newborn

100 days old

today is kinley's due date. I took these photos just a few days ago, and instead of him being a couple days old he was exactly 100 days old! 

born at just 25 weeks, this little guy was released to go out into the world on the summer solstice. when I heard this family was leaving and heading home, my gift to them was to take a few snaps outside before they left. amie and ryan, i wish you guys all the best! i am so happy to have had a chance to meet you guys and little kinley. and i can not wait to see how much bigger he is next time i see him!

Penelope's first year - a snapshot

I was looking through my computer the other night, and stumbled across one of these photos which reminded me that I had it in my head to put together a collage of Penelope's first year. Well, we are a little past her first birthday, but I set aside sometime tonight to make it anyways. I have a few versions of these images, some with the girls and some by herself. But this was the easiest to put together. I will need to start doing these yearly now, because I can't believe how fast the year went and how much she has changed.

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bringing baby home | victoria bc newborn photographer

I just finished editing these photos a few minutes ago and was about to call it a night and post them tomorrow. But after flipping through them one last time - I couldn't resist staying up a bit later to put them up. Such an adorable family! I had a fun time hanging out with them and meeting their newest, freshest member. 

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brothers | victoria bc family photographer

I met Sara and her beautiful family of little boys this week. I forgot how small a newborn baby is - such a precious time! Big brother was so caring and gentle, it was the sweetest thing to see. He was so proud to show me his room and all his favorite toys. I seriously wanted to take him home. cutest kid ever! We have all girls and I'm pretty sure the belief that girls are more gentle is all a myth. 

Here are some of my favorite images:

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hello baby | Victoria BC Photographer

Here are some photos of an itty bitty baby that I got a chance to photograph. Wanda and I have babies a year apart and that first year goes by faster than all the others - I think it's so important to have a friend or someone you know come and do some photos for you, doesn't have to be anything fancy, but just to capture the scale of how small our babies once were when they were born. Here are some of my favorite ones...Enjoy your first year guys, you are so blessed! 

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1 month old!

I can't believe she is already a month old. Maybe it is the lack of sleep? but it doesn't seem like it was 4 weeks ago that she was born.

She is the sweetest baby ever, doesnt cry or fuss, but grunts A LOT. I don't realize how noisy she is until I take her out and people ask if she is ok. She loves to sleep and smile but we are still waiting for her first real social smile. Ruben and I are trying pretty hard to see who gets it first. Hopefully me because I am the one up with her all night! Last night she actually slept 3 hours strait, and I felt like a new person with the extra hour of sleep.

Here are some photos of miss nella pea growing bigger! I weighed her yesterday and she is 9 and a half pounds! That is a huge difference from the 5 lb 15 oz baby we took home with little stick legs. She is so sweet I could just eat her up...

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Princess Penelope

Here are some photos for those of you that have been asking...or threatening - of Penelope. I had all these grand plans to get lots of newborn photos of her during her first week. But I have forgotten how hard it is to recover from a c section, and it has been so dark lately that by the time I get up it feels like the day is half over.

I can't believe she is already 2 weeks old. It feels like she was always supposed to be here. I looked at a photo of all 3 girls today and couldn't imagine that photo existing without her in it. We are soaking up all her newborn-ness and loving every minute. well - except when it's 2am. I miss my sleep!!! I had forgetten all about this no sleep business. Not fun. It's a good thing she is so cute :)

Hello!

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