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Monday, May 30

Day 18 Was April 29. No One Ever Accused Me of Being TOO Prompt. Heh.

On day 18 I wanted to try some strong black-background shots of the bebe. We started with a swaddle... The "insurance shot", ya know...

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(The swaddle is "default setting" for Lucy: she is swaddled for nearly every nap, and all night. So during these first 30 days, anticipating a mini-photo session, I'd get her down to her diaper and then get her all swaddled and ready for lunch/nap. Then when she was good and asleep, she'd already be ready for her session!)

After the "insurance shot", a few of the ones I was envisioning-- Just baby and black:

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I love the "almost waking up" squishy face!

But then my good girl went back to sleep:
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And having accomplished my photo goal for the day, and my good sleeper still sleeping, and Noah not napping himself and pestering me to take pictures of him, too... I scrambled for a second setup. Reswaddled the bebe, in cream this time, added a wee bow, and grabbed the cool shag rug that is destined for Lucy's nursery eventually. 
Then I cajoled and teased Noah into giving me the photos *I* wanted, not just the ones HE wanted. 

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Sibling Shots? Checked OFF the checklist! Woo hoo!!

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Thanks, Noah!

(If I remember correctly, this was one of the few days I did Lucy's photos before Noah's nap time, so he was around and underfoot. He'd pass the time going in and out of the screen door of our sun room/makeshift studio room, trying to sneak sticks past me into the house [family rule: you can keep sticks, but they stay OUTSIDE.]... He'd come check on my progress, sing along to the Primary songs I was usually singing to keep Lucy and myself chilled out.... He'd whisper his questions to me in a sweet attempt to help me keep her asleep... He'd try to get me to agree to all kinds of things he wanted to do, probably detecting I was distracted... And for the most part he was pesky, but in the sweetest possible way. I kind of really enjoyed having him around on those few days.)
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(I am so sorry this 30-day thing is dragging out so long! Blah! I promise I'm working to get them all done and posted so we can move forward. Y'all are probably sick of the little lady, eh?)

8 comments:

  1. The picture of Noah kissing Lucy's head is on that you will have to show him when he tells you "I HATE my sister!" since you have such sweet evidence to the contrary.

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  2. Um...maybe I'm the only one, but I don't think I can get enough of this little beauty! I don't want the 30 day thing to END! But maybe I'm biased because I'm, you know, BLOOD.

    Love you! Ya know, I'm pretty psyched that Kirsti and Ryan decided to get Married this summer otherwise I don't think I was going to be able to make it out to see you and Lucy and Noah before NOVEMBER (yikes!). (:

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  3. Sarah L's not the only one, of course, cause she not the only doting auntie for "our little girl". So keep 'em coming! (plus, it's only fair, Noah got a lot of pics, too - plus his own blog... so...)

    And I love that Sarah's reason for being excited for K & R is that she gets to see Lucy :D

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  4. I am totally drooling over all the freakin ADORABLE and beautiful photos of your sweet little bebe!! Since I have a 3 month old baby girl myself, I am totally jealous of your amazingly creative and gorgeous photo abilities :) Next time you're in Utah and have time, maybe I can hit you up to do a photo session of my 2 girls :) Miss you guys and hope Lucy continues to decrease in fussiness and increase in happiness (as my Eliana has, since her first month was a bit rough as well)!

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  5. The Noah info was hilarious and classic Noah. I love that he kept trying to sneak sticks inside. The pics continue to be gorgeous and full of personality.

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  6. Love all of these! Just gorgeous.

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  7. A wave and hello! from Toronto-ish, Canada :) Stumbled across your blog, and I just have to tell you I am loving your blog, your images and your colourful personality!

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  8. Not sick of her at all...just want to hold her and squeeze her and kiss her all the more :)

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