Somehow we are already halfway through September…and even though our girl is almost 7 months old I have still been working on getting some more 6 month/”sitter” photos of her now that she is sitting up! I can not believe we are halfway to her first year. Have y’all seen the meme floating around that is a play on “This is your brain…” except it ends with “This is your brain with 3 kids”? Oh yes, here it is. So so SO true. Fortunately Alice is a really really GOOD baby. But we are all still in survival mode these days. Laundry not folded? At least its clean. Boys want popcorn and bananas for dinner? Done. We all survive to see the sunrise again tomorrow? Boom. 🙂
Between my normal client schedule, starting my business classes again and announcing some new changes for BWP, my days are a whirlwind. I have been taking more photos of Alice as I can, telling myself ‘she is our last baby…I can.not.miss.this!’. I posted some back on my birthday and for her actual 6 month milestone but wanted to share some of the others too. I have been waiting for this time in her life because, besides the newborn stage, it is my absolute favorite to photograph. Babies are sitting up, smiling and showing their personality, but not crawling or running away from me yet. 😉
I took these all on different days and times over the past month. First I wanted to get some bare bum and bloomer shots in the studio. I had several new flower crowns and my new flower wall to use as a backdrop. I also got a shot of her with her first “girl toy”, Cheer Bear. After having two boys, walking down the girl toys isle was pretty surreal. Sounds silly, but was a little dream come true. <3 Another day we went up to a nearby field and then the garden. But the weather quickly turned south on us so I only got a few keepers. A week or so later Alice (who is now pretty consistently sleeping through the night! knock on wood..) decided to wake up at 5AM bright eyed and bushy tailed. So! it was the perfect morning for me to take her to do some sunrise photos on the beach. At the end she did a face plant and was done with me. But I got some pretty gorgeous images before then anyway. <3
The last thing I wanted to capture was a few photos with her daddy. Alice loves loves LOVES her daddy. He is pretttttty smitten with her too. I love watching the two of them together and feel so lucky that I can watch their relationship grow. I have such a special place in my heart and memories of my dad. It makes me so happy to be able to watch the same thing blossom with Alice and Brian. I think my favorite shot from this might be the very last one I got of her in his hands again, 6 months (and 13 days) later. I posted the newborn-6 month comparison and it is incredible how fast they grow up! She will never be this small again. Here are some of my favorites <3
Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.