Ellen – Seven Month Portraits
Happy New Year everyone! I know every other photographer on the planet is doing a blog post overviewing 2011, but not this one! I am hanging on to the Christmas spirit by its last thread by just now posting Ellen’s seven month portraits, which also happened to be our Christmas portraits of the two girls together. I think you guys will get a kick out of this. Life is a little crazy around the holidays, so finding the time to do these close to the 15th (Ellen was born on May 15) was pretty challenging. But, I made it happen, barely, and of course, Ellen was out of sorts that day. She just popped out her first tooth and was not a fan. So, my sweet, happy baby was not-so-much feeling this shoot. Oh well. Happy viewing, friends!
I did get a smile! And, this one is already in our Christmas frame for the year!
the same week, we said good-bye to this “side pony.” It was only this long on her left side, so I put it in a ponytail (over 3″ long!) and cut it. Poor thing really cried! And, I saw her neck for the first time! She was born with a mullet, folks. ;-)
Okay, so this isn’t super sharp because I had to try to make her smile by NOT looking thru the camera (and thus I couldn’t easily get the focus perfect). I still love it!
Ellen so wants to be mobile. She gets pretty low like this and then starts kicking and somehow lifts her butt enough to scoot herself forward just a smidge. It makes me laugh every time!
Time for sister!
presents! Claire was pretty into Santa (or at least the idea of him) this year, so it was pretty fun!
and, then, the shoot was over, but Ellen started doing my favorite thing… grabbing her feet.
Paci on the side of her mouth for chomping on, still grabbing her legs… one happy(ier) baby! love her!