Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Justine's Maternity Session *Bellingham Maternity Photographer*

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!

A couple weeks ago Dee and I hosted a baby shower for our dear friend Justine. She is due with her baby girl at the end of May. Although I prefer to do maternity sessions at 34-36 weeks, Justine was only out here for the weekend, so I had to get what I could (which was super easy since her belly is perfect and beautiful). We started shooting our session in Buckley, WA, where we both went to high school (Go White River Hornets), and finished the session in the neighboring town of Enumclaw. Oh to be back in our old stomping grounds... Justine you are beautiful, thanks for being willing to do whatever I told you to do ;) But I guess that's how our friendship has always been--unless we are cooking together, right?! (Inside knowledge, Justine a little bit of a kitchen control freak-ha)!

Cheers,
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Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Clara Joyce

Clara is as feisty today as the day she was born. I remember being in the hospital, dying for only an hour of sleep and she would not even spend a minute in those little bassinets they give you, and she just cried unless I was standing up holding her. Even right by my side she was not happy. I begged the nurses for a binky, just to help calm her down (instead I got a lecture on why I should not introduce one). Yes I understand the dilemma with breastfeeding, but they should have seen the way she latched on for her food. Anyways. When we returned home, Clara lost her little baby voice from crying so much. Now nothing was wrong, because the moment I would stand up and hold her, she would be fine. She soon became comfortable laying on my chest (yes now we had two acceptable positions), but would not dare spend a moment in her cradle--or anywhere else. Weeks went by, and I realized I had a very particular girl. I was nursing one afternoon, and wanted to catch up on some phone conversations. As soon as I started talking while nursing, little Clara unlatched looked up at me and gave a loud scream (to let me know she didn't appreciate my talking on the phone while I was nursing her). Next I tried reading while nursing. Clara let me know she didn't appreciate that either.

I have story after story of this little girl. She is very high maintenance, cries a lot (still), is incredibly particular, beyond active, yet so smart, funny and beautiful. I'm in love with this little cradle jumper, crib crier, carseat squirmer, high-chair escapee. I know she will be good to the world, because she wouldn't have it any other way! Happy First Birthday Clara Joyce Harrell.

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Nakie Nunu is almost 1

My little baby is such a nudist. And anyone close to me knows which parent she gets that one from! She wet through her diaper this morning, so I took off her clothes, and as soon as that diaper came off she rolled over faster than I could catch and started crawling all around the house. Since we don't have carpet upstairs, cleanup is pretty easy if there are ever accidents. I think her little bum is just the cutest thing ever, so I don't mind the nakie nunu's.... as long as it doesn't carry into teenage years! YIKES!! For now I'll keep my baby almost 1.

Cheers,
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