June 14, 2011

Our First Family Photo Shoot

One of the things I did to prepare for Archer's arrival that I am most grateful for was scheduling a family photo for just after his birth. I care a lot about taking photos of our family, and I knew that after he was born I would be too tired and overwhelmed to capture those fleeting newborn moments. Also, as the only photographer in the family, I'm never in any of our "family photos."

Fortunately, I have a very talented colleague and friend who is a skill amateur photographer. So about two weeks after Archer was born, she came and spent the morning photographing us. It was her first family photo shoot, but I couldn't be more pleased with the results--especially since I know firsthand how difficult it is to take a nice photo of a toddler who always has his finger stuck up his nose.

More than a month has passed now since these photos were taken and already Archer bears little resemblance to that tiny babe. Last time we weighed him, he was already 10 pounds--a full two pounds heavier than his "big" brother had been at the same age. I know that life with young children is made up of these transitory stages, so I'm so glad to have a few mementoes of those halcyon days--all the more so since I was a little too tired to remember them for myself.

Here are a few highlights from the shoot, or check out the full slideshow. There's also a nifty little video she made at the bottom of this post.


Vicky said...

I'd been admiring your photos on flickr yesterday. They are all so beautiful and that video is amazing. Such a gorgeous family.

Rachel said...

LOvely. Just lovely.

Erin said...

I am too close to my due date for this, I may cry... sniff sniff.... love all of this so much.

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

What a great way to capture your memories of this early time! The photos and video are lovely.