baby simon, mom + dad

I remember Larissa and I being little girls, bare foot in the summer running around the backyard. I remember playing Clue around the kitchen table and eating homemade cookies, all the while our mom's watching over us as we grew. Now, it is Larissa's time to be that mother. And it is plain to see that her new babe, Simon, has completely stolen her heart. When I see the way Larissa looks down at her little one... and the way that he simply stares back into her eyes, it will melt your heart. It melted mine.

This was my first time meeting Darnell, and it is easy to see he has fallen right into step with being a new dad. His genuine care, love and concern for his little Simon is so evident in the way he holds his new son.

24 days new, little Simon came to the studio for his photo session, and he did such a good job! Even though he didn't sleep a wink, he rocked his poses and enjoyed all the snuggles from mom and dad. And even though this session was to celebrate the new beginning that is wrapped up in their little bambino, Larissa and Darnell are also preparing to get married this next year. So, we made sure to sneak a few moments at the end to celebrate their relationship and the importance of the love between the two of them.

Thank you two for letting me photograph such a special moment in your lives.

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