Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bitty, Pretty Baby Mallory

My friend, Christine, got a wonderful gift this year for Christmas - her first grandchild.

I'm not sure I've know anyone who was happier to become a grandparent, it's really fun to see her with that baby. So when her daughter and son-in-law were in town right after Christmas, we got together for a fun baby shoot.

Miss Malory is just a bitty little thing, about 6 pounds at 3 weeks old, but she's a really good baby. And she LOVES her binky! It was too funny how when we'd take the binky away to take a picture, she's start to thrash and kick - she was waaay to wiggly to get a non-blurry photo of. But the second we plugged the binky back in, she froze in place. Just like this:

Freeze frame. Suspended animation. Totally cracked me up.


I really loved the ones with Mallory and her parents. But it's a little surreal to take pictures of people who are still supposed to be kids (in my mind) but are now parents themselves. When I got married and moved to this town, (which feels like it was only a couple of years ago) these two were like, 6th or 7th graders.

And now they're parents! How could it be possible?!

I have this fascination with good dads, involved dads, sweet dads. Especially dads who are obviously enthralled by their baby girls. It was so fun to watch him with her. He thought everything she did was cute. Which was so cute. We had an abundance of cute around here that day.

She has quite a head full of pretty blond hair.

I can't imagine where she got it from...

I always love the baby and mama images and I thought these were so nice.

And a shoot wouldn't be complete without some sweet little baby feet.

Some fun facts about Mallory's mom and dad. They grew up across the street from each other but never dated. It wasn't until after Cody's mission when they were at college together that they fell in love and got married. So she was literally the girl next door. Awwww. So nice.

This blessing dress was made for Mallory's mom when she was a baby. So pretty, she looked like a little angel in it.

And she is an angel. Angel baby fresh from Heaven.

Congrats you guys. I wish you all the best.


dedesmith32 said...

You did an amazing job Ann - you are so good at portraits!

And yep, my niece is the CUTEST! Love them all - but especially the binky one and the last one in her blessing dress - yep, she's an angel and has us all wrapped around her little finger!

Brian and Hillary said...

she is so cute. love all that blonde hair.

Great job!!!

Ronnie said...

OOOHHHH! The purple shirt with the greeeeeen blankie is gorgeous.