Once again, I find myself with this family in their Alexandria home in Virginia and loving every second of their life alongside them. I always thought weddings were something that just filled me to the rim with joy. Watching a couple start their life together. Pure bliss right? But over the years although I still have a love for weddings, milestones that those families go through AFTER their weddings seem to fill me up that exact way now. I love watching my families ooh and awe on a little person that they just met yet they seem to have known from the very beginning of their heart beating. Their child.
Christine and Brad are getting ready to PCS soon and I’m going to miss watching this new baby grow like I’ve been able to watch their daughter grow. I had some bonding time with her at this session as well. I went total mom style, showed up 10 minutes late to their session with DONUTS in hand for her. (I knew from our last session that Donut’s made her happy) We got time together while her baby brother ate it was fun to FINALLY become her “friend Ms. Amanda” that she felt comfortable FINALLY being silly around!
With COVID, we took extra precautions during this session. Both parents are in the medical field so don’t worry, mask-wearing, social distancing when I of course could, lots of hand sanitizer and making sure I was feeling incredibly healthy was top of our priority list. My client’s comfortability is the most important thing. I was sad that I didn’t get to snuggle him like I did his big sister but one-day baby Caden… Y But this is officially their 6th session with me since 2018! I can’t wait to see them again