Thursday, September 15, 2016

Harrison's Newborn pics

After much debate I decided to do Harrison's newborn photos instead of hiring someone. My friend Sara who does photography offered to help me and that sealed the deal. I started regretting it the day before since I'd had someone else do the other two kids' photos, but I ended up being happy overall with how they turned out.
Sara set up a lot of the poses and I took the pictures. It made me wish I'd had an assistant with other newborn shoots I've done. So much easier to have someone else doing the posing while I'm getting the camera set and can start shooting immediately when baby is ready.

The other nice thing about hiring someone for photos is having someone else to do all of the culling and editing. Plus newborns are so tricky to edit with their splotchy skin and tones. Hopefully I'll finish them all one day, I just picked through and chose my favorites and left the others for now. It took us all day, but it was fun having a friend to do it with. Thanks so much Sara! 

Monday, September 05, 2016

Happy Birthday Harrison!

Harrison was born on September 3rd in the early morning hours at 3:12. 
Welcome to our family Harrison!

The big kids came to meet him later in the morning. We put him in the bassinet before they came in to meet him. They were so sweet and excited to see him.

I read this book in a book store when Isabella was a baby and made a note of it. And after being pregnant with my third baby I had this vision of reading it to my big kids when they came to meet the new baby in the hospital, all piled in the bed together. I knew it was possibly unrealistic as, visions I have of things I want to do with my kids don't always pan can never predict their cooperation. Haha!

But they actually sat in the bed with me and we read the book together. And the moment was everything I dreamed it would be, from their first meeting with Harrison to us reading together. After the story we gave them their big sister/big brother gifts. It felt very surreal, but was a wonderful moment and I tried to soak it all in through my exhausted state.

Isabella made this picture to bring to Harrison at the hospital.

Mitchell Party of 5

 Staring at all of his sweet tiny features the evening of his birthday.

 All clean after his first bath the next morning. (Happy 35th birthday Michael)

 Sweet blonde hair!

Happy birthday Harrison!! We are so grateful for your life and thank God for the blessing of you!