Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm in love.....again...

I was going to come on and be all philosophical and poetic about the birth of our new baby. But, honestly, words elude me now.

We're so happy.
We're so blessed.
We're so in love.


Cullen Robert Norgaard
Born on October 24th
8lbs. 2oz.
20 inchesDay #2 we were right as rain...after a nice shower, that is. :)
And, just to prove I don't ALWAYS take professional pics - sometimes your little point and shoot camera is perfect for capturing all the special moments.... Big brother Blake with Cullen:
I promise to update with his birth photos after we get those done on Saturday! Thank you for all the well wishes I've received!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's about that time.

Yep, this will serve as my last "official" post till after I return from maternity leave! It's hard to believe it's already here, but in a little over two weeks, we will have a new little bundle at home!

The last trimester of pregnancy has really kicked me in the butt (literally & figuratively!) so I've been horrible about posting the sessions I've been doing. So, this will serve as a catch all post (I've been doing a lot of those lately!).

Let's see what cuties we can find....

I'm sure you recognize at least one of these cuties. Here is Miss Kaya and baby brother Cole. It was Cole's one year session. I can't believe how fast the time went by! It's really too bad mom and dad don't have any luck making cute babies........... :)
And - TWINS! Yay! I love newborns, but what's not too love about twice the fun? These beauties were very good for our session - only breaking down once or twice.

I first met this little lady when she was fresh out of mommy's tummy. We went back to get some of those fabulous baby shots you can get at around 9 months. Lots of chub, dimples and smiles...
Remember all my preggo moms? Well, here is another product of that mom belly! I photographed big sister almost two years ago, I think. Introducing baby Canyon.

And, last but not least another return baby (now toddler!). I photographed little Evan a year ago when he was home fresh from the hospital. Here he is all grown up.
Finally, a couple weeks ago, I called up my younger sister and coerced her into driving up this way and standing in for me so I could get some maternity images of me and my little guy! Let me tell you, it was quite the production. I stood her where I wanted her, set the camera settings and angles and then we swapped places. No room for improvisation (which I do frequently at sessions!) but I'll take what I can get! I was pleased with a number of them - so a big fat THANK YOU to Kenzie for helping a sister out. :)
So, that's it folks! That's my last post till after this kid comes out of me (which, by the Grace of God will be soon...). I am currently (though not officially!) on maternity leave. Official maternity leave starts on Friday, October 17th and continues through the New Year. During this time, I will be unavailable via phone, but you can e-mail me at info@essenceportraits.com with questions/concerns or to book a session for the New Year. E-mails will be checked a few times per week. Please allow at least 72 hours to hear back!

Don't worry - I'll be sure to come on and spread the news of our arrival as soon as I can. Thank you to all my wonderful clients from this year who made it full of fun, silliness and creativity!