Mama and Baby

So I’ve been saving the best for last.

This is a policy I have enacted since childhood, when I would eat the least agreeable items off my plate first, saving my favorite item for the grand finale.

That’s why, until I went to college, I ate the toppings and sauce off my pizza first, and finished by eating the slice of crust plain (i.e., unadulterated and perfect).

Of course, sometimes my policy resulted in never getting to ‘the best.’ A prime example of this was my languishing candy collection, which I saved for that perfect moment for so long that it went stale and was ultimately tossed in the garbage bin.

The only people who enjoyed the candy were two small thieves, a certain small Erica and small Heidi.

But let’s let bygones be bygones.

What I’m trying to tell you is that it’s time for the cream of the Baby James crop of pictures.

These are they. These are them. Them are these. Whatever.

After pictures of Baby James and every conceivable person except for his own mother, it’s time to share all these lovely pictures from the informal photo shoot we did on the futon.

So this is part 1 . . . part 2 on Friday.

I love these two.

If only Alaska weren’t so dang far away.

19 thoughts on “Mama and Baby

  1. NanaBread (Jeanne)

    Oh, my. If there’s more than this on Friday, I don’t know if I can take it! These were gorgeous. Sweet Baby James is just to precious, and this collection of photos with his beautiful mommy will become personal treasures some day. You should start a photo album for him and give it to him when he’s older. Like as a graduation or wedding gift. They’re priceless, Jenna. Great job!

  2. Erica

    Heidi is stunningly beautiful, Jenna your shots are gorgeous, aaaand James….I wish I could kiss his sweet little chubby cheeks again. Why, indeed, is Alaska so dang far away???

  3. asmara

    Preciosas las fotos,Heidi está guapísima…le ha sentado genial el ser mamá.A baby James me lo comería a besos…. 🙂

  4. Holly

    I love, love, LOVE that last one. The perspective is gorgeous and I love the black and white. Just perfect.

    1. Jenna

      Thanks Holls. =) Are there any pictures of Laurel and her baby ‘about’ (facebook? your blog? somewhere else?). I’d love to see her as a mama!

  5. Twinky Satterthwaite

    OK. I’ll admit that the mama takes the cake over the grandmother!!

    The pics are beautiful, and I agree that the last one is most amazing.

    What a privilege to have such beautiful daughters and (for now) 1 beautiful grandbaby!!


  6. Heidi

    Jenna, I can’t thank you enough. These are priceless. I love, love, love them. You are such a wonderful photographer… especially those last two! I can’t get over them. What great pictures.

    You won, kiddo.

    1. Jenna

      Thanks Heidi!
      And no–YOU win. =)
      And James wins too since he gets to have you as his mama.
      Okay, fine, we all win.

  7. giselle

    First of all, seriously Heidi, do you have to look like a model 2 days after giving birth? Can’t you pretend to be a little chubby for at least a few months?? =)

    Second – Jenna!!! That is STILL how I eat my pizza!! Everyone always asks why I take my pizza apart, often leaving a pile of toppings and cheese to the side so that I always, always have room for the best part – the crust.

  8. Veronica

    Gorgeous photos! You are as talented a photographer as your sister and nephew are beautiful subjects. And Heidi should totally enter James into a cutest baby contest. I think she kinda has to since her hubby was one…and well, she has the cutest baby on the planet!

  9. KLZ

    Oh, that last one is just breathtaking. They’re all gorgeous but the last one – my breath has been taken!

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