Micah Paul. Newborn Photos.

A couple of weeks ago, Paul and I experienced a wonderful (and too short) trip to Illinois. We got to stay at my sister Melinda’s house, and while there, ended up shooting a couple of photo sessions. This is one of them. And it makes my heart happy that we had the privilege to spend some time with this baby boy and his parents.
Sarah’s my little cousin, and she’s always had a special place in my heart. A kindred spirit, you could call it. So when I heard they were expecting Micah around the time of our trip to Illinois, I was wicked happy. This sweet baby boy of hers has been longed for and prayed for over the span of many days, and we are so thankful to be able to rejoice with them at Micah Paul’s arrival. Sarah has taken to mothering like it was always what she was just meant to do. The love she has for her baby boy is remarkable and beautiful to watch. He’s such a placid and content little guy in her arms. Brandon and Sarah, we are so, so happy for you. Thanks for letting us snuggle and squish him for awhile. He’s such a honey.

Sarah’s friend Heather made these adorable little slippers. And now I wanna’ learn how to crochet… So cute!

I think he looks so much like his Grandpa in this picture. Something tells me he doesn’t mind too much. (Right, Uncle Bud?)

Sarah’s mom, my dear Aunt Anne, traveled to Illinois for Micah’s arrival and stayed to help out for a few weeks. She’s clearly in love with her little boy.


“I’ll walk in the rain by your side, I’ll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand.
I’ll do anything to keep you satisfied, I’ll love you more than anybody can…

I’ll be there when you’re feeling down to kiss away the tears that you cry.
I’ll share with you all the happiness I’ve found, a reflection of the love in your eyes.
And I’ll sing you the songs of the rainbow, a whisper of the joy that is mine.”

-John Denver


August 21, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Aunt Anne - Oh Betsy….I just can’t stop the tears….tears of joy for this long, long, awaited baby. I love him so much. The pictures are beautiful! You have a wonderful gift. Thank you so, so much. It was such a special time being with you at Melinda & Dan’s house. Love you all!

August 21, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Sarah - Betsy, I can’t tell you how much I love these pictures! I will cherish them forever. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us :-) Love you lots!

August 21, 2013 - 4:36 pm

U. BUD - Words wont suffice to say our gratitude and appreciation for your kindness and expertise shown in the above photos. We will treasure them lifelong. Thankyou Betsy

August 23, 2013 - 10:02 pm

Sherry - And I too got to hold and experience the sweetness of this newborn baby boy…
He is precious beyond words! And so are these touching pictures of him.

August 26, 2013 - 8:55 am

Jayme - He is so beautiful! We are so happy for you 3 :) Sarah, you look amazing and I hear your quite the natural-born Mom!! xoxo Jayme & Kev

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