborn session a few weeks ago with a family that i just love. their oldest son (who i first photographed in february of last year) and my daughter are almost the same age (lillian has him by a few months). and, they just welcomed a beautiful baby girl – ruby charlotte – into their home. needless to say, i was excited to see them again and to see (and hear) about how their new family of four was doing. i must admit, the experience was a little surreal for me. my thoughts kept turning to my own family and how, in a few short weeks, we would be in the same position as this family. because of this, i felt even more honored than i normally do that this family chose me to photograph ruby charlotte. and, my approach to their session felt a bit different. more than ever, i found myself really wanting to capture their family and its dynamic. and, i wanted to document their sweet little girl in a way that would bottle her newness and tininess and loveliness for them in a photographs. nothing too posed or contrived – just ruby being ruby at seven days new.
here are a few of my favorites. enjoy.