I have been waiting to love, cuddle and of course, photograph this little guy FOREVER. Okay, for several months. I not only got to spend some time with my nephews (and their parents), I got to do it by myself. I spent 2 days driving by myself, I stopped in at Powell’s Books & IKEA by myself, and I had two nights where I had no teeth to brush, no kids to wrestle into PJs and no kids crawling into my bed at 4 AM. As good as it was to get away (for the first time), it was even better getting home. Now my head is still spinning a little and I’m trying to figure out where to start on the mountain of things I have to do, but it was worth it.
I had heard that if you keep the room warm enough, you can photograph a sleeping newborn in several different poses without them waking up. Turns out it’s true – Eliot was so mellow and so cooperative both awake and asleep.