These are a mixture of photos by my mom and Kristin of Dezember Photography. Dezember is based on Utah, but Kristin travels out to the Bay Area on a regular basis if you’d like to work with her as well. I’m so glad we did these with my parents here, because getting myself ready, as well as a 3-week-old and an almost-3-year-old without the extra help would have left me sweating right after I got my makeup on.
Yay! A beautiful picture of me with my newborn daughter to match the many wonderful images I have of me with my newborn son.
My mom wanted a picture of the grandparents on the bed with a happy baby and a bouncing boy. Neither of the kids were interested in cooperating but I think the resulting image is a more accurate portrayal of reality anyway.
After we took pictures we went downstairs and had cake and opened presents.
The next two are some of my favorite pictures of him, ever. They perfectly describe who he is at this moment in time.
And look. I was there! I was at my own child’s birthday party and I have photo proof. Over the years there will be many parties where I forget to hand the camera over and ask someone to take a photo, so these pictures mean a lot. I’ve talked about this before, but it’s always shocking (and sad) to me how few images I have of me with my mom over the years. Take lots of pictures with your kids!
Who needs a fork? He dove right in.
I attempted a rainbow cake for his birthday. It was a bit of a Pinterest Fail.
A big thank you to my mom for doing some video for us as well. I’m not in photos very often, but I’m almost non-existent in our family videos.
And now my post-writing time is all through, as T1 has brought me the car you see in this photo and told me it is broken. I think he threw it down the stairs…