Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Portrait Session :: Six-Month-Old Sweetie

This week I am feeling a little nostalgic/sentimental/sappy with the realization that my sweet little baby girl is headed to middle school in a few weeks. Looking through the images of all the beautiful baby girls from this spring really hits home with how quickly they change and grow up~ people tell you this all the time, but it's hard to grasp until the time has zipped on by. Looking at this sweet six month old baby girl, I see so many of the hopes and dreams her parents, Melissa and Aaron, have for her and and a bit of mystery as to who she will become.

This little one is truly the apple of her mommy and daddy's eyes~ but how can they resist? I love the creases in her wrists and the dimples in the back of her hand and on her elbows. She had her Mommy working hard for this session~ Melissa admits her little love is usually quite serious but also gives the sweetest, heart-melting looks and grins which is, of course, what every mom wants to see in print! So it's neat that many of these cute looks are directed at her mom & dad. And although her schedule was a bit off on this day, she was quite happy to go along with whatever we did with her despite the heat and juggling of her, her baby stuff and all of my equipment. Thanks again for a wonderful time, and enjoy every hug and snuggle with your little blessing!



  1. Love Love Love Them!!! Thanks so much! You did a fabulous job Marci! Can't wait to see you soon! ~Melissa


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