07 December 2009

Stormy Clouds Make Nicer Soft Boxes Than Rainy Clouds

i peeled my left eye open first, to begin to alert my senses, anticipating the cry of our newborn. typically lincoln's grunts and squeaks float through the tiny hallway separating our two rooms at about 7:30, before he decides to finally let us have it, around 8am.

thinking of how excellent of a father i would be, should i be there for my infant son the moment he needed me, i had no more time to ponder the thought before i let the soothing drone of the fan lead me back to sleep.

sure enough, 8 o'clock on the nose, lincoln let us know he was ready to start the day.

jumping from our bed, i quickly put on my uggs, a hoodie, and a bit of guilt for missing my internal patriarchal clue, and swept into lincoln's room for a morning cuddle session.

it was at the moment that i was drawing lincoln from his crib that i noticed the pitter patter of rain from outside, and thought how fortunate it was that we made our little outing yesterday. otherwise, who knows when we would have had the time AND weather on our side to shoot a couple images of our own little family.

so, thank you Lord, for not only urging us to take the quick outing yesterday, but also for providing those glorious football-field soft-boxes in the sky for our shoot.

enjoy.the.holidays.
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mommy and lincoln.
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daddy and lincoln.
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my favorite.
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our new photographer friends, carrie sandoval and brittany woodall from baby as art, might say the best way to keep a newborn sleeping for a shoot is with a warm room and white noise... although, the cold air and crisp breeze seemed to ironically send lincoln off to la-la land, despite our best efforts to wake him.
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and alas... we busted out the ol' tripod and self-timer for a couple photographs of our new family unit. we are the davis'.
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44 comments:

  1. so, so, so, so lovely. what intimate and beautiful images recorded to remind you of your life at this very moment. God is so good!!

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  2. SO ADORABLE. you guys are beautiful, and Carlie...you look smokin.

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  3. SO ADORABLE. you guys are beautiful, and Carlie...you look smokin.

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  4. absolutely beautiful. you are all so beautiful.

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  5. You guys make one freakin adorable family. LOVE all of these pictures!!!

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  6. adorable. I love the little bear costume!

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  7. what a good lookin family!! congrats friends and many blessings!! :)

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  8. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. oh sooo beautiful, gosh he is just the cutest lil bear ever!!! =)

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  10. .. Lincoln has the sweetest sleepy boy face and you 2 look great too!!!

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  11. OH MY GOOOODNESS!! What a beautiful family. I've never been envious of another womans beauty than I was of Carlie when she was pregnant. Now, I see her un-pregnant,, and she glows even more than before. Motherhood suits her well. We NEED to see you guys!!

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  12. you guys are incredibly talented and to have these family photos is priceless...the self timer ones are fantastic!

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  13. completely enamored with your renewed family.

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  14. you guys are such a beautiful family! love the one of carlie with her forehead on lincoln. so amazing!

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  15. These are so great. I am glad I am not the only one who doesn't think that cloudy overcast days are not the devil. Side note: I need to break out the tripod more often so that my son doesn't look back at all the pictures from his childhood and wonder where I am. ;)

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  16. PERRRRRRRRFECTIONNNNNNN!!!!!!! your favorite = my favorite :)

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  17. Oh Gabriel and Carlie, so precious - LOVE these pics. You are awesome and so blessed as you know. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  18. Lurrrve you guys!!!! Gosh, you make my heart melt!! :)
    xoxo

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  19. Licoln is super cute and needs to be the newest accessory to your photo shoots :>

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  20. seriously? SERIOUSLY! freakin' fantastic!! I'm jealous. I vow to never. ever. ever hire another photographer. Ever.

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  21. Can't wait to see this adorable little family in a few days!!! Only you guys make the use of a tripod and a self timer look cool. I love these family portraits!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a cute little bear...uh...baby!

    What beautiful pictures you all will have to share with your son in the future. Congratulations!

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  23. stunning! he is one absolute cutie! and what an amazing self-family portrait. your right, i love the feel of this kind of day :c)

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  24. These photos put a HUGE smile on my face! Love your little family!

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  25. Gorgeous. And carlie- girl- you are stunning!

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  26. LOVE this. Such a beautiful family!

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  27. such a beautiful family, i love these! carlie you look amazing.

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  28. as my steve said... geez that's a good looking family. much love to you guys. these are gorgeous!!! and beautiful priceless memories

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  29. Little Lincoln is as cute as a button! Children are such a precious gift from the Lord.

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  30. Why not a smile from mom or dad??

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  31. You guys are so gorgeous it makes me ill. :) You should all just model as a unit for any family commercial/print/editorial work. Incredible, beautiful pictures.

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  32. so precious! and what a good boy to not get up until 7:30??

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  33. Oh. My. GOODNESS! Your baby is so beautiful! I read about you at the Treasured Petal this morning and I just wanted to come over and see some of your pictures. How gorgeous! What a beautiful family. Congratlations on your bunch of wonderfulness : )

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  34. he is simply adorable. these are of course fantastic! love.

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  35. you guys are SO beautiful! what a blessing to see your amazing family, even if from afar. word has it you are coming our way and will be staying with us this year - YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!
    :)
    lots of love, and lincoln makes my heart burst in his sweet little outfit!

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  36. How precious! You have a beautiful family!

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  37. You are just the cutest little family ever!! Beautiful photos!!!

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  38. you guys are so beautiful!
    merry Christmas!!!

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  39. he is absolutely beautiful you guys! here's to a 2010 full of love and blessings!

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  40. Awww... These are just precious!!!! Lincoln has to be the cutest little "baby bear" I have ever seen. :) He looks so warm and cozy! Your family is just beyond adorable you guys! Carlie you are even more beautiful now than before. Motherhood looks damn good on you! :D Lincoln seems to be very blessed to have such wonderful parents! May God continue to bless you and your little family throughout 2010!

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