Man…time flies…and I don’t have a newborn! I would be willing to bet that time is flying even faster for this little robot’s parents!Ezekiel was just a few days old when I was able to see him again! I was honored to be at his birth and then so thrilled to get to see him as he was settling into life with his family!Rachael and Fabian have a pretty fun theme for Ezekiel and even had a friend that made this cute little hat and cape for them….adorable!! Look at his little smile!Rachael also wanted to use this cute little basket blanket with this little guy because they used it with his big brother, who had trouble even squishing in there cause he was so big….but, not Ezekiel…he was pretty comfy!One of my favorite places to put a newborn for their photos is in their crib…it’s almost always the first time they get to hang out in there…and yet, he is going to spend a lot of time in his little first years here! Look at him holding his little robot!!!!Little feet!I think he’s going to be very happy sleeping in there! We weren’t about to forget about big brother, Jeremiah!! This guy is SO smart…I really have not met a smarter little guy than Jeremiah! He loves to learn and share his knowledge with you…and he loved sharing his little brother with me for a few photos! He’s going to be a great friend to Ezekiel!Love this one!Rachael and Fabian….CONGRATS on your two beautiful boys! You are amazing parents and I can’t wait to watch them grow even more!! Now….get some sleep!!!! haha!!
Another miracle story up on the blog this morning! I can’t even tell you how much I love being a part of the process of a birth! Rachael and Fabian contacted me super early in the pregnancy so I was able to be part of the waiting for the whole time! But, when it was finally that day…they were more than ready! Rachael knew that her second child would be delivered by C-Section. I have done enough births now to know that I love something different in each one…but, I do have to say the predictability of having a birth scheduled is comforting to the photographer! I had a casual morning…drank my coffee, turned on my Pandora, and casually drove to the hospital to meet these expectant parents!
**I strive to keep this blog family friendly so if you might have any trouble with the semi graphic nature of birth and surgery…you might want to bow out now and come back for the next post! Just a gentle warning that the miracle of birth can be a little messy at times! Fabian is a very attentive husband and father…and he was making sure Rachael was ready and comfortable at all times!…and he looked pretty handsome in his scrubs!It was a very peaceful operating room and their doctor was so kind…. Sidetone: Having a super short photographer can sometimes be a challenge in a birthing operating room. Sometimes the anesthesiologist is kind and lowers the curtain…and sometimes, not! Again….Fabian was right there with her supporting!And before we knew it……Baby Ezekiel was out and crying for his mama!…and they promptly brought him to see her!Oh the relief to see your little man after nine months of talking to him, praying for him, and holding him safe inside. But…to see him finally! It’s a precious moment!Fabian never left his side as they did all the tests and vitals….Daddy’s hands holding him and protecting him from the first breaths!For some reason I think he looks big here…but, trust me…he was tiny! The older I get the smaller the babies seem! haha!Look at his hands? He wasn’t going to let go for anyone!All bundled up and ready to go back to mom!Who had lots of kisses and love for him!Look at his smile! I stopped by the next morning to photograph Baby Ezekiel meeting his big brother, Jeremiah, for the first time!
Look at his little face!He settled in pretty quickly as if his little brother had been with them the whole time!And, when it was time to hold him he wanted to look at all the tiny baby parts….especially, the belly button!!!!All the boys!Ezekiel slept through my visit….which I am sure is a blessing for mom and dad!Time for Jeremiah to go play with Grandma some more…. Baby Ezekiel isn’t lacking any kisses….Rachael and Fabian…I am so honored that you chose me to be part of your family’s celebration! Thank you!!! Congratulations on your new baby boy and your family of four!!!!
The Weideman Family is one of these families that I consider my own family! These guys have been friends now for a little over five years….and I am so grateful for their places in our family and my heart! I also love that we seem to switch the locations for their yearly photos….one year here…and then the next in their neck of the woods….Northern California! I have to say I do love the light in Northern California. Aren’t they a beautiful family?We were stopping in Folsom to see them on the way home from our road trip to Arizona and only had a day to hang out with them…but, we were blessed with beautiful weather. Although, Rob tries to sell me on moving down there with the fact that it’s ALWAYS beautiful there! haha! No worries for my PNW folks….his sales pitch hasn’t won me over yet! But, I do love getting to travel there as often as I can!Rob and Amy are hilarious together! They are so comfortable with each other and they love to goof around….which makes for some fun photos!Rob scouted out this location and texted me months in advance that he had found the spot…right next to their house….and he was right, it was PERFECT!Amy and the kids!Rob and the kids!This year we had a special bonus and had Amy’s mother along for the session! It was my first time to meet her and I loved having her join us!All the girls! Lots of personality in one photo!Some beautiful love!We took a little walk to a nearby field…..Where Emery showed us her personality without any reserve….I love that about her! She is ALL smiles! Those brown eyes!!!!Sometimes I struggle to turn any images in a golden hour session to black and white….but, this one just screamed for it!! Emery LOVES her big brother Asher…..and Asher is the best big brother!!!!!This kid is SO smart and so handsome!It’s funny…something about this session makes him seem so much older to me! Childhood is so fleeting!The grass was pretty high…so mom and dad carried them out! We made one more super quick stop on the way back to the house….The whole family right there near their house….with such warm light! So romantic! haha! (If you were there, you would know that there was a ton of laughter on either side of this one frame!)We weren’t about to miss one with just Sandy! Such a beautiful woman!The whole crew!!! Thanks again, as always! Rob and Amy….I love you guys! Thanks for being such a huge part of our lives!