It's always so FUN for me to get the email after doing a maternity session that the baby has arrived! We met and talked just a few weeks ago during their family/maternity session. They were all so excited to meet their sweet boy and Charlie arrived and has filled their hearts perfectly. This was the second session I have done in a month that I also did newborn pictures for the big sibling. It sure doesn't seem like that long ago that Ellie was the lovebug on the bed all curled up with the head of hair. This time she was dancing and playing and bringing me books and cuddling with her little brother.

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How perfect is this big sister book as the main character has the same name as Ellie :).

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We did a few more of the whole family cuddled up on this special quilt.

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When Ellie rolled herself over and started kissing her dad, Sharleen laughed and said the she is her daddy's girl for sure.

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She was more than happy to kiss and cuddle with her mommy too. They have made her feel very special in her role and she's loving being the big girl.

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Charlie is a little sweet nugget of a boy. He was cozy and all curled up and so good, even with all the moving around with him that we did. I was happy to get in some baby cuddles as well during this time.

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I don't do a lot of posing with newborns. I prefer to see them as they are, all curled up with bendy legs. I always try to get a few just in their diapers too so we can see those bellies and belly buttons and arms and legs that just look so very new. We always want them to be very comfortable so we jack the heat way up and for these Charlie's dad was even holding a little space heater behind him and keeping him toasty.

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Love this little look, like he's warning me that there will be no taking him from this bottle before he's done.

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After going through it once before and knowing how quickly these newborn days go, Sharleen and Moni are reminding each other (in spite of the lack of sleep ;) ), to soak up this time. I am so pleased to be able to document their precious boy and their family which is so complete with him.