birthday

One Year Session - First Birthday Photoshoot - MA BABY PHOTOGRAPHER - Cake Smash Session - Dandelion Wild Photography

Ummm…I’m sorry but is he not the cutest baby you have ever seen in your entire life?

He has a personality to match too. He just smiles and smiles and smiles and I swear he’s going to be one of those sweet talkers when he’s older. I mean that boy is going to get away with everything. I mean come on…how does a mom say no to that sweet little mug.

I was lucky enough to capture Alex a few days after he was born. He was so cute then, but I had no idea he’d be THIS cute now. Mom pulled him out of the car and I nearly lost it. I love a good head of curls and baby blue eyes. Heck…I swoon over all babies. Every baby has something special about them and I’m not going to let parents go home without knowing what that is. Baby fever is not a sickness. It’s a disease people. A DISEASE! Once you have it, it NEVER EVER goes away. If you say you don’t want anymore kids…HA! I bet if I put one in your arms and told you he was yours you’d look at me all doe eyed with your bottom lip trembling and turn on your heels and run.

I love babies. There is just something about them. Unfortunately, I’ve passed my love for babies onto both my daughters. They’re like me only 10x worse. My youngest would go up to strangers and try taking their baby out of the little carrier without permission. She’s pretty stealthy and I’ve let her get as close to getting the chest clip and one buckle undone and then I’m running over to divert the situation. I don’t take my eyes off my children, you shouldn’t either. Take it as a lesson to you and be grateful she didn’t steal your baby. Because if she made it back to me we wouldn’t give him back! Well…at least until it’s time to go home and then we kindly return him because well…kidnapping is quite illegal…and I’m not about to go to jail simply because there are no babies there.

My oldest gets a baby in her arms and if you go anywhere near her she’ll let you know exactly how she feels about it. My shy little girl will negotiate her way into one more hour of baby snuggles while you wait babyless near by wondering what just happened. They are the two biggest baby hogs of them all. Get all three of us in the room and we play pass the baby until it’s time to go home. I don’t even care if they poop. I’ll change them. I have no problems with puke either. I mean obviously the most precious things in this world are going to do the two most disgusting things in this world, because well…nothing in this world comes easy and why should babies.

Look at this baby. Just look at him! Even his eyes smile.

Six Year Old Photo Session - Spring Session - Wildflowers - Worcester, Massachusetts Area Photographer

Six was tough on me.  It feels the same as when your newborn baby turns one month old and you notice they forgot how to curl up like they did in the womb.  Their feet no longer curve to their body.  Their legs are stretched out as far as they can go... growing...growing...growing... and not stopping anytime soon.  It was as hard as the day you noticed the bubbles on their toes are gone from months of walking.  It was as hard as the first time she was left with her grandparents...wondering if she thought we abandoned her. It was that hard.

Well, it happened.  She's six now. There's no turning back. I remember sitting in the hospital bed.  My family and closest friends surrounding us.  My husband leaning over me and gazing down at her.  I lost it when he whispered to her "Thanks for making me Dad."  She was such a beautiful newborn.  She had the biggest green eyes that were so alert and so curious.  She found her thumb and nursed it. Since that day she has taken on the world by storm.

You know that expression, "She lights up the room."  well, she really does.  Everywhere we go someone is excited to see her!  She's a good friend with a beautiful soul. She cares about all lives. She is cautious but brave.  She is adventurous but sticks close to home.  She's shy but opens up quickly and has a lot to say.  She's reluctant to try new things, but tends to be good at most things.  And when she's not, she gives it her all.  She may shed a tear or two but she works hard and celebrates her accomplishments.

She loves a good adventure.  Hiking is her favorite past-time.  She wishes it was a sport you play at school.  It's pretty cool to watch your child who looks just like her Daddy morph into a little you when it comes to personality.  I'm so thankful her passions mirror mine.  I can relate to her and build a strong relationship that way.

She has written books.  So many books.  Beautiful books with story lines and characters with feelings and traits.  She's an amazing reader with the thirst to collect as many books and read as many books as she can.  She doesn't care if it's beyond her level.  She'll try it.  Fearless.

There are so many things I love about her.  Like the noise she makes when she's mad.  It's a cross between a happy goose and an angry mother hen.  It's a quick noise that makes us laugh and turns her mood around. 

I'm proud of our girl. I pinch myself often wondering if I'm in a dream.  Nope. This is real life.

All of us as parents are madly in love with beautiful beings, whom we made or were given.  We get to take care of them and bless them with all of what life has to offer and watch them grow and experience amazing things.  We are so lucky, aren't we?