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Ford Francis Finn at 6 Months

When people say enjoy every minute of your baby because it goes by so fast, boy are they right. I can’t believe how fast 6 months has flown by. It seems like just yesterday that we brought him home for the hospital and he was nothing but a crying, sleeping, eating little blob that had stolen our hearts. I had always wanted to do a newborn photo shoot with him, but the sleepless nights won out and it was everything I could do for those first few months just to take care of him and then make sure that I was showering. Needless to say we never got a newborn photo shoot done for him and I kind of felt like a shitty parent for not doing it.

But, now that we are a well rested home with an active and alert 6th month old little blue eyed boy, I really wanted to capture this special time in our lives with some sweet photos of our son. I called our dear friend Joe Goger to snap off a few shots for us. Joe photographed our engagement session, our wedding and our maternity photos. He’s so talented and we adore him! This session was no different and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here.

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Before this shoot, I looked up inspiration photos on Pinterest to help decide on a vibe for the shoot. I sent a few ideas to Joe so that we were on the same page.

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I wanted everything to be super simple and just let him shine. I chose to use our guest bedroom as a back drop because it gets the most natural light and all the bedding is white.

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We didn’t dress him up in anything fun or silly. I really wanted him to be as natural as possible. So we took a risk and took his diaper off. Nothing is better than a naked little baby! But he did pee on the bed. LOL.

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The whole shoot took about 20 minutes. I couldn’t believe how into it Ford was. He was fascinated by the camera and kept looking right into the lens.

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THOSE EYES!!!! My husband and I both have hazel eyes so I was shocked to end up with a blue eyed little boy. But we think he gets them from his Grandpa Marvin, my hubby’s dad. He passed away a few years ago and now my husband jokes that it’s his dad’s way of keeping an “eye” on him.

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Instead of dressing him up in clothes, I brought a few props to play with just to give the photos another fun element. This oversized stuffed lion looked so cute in the background.

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I saw a similar photo like the one above on Pinterest and I wanted to recreate it. Ford wasn’t having it.

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He’s recently figured out that if he holds his arms up someone will most likely pick him up and squeeze him. His arms are out stretched all of the time.

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We had just come from the gym and were sweaty and stinky but I was determined to get a few shots together as a family. Overall, this was such a fun and easy shoot and I can’t thank Joe Goger enough for coming and playing with us that afternoon in our guest room. I will cherish these photos for the rest of my life.

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