There’s something about a firstborn baby that changes a person. Makes us who we really want to be. There’s no turning back, and a sense of responsibility and intensity is thrust into life within one small moment. A tiny human suddenly brings a new title, a new way of life, a new way of thinking. It’s a wonderfully scary, sobering, joyful thing, and just the very beginning of something that will build through the passing of time.
This family holds a special place in my heart. They were my first ‘real’ clients, outside of family. The first couple to trust in me and believe that I could photograph their wedding as a true photographer. They were the first people who gave me the tiny little thought that maybe this could be a ‘real’ business someday. They were the first people who decided that my work was worth paying for, that trusted me enough to safeguard their memories. That was huge, and meant so much. They will always have a little niche in the commencement of this photography business. Because of that, it really was such an honor to have them return as new parents, to be able to see the progression of their life together, the safe arrival of their little baby boy.
Carole and Josh, Jaiden is a very blessed little boy to have two people who love him like you do, to have parents that love each other and want only the very best for his life.
This little guy would look right at the camera, as if he was fully aware of his role. Those piercing blue eyes are just plain nice.
Something tells me Jaiden likes to get a snuggle from Mom-
This picture just makes the heart happy. Carole, you’re such a good little mother.
If you know Josh’s father, you will understand the resemblance in these next two photos. The one on the right? That big Bahler smile reminds me so much of his Dad.
Baby yawns are the best.
You know how when the baby first comes home and you hear him crying, you are so happy to wake up just because he ‘s there? He’s home. It’s like a present. You hear him and are reminded of this amazing gift. Like you almost forgot while you were asleep and waking up is this wonderful reminder. When Joel was born, my sister-in-law had her son around the same time. I remember her saying it was like Christmas. But better. She was right. This photo kinda’ says what I’m insufficiently trying to explain. Completely and wholeheartedly enamored, oblivious to all that surrounds them, except for this little boy.
Carole, Josh and Jaiden, so happy for all three of you! Thanks for the privilege.