Let’s talk about red headed babies and how much they make me swoon. This baby… y’all… he has some of the most flawless skin and the most radiant red hair you ever did see. Heart eyes and all the feels… I believe that is the correct terminology these days? Okay. I’m getting ahead of myself.
Backing up… I couldn’t wait to see Lara and to meet the rest of her family after Joshua’s arrival. The session had been on my calendar for months, and as the day crept forward, I grew more and more excited! Then the day passed, and so did a week… and then another several days; Joshua was still snug as a little bug in his mama’s belly. If you haven’t read his birth story, Lara tells it eloquently, Nancy captured it beautifully – if you have a few minutes, you should check it out here.
I drove to their home on a gorgeous August afternoon 6 days after his arrival, and was greeted at the door by a beaming little Grace, with her bouncy red curls up in pigtails and a sippy cup of milk in her hand. I spent the next hour barefoot on their back porch, photographing the sweetest newborn baby and talking leisurely with Lara and her sweet Mama. As a newborn photographer, it’s moments like these that I treasure. We went inside afterwards, and did the coziest little family shots with Ari and Grace.
All in all guys… these images show just a glimpse of the unfolding of a story that began and was crafted delicately as a part of a greater plan long ago. Joshua is a living example of God’s sovereignty, and a reminder that His plans are always greater than ours. What a blessing for Lara and Ari. Thankful to know these people and call them friends!
Film Processing: Indie Film Lab
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