Heyyy! Did you hear we have a new baby named Micah?! I haven’t talked about it on here non stop or anything! 😉
This post is going to be one of my faves for a couple of reasons…first I get to share with you how we got newborn pics in the first place when we thought it was a luxury that would not happen due to uhhh…budgeting. Then I get to share his pics with you!
If you’ve ever seen my blog or facebook you know that for a whiilllleee we were raising money for our adoption fund (we raised over 2/3 of what we needed! yay!). Beyond that fund, we were on lock down budget wise so when it came to photographing our new bundle we thought we be pointing and clicking ourselves. Still cute but not quite what I dreamed of…but that’s okay! (i’ll be honest, i kind of really did dream of those picture perfect shots and i was a little sad but not in a “oh my gosh my life is over” way).
One day I got a facebook message from a sweet mom I had met once about two years ago when we first moved here. I hadn’t seen her since but did keep up with her life via facebook. She has her own Photography business you can see here doing lifestyle photography and also things like newborn, seniors, families…etc. She is AWESOME. I thought that before I got her message. She generously offered to do a newborn session for us and gift us with the images…FOR FREE. WHAT?! I cried. Like really and truly I have been totally knocked off my feet as people around us are so generous but I was trying to hold in my tears as each new day presented a new gift, or sweet note, or words of encouragement and this was just the thing to send me over the edge. An almost stranger had it on her heart to take time away from her life for us. WOW. I can say God is good…and not because He gives us stuff but because He leads us and those around us and gives us testimonies of His grace and goodness. He is good.
So a few days later she trecked to our house and began to take the most precious shots of not only Micah, but Emerson and myself too. I can attest to her incredible talent because she actually got some really sweet photos of Emerson who was being a heightened version of his anti-camera self that day. And not only that but she’s reaalllly good with kids and fun to chat with! I might be trying telling you that if you want a photographer who is perfect in every way, then you found one! 😉
Okay, okay. But I am really thankful that the Lord laid it on her heart and for Jessica Sowards Photography.
Here are my favorites from the session. (PS…Adam had a FULL day of meetings booked, before we scheduled this session. He wanted to be there very badly, but could not)
this is Emerson’s life. Underwear all day. 😉
Emerson WOULD NOT take a picture with Micah and after he complied with this one…..
yep…that’s my little sly one…
who loves to attack mommy…
and then asked Jessica to take just his pic on this chair…
I love the real-ness (it’s a word) of this pic
The session was technically over but Emerson wasn’t paying attention so she capitalized on the opportunity of getting them next to each other…
after realizing that we took advantage of him watching tv to join their hands, Emerson quickly moved away to preserve his fight to not take pictures.
I LOVE the ones of Emerson on my back and the ones of Micah by himself. Heck, I love them all! I love that we got the “newborn” shots and the real life shots that are such precious memories.
Thank you to Jessica Sowards Photography for making it possible to have these and being so good with my children! We are forever grateful!