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…Miss G | 9 Month Baby Shoot | Temperance, MI…

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Miss Gianna. 9 months old.

Likes: ME. I dare not be out of her sight. Her preference is to be in my arms at all times. Period. Sweets. Her men make her light up like no tomorrow. She is busy. Crawling is still her method of transportation. However, she has recently decided that standing for a few seconds might not be such a bad thing. She loves to pull up on just about anything. She feels that messes and dirt are crucial. Her love of dandelions has not dwindled. Due to the lack of availability, she has been known to branch out to clover flowers. Her face lights up when she does something new. Standing on her tip toes? Amazing. Clapping? Oh, yes. She loves to throw her arms up in the air (We say, “SO BIG!”).

Official Stats: 20 lbs. 29.5 in. She wears 24 month clothes consistently. 6 teeth (4 on top, 2 on bottom).

Says: Mumum. Daaada. (Arbitrarily)

Sleep. She still likes her naps at 9 and 1. Her morning nap is about 1.5 hours and the afternoon one is closer to 2.5 hours. Nighttime is a consistent 7-6 and typically wakes once.

Food. Not impressed. She will nibble on graham crackers, avocado, and yogurt. She did grab a piece of steak of my plate and refused to release it. I was proud.

Nicknames. We are working on curbing those. Gabe has just recently realized that she has a given name.

Her hair is soooo fair right now. It is hard to believe that it was once almost raven colored. Her eyes are still a brilliant blue. Her little legs are very tan from hours chasing dandelions and swinging. She recently donned her first pair of shorts (dresses were slowing her down too much!!) and my heart skipped a beat. Little baby calves. Adorable. I looked down at her legs the other day and they no longer look like baby legs.

You are such a blessing, my dear.

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…Esther’s Baptism | Sacramental Photography Midland, MI…

I witnessed a beautiful Rite, the Sacrament of Baptism, this weekend. It was a private Ceremony, held at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland, Michigan. There were many beautiful and unique details that made very special, indeed.

The Priest is little Esther’s Uncle.

The water used during the rite was from the Jordan River.

The Baptismal gown was sewn by her great great grandmother.

Her Gaga (great grandmother) was able to be present.

It was particularly special for me, as my husband and I are her Godparents.

Here are some of my favorites from that morning.

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I just loved this beautiful little gown. It was simple and perfect. Her grandmother recently found the gown while cleaning out her attic. Her grandmother and great Aunt Mary wore this same gown. Beautifully rows of perfect lace.

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Her Aunt Catherine helped dress Miss Esther. I loved watching the three of them together.baptism (1 of 1)-11
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 Her Gaga is one special woman. I love how they are gazing at each other just before the ceremony.baptism (1 of 1)-25

These two photos of the ceremony were graciously taken by her Aunt (as I was in the ceremony). Her Uncle, Father Eddie, is blessing the water and then Baptizing her while she is held by her Godmother.baptism (1 of 1)-26baptism (1 of 1)-27baptism (1 of 1)-19

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…Baby Esther|Freeland, MI Newborn Shoot…

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful little lady. Newborns are just precious and she was just a week old.  I spent the afternoon with this family and really enjoyed watching them with her.  I did Lyn’s Maternity photos a few months ago and it was really wonderful to do this newborn shoot. They are great friends of ours and I am excited to introduce you to Baby Esther.

I had so many favorite photos from this shoot. I kept saying, “Oh, this is my favorite. No..this one!” I really don’t think I could choose just one.

I love all the little details. You truly forget how precious and delicate they are when they are just a week old. Her little feet, tiny fingers, the little sighs they make.

Beautiful.

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…6 months…

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Gianna Marie. 6 months old.

My, what a sweet baby girl. I was able to snap a few photos of her before her brother was up. I can’t believe how much she has grown. As cliche as it sounds, it really is true. I blinked.

Likes: Her brother. Her dad. The two men in her life make for the best smiles and coos. She has just started to be captivated by toys. Her feet and hands remain as favorites. She loves to be carried…everywhere. Bath time. She gets incredibly excited as soon as she hears the water starting to run.

I don’t have official statistics for her yet (next week!). However, I am guessing she is in the 18-20 pound range. She routinely wears 18 month clothing, with a few 24 months thrown in. I can’t believe how tall she is.

Sleep. She likes her naps, two hours each, at 9 and 1. She sleeps from 7 until 7 most days, only waking up once or twice.

Food. She has just started copying Gabriel while he is eating. We have experimented with a few things, peaches, squash, banana. Nothing is that interesting, yet.

Nicknames. Oh my. Sis. Squawky. Floppy. Hopefully none of those will stick. She does screech constantly, when happy (almost always) or frustrated. Sometimes, it is difficult to tell which.

On the move. She can move around a room quite efficiently, by rolling and “walking” with her feet on her side. She isn’t quite sitting yet. She LOVES to stand.

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…Baby L|Temperance, MI Maternity Shoot…

Do you have a friend that is just really special? She is that to me. They are a wonderful family and are waiting to meet their second baby.

South East Michigan Maternity Photographer

The weather was gorgeous. It was one of those afternoons where the lighting was perfect, the air was crisp, and the snow was beautiful. We snuck out after nap time and snapped a few photos while our husbands watch the children. The hat? Adorable. That bump? My goodness.

She is stunning. Simply stunning. Here is a peak at some favorites from our outdoor session, with a few indoors too.

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…Little G…

 …4 months…

I waited for her to fall asleep. I love the sounds of her little sighs. She is one of the happiest babies I have ever met. Her smile lights up a room. Her eyes are the most stunning blue.  Here are just a few favorites from that day.

 

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