Seth is the son of a dear friend of mine. He’s her second son and a special blessing after a difficult loss. He’s settling into family life, filling spaces in his parents’ ever-widening hearts, and giving his older brother and sister the opportunity to learn what it means to be a family of five.
I remember when I first heard about the possibility of a children’s museum here in Rochester. My oldest – now almost 6 – was about 2.5 years old and we were waiting in line at Rochesterfest one summer so he could spray the fire hose. Off to the left on a grassy lawn was a small group of activity stations, which turned out to be a local grassroots effort to raise awareness and funding for a children’s museum.
This group has been the real-life version of the Little Engine That Could. They fought for their cause, found a location, spend hundreds of hours fundraising, and partnered with the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul to become the Museum’s first satellite location. Their grand opening was last month, and the wonderful people who work there asked me to spend a couple of hours documenting the first few days of the museum’s life here in Rochester. Additional images are on the children’s museum web site: check them out, buy a membership and go have some fun!
Chloe was my first client after a 4-month hiatus I started last fall before Thanksgiving. She is a beautiful little scrap of a baby girl, just the right size in every way. Her mom wanted dainty, lady-like images with touches of femininity, so we kept it simple with bits of lace and flowers and a touch of pink. Lovely, lacy and little, Chloe was just perfect. And I’d forgotten how much I love doing newborn sessions on location; there’s something about mom and baby being comfortable in their own home, not being rushed, and sitting comfy on the couch to chat with mom while she feeds baby.
This little man is just one week younger than my Miss B. Right about a year old, learning to walk, wanting to do things by himself, but still needing so much help and love from mom and dad.
I really love capturing families in their homes. Babies are more comfortable, happy and active when they know they’re someplace safe with the people they love. This little man let me follow him around while he stayed busy reading, playing, crawling, climbing, cuddling and just being.