Kelli Nicole gifted us T1’s birth and newborn photos, but I knew we wouldn’t be able to pay someone for both types of photos when T2 was born. Photographing my own birth was impossible, so I hired Kelly M for that, and crossed my fingers that I would recover fast enough from the birth to be able to manage a DIY newborn session before T2 outgrew the cuddly/sleepy newborn stage.
On Valentine’s day my sister and I quickly made the bed, gathered up the photo stuff, and prepped both kids for our photo session. We shot for about an hour (could not have done it without Shay, thanks my dear!), kept it very simple, and ended up with what you see below.
Look how light her hair is! I think she might actually have a little bit more than T1 did, but it’s so light that it’s harder to see.
I think this is the one I’m going to enlarge and hang above the stairs.
While we took pictures, T1 patiently waited for his turn to take pictures with T2.
I wasn’t going to be in any pictures that day (we’re doing family photos next weekend) but everyone was happy and so I quickly put my hair up and put on some mascara. T1 wouldn’t take his finger out of his nose and I am post-birth chubby, but T2 looks adorable, right?
We ended with a few of me and my girl.
My GIRL! I had a girl! It’s still so strange to me. I love her so much.