Oh, how I adore working with Backing the Blue Line!
Am I joyful supporting the police and their families? Yes. Amjoyful meeting so many new people in this line of work? Yes! But, WHY am I most joyful? Because this week I got to hold and photograph the tiniest and sweetest little newborn!
Miss Haven Joyce Helen came into the world just one week ago weighing 4lbs 15 oz. (Just ounces larger than my own daughter so many years ago.) Working with this darling newborn was like working with an angel. She lay so soft and still, simply allowing us to work. When we put on her parents beloved Green Bay Packers headband, she even cracked a smile. Now... how can you complain when this is what you do for a living?
Work? Yeah... right!
Congratulations to St. Francis Police Officer Stemme and his wife Katie on the latest addition to their family. Soon we will capture the family together with a proud big brother, but for today, I hope you enjoy some sugar and spice and everything nice!
PS. This session was another collaboration with my second shooter (and daughter), Caroline! It was especially sweet as for the first time she got to see how tiny she was when she was born. Caroline was the principal shooter on this session and did a great job!