Talking about myself, of course. And my brother. My amazing brother that I adore. I could write 40 essays on him and how I've always looked up to him. How I "ACCIDENTALLY" threw scissors at him (I missed ... don't fret) when he was TAUNTING me in 7th grade. I could tell you how he INSISTED he carry me up the stairs when I was in elementary and *I* insisted I had to go potty ... but HE insisted he show everyone how STRONG he was. Then I .... went potty down his back (see - I just don't hold things back - I tell it how it is!). I could tell you we became best friends in high school and I was so proud telling my teachers he was my brother. HOWEVER ... he skied a lot - so his teachers didn't really know who he was ......... So I got a lot of blank stares. I could tell you how I cried and cried when he left to serve our Heavenly Father for 2 years in Morristown, NJ when I was just 17. ... why? Because I was just beginning to REALLY get along w/ my brother! My sister and I sang "I would be my brother's keeper" at his farewell and both nearly threw up from crying.
It's been an amazing 8 years becoming closer to him with our photography. We had (and STILL have plans) of doing weddings together. But ... having a baby makes plans change just a bit. Which leads me to HIS newest addition that his wife gave birth to just last week. I adore his wife. She is my other "sister" ... and we all are grateful we have her in our family! Baby #5. She will be best friends with my little baby chunks. Who is a GIANT compared to this IIIIITY BIIIITY nugget! I've actually NEVER photographed a baby this small!
I have about 48 things left to do before Saturday night... and my house is TRASHED (and I mean TRASHEDDDDDDDD!!!!) and my kitchen table is COVERED in projects that I keep YELLING at the kids NOT TO TOUCH. And my bedroom floor is covered in LAUNDRY. Hey - at least it's clean. But honestly... I just wanted to play with these pics and show you how ABSOLUTELY beautiful my new little niece is. I'm honored Chris wanted me to photograph his baby. Love you all! More to come. As soon as I dig myself out of the depth of dirty house. :)
I've been planning this image for MONTHS now. MONTHS - seriously. And I mean I HAD to have this shot. HAD TO. Imagine my joy seeing it actually come about. *sigh of relief*!