Today marks Edie Jean’s one month birthday! It’s hard to believe we’ve only known this sweet girl for a month, it seems like she’s always been part of our family. When she was a week old we hired Rachel Thurston to come photograph our newborn days here at home. Rachel is a friend from my days in Manhattan, but who is now based out of Orange County. I’ve always admired her photography so I was excited to have her come document this special time. I’m absolutely thrilled with how they turned out and am excited to share a few favorites with you today!
I was a little hesitant about planning on anything only a week after her birth but she’s been a pretty easy baby and it wasn’t too big of a deal especially with my mother who was in town as well. In every image there are piles of laundry, diapers, and dishes that weren’t picked up- just out of the frame of course! It was a nice excuse to blow dry my hair and put on a little lipstick, and a big challenge to find something to wear besides leggings or maternity shirts but we made it happen! Also, notice I still have the blue nail polish on from her birth?
I’ve mentioned before my partnership with Adobe Revel. It’s a wonderful way to share photos with family and friends without having to send pictures via email, create a private social media account, private blog, or post publicly on other social media platforms. Perfect for situations like this newborn shoot where I want to share all these photos with close family or friends but don’t want to have to put them all online for everyone to see. I uploaded photos from this shoot on my computer to the adobe revel site and then can send my family a link to the photos. I can automatically access them on my phone as well in case I’m out an about and want to show some photos to another parent I run into at Henry’s school, or send some to another friend.
Lots of people have been asking about how Henry’s been handling the transition to big brotherhood. He’s been great. He’s very affectionate with her and doesn’t really show any resentment or jealously (not yet at least!). We do have to remind him to be gentle all.the.time, not bug her when she’s sleeping, not push her swing too hard, or squeeze her cheeks too tightly, etc. He wants to constantly hug her too, which is sweet of course and you feel bad putting a stop to that but sometimes it’s a little smothering. It’s funny because he wouldn’t normally smother someone with hugs when they’re sleeping but I think she doesn’t quite seem human to him yet.
Keep reading for more pictures from the shoot…
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All photos by Rachel Thurston Photography