These warm images from such a beautiful session are long overdue on my blog, but must be included!
Before this babe was born, his parents had planned that playful puppy and baby boy would become best of friends, donning matching fur and floppy ears together.
This family's charming little dog surprised me with its willingness to be photographed. He barked like a big guard dog before the front door opened as I was arriving at the client's home, but softened quickly with Grandma's reassuring strokes while I set up my gear and talked to the baby's parents about background choices and props.
By mid session, Bentley seemed to approve of me holding and comforting the little guy, and so I just had to see whether we could encourage this furry family member (who at first had been feeling slightly "status bumped" by the new baby) to pose next to his new "brother."
Baby boy was serene as we all moved around him to set things up. When mom brought out a blue bow that matched the baby's Little Boy Blue stretchy wrap, the set was just perfect and an impromptu image was born!
I took a few more shots of the baby alone while his pal watched nearby, and then added portraits of the good looking, proud parents who had brought these new friends for life together.
The star of the show really was this little charmer who warmed the heart of everyone with eyes opened and closed, even though his predecessor sure seemed to try to steal the show that day.
We finished off the session with beautiful family art.