There are some people that are precious.
Sara is one of those people. She is sweet, funny, and she married Allen, who was a good college friend of mine & my husband’s…and when they moved here, it was sort of inevitable that she and I would become friends, too.
When they found out they were expecting, I was thrilled when Sara asked me to take maternity and newborn photos for them. Of course I would!
Sara is such a sweet person (I know, I said that already, but I mean it!) and she was absolutely radiant. So excited and ready to meet her baby. It was absolutely apparent that she would be a great mom.
And she’s married to Allen – a longtime friend (I know, I said that already), who is going to be a great dad.
I’m going to get to the baby pictures in just a minute, but I can’t resist a few more of her parents, just a couple weeks before their life together was forever – absolutely and wonderfully – changed.
Seriously, these two are going to be great parents. Because being great parents starts with a love for God and each other…and they’ve got both those bases securely covered.
And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for. A couple weeks passed from the time we met for Allen and Sara’s maternity session…and baby Ella made her appearance in the world.
I couldn’t wait to visit her for her newborn photos…and the funny thing about newborn sessions is that you really never know how they’re going to go. Some newborns insist on being awake the whole time. Some sleep the whole time. Still, others just don’t know what they want to do, because they’re hungry, not hungry, sleepy, awake, and and the session lasts for a couple hours while we work to help them figure it out while sneaking in a few photos when we can. Each session is different, and that’s part of the fun.
But this baby, she was good to snooze for entire first half of her session.
I love baby fingers, toes, noses, and lips.
And it was clear that Sara is just in love with baby Ella. I can’t blame her…I got to hold Ella for a little bit that day and I was completely smitten!
With all that dark, precious hair.
And then, guess who decided to wake up for the last bit of her session?!
Ella’s grandmother purchased her a bracelet and her first Bible. She looks like she’s ready to start using it right away!
This, I believe, was her signal to me that my time was up!
So we finished up and called it a wrap.
Allen and Sara, thank you for sharing your precious new one with me for just a little bit! She is so blessed with you as parents and I’m looking forward to watching her grow!