The latest homebirth baby...
This is one handsome family....
If you need a dentist, call Dr. Huxford!
Yes, this is my goal #8. Make a challah bread (pronounced "hall-uh"). I have a slight fascination with all things Jewish. A challah bread is a special braided bread eaten on the Sabbath and on holidays. Wikipedia says, "According to Jewish tradition, the three Sabbath meals (Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon) and two holiday meals (one at night and one in the morning) each begin with two complete loaves of bread. This "double loaf" commemorates the manna that fell from the heavens when the Israelites wandered in the desert for forty years after the Exodus from Egypt. The manna did not fall on the Sabbath or holidays; instead, a double portion fell before the Sabbath and holidays. (There are two loaves of bread in my picture. They cooked up big and ended up right next to each other) I used a fairly basic challah bread recipe from Amy Cox Jones's World of Wisdom cookbook (she calls for wheat, I used white flour - gasp!) and learned how to do the braid here. It's really quite easy!
Are you salivating yet?
While we did this girl's family portrait, she asked for a single shot of herself. We joked that she would use it to update her Facebook. I have previously thought to post something liked this and now have an image to go with it. :)
Another year has come and gone, and I'm still taking pictures of your behind. I'm sure Lara will thank me for not posting side-by-sides, but you can see last year's session here.
The kiddo has grown up a little bit. Last year, he was barely walking. This year he was running away from me any chance he got!!! (Note to self: Never again forget to bring bribes!)
This session wouldn't have been complete without a feet picture!
OK, OK I'll post pictures of gorgeous faces too, not just feet...
I was awakened Saturday morning by a phone call that said Jen's water just broke. I responded with "She needs to either have this baby fast or she has to wait until after 10:00 tonight." I had a wedding scheduled for most of the day yesterday!! Jen was kind enough to wait for me. With irregular contractions throughout the day, her labor finally strengthened late that night. Just in time for me to leave the wedding, grab a bite to eat and a change of clothes, and head to Jen's house.
These images were all shot without a flash at ISO 6400 with an aperture of f/2.8 or f/1.8. Due to the low light and high ISO, pictures may be grainy or noisy, but hey, that's the nature of the game.