A few weeks back, I had the pleasure to meet baby Alaina on the day she turned 12 weeks old. Alaina is the newest addition to my good friend, Jess's, family. I've known Jess since high school and have been very involved in documenting her growing family.
Fun fact - her wedding back in 2007 was my first wedding I ever photographed and I did it with a film camera!
Jess and her hubby, Erik, have lived in Florida since they were married back in 2007. Needless to say, we've spent some time apart since our high school days! Still, I've been able to capture milestones and moments for them whenever they were back to town for visits. We did pretty well considering!
I've captured their first pregnancy (almost 4 years ago with big sister Skylar) followed by Skylar's 2nd birthday photos a couple years later, and now little sis, Alaina's, newborn photos. In fact, as I admired a big wall of photos in Jess's new home, she joked, "You like that? I'm pretty sure you took more than half of them."
Now they have settled back home in Massachusetts and have welcomed little Alaina to their brood. I was so excited when she arrived (just before Christmas!) and even more excited when I got the chance to visit them at their home and take some portraits.
We made sure to get big sis, Syklar, involved and she was impressively great with Alaina! She didn't mind snuggling up with her for some photos and was constantly trying to soothe Alaina when she got a little fussy.
Alaina wasn't hard to photograph at all - I mean, check out those long eyelashes! Both of these little girls could win you over with one blink, I tell ya!
Thanks for having me over to meet Alaina and capture some moments with your family once again, Jess & Erik! It's so great to have you in the same state again! I look forward to seeing these two little angels grow up - and it better be through my camera from now on! ;)