Monthly Archives: September 2009

Picture pages. Get your pens and your pencils.

We’re inside the 30 day window for the birth and things are starting to come together and get a little more hectic. Schedules are getting compressed to leave time open for the birth and tasks long procrastinated, like buying a car seat, are… well. Let’s be honest, they’re being procrastinated a little bit more. Soon though! Hang in there folks, we’re in the home stretch.

When we got puddles, she was the cutest little puppy that either of us had seen. She’s still cute on a scale that can generate saccharin shock at twenty fives paces, but she’s not the handful of scrappy face licking black fuzz we first brought home. Unfortunately, we have very few pictures of when Puddles was that small. The cameras we owned at the time were too terrible to take a picture of a dog that wouldn’t stop moving.

We elected not to make the same mistake with Logan, and wanted to take the extra step to memorialize the pregnancy with pictures of Cameron showing off her belly full of baby. There were only two problems.

While the cameras we own have become more sophisticated and expensive, I’m still a relatively terrible photographer. Additionally, while very pregnant, Cameron really didn’t look it. She’s such a petite lady, and in such good health, that some of her coworkers didn’t realize she was pregnant until she was close to five months along.

Fortunately, procrastination is in our blood, so all we had to do was wait until she was unavoidably pregnant. The photo thing was a little tougher, but as it turns out, working on a college campus for more than a decade means you meet lots of people. It just so happened I knew an extremely talented professional photographer who worked for the university. Aaron graciously allowed me to pay him money to take pictures of my beautiful¬† half naked wife. it’s good to have friends who are so gracious with their time.

Serenity

You won't find many pregnant ladies you can do this

I resisted the urge to pat her belly like a drum

You gotta use good bait to get a keeper like this

Our first family portrait