Monday, January 04, 2010
On my dad's side of the family, I am the oldest granddaughter. Just a few days ago, there were 13 grandchildren, 9 of which are girls. Prior to New Year's Eve 2009 the family spent much time discussing names (both boy and girl) for the anticipated new cousin. As we gathered for three days after Christmas most of the family put much thought into this. We never came to an agreed conclusion, but that didn't keep HIM from making his arrival...just in time to celebrate the New Year with us and to help balance out the male-female ratio.
2009 was a wonderful year of opportunities with photography for me. I did a lot of firsts including a wedding, several engagement, and multiple family shoots. But still, there was only one thing missing: a newborn baby. I have never taken pictures of one, and there couldn't be a more perfect time than in the beginning of the year. I was ecstatic that he came a few days early so I had the chance to see him before I went back to school. He was welcomed by his older siblings-- Jacob, Maggie & Simon, who were all willing to have their picture taken with him (minor coaxing needed). It took some time to convince Simon that this was for the better, but I think it was worth it.
L-R: Jacob, Maggie, Simon
I spent the afternoon at their house taking some pictures here and there, leaving lots of time for many photographic moments.
As far as the baby goes, he is peaceful and quite precious. I probably couldn't have taken enough pictures of Owen. I can't wait until I can do this again! (Any takers??)
Owen's siblings could not get enough of him. They were literally fighting over who got to hold him next. Above: this one of Simon (age 2) is probably my favorite.
Happy New Year to all! One of my goals this year is to blog more than once every two months! We'll see how that goes...