This summer has definitely been the “summer of babies.” So many friends have given birth the last few months – and for the last few months I’ve been holding babies, talking to babies, photographing babies… and I love every second of it! But meeting Baby Asher for the first time was very special to me.
I’ve been friends with Lauren for a few years now; we started working together and eventually ended up sharing an office. When you’re in close proximity to another person, a person whose company you enjoy and have so many things in common with, you tend to grow closer. These days, even though we don’t share a pot of coffee or binge on jelly beans daily, Lauren holds a special place in my heart. And I know that having this little baby boy with her husband, Ben, was something that she dreamed of. And it finally happened.
What’s funny about Asher’s birthday is that he was born just a couple of days after Baby Joseph – two baby ships passing in the maternity ward at night. (Or something clever like that.) But at 7pm on July 27th, Asher made his way into the world and changed the lives of his mom and dad forever. And not to forget all of us that just can’t help but love this little guy and his parents too. A perfect family – all three of them fit together just right.
There was so much great directional light in Lauren and Ben’s front room. And there was so much Asher-lovin I felt my heart stop a beat.
A favorite – I love how Asher is sneaking a peek at me. :)
Wendy did not want the baby to get all the attention, she had to be in the mix too. So while she was distracted, I snapped a few frames.
I love wonky ears on doggins.
A quick snack and a not-so-quick diaper change and then Asher was worn out. Little man started falling asleep in mom’s arms. And oh how I loved to watch his snooze away with Lauren.
Baby yawns are the best.
Oh Asher – you’re breaking so many hearts already. ♥
Lauren and Ben, I can’t believe how perfect your little man is – he’s not only handsome but is easy-going too. I just love how he falls right asleep when I hold him. *melting heart* Thank you so much for allowing me to be with your growing family and photograph your newest member. I can’t wait to watch him grow up and I hope he gets his parents’ musical abilities. Between Lauren’s Eddie Vedder impersonations and Ben’s Backstreet Boys karaoke routine, he’s all set. ;) xoxo