Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Baby Carter

Last weekend I had the pleasure to meet some awesome Decatur neighbors. Amy, Jonathan and baby Carter live just on the other side of town, only a 5 minute drive! (That was a nice change of pace from most of my portraits on the north side of Atlanta - Smyrna, Vinings, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Marietta, Duluth, etc.) Carter is 7 months old and is so adorable. This was the first session of his year-long Growing Baby Package and it's always so fun on the first visit to my clients' homes to learn what life is like there.

We had planned my arrival during the end of Carter's nap so that I could photograph him sleeping in the nursery, then off to play in the front room and read books together, then to the backyard to enjoy the new deck! Their dog, Hero, was definitely feeling the change in attention. Amy said that he used to be the center of attention in their house and now that Carter's here, he's definitely feeling ignored. Being the animal lover that I am, I just had to make him feel special too! It's amazing how much you can feel just by looking into his eyes.

Carter has the cutest smile. When his daddy kisses his cheek, his entire face smiles. You'll know what I mean when you see the slideshow below. Click here to view the full size slideshow or watch the mini-show below.

Some of my favorite images - those kisses from dad, nursing with mom (for mom and dad's eyes only), and mom and dad's laughter as they read That's Not My Puppy for the millionth time.