There is no other season in a child's life that goes as quickly as the newborn stage. It is just considered the first three weeks. (If only potty training or two-year-old independence issues would just last three weeks...) The first three weeks are typically very sleepy weeks and are often characterized by wrinkly or peeling skin, limbs still crossed like they were in the womb, little sighs and the most heavenly newborn smell.

I love photographing newborns, love it, love it. That tender time is so fleeting and images of those days are irreplaceable. I always sense the privilege when parents invite me to photograph their brand new treasures.

What a delight it was to photograph little Caleb today, the son of dear friends of ours. I did photos to celebrate his parents anticipating him a couple months ago.

Isn't he the most darling boy?

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He is such a little man, this one.

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This is his daddy's hand holding an ornament that his mom saved for him when he was born as a December baby too.

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He had so much personality and lots of expressions.

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I think that he IS an angel. What a beautiful child!

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Here is his lovely mama who is over the moon in love with her son.

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She is stunningly beautiful...this friend of mine.

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The happy, happy family.

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Such a big heart this dad has.

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Caleb. Stay little, okay?

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