Saturday, February 11, 2012

Baby Z

This was a very special session for me! 
It is a tad bittersweet simply because of the uncertainty of what is to come.
You see...this little chap with his full head of luxurious hair is a new foster child to my best buddy.  

There is no guarantee that he will stay in their home or have the benefit of their love for him.  

After some fairly heartfelt conversation, together my buddy and I decided that we would pretend for awhile that everything might just all fall into place, and take a chance on capturing the beginning of this little life for the benefit of their possible future together.

Oh the plans I had for this fella and his official newborn pictures! 
Plans for him to sleep...

....and be molded and shaped into all sorts of adorable positions!

There comes a point in time where you just have to give up on the big plans and go with what is really happening!! 

Don't let these next few images fool you, this was all of about 17 minutes of total sleep time in 6 minute intervals.  (I know that is mathematically impossible, just work with me ok!?!)

 Here is a fun outtake for you.  We gently and carefully positioned him in this bowl and then commenced to try to convince him he liked it and wanted to sleep there for his whole infancy.

He didn't!! 

Nevertheless, I snapped quickly between stretches and repositions as he struggled to wake instead of snuggled to sleep.

 I will say that this is a shot I went into the session determined to take, so I was glad to have gotten it despite the non sleepiness of our little guy!

Baby Z is blessed to be in the home he is in, no matter how long he gets to stay there.
Here is to hoping and praying that someday you will be seeing his one, and two, and three year old pictures as well. 

Blessings to you,