We have these photos to remind us.

In the past year, one of the joys of having Alexia (my niece) in our lives has been seeing my parents as grandparents. Though my dad can be somewhat intimidating, he is an absolute teddy bear with my niece. Alexia adores her grandfather and I have loved seeing them together. 

This past summer, we took a trip to Vermont for my dad's family reunion. Alexia was almost a year old and had a difficult weekend. The traveling and sleeping in a hotel had messed with her schedule and she was unhappy. The second morning, we took an overly tired baby from her overly tired mom's arms and played with Alexia awhile so Erin could sleep a bit longer. In that perfect morning light on those perfectly white sheets, I grabbed these images of my dad and his first grandchild. And they are absolute magic.

Long after Alexia heads off to kindergarten and high school and college, I know my dad will hold on to these images. I love that, through photography, these small moments of love that we might have forgotten remain with us. When she is older and it is hard to remember just how little she was, we have these photos to remind us. And I love that.

Maine Photography: Baby Petra

It's been a while since I've written here but it's fall which is the start of a new school year and fall always feels like the right time to get back to routines and to come back to blogging. I feel a bit rusty so I am going to lead off with some photo posts from the summer.

My sister has a lovely coworker named Emily whom I've gotten to know a bit over the few years they've worked together. She's seen many of the photos I've taken of my niece Alexia. When she found out she was pregnant with her first child, she asked Erin if I might be willing to take some pictures of her baby. As luck would have it, beautiful baby Petra was born just days before I came into town. I was thrilled to meet her and so honored to be invited into Emily and Tom's home to snap pictures of this then just days old family of three.

I adore these photos and am so thankful to have met Petra in her first days. I am hoping to be able to catch up with her and her wonderful parents when I am home once again in December.

It's good to be back in this space, friends. More photos to come.
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