Recently, Amy reminded me to look into Celebrating Adoption - they do photos for families who have adopted - for free! I had been wanting to do pictures around Micah's first birthday, so I looked into it and found Rebecca Doehring Photography. Her work was amazing, but she was kind of far away. I decided it would be worth it and she got us in right away.
So, on Saturday afternoon we drove about an hour to Rebecca's studio. From the moment we got there it was craziness. CRAZY, I tell you. Micah would NOT sit still. He tried to face plant off her green chair (which looks so cool in the pictures), he would NEVER sit in where we tried to put him - he immediately crawled away. For the family pics, he started howling and squirming. It was great, let me tell you. But, Rebecca was very patient and laughed with us at Micah's craziness. She even put in his Father Goose cd - I brought it in hopes it would make him happy like it does at home. Not so much.
So, after an hour and a half of crabbing, crawling, daredevil dives, and even a bottle break, we finally got him to stay still by letting him stand and sit on some stools. I saw the stools sitting off to the side and figured we should give it a final try. It worked! She got some amazing shots - I am really impressed. You can see them here and you can also read Rebecca's blog about our day and see some shots here.
My favorite? The one of Kevin and Micah close up - so sweet! Not really happy with myself in the family ones - I think I was too worried about the howling that was happening in between the shots. Let me know your favorite - I have to pick out of all these cute pics!