We didn’t have formal newborn photos taken of Jack. I took some photos of him myself at home and I’m happy with that decision. But as Jack’s first birthday approached I really wanted to have some photos taken of us as a family. I know that this time is fleeting and I wanted to capture not just Jack, but Nick and me as young parents. My friend Brandi does portraits as a hobby and agreed to take some for us. It was so wonderful and I wanted to share my favorites with you.
She came over first thing in the morning last Sunday (Father’s Day) and took a few photos outside before knocking on our door.
She took this one of Jack while I was changing his diaper just before getting him dressed.
We took the majority of our photos at City Park. It’s only half a mile from our house and we spend a lot of time there as a family, so it felt like a really meaningful place to be for pictures.
Jack is such a daredevil and loves loves loves being held upside down, swung around, etc. Nick is happy to oblige.
We walk here all. the. time. It’s quite possibly one of my favorite places on Earth.
I think this one is my favorite, even though you can’t see Jack’s face and can barely see mine. It’s my new facebook cover photo.
If only Jack weren’t looking so disgusted this might be the perfect photo.
Brandi really likes these unposed everyday shots the best. This is something I do at least once a day–standing on the front walk with Jack on my hip while Juliet does her business.
We took a few more pictures back at the house and they are some of my favorites.
There are so so so many more that I wish I could share, but I had to stop somewhere! We also took some pictures of Jack nursing for me to look back on in years to come and even though they are beautiful and tasteful I’m just not quite comfortable posting them online. They will definitely go into an album for me to cherish!
Brandi took these for us as a favor between friends, but she’s toying with the idea of doing a few sessions professionally. If you’re in the Baton Rouge area and interested you can email her, but she’s got a full time job and a bad habit of running competitively so she doesn’t have a ton of time on her hands to do a ton of sessions.
Thanks for reading, y’all, and I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We spent the night away from Jack for the first time ever to attend my ten year high school reunion. We had an absolutely amazing time!