Archive for September, 2008

So I had talked a little bit in my last post about how hard it has been for me to get portraits of Parker… When I was pregnant I had all these big plans for how much I would photograph my own newborn and then when the time came I didn’t realize how utterly exhausted and weak I would be… and we all know how much they change everyday and how truly short the newborn stage is!

Luckily I had made arrangements with a friend of mine, the talented Danna Bowes of Bowes Photography in Calgary to do a newborn photo session for us. Originally I had mainly wanted to get her to get some family shots and some of me with the baby (since I obviously can’t take those myself) but when the time came I had taken so few portraits of my baby (and had literally spent many nights unable to sleep, crying about this fact), so Danna did a bunch of him alone for us as well… I have to admit I was really nervous about going all the way to Calgary for this session when I didn’t feel good, and I was so nervous about how Parker would handle the car ride and then the session… but I am SO GLAD WE WENT.

Danna was so patient, (we were there for a long time, because Parker was an angel for the car ride but he was very fussy for the photos) and he peed on her twice! I think that is a record, I can happily say I have never been peed on in a photoshoot!

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have your newborn photographed… these photos mean the world to me. She has given us a gift that I will never, ever forget…

Anyways enough babbling, you want to see some pictures right? She posted a sneak peek for me on her blog, you can see them here…

So frustrated with my blog… I have been trying to upload these photos for 4 days now and it hasn’t been letting me… just when I have the least amount of time to sit here and fiddle with it… anyways, here are a few images I have managed to snag of my little man… I have taken more, but I haven’t had time to edit them… it has been sooooooo hard to find the time and energy to photograph my own baby… but I will share more on that topic later, for now I will stop typing and let you see some photos of Parker.

I know a lot of you have been checking the blog in anticipation… so I am very happy to announce that our little Parker Greyson arrived on September 1, 2008 (yes, I was in labor on labor day!). He was 7lbs, 5oz and 19.25″ long… he has blue eyes, light brown hair and… it has a little bit of curl in it (not that that really matters… but you know how small things like curly hair make me happy).

He is a healthy, and so far happy baby and we have been so blessed… we are just totally smitten with him. I will try to share pictures soon!

I have had some clients trying to contact me, just wanted to say I am not ignoring you, I will get back to you as soon as I can!