welcome to the world, baby albert

Baby Bertie has actually been in the world for about three months now! His mom and my friend, Gretchen, has been so patient and understanding as I trudged through learning about editing before I officially sent them off to her. I met Gretchen through teaching 1st and 2nd graders with her and man…Gretchen is magic at teaching! I learned so much just watching and observing her. Slowly I realized Gretchen and I were “bosom friends” and that somehow gave me the courage to ask her if I could practice taking pics of her new baby once he was born. She graciously said yes and let me hang out for quite some time at her house. Albert was born a little early and was one of the tiniest, cutest babies I had ever seen. And wow, that little guy was also strong and a good trooper! So thankful for answered prayers for a healthy boy and for his mom who became such an example to me of strength, courage, and motherhood to three children. I hope you enjoy…


Susie is the proudest big sister!

New mom beautiful glow!

Susie loves to read so I couldn’t wait to get some book shots!

And my very favorite for last! Gretchen, thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me! xo