I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with my children than I already am. But after our family vacation to the pacific northwest last month I truly fell even more in love with them and the little people they have become. There is something about being in a different city where the only people you know are the ones that you are related to. Something about spending each day with just each other that makes you feel so much closer as a family. Don’t get me wrong, we had our share of tears, of grumbling, of blisters from long walks, but overall it was just perfect. My kids are at the age where they actually like to sightsee. They thought the Space Needle was the coolest thing ever, they loved the Michael Jackson laser light show, had a blast at the Pacific Science Center, and behaved so maturely during our amazing dinner on the ocean. And they even humored me and my mom in our search to locate the Deadliest Catch boats (we were actually successful in finding the Wizard docked in Ballard!). Taking two weeks off to grow closer as a family was the best thing for my spirit, my business, and for me as a mom.
Since returning home, I’ve been working to get galleries out, facebook sneak peeks posted, and CD’s mailed. As a result, updates on the blog have been few and far between. But I just couldn’t let these adorable models from last month’s Mentor Me, Baby!™ session go without their blog debut. I have absolutely loved doing these mentoring sessions. If there is one thing I love more than photography itself it is meeting new people. And how fun is it to meet others who share the same passion as you? Be checking back for an interview with Carolina, my fantastic mentee from last month. She’s incredibly sweet, beautiful, and talented, and I can’t wait to share her take on our time together with you. In the meantime, here are a few of the little sweeties we photographed during our two day mentorship focusing on babies brand new through one year. (If you are interested in a mentorship, please check out www.mentormebaby.com. I currently only have two more mentorships available for the year–one in October and one in December).