As I was driving home from this session, I was thinking about a scripture that I love that says, "A longing fulfilled is a tree of Life." Crystal and Jeremy have been longing for their baby for quite a season, and now it is so beautiful to see them come into a season of fulfillment, with a wee little one called Melody. This baby girl is so very loved, as all the babies I photograph are. However, it feels like a particular privilege to document a little person who has come after being hoped and prayed for, for a long time. I know they will confirm that she is well worth the wait.

Melody is plump, pink, and perfect...and her parents laughed when they said she doesn't look a bit like them. The way that newborns change, I don't suspect it will be long until they see little glimpses :) .

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Crystal had been collecting Winnie the Pooh goodies for a baby room for while and it was a "Hunny" of a place. Beautiful light. Lots of goodies. We had to play around there a little.

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By next year, she'll be as big as Tigger, I suspect.

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Here is Melody all cuddled into her beautiful crib.

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Crystal had quite a delivery, where nothing went according to plan, but she was just so grateful for the gift at the end of it. She was taking to motherhood beautifully. When I arrived, she was still feeding the baby, so I sat on the floor and talked about it all with her, loving to hear about arrivals.

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Jeremy was so happy to be there, taking care of his girls. He is one proud daddy.

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I LOVE the grumpy face on sweet Melody. It's like she's saying, "Hey, Lady, don't you know newborns are supposed to be allowed to sleep, not be moved around so much?!"

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I was delighted to meet you, Melody! {Happy sigh}.

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