Well Allie made it all worth it. She made the session so fun and low-stress. She was a miracle worker with Noah, somehow getting him to calm down and cooperate for some amazingly sweet photos with his baby sister. Honestly, I love all of the photos that she took and am having a very hard time narrowing them down for framing (and for sharing on this blog!). I feel like she captured my heart through the lens of her camera--all of the love, joy, and adoration that we feel for our tiny Sally Grace.
Having a hard baby first was a blessing, though. It forced me to read and research and pray and soul-search, and what I learned about sleep schedules, swaddling, letting go of control, sacrifice, love, and ultimately myself has benefited me so much this second time around, even with a content baby. I am a better mother and person because I had a colicky baby. Silver lining, right?
I love my children so much--and I think it will be obvious why as you look through these photos. I love my Noah's spunk and my Sally's sweetness. It will be interesting to see how their temperaments change and/or stay the same as they grow older. They are both magical--and such a gift.
And now for a few more of my favorites from the session. It was so hard to narrow it down even this much (and this is an overload)! Please give feedback if there are any that you particularly love. Needless to say, if we ever have another baby, we will be making a hectic but worth-it trip to Pocatello for photos!