i wish so much i had more photographs of how this first month has really been. but the reality is, it has been intensily lived (with little observing) and there is little space in my brain to photograph (and not even hands to hold a camera)… but so many of the moments i wish i could bottle up.
between jaundice & a tongue tie, baby acne, sleepless nights, tears and worry (obsession) about my sweet baby girl – somehow i look at this first month with deep gratitude and appreciation for how it has brought so much down to basics. and how this first month has somehow been magical.
i wish i could just hold her all day and all night, and do my best to do so. i’ve let the house go and sit for longer than needed after nursing her – just to be still with her.
the boys (all three) are obsessed with her. and now have something new to fight over – who gets the eye contact with Lark. the number of kisses that happen in the house has increased so much. little lark probably gets kissed 50 times a day.
we’ve done too much in a day trying to keep up with the life of busy boys…
and then we’ve done just nothing too. and spread toys all over the house and watched a movie on a sunny summer day at 3:00pm.
our family of five has bonded in new ways. and enjoyed simple traditions like watching the fireworks from the yard and going to bed too late.
i have so many wonderful feelings and thoughts about our journey with lark already and was hoping to use this space to help us all remember this special and unique first year. but the truth is, i really hate words because they never sum up how i feel.
so my hope is to take more pictures. so i don’t forget these precious days.
i realized how much i want to capture these last days or weeks before baby sister comes. what our life with just the boys is like… the times just before. and what a full & beautiful life to capture. lately i don’t have the energy to pull out the camera, but i am so glad i did.
as i wrap up images from the past few weeks i shot for others, i begin a long break from the “working” part of photography.
i am excited to announce, i’m taking five big months off from photography work and will photograph our little family & life exclusively…
it’s now just about a month away — our little baby will join the crew.
i think this camera of mine will be quite busy over those five months…
i will be back at it (work) in october & november for some limited sessions that were booked back in february. other than that — i won’t be in full swing again taking new sessions until 2017!
feeling so grateful for my family and all my people that i get to call both clients and friends.
a few little glimpses into the last bit of work for a long time.