Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WELCOME BABY CLARA- 1-day old!

The minute I arrived back from my trip to Asia, I called Judy to see how she was doing. A soft, high-pitched yet joyous voice on the other end of the line said "We have a baby girl!" "She was born about 3 hours ago". The tears flowed..I was so excited for Dean and Judy on the arrival of their daughter, Clara.
Are you ready to meet her?Just a day old, the first glimpse of this precious little girl laying on her mothers chest, close to the heartbeat she's grown accustomed to lulling her, was a moment to stop time.
Dad's hands, able to now cradle his sweet little girl who he's longed to meet. He studies the intimate details of his child's eyes, cute button nose, and those precious little ears that hear him whisper "Daddy loves you".
What's not to love?
Even Bishop, just hours of meeting his new sister was such a welcoming soul...ready to share loads of kisses.
The contrast of such a tiny hand against her mother's...priceless. Only this once will she be so tiny.
Loving the scrunched up Elvis lips...too cute!

Together at last...
Congratulations yet again to you all! I wish a blessed life for your family and I look forward hearing, and being apart of, all the joyous occassions to come. Thank you for letting me be a part of her first hours...HOME.

Much love...always! Auntie Jen

Monday, March 9, 2009

My friends and now a Mother and Father...but first...

Two of my favorite people in the world, Dean and Judy...and to add to the family now, little Clara (she's here and well, but I'll save her for another post). I literally have known this two since their 1st 'date'... Judy was 'smarty pants', Dean was an 80's butt rocker and I was a Brownie. Times have since changed but along the way, I've loved watching their love blossom . To have been able to document each step has been such a treat...first date, engagement, marriage, soon-to-be parents and finally...parents!What a perfect representation of this family. Active, joyful, loving and full of smiles...Bishop too.
Uh oh Dean... How'd that happen?
Dean has been perfecting his love of guitar and loves to play nightly for Judy. Can you imagine the lullibies he's going to sing little Clara to sleep? Awww, makes my heart melt.Despite Clara coming into the world, Bishop will always be their beloved first child. So sweet!Judy has that radiant look ...so gorgeous.A classic photo, but none the less, so precious.Judy sitting in Clara's room, just contemplating the joy that will come into her life.
Dean and Judy...I couldn't be happier for the two of you and I'm so excited that your healthy and beautiful baby girl is here. She is blessed to have such loving and wonderful parents. Congratulations! Much love to you all!
Stay tuned for baby Clara's debut.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My excuse... there's a monkey on my back! And, a sneak peek!

I know, I'm catching so much slack about not having posted a blog in some time. I didn't even get through journaling the rest of my Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand trip. Which, btw...was UNBELIEVABLE! With over 3000+ photos to sort through, 3 new born photo sessions and 2 maternity sessions that I'm editing...and lots of travel for my day job...I just haven't gotten around to it! Excuses, excuses.
Well...I wasn't kidding though, there was a monkey on my back. Sneak peek of Thailand

Sneak peek of Ankor Wat, Cambodia

Sneak peek of Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam
I promise to post more photos soon and hopefully recap on all the cool things about my SE Asian trip.
First and foremost though, I truly can't wait for you to see all the wonderful little newborns that entered this world and I was honored to capture their first days. The parents faces just beam at their new pride and joys... with every right...they are SO CUTE!
Coming soon........