We welcomed our little Audrey Catherine into this world on April 1, 2015! I managed to carry her for 37 weeks/3 days, before my water broke late March 31st and I knew I would be having a baby on April Fools Day. Having a history of preterm babies, this was a huge blessing!
She will be a month old tomorrow. I can’t tell if it feels like time is flying or not. It seems like we just got home from the hospital…yet a full night’s sleep is barely in my memory! I’m 38; I have an 11 year old and a 6 year old. I feel I have some perspective on just how fast children grow. Yet I completely forgot just how intense these first few weeks are! My girl wants to be held all the time and I am embarrassed to admit how long I’ve been wearing the same pair of yoga pants.
I’m so glad I made an effort to get newborn portraits of her. This one below, was taken when she was only 5 days old. To get newborn portraits of your baby curled up, the earlier they are taken the better. A few short weeks later, I doubt our Audrey would put up with being folded up and expected to sleep through a photo session. I’m kind of loving the hand-knit bonnet.
Love catching a newborn smile!!!
Perhaps you’ve seen baby portraits that feature infants with remarkable head strength for a newborn. Let me let you in on a little trademark secret….most of them are composites, or a blend of 2 or more images. (And they should be composites, for the safety of the baby.) A little Photoshop magic….and tada! It’s important to keep the angles the same and the camera as still as possible in order to seamlessly blend the images.
Proud big brothers, Austin and Micah. I’m amazed at how they’ve taken to her. They are so patient with her crying and offer endless kisses and sweet words to her. I am looking forward to the day she rewards them with dazzling smiles and laughs.
Here she is at 8 days old looking all alert at her grandmother. I love the picture below, because it is truly a candid. Nothing about it was posed; just my boys and my mother adoring our newborn. 🙂
Spring is my favorite season (minus allergies, ugh!). I just love that the cherry trees were blooming when she was born. My husband took a few pictures, below, of my daughter and me. She is wrapped in a blanket that both my mother and I were brought home from the hospital in. I will have to see if I can find the picture of me, as a newborn wrapped up in it. I don’t have a photo of my mother, in 1947, in the blanket, but how cool that it has carried 3 generations of baby girls home!
Little baby details.
I will be on maternity leave through May, and will be open for business starting June 1st. (T.B. – I have you down for the end of May!) I am scheduling sessions now, so feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my website at http://www.catherineamissphotography.com at any time.
I thank all of you all again, for your kindness and flexibility you have shown me during a difficult pregnancy. I’m a bit partial, but isn’t the result fabulous?! 🙂