They were working as a team from the moment I arrived, and it was such a treat for me to see friends from back in my Texas Tech days as brand new parents. In each moment, it seemed that Lauren & Todd were completely in sync & working as one… until they weren’t. Todd scooped up his slightly fussy son & snuggled him close. He walked & bounced & spoke to him in sweet, quiet words on his own until Blake just melted right into his arms. As Todd was getting Blake quiet, I watched Lauren watching her boys. She looked at me and with a smile commented on how it’s ironic that Todd can calm the baby after she’d put in months of growing & nurturing him already. I laughed & told her I know just what she means, but that it’s a good thing, and she instantly agreed. A little while later, as she calmed Blake into sleep in her own arms, I looked at her & said “Todd’s not the only one that’s got the touch.” And the smile that lit across Lauren’s face made me so immensely excited for her to experience the journey of motherhood. And that mental picture is one that will stay with me for a long, long time.
Lauren & Todd, thank you so much for welcoming me into your home & into these early days of joy & lack of sleep & figuring things out! Just like I told you during the session, y’all are naturals. Blake is so lucky to have you both!
It’s pretty ironic that I love baby feet so much (since I really do not like feet at ALL), but I just can’t help it! I’m a sucker for those sweet, miniature baby details!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! Y’all are such a beautiful family!
Love this one too!
Lauren, I can’t wait for you to experience the feeling of seeing Blake look back at you with this kind of love written all over his face!!
I can’t help but snap photos during those in between moments… and I can’t help but sometimes love them best of all. Todd, you’re a great dad already!
Lauren, Todd & Blake, it was great spending time with you this weekend! Here’s to enjoying the early days, cherishing these moments for a lifetime, and to hopefully getting a bit more sleep soon!
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