June 26, 2012

Newborn and Family Pictures

I am so excited to share Will's newborn pictures and our family pictures with y'all!  We had two sessions with our photographer, Melissa Pickens Photography, to capture these amazing images!

We took Will's newborn pictures when he was right at two weeks old.  We had plans to do them earlier but a case of the sickies hit Melissa's house and we didn't want to chance sharing germs.  Will did not coorperate and we spend the majority of the time we had together trying to get him to sleep.  He was so bright eyed and just would not get into a deep sleep. 

After several bottles, an extremely hot studio so he wasn't cold, and an outfit change for Melissa (Will decided to soak her with pee), we were able to get him to sleep and attempt a few pictures.  Of course as soon as we got Will to sleep Kate was DONE so our time was limited!

Here are a few of my favorites from that session!

Could those cheeks be any more kissable?  And his lips? I die!

Daddy's little fishing buddy!

My sweet angle boy!

I just love him!

We did family pictures about a week later and those were equally as choatic.

My sister was thankfully in town because I had absolutely no idea what we were going to wear!  Lauren is so creative and she has the ability to coordinate things I would never think of!  She gets all of the credit for our outfits, which I love!

Melissa is the other creative genius behind these pictures.  Kate wanted absolutely nothing to do with getting her picture made.  I'm talking she would throw an epic fit when we would try to get any.  Between my sister standing on her head, throwing balls, playing Oso on the iPad and Melissa clicking away, we managed to get some beautiful pictures.  I am certain that Melissa was dying laughing while editing this session.  I know the outtakes are probably major blackmail!

Other than the fact that I look huge here (I swear I am not a giant - I'm actually
 much shorter than Alex) I adore this picture!

Kate thinks it is super funny to smell Will's feet and say "stinky".  We were trying absolutely
 everything to get her to sit still and had no problem resorting to feet smelling!

Love this sweet boy so much!  I have a picture similar to this of me and Kate. 
I can't wait to get them framed side by side!

I'm so thankful that a camera can freeze head butts and hits and make them look like sweet kisses and pats!

We are so blessed to have Melissa in our life - not only as an amazing photographer who has captured so many memories over the past year - but as a true friend as well!  A big thanks to Melissa for ensuring that I have these precious memories!  Love you and love the work you do!



Tiffany said...

He really did an amazing job getting some great photos! You have such a beautiful little family! :-)

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

These are so great and you look amazing Momma!

The first pic of Will with those lips is my fav!

Erin said...

Oh these are just wonderful! The bucket with Will holding the fish? Swoon. He is precious! Wonderful family photos as well! I can't imagine having two kiddos to take photos of. It's hard enough getting one to pay attention :)

Shannon Dew said...

These are TOO CUTE! The last few of K&W are making me melt! Adorable!

Lucy Marie said...

They are gorgeous! Love them. You have such a beautiful family.

Barb said...

Gorgeous photos! Love love love that last one of Kate kissing Will - don't think it get any sweeter!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love these pictures!! The ones of the two of them almost make me want another baby! almost ;)

you have a beautiful family girl :)

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