Dear Claire | Dayton Ohio Baby Photography

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Dear Claire,

You are two months old… I just can’t believe it! You are getting bigger everyday. You are smiling a lot now, and starting to give a hint of a laugh. You “talk” to us, and we love your little coos and noises. You love to be moving, whether it’s riding in the car, sitting in the swing, being in the rocking chair with me or daddy or Nana, or hanging out with me in the Moby wrap. You do not like to stop!

Daddy put this onesie on you last night, and I cracked a huge grin when I saw you in it. It’s so perfect – you really are my sunshine! You are the one who lights up my day, even in this dreary gray wintertime. You are my beautiful little ray of sun. I love you so very, very much.


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Life Stories Series: The Story of Being Little.

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This is the second post in a series that I am participating in with 20-something other photographers. Stories about my life. I am a photographer who likes to capture children in nice clothes, looking their best, with sunlight streaming into their hair, joy on their faces. But we all know that is not how children are 100% of the time. Most of the time, my children are happily playing or talking or reading or eating. Sometimes they are immersed in a game by themselves or with each other. Sometimes they are sleeping peacefully. Sometimes they are sitting on the stairs. Sometimes their attention is stolen by something outside the window. But at all of these times, all of time, they are my boys. I don’t just want to capture them in spotless clothes with huge grins on their faces; I also want to capture them doing what they do, just being them. That is what this post – and this series – is about.

Last week I showed Noah in his pajamas. This week, I am sharing my little guy, Lucas. He looks up to his big brother; he points to him and says “Oh-uh” (Noah) and grins. He calls out for daddy when he wakes up in the middle of the night. He gives me soft little hugs with his head on my shoulder and his fingers wrapped around my neck. He lets all three of us know, without a doubt, that we are his favorite three people in the world.

baby boy on the stairs

brothers playing with legos

I love him so much it hurts. Look at him staring into his future. This picture makes me want to hold him and smell his baby-shampoo hair and squeeze his little squishy body and never let go.
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Lucas, you melt my heart. I love you more everyday.

To see the next photographer’s Story, click here to visit the beautiful blog of talented Australia photographer, Lee Bird Photography!

Life Stories Series: The Story Of A Boy And His Aliens.

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Ever see a photographer who starts out with a 365 day project, or even a 52 week project and never finishes? Yeah, me too. Well, I recently joined a group of a few other busy photographers who decided to commit to a 12 month project! If we fail this, we’ll be taking donations for a time management seminar. The best part is that it will be totally candid, lifestyle shots of each of our own families/lives. We don’t even have to dredge up random people or make our kids pose for us. We’re calling the series “The Story of ________” and we’ll each be filling in our own blanks. At the end of this post is a link to another photographer who participated, and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. Click through and enjoy!

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boy in his jammies

Noah loves these pajamas. They are soft, comfortable, and cute. Just like him.

Click to see the next Story in our series, from talented New Jersey Photographer, Claire Hunter.


I am a baby & family photographer serving Dayton Ohio and the surrounding cities.

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