Jameson Asher has arrived!
I was so excited to meet this little guy and photograph him! He's one very lucky baby. He has two super cool parents, and, an extended family full of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who are fun, always smiling, and who always seem to be having a good time with one another. Needless to say he'll be loved and cherished by all.
I would be wrong in labeling this a "Newborn Session", although that was exactly what I did. Just as I had been wrong in labeling this sweet boy's gorgeous mama's session in December "Maternity". That's because Asher, as he'll be called, has a pretty fantastic big brother named Jonah who is three years old and pretty much excited and opinionated about EV-ER-E-THING. He loves (and sometimes insists) to be photographed, and I'm more than inclined to oblige his demands. I love him to pieces.
It's so much fun for me as a photographer to photograph people I have a relationship with. It's one thing I truly strive for in my business. I feel honored when someone opens their front door, welcoming me into their home wearing sweatpants, with lunch on the coffee table, and laundry on the kitchen table :) I don't say these things to embarrass my friend or client; I delight in these things because these things are so real, and I feed off of sincerity. I'm inspired by it! They also help me personally to see that everyone--EVERYONE--has to deal with the same, unglamorous bits of life.
Thank you, Julie, Jason, Jonah & Asher, for allowing me into your beautiful, comforting home. It was such an honor to spend an afternoon with you! I wish you all the love and happiness in the world! I hope you look back at these images with love, and remember the sweet moments of these all too fleeting days.
This handsome guy is IKE. I-K-E. I, however, am unable to refer to him as Ike, and have officially turned into My Mother. I kept calling him "Zeke" !!!