Lennon (11 days old)... / by Julie Cruz

We all thought for sure that this little girl was going to be here in March or April (I really thought that she would arrive while we were gone to the Bahamas!). Since 2 of her sisters were preemies and since she is baby #4, we figured she would definitely arrive early. Well Lennon definitely took her time and made us all freak out with lots and lots of false alarms.....so when the time REALLY came, her mama thought it was just another false alarm. To make a long story short, they barely made it to the hospital in time and she was ALMOST born on the floor! Thank goodness her daddy picked up mama and got her in a bed, because just minutes later, Lennon arrived. Shoot-wise, we didn't have the weather gods on our side this time around. For the maternity shoot, it was super warm, the sun was shining, you name it! Well this time it was COLD, the sun only peeked in once or twice, it was windy....AND the bugs were out (one which put me out of work for the past 4 days because my right (working) arm was swollen and achey from a bite). We all know that newborns and cold don't work well together, but we all wanted to make it work....so we went for it...and it was definitely tricky. We got the shots we needed/wanted and then called it a wrap :) Anyway, I'm off to another newborn shoot, but here is a quick post of sweet little Lennon..........

Edited to add one last pic. I had posted this as a teaser on Facebook, so I forgot to add it here (until now). Since I am headed out the door and don't have time to pull another to add to the side of this one, i'll just post this one a little bit bigger for now...