We always love when former brides give us the honor of capturing the next big chapter of their lives. Nancy shot Jean and Kevin’s wedding a few years ago, so naturally I was ecstatic when she reached out and asked me to shoot her baby girl’s 6, 9 and 12 month milestones.
First up – 6 months. And let me tell you, the 6 month milestone is a sweet one… Lucy proved it.
In case you’re unaware, at 6 months old, sitting up can be a little bit of a challenge – an adorable little challenge. Every now and again Lucy would topple over and look at her momma a little panicked as if to say, “Help me Mom!” Jean was there in a heartbeat to pick her back up, and all would be well again, at least for a little bit.
I learned that Lucy loves her Sofi, she loves her feet, and she loves her book. Let me clarify – she loves to chew on her book. We worked hard for the smiles at first – singing and jumping and dancing like crazy people in the Arboretum. I figured out quickly, though, that little Miss Lucy smiled easiest in the arms of Mom or Dad. She beamed and laughed and coo’ed with no effort at all when her daddy was tossing her in the air.
Basically – in all the adorable “instability” at 6 months old… Will she sit up or will she topple over? Will she smile if I make this crazy noise and face? Will she stay happy if we take her book from her? Will she… (fill in the blank)… one thing is for certain: that little girl LOVES her momma and daddy.
Can’t wait to see this sweet thing in just a couple months for her 9 month session!
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