Little Graham was such a dream, I just love photographing newborns especially when they are the first for a family, like the darling Esplins! Nothing sweeter than seeing a set of wide-eyed sleep deprived parents so insanely obsessed and full of love for their new addition. Such a beautiful thing. But I have to say, these two must not be too sleep deprived because they looked wayyyyy to good. Much better than I ever do right after my babies are born! And yes, I threw in a crying picture at the end because while I certainly don't like when babies are sad, their ability to completely melt their face into ultimate desperation is sometimes the cutest thing I've ever seen haha especially cute Graham. Don't worry, mama comforted him moments later. But not before I could snap a pic for memory sake!
Even though I took an unofficial "Maternity leave" for myself I obviously couldn't help but take pics of my newborn baby girl!! Meet Lily Miyoko Blasdell, named after my grandma who meant the world to me - Miyoko in Japanese means "Beautiful Sun Child" and I think it fits her perfectly already. I tell you what though, Kai has already fit nicely into the big brother position. While he may accidentally squeeze her too tight or unintentionally smother her while incessantly kissing her face, at least I know... albeit a little too close,.. he'll always be there for her and that simple truth melts me to my core!
This little one is very close to my heart. Her parents, Tyson and Chanda are two of our closest friends and we have watched them struggle with infertility and complications for the last 6 years. There is no assortment of words that can describe the feeling of joy and love I know they feel, just as I do when I see this precious miracle that has come into their lives. Incredibly humbled to have captured some these moments for them.