Erik Aksel [Newborn]

You have a new baby and life starts anew … you go about getting to know this bundle of joy and you think they will be this size forever … they are so tiny after all. Errcch! Only weeks pass and you look at this little being that no longer sleeps quite as long as they did, who starts to plump in all the right places, starts to crack a smile, maybe coo, and you think “Where did my newborn go?!” It’s true. Ask Jenny and Roman who called me asking if 3-1/2 weeks was too late for newborn pictures. (Big sister, Marlies, was one of the first babies I photographed after starting Fairly Candid. My style has evolved a bit but you can see her pictures here.) My response to Jenny’s question was “It’s never too late for pictures!”  🙂  With company arriving to visit them (Oma and Opa from Austria who gifted 20 month old Marlies her beautiful dress), we scheduled when Erik was five weeks old — still itty bitty, and such a handsome little man with lots of expression. He was born March 27 at 5:28 pm, weighed 7.2 pounds then, and was a squeezable 10 pounds at our appointment. Congratulations to all in this wonderful family!

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Jenny - May 9, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Love the pictures! You can bring the CD by anytime!

Megan - May 9, 2013 - 3:46 PM

What a handsome little devil! And that sweet dress with those blue eyes? Jenny- your children are gorgeous!

Tracey - May 10, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Oh, these are great pictures! Love the Dress. Marlie is so cute and Erik is darling. Love the expressions. Makes me want to hold him. Oma and Opa will have a wonderful visit. Such a nice looking family.

Kathy G - May 10, 2013 - 10:17 PM


Julia - May 11, 2013 - 1:04 AM

Thank you so much for taking these pictures, Mary! They are just perfect 🙂

Jeri Dunne - May 11, 2013 - 9:15 AM

I always look forward to seeing your work Mary, my heart is always so full after seeing your pictures,so beautiful! And it always helps that you find such wonderful subject matter to photograph. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us!

Fairly Candid - May 11, 2013 - 9:27 AM

To Jeri, Megan, Tracy, and all the R/G family, thank you for your beautiful comments. I thank God for any talent he gave me and I appreciate your encouragement! 🙂

Cynthia Willman - May 11, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing them with me.

Toby [Newborn] » - June 29, 2015 - 12:15 PM

[…] big sister and brother can give.I got to photograph Marlies 3-1/2 years ago, and little big brother Erik 2-1/4 years ago and now Toby, so three’s a charm. You’ve heard me say in the past that I will no longer […]

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