an early morning visit

So as i wrote my first post the other day
my sister was in the hospital about to give birth.
Now, i would've been there too except it was super early morning and there are no visitors allowed at 2:30 a.m. Unless the nurses are super cool. And since that was the case, i packed my camera equipment, which consisted of my canon xsi, a macro 50mm and then just a standard 50mm and headed off to the hospital. It took me maybe 13 minutes to make a drive that usually takes 25 minutes.

Yay me.

On the way i spotted some lightening in the distance and sure enough as walked into my sister's hospital room it started pouring. A wonderful way to start my first niece's life. Because i love thunderstorms. And that is the start of my first photo session with baby Ava. Might i add that she was a perfect subject. She was snuggled in my sister's arms with her eyes shut tight and still just a tad swollen. When she cried it was no more than a soft adorable whimper. Well until later when she was getting washed and then it was a more of a sweet loud cry, if there is such a thing.

And so the photo shoot began.

Happy Birthday Sweet Ava.


  1. What a beautiful baby! You are in love, aren't you? Congrats to your sister & family.

  2. i am in love. :) and thank you.

  3. Oh my gosh, what a BEAUTIFUL newborn!!!!


  4. what a lovely and honest blog you have! and what a beautiful little niece!! ava is precious.

    you do fabulous work with a camera, i envy you! :)


  5. aw thanks leanne :) i saw your blog and will be following it. so far i love what i see! its late so im looking forward to going through more this weekend. :)

  6. AnonymousJune 05, 2009

    Oh my! What a doll! She's just adorable!

    Congratulations Auntie!!!

  7. AnonymousJune 05, 2009

    Your sister is so lucky that you made it there to capture such a beautiful and memorable moment! Congratulations new Auntie--I know the feeling and it is wonderful!

  8. Aw man, that's beautiful. Lol, chills went up my arms looking at those surreal pictures. Soo tinyy!


  9. Birth is the most beautiful thing.
    Gorgeous baby & name! <3

  10. AnonymousJune 11, 2010

    I just love her so much. Sweet Ava. Looking back on the memories of the first time seeing her tiny little face.