hey jude

  • Jul 13, 2010
Last summer, my beautiful friend Brooke was wading through the grief of several late miscarriages–

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and today her arms are full.

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yes, that’s what a 9 lb. 9 oz. baby looks like.
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Every newborn photo shoot is different– some babies love to curl in a basket, others need to be held, some are restless, while others can’t be woken. And there’s always a moment that I fear “I’m not going to figure it out this time!” before we settle into an easy flow.

Baby Jude was hungry. As a result we had time to photograph his delighted and delightful siblings. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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love. sweet love.

p.s. I’ve turned down several families who want newborn photos lately. And I’m so sorry– it hurts my heart a little to say ‘no’, to pass up a new friendship. But I’m in over my head these days. Trust me, you want someone a little less scattered to photograph your family. 😉
July 12, 2010

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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    dalene

    July 14, 2010

    love these–gorgeous! hey brooke–congrats! he’s beautiful! and so are you. so happy for you!

    xo

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    Travelin'Oma

    July 14, 2010

    What an angel. I love that perfect little mouth.

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    Sue

    July 14, 2010

    What an attractive family. I’m glad she got her baby boy after so much loss.

    =)

  4. Reply

    Selwyn

    July 14, 2010

    As always, your photos are amazing. And that family is gorgeous!

  5. Reply

    Tracy

    July 14, 2010

    Perfect. Just perfect.
    xoxo,t

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    Linn

    July 14, 2010

    Oh my beautiful.

  7. Reply

    Shelah

    July 14, 2010

    Gorgeous. What a beautiful baby and a beautiful family!

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    Brooke

    July 14, 2010

    michelle, i am officially crying right now. i LOVE them. and i love you. thank you thank you thank you!!! you’re amazing (i say it too much but it’s true.)

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    homeslice

    July 15, 2010

    what a beautiful family.

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    Hermana Cheryl y Presidente Evrett Benton

    July 15, 2010

    Our Family brings us such great joy, and we have loved viewing these photos of our beloved Brooke and Aaron, Chloe, Luke, Tess and Jude, from faraway here in Argentina.

    It´s so much the sweeter to know that baby Jude Evrett has finally arrived safely, through all the trials.

    Thank you so much for sharing these Benton family photos with us.

    Cheryl and Evrett Benton

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    mango

    July 15, 2010

    Perhaps the best family shots I’ve seen – very well done!

    Aunt P.

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    martha corinna

    July 15, 2010

    Brooke is so beautiful as is her family. I am so happy for her, and your shots are perfect.

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    jennie w.

    July 16, 2010

    Such gorgeousness!

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