I was driving back from Oregon after a fun-filled weekend of photo shoots, farmers markets and meeting new friends and families. My love tank was full…overfull if you believe that’s possible. And the day wasn’t even done. There was just enough time to stop at home to shower before I headed back out to meet one of the newest members of the universe, Baby Kameron James. In a matter of hours I would be thoroughly blissed out.
Has it really been a year since their engagement photos at the Arboretum? I remember sitting in Erica and Robert’s living room last summer looking through their wedding portraits and planning their album when Erica let it slip that she thought she might be pregnant. Sure enough, just a short time later is was Facebook official. No matter how many times I hear that news or meet a newborn babe, I’m still in absolute wonder at the whole amazing process of creating a human being and delivering it to the world.
Those first few days at home with a new family are extraordinarily special to witness and I like to get in and capture it all as early as possible. Watching them, watching him. Holding our collective breath in anticipation of every nose scrunch, eye flutter, toe curl and back arch. At just a few days old, Kameron was wide awake and bright eyed for his very first photo shoot. Tiny fingers. Cute little ears. Soft little nose. Every inch of his almost 20″ frame was inspected through my lens so they’d never forget the beautiful tininess of what one can only imagine will be a very big life.
Erica and Robert, thank you for sharing so many important milestones with me. It has been so inspiring to watch your love and family grow all of these years. I can’t wait to see you for another round of family portraits soon.