Last weekend I spent Saturday morning with one of my very favorite families. Earlier in the week, Holly, Andy, and newly appointed "Big Sister" Mila welcomed Witt Easton into the family! Once I got there, of course, I had to snuggle him and smother him with my love. After all, this was my EIGHTH (8!!!) session with these guys. We've been around the world (and Virginia) together, and I couldn't be more proud to be able to follow their lives, their history.
This was the first newborn session I've done with this family. Holly was deliriously happy; I don't think I've ever seen a new mom with a smile so wide, and with as much love in her eyes. One of the first things she said to me, her voice dripping with pride and awe, was how long and skinny Witt's legs were, and how pale he was (haha), just like his daddy. We both had been betting that little man would look more like her, as Mila also looks like daddy!
That daddy who is, by far, one of the best around! From the photos, you never would guess that Andy was taking care of one very fiesty little lady. He was so patient, so kind, and kept a smile on his face. From blasting Elmo for an impromptu dance party, to wrangling her down for a nap, to searching hi and low for a bunny, Andy was on it. That Mila, she's a wild one, but it's absolutely obvious why Mila is very much a Daddy's Girl. (And, for the record, I'm pretty sure he makes the best cup of coffee around).
This was one of my favorite shots of the day. Like most of my personal favorites, this is entirely unposed, and just happened in the moment. This was a nap-time negotiation between Andy and Mila while Mama was finishing upstairs with baby boy.
And of course Olive had to get in on the action. Wherever we were, so was she!
And then it really was nap time, and Andy headed off to the Farmer's Market while Holly and I sat for a while and just chatted. It was nice to be able to spend time with Holly and Witt alone, for some beautiful portraits of them together.
All in all, it was a Saturday well spent with two of the greatest parents I've seen. There truly is nothing better than seeing children well cared for, and loved with every ounce of someone's being.
Holly & Andy, Mila & Witt,
You know you guys have a chunk of my heart? That's OK, I don't want it back.
Thank you again, as always, for allowing me into your home!