I love, love, love shooting brand new babies. But, it’s really special when I get to shoot and snuggle with a baby of an old friend.
Sarah and I went to junior high and high school together. She was a swimmer, very tall, drove a rad maroon car (was it a Mustang?) and wore the coolest red glasses while working at Rubys. Unlike most girls in high school, I don’t ever remember there being any drama with Sarah. She was always a good friend. Even letting me borrow her ID so I could get into the 18 and over clubs since I was so young
When I started my photography business she was one of my first supporters. She hired me to shoot her engagement pictures at Disneyland (a. I can’t believe I just posted my old blog for the whole world to see and b. Don’t laugh at the selected color. It was 2006, people!). She’s one of the people who believed in me before I’m sure I even believed in myself. And for that I will forever be grateful.
Now we have girls that are practically the same age, which I think is so fun. I hope they will also be friends.
Sarah and Mark are SO in love with Lilly. I will admit it. I totally teared up while taking some of the pictures of the three of them together. I had to hide behind my camera so they didn’t see. The ones where Mark is hugging Sarah from behind got me. The way Mark was hugging Sarah so tight. And they way they were both so proud of their baby girl. I was so happy for them. You could just feel their love.
Congratulations, Mark and Sarah! Thank you for allowing me to shoot Lilly’s first pictures! Can’t wait to capture your family grow over the next year!