This photo shoot remains close to my heart. It's also the only one that's made me cry so far. I'll show you why in a second. First, Easten, the sweet baby boy, made me smile and laugh with these expressions. Here's his "deep thoughts" pose:
And, a classic baby yawn in his momma's arms:
It is always an honor to capture a baby on his first or second day of life. Within just a week to ten days, they are no longer as sleepy or as easy to pose in those cute curled up positions. On this shoot, I had the even greater honor of witnessing Easten's big brothers meet him for the first time.
And then this boy made me cry.
The way his face lit up to meet his brother, the way he put his arm protectively around his mom and spontaneously, completely sincerely said, "I love you, Mom."
His aunt and I looked at each other, both brimming with tears and just smiled.
I always feel an affinity to other moms of boys, and enjoyed welcoming Easten's mom to the exclusive Moms of Three Boys club. The love between this mom and her whole family was a sight to behold ---a shoot I'll never forget.