Two months ago today (the 28th), my family got a new addition. Luckily when I was in California, I had the chance to spend some time with her – Baby V is amazing.
Mimi and I talked about doing a small photo shoot to capture some of V’s early days, so Kris and I brought along some of our photo equipment (umbrella, remote flashes) and set it all up. Fortunately, we had a very sweet and generally cooperative little model:
With over 200 photos, it just might be my favorite photo shoot ever
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We arrived in Monterey after one of the most lovely scenic drives – up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles. Kris and I took frequent stops and did quite a bit of photography along the way…
The end of the trip was quieter and more reserved – it was all about Baby V, helping my sister and her husband, and generally enjoying our time together. They just so happen to live in a spectacularly beautiful location… so Kris and I were quite happy!
One day, we went to nearby Pacific Grove for some sightseeing – a yarn shop, lunch, and then a walk by the water. It was perfect!
The trip was wonderful and came at a special time. Baby V is such a blessing. She is quite the topic of conversation!
Thanks for all of your comments on my trip photographs! It is a joy to take them, as well as to share them. Plus, writing the vacation blog posts takes a little pressure off from the return to the norm around here… the knitting is happening at an alarming rate, but inches of stockinette don’t quite seem as blog-worthy as sharing photos of beautiful scenery and new family members! Alas, the trip photos are done (but you can see all the ones I have uploaded here on Flickr) for now… but I have other exciting news to share, so stay tuned!