It had been a little over two years since I had seen Matt and Verity – a little over two years since I photographed their beautiful wedding at CrossPoint Community Church in Modesto. It came as no surprise that they were still as friendly and relaxed as I remembered them being. As I stepped into their cozy home, I felt like I was being welcomed into the home of old friends. There were hugs and then I was introduced to their sweet baby – the main reason I was there. This little man was born weeks early, but the very first thing you notice about him is his extra long legs and arms. Not much of a surprise when his Daddy is well over 6 feet.
Verity had been an extremely calm bride – and as she rocked her son and told me the story of his early birth, I could see the same temperament in her parenting. A firstborn is always a little nerve wracking – I suppose it’s all the new unknowns and questions that come when you start caring for a new life – but here was Verity seeming at complete peace even in the craziness of a preemie. She laughed at the thought that he was born before his baby shower. In the same breath she exclaimed how thankful she was for friends and family that had rallied together to make sure this new family of three had everything they needed.
Let me introduce to you the smallest Mollett – who was so excited to meet his parents that he rushed his way into this world! (And then grew so fast you’d never know it.)
There is nothing sweeter than being able to photograph people you love. Photographing my growing extended family keeps my passion alive and is the reason I am so invested in the family and wedding images I create for others. I am convinced there is great emotional value in seeing family photos every day and I want all my clients to reap those benefits.
My sister recently had her fourth child – she’s an amazing woman and I could write pages about the way she has set the bar of motherhood and womanhood so high for me to follow. Instead, I want to share with you a few photos I took of the sweet baby by himself and also interacting with my sister and his sister.
I’m drawn toward these lifestyle images that allow us to see love being shown in an everyday setting. As cute as this guy looks snuggled up in a family heirloom suitcase, the sweet kisses of his sister stop my heart. Can you look at this photo without your lips turning up into a smile? I love these moments so much, that I wish I could give a similar photo to every single person I know.