I'll start off by saying, I am extremely thankful that I made it to this session unharmed! As I was about 5 minutes away, in a 50 mph zone, a very large deer decided to run across the road. Locking up my brakes and skidding to a halt, I watched in horror as it ran in front of my SUV, with only its head and back visible to me, but never coming in contact. Then I started breathing again, thanked the Lord, and continued on my way.
Anyway, look at this little princess!! She was about 1 1/2 months old for our session, and she has a nickname full of sweetness. This is little Reese Brooklyn, a.k.a. Reese's Pieces. :)
We thought Miss Reese had filled her belly by the time I arrived, but we were mistaken. She decided she wanted some more, which gave me a beautiful moment to capture, and one of my favorites. Intimate shots with deep emotions are always my favorite, and I think a mother nursing her baby can truly be one of the most intimate moments there is. Being a mother, I understand why other moms want to capture this, and I am always honored when I am asked and trusted to capture this precious moment.
Big Brother is in love with his baby sister already. He enjoyed snuggling with her, doing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on her belly, and playing in her nursery. At one point, I think he was trying to move all of his toys into Reese's room, haha!
Mom and Dad also enjoyed some special time alone with their baby girl, which sparked an unprompted kiss. Another moment that has become a favorite of mine to capture—couples falling more in love with each other after having a baby. ♥
Roxy is Reese's four-legged sister, and oh so precious. Just look at her adorable face! She was like most family fur babies I meet during my sessions—very tender with the little ones, and wanting to be wherever they are.
And just before I was heading out, Big Brother said, "Go Ravens!" I laughed and said, "Well, it's good to know you're Ravens fans and not Steelers fans." Sadly, the Ravens lost their chance of being in the Super Bowl that day, but there's always next year!