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Kate’s Recent Photo Shoot

Kate recently had another photo shoot with the wonderful Andrea Elberg, and despite things getting off to a rough start, I’m so thrilled with how the pictures turned out!  We originally planned on having Kate’s pictures taken outdoors at the UW-Arboretum, but shortly after arriving we were SWARMED by mosquitoes!  In less than ten minutes I had over 100 mosquito bites all over my body–even through my jeans!  It was absolutely crazy (and ridiculously itchy), but somehow, by the grace of God, Kate didn’t get one single bite–I was so grateful for that! 

We didn’t really have a Plan B in mind, but it quickly turned into going back to my house so I could get out of my clothes and bathe in Caladryl.  Once home, we decided to just plop Kate down on the kitchen floor in the same location where her newborn photos were taken, and Andrea snapped away! 

When I saw this strand of pearls in another photo shoot Andrea had done, I knew Kate would love them!  This is one of my favorite pictures from the day:

Andrea had a turquoise suitcase–one of her props–with her, and I thought it would be fun to include it in Kate’s pictures because I loved the color. 

After seeing Kate with the turquoise suitcase, it gave me an idea!  I ran upstairs and grabbed one of my antique suitcases from the circle room, the tablecloth from the side table in our main guest room, my DIY flower pin, and a pair of heels–threw it all together, sat Kate inside, and Andrea got some really cute shots! 

What started out feeling like a day that everything was going wrong, actually turned into a really fun, spontaneous, and adorable (if I do say so myself) photo shoot capturing Kate in all her smiling and sitting-up glory at 7½ months old.  Thank you so much Andrea!
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  1. Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous baby!

  2. These pictures are so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Soooo adorable! What a happy girl!

    We have our family photo shoot in a few weeks and I can’t wait to get some pics of my 2 babies together =)

  4. Super cute!! I love the pics with the antique suitcase.

  5. Holy crap, I can’t even handle the cuteness!! She’s so big and smiley. Those pictures really are gorgeous, I love the pearls!

  6. Precious!! I love her little tuft of hair. :-)

  7. She is ADORABLE!! And I love how expressive she is. I hope our little girl is as happy and smile-y as yours!!

  8. So sweet! Love the pearls!!

  9. The fact that she is so smiley makes it all worth it!

  10. These pictures are fabulous. Kate is absolutely adorable. She’s a natural!

  11. Aw so cute! :) She’s getting so big!

  12. your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  13. She’s gorgeous. Love the suitcases :)

  14. I think it’s perfect you ended up taking the photos in her natural environment!

  15. Anonymous says:

    The pictures of Kate are some of the most gorgeous pictures I have seen.

  16. Oh, I just love the one of her in the suitcase!

  17. Adorable!! She’s such a cutie :)

  18. Thank you so much everyone! I’m one proud mama. :D Thank you for all your comments!

  19. She is beautiful! She looks a lot like your husband in some of these photos but she can imitate some of your expressions dead on!

  20. I love the photos. The pearls are adorable and the ones with the suitcase and flower are beautiful. I am expecting a daughter in February – these are great ideas! Thanks

  21. Anonymous says:

    What a little LADY! So cute. She will just love looking back on these some day.


  22. she’s a born model. I love the fluffy hair! Hope my girl is as photogenic ;)

  23. WOW, those pictures are so adorable. Andrea needs to move to upstate NY! :-P

    …was looking at her website, very affordable packages- that first year one is such a great idea!

  24. she is too cute! looks so much like you and your husband!

    - six in the suburbs

  25. Thanks everyone! :D

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