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Baby John | Charlestown Newborn Photographer

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I have officially lost my voice.  Somewhere between fighting off “wicked” spring allergies and a crazy non-stop weekend it just disappeared on me.  I can’t believe it.  There’s been so many times in my life I prayed for laryngitis (before a big presentation at school that I wasn’t prepared for or uncomfortable meetings at work that I had to lead) and it has NEVER gone away before.  Now here I am with so much to do including kids I need to yell at, I mean, redirect, important phone calls to make and a wedding show tomorrow night and it just up and disappeared.  Strange how life happens.  So I need all the remedies.  Tea? Shots of vinegar? I will do annnnnything.

I am so thrilled to introduce you to this super adorable family.  There’s a few things that strike me while writing this about my time with them: 1. They lived in a condo that Alex and I loved when we were house hunting so it was so fun to go back and see how Kathryn and Doug really made it their own. And I’m so happy that a family as cool as this one got to live in such a fun space.  2. My life seems to somehow revolve around Alabama, Kathryn’s home state, these days.  So totally random, right? I won’t bore you with details of all the connections but it makes me giggle every time I come across another ‘bama connection.  It also adds to the internal argument I have with myself where I try to prove that I should have been born in the South…but not the preppy popped collar south, the muddy, backwood part of the south.  (Disclaimer: this is not where Kathryn, or any of my Alabama connections are, just where I believe I should be.)

So Kathryn and Doug…adorable new parents that love their adorable baby John so much.  Their laidback vibe is helping them survive the most challenging parts of being a new parent and it was so fun to watch them so easily with their new little man.  What I love about these two?  They appreciate the new and the old.  John’s name had family meaning and we were sure to photograph important details of their family’s history including a blanket that Kathryn’s grandmother knitted for John before she passed.  I feel so lucky to be connected to this fam and I can’t wait to see what life has in store.  THANK YOU for buying that killer condo and moving to Charlestown.  Our hood is lucky to have you!
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charlestownnewbornphotographer (7 of 25).jpgPin thisimageThis is the part where Doug and Kathryn entertained me by letting me ask lots of stupid questions about football…or was it basketball? Maybe hockey…
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LOVE THEM.
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Miss you guys already!!  I’ll probably stalk you soon so I can snuggle that baby boy even more!

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