Chris & Stephanie + Darling Drew {baby}

Say hi to Drew! Chris & Stephanie who you’ll remember from our baby bump session this summer, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! His name is Andrew Joseph, but they call him Drew. I got to meet him just nine days after his birth and he was incredibly sweet, which you’ll see as you scroll through this post.

Drew was napping for most of our session, but above he gave us a quick peek of his baby blues. Below, he snuggled up bare bottomed on the beautiful blanket and set of pillows his two grandmas lovingly made him.

In the next series, I love the contrast between his soft, light skin and the warmth of the dark blanket we wrapped him in.

Stephanie is always prepared. She had ordered this adorable knit hat for his photo session and I love how it frames his cute face!Chris and Stephanie also had the idea to use some of the baby blocks they had in Drew’s nursery. We used them to spell out his name, as well as the phrase “I AM CUTE” to mimic a photo of Chris when he was a baby.

Above, Drew’s smile hints that he’s having a very sweet dream. Below, I got close-ups of all those wonderful baby features. Button nose, little eyelashes, baby toes – with mom and dad’s wedding rings resting on them!Chris and Stephanie had some fun ideas for our session, and we tried them all. The size of bookcase emphasizes how tiny Drew is, plus I love all the photos of family surrounding him. Drew’s dad Chris is a rugby player and coach and had the idea to lay Drew in a deflated rugby ball. The two below turned out, but I’m not sure rugby(or at least the feel of the ball)  will be Drew’s cup of tea.The next series of images capture Drew with mom and dad individually. They both already have a wonderful bond and connection with their little guy and it shows…
At Stephanie’s shower, friends and family each gave their favorite children’s book. Needless to say, Drew has a full library. Soon they’ll be reading these classics to him, but for now they work as a great place to curl up on under the window.
We also replicated an image from their baby bump session, with Drew all curled up in front of his mom’s tummy.
And we would have been remiss to not picture this Baby Bell with a few bells. By the end, we were all tuckered out, especially Drew. So this new family snuggled up on their bed for some closing shots…

Congratulations Chris & Stephanie! Welcome Drew! Here’s to your beautiful, new family!

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