Newborn session: Dawson

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Dawson’s mom warned me that she expected him to be completely non-compliant during our photo session. I think he shocked her when, after a bite to eat and a look around, he settled down for a very deep nap. So sweet.

blog7-8Dawson’s birth was traumatic and a very scary experience for the whole family. When his mom told me her birth story, it actually brought tears to my eyes. But to see such a perfect little boy just a few weeks later is a reminder of how miraculous babies really are, and how lucky we are as parents are when things turn out as beautifully as this.

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Dawson was born just six days before his cousin Aris, whose photos I took last week. He smiled in his sleep, just like her. If I were these kids’ grandma, I would totally want a photo of each of them making this face. Just saying.
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Aris came in at the end of Dawson’s session so we could get a few shots of the two of them together. Remember how I said Aris’ name was derived from the Greek god of chaos? Well, when I settled her in next to her sleeping cousin, that’s when the chaos began. Probably a coincidence. I usually don’t do this, but I had to post some outtakes:

blog2After spending a few minutes trying to eat, lick and punch each other, they settled down for this:

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And now that your head exploded from that overdose of cuteness, I’ll close.

Lovely to spend time with you, Mister Dawson. You have a head of hair many a grown man would envy.

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