Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Baby

...but not mine...
BOO HOO!!
So...I went to the doctor on Monday. He told me that nothing was happening and that I had to wait. Arghhh. Only two days, but I was so ready on every level to have this baby that it was disappointing. I cried to my mom, my girlfriends, and Jaren (who didn't seem too bothered), and then I got over it and decided to do what I do best when I need a diversion: go to work. I had a newborn shoot scheduled for October, a few weeks after the baby was set to arrive. As we all know, they come when they are ready. Baby Sophia came early. Too early to wait until October to shoot her "newborn" pictures. Because I had some extra time we decided to get her shoot in before my little girl came, and before she wasn't such a little girl anymore.
You all remember this stunning pregnant woman?
Now, she is a mother to a very sweet little girl,
who has robbed her parents of their hearts!
I knew from our maternity shoot and from knowing Liz and Ian previously that they were going to make such attentive, loving, and kind parents. They are absolutely head over heals in love with this baby. And rightfully so, have a look at her perfect sweetness.
I marvel at the trust that comes with a new baby. They rely on their mothers and fathers for everything they need. This baby's needs are met before she even knows she has them. So much so that she did this...
literally, for two seconds our entire shoot. The rest of the time she was very peaceful and super, ultra alert.
She is so observant and awake, soaking in her new world. Probably one of my favorites.
A few tender details to make your hearts flutter.
I shared in my maternity shoot post that Ian is a total joker; he is really funny, and is already making this girl laugh.
Her is mom is already making her feel so loved, comforted, and connected. Another favorite from the shoot.
Liz said that this is her favorite expression of Sophia's right now. Those lips are so stinkin' cute!!
Baby Sophia is so peaceful, attentive, observant, sweet, and very, very modest.;) I loved her legs in this one.
Another sweet moment.
Liz, you look so great and are handling all the challanges of being a new mommy with style and grace; I knew you would. I enjoyed our visit yesterday tremendously. Ian, your humor is going to get both of you through the sleepless nights; as always, it was so fun seeing you! Thank you both for sharing some time with me.
Baby Sophia, may you always be as attentive and observant as you are now. May your life be filled with pure joy, genuine happiness, true love, and a closet full of sparkling dress-ups!
Welcome to the world, Bright Eyes!!

May the next post be pictures of my baby...;) May she be as perfect as this one...

22 comments:

lauren said...

She really is beautiful - and you can't always say that about babies. I am sure yours will be perfectly beautiful too!

Bethany said...

Aww...what a sweetie!! She is a beautiful baby girl...perfect in every way!

Sorry to hear you are still waiting it out! I KNOW how frustrating that can be!! I was one of the "lucky ones" who talked my doctor into inducing me EARLY with my second! YAY!!

What texture is that you are using?! I am lovin' texture these days!

Here's to hoping that we all meet YOUR baby soon!!

hansenfive said...

I absolutely love the first picture of mom looking at baby. It's beautiful! You're almost there!

michelle peek said...

Heard about you by reading Jessica Clair's blog. These photos are so sweet! Hope your time is soon..........

Julia said...

Kamee! Your maternity photos on JC's blog are amazing. You are literally glowing. I know you were bummed this week but it's going to turn out beautifully....and I can't believe you are already ready to have this baby. It went by really fast for me! [kidding.....don't kill me].

Good luck tomorrow, congrats on being a hott pregnant lady, and keep us in the loop.

sarasusen said...

Kamee,
I got your blog off Jessica Claire's site. I wish I had a friend like jc to take my maternity photos! She said you were just starting a photography business? I am a photographer too
(hobby!) and I must say- you ARE good! I also own a rebel but wanted to know the lenses you used for these posts- especially the low aperture ones. They are truly amazing!
I am also a mom ( to 4 wonderful little people) and I know waiting is the hardest part. I can't wait to see pictures of her! You seem so in love with your husband and son, and frankly, is so refreshing to see/hear! I hope your labor and her birth is amazing and that you'll be blessed!
I have a blogspot as well so if you want to check me out, I can be found at:
www.susenphotography.blogspot.com
God Bless you and your family!
Sara in Maine

shannon said...

Okay these are beautiful, but I was a tad disappointed once I got beyond the title and realized this wasn't baby L. Sorry for your wait; I know how hard that is. I check your blog daily, sometimes multiple daily checks for your big news. Hang in there! Miss you!

Em Ybarra said...

What a beautiful baby! Just the sweetest pictures I've ever seen! I can't wait to see yours! Hang in there!

Rebecca said...

Hey, you didn't mention you were on JC's blog...so modest you. I love the photos, sorry no baby yet. What a bummer!!! Oh well, they all come when they're good and ready!

Jeanelle said...

Such adorable shots! LOVE how the name just barely shows in that one shot. (5th from the bottom).

~love said...

so, so sweet...these pics are wonderful.

wishing you the best as you prepare to welcome sweet larkin. can't wait to "meet" her! =)

Melissa said...

Got your blog link from jessica claire.. Love your photographs!.. they are beautifull just like your family!

Detra, Matt 19:26 said...

Oh Kamee!!! A little girl!!! (I'm so behind on my blog reading but I just know Gunnar is going to love her!) Congrats to everyone! :-)
You can take your mind off of it by answering all of these questions --and I'll add one. Are you usung an action for your B&W's? I LOVE them!
Can't wait to hear she's here!!!


xoxo

Detra
Matt 19:26

Kelley said...

Gorgeous!

Thinking of you today, Kamee, and hoping all went well...

Kelley said...

Gorgeous!

Thinking of you today, Kamee, and hoping all went well...

Kimberly said...

Kam,

These pictures made me teary eyed. Boo! I am baby hungry...a bit of a problem, no?! Such beautiful pictures of beautiful moments. Thanks for sharing.

K

Rebeckah said...

Wow! You are a great photographer. And that baby....ADORABLE : ). I want one now too. I can't wait to see more of your pictures! God bless.

Jaren said...

;) congrats on your new little one....have added your blog to my faves...will stay tuned!

Amie said...

Larkin!!!
I just found your blog and I am stoked! Your pictures are amazing! I wish you were nearby to take pics of our little ones! I am going to stay up way too late tonight catching up on your life! =)

Jennifer P. said...

I am waiting with baited breath here....pins and needles and all those other proverbial things----can't wait to see YOUR little girl!!! Though this baby girl is just plain gorgeous too ;)!

Lots of labor thoughts being sent your way!!!

Kelly D. said...

I just stumbled across this blog during a search and decided to take a peek. Your photo of the mother looking at her new baby and her husband looking at her brought a tear to my eye. What a perfect moment. Brought me back to the births of my daughters. You are a talented photographer.

Jessica Johnston said...

These are adorable!! Do you know where the parents got that awesome headband?? I LOVE it! Great work :)