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Family Time

With all the attention on the new baby, we decided it would be good to enroll Molly in ballet class.  The cuteness of all those little girls in their ballet gear is beyond words.  Molly was so excited to go! 

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Enjoying a lollipop after class.

 

Baby CJ is doing well too.  He is still in that ‘eat and sleep all day long’ mode and I’m getting up every two hours at night to feed him.  Not to mention, Molly has started getting out of bed in the middle of the night and climbing into bed with us . . . needless to say, I’m not getting a whole lot of sleep right now.   I just keep telling myself “it’s going to get better . . .it’s going to get better”. 

And it looks like CJ might end up with red hair!  It’s mainly noticeable in the natural sunlight though, so not sure if he’ll keep it.  I so hope he does since I love redheaded children.  🙂

 

I’m back to work this weekend though!  Photographing Kim and Brian’s wedding on Friday so be sure to check back soon!

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Introducing Christopher James

“CJ” finally made his way into the world on September 8th . . . a week and half past his due date and two days before his big sister’s birthday.  A healthy 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 22 inches.  And no epidural.  Yup, you heard that right . . . I had an almost 9 pound baby with no pain meds at all.  I am woman, hear me roar. 

Mind you, this was not by choice.  We barely made it to the hospital in time — we quite literally got checked into a room and he was born seven minutes later.  It was slightly crazy.  I guess once he finally made up his mind to join us, he didn’t waste any time!

The downside is that I had planned on having my sister in the delivery room with me taking pictures like during my first delivery.  Needless to say, she didn’t make it to the hospital in time.  But once she got there, she started snapping away.  So here are some shots she got.

 

And here are some I’ve taken since we’ve been home.

With big sister, Molly.

 

how cute are these dimples?

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april - Congratulations! You’re so lucky to have such great hospital shots… and I love the last photo of his little smile!!

Jami - The king hat is just too cute! He is adorable!

Kim - LOVE these pictures! He is so adorable!!!

Mini Sessions

Yup, I’m still hanging in here.  Well, I guess I should say baby boy is still hanging in there.  I’m due tomorrow, but apparently no one has passed along the message to the baby since he seems pretty comfy in there.

So, I figured I might as well start setting up times for my holiday mini sessions.  I have a ton of people anxiously waiting to schedule theirs, so here you go!    I’m still firming up the location, but I’m fairly certain they will be at a beautiful, private historic residence in Odessa.

 

You’ll need to send a 50% deposit to reserve your time slot this year.  Email me to reserve your session.   erin@erinfarrellphotography.com

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Maternity leave = lots of family pics

Since I’m no longer taking on any weddings or portrait sessions, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my personal photos for the next two months.  🙂

Molly doesn’t turn two until September 10th, but with a baby due on August 29th (ACK!), I decided I’d rather have her party early and do it pregnant than with a newborn in tow.  I decided on a sock monkey theme and I must say, it turned out super cute.

The invitations I designed:

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Molly sporting her handmade sockmonkey dress I bought from Etsy seller, 3lilmuses.

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The favors:
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The adorable cupcakes a friend made for us.

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The little piggy ate TWO cupcakes!

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Her new balance bike from Mommy & Daddy.  If you’ve never heard of these, it’s a pretty neat idea.  Usually kids go from a tricycle to a bike with training wheels to a bike with no training wheels.  Well, the concept of balance bikes is that you go straight from this bike to a regular bike with no training wheels.  You’ll notice the bike has no pedals — she has to use her feet to move it.  As she gets bigger and gains more coordination, she’ll go faster and faster and start to pick up her feet and coast.  So, hopefully she’ll learn to balance a bike with a little less fear than sticking her ontop of a regular bike where she can’t reach the ground.   We’ll see.  But my husband and I were pretty excited about it.

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Are you a FB fan yet?

I have an announcement to make soon about fall mini sessions and I’m going to extend the offer to my facebook fans first.  So, if you’re not a fan yet, head on over and become one to take advantage of special offers and promotions!

BECOME A FAN NOW!

 

And since no post is complete without photos (especially on a photography blog), here are some photos from a Photographer Shoot Out I attended in Newark on Monday.  It was the just about the hottest freakin’ day of the summer and I trudge out there 37 weeks pregnant.  What was I thinking? 

I’m glad I went though . . . there were over 50 local photographers there so I was able to see some old faces and meet some new ones.  I love getting out there and networking with other photographers!

Here are some of my images from the event.  Major shout out to Gloss Salon in Newark for not only doing all the hair and make-up but also for providing everyone with lemon water ice . . .yummy  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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