While we often become friends with our clients, in some instances we become very close to them. Such was the case with Stefanie and Karl, whose wedding we shot back in 2006. After our initial meeting with them, we drove home thinking, “Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to just go out to see a movie with them?” Several years and an abundance of memories later, we’re delighted to celebrate the arrival of their little boy, Matthew. We stopped by their home just before Christmas to take pictures of the little guy and to give congratulatory hugs all around. We also learned newborns must take after Anne. They like their sleep. Really like it. (What? We’re artists. We like to stay up late. 😉

Not sure how much Santa-helping he did before the holidays, but give him a few more years and he’ll be peeking around the corner to spy on St. Nick after laying out some chocolate chip cookies and milk.

He was generally a relaxed, happy-go-lucky type until we started turning the lights on him. Poor little dude, but he held up remarkably well and fell back asleep in no time flat.

While Baby Matthew recovered from the light trauma, we turned our lenses on dear Max! We love Max the Dog. He. Is. Awesome.

Okay, back to sweet Matthew.

The butterflies hanging here represent his big-, and sadly late-brother and sister, Jack and Abby. We love that they’re there to look over him. This little guy will have lots of angels watching over him.

Ok, let’s see if he’ll open his eyes. This lasted all of oh, 15.2 seconds, but it was perfect.

Thank you, Stefanie & Karl, for having us over to meet the little guy and take a few photos! We simply can’t wait to do more of the same.

Much love to you all,

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  1. Stefanie

    As always, you two are amazing. We are so touched by the beautiful images of Matthew. The tears keep streaming. And the one with the butterflies is of course extra special and close to our hearts. Thank you! Stefanie and Karl

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