Last fall, as I approached 200 "likes" on Facebook, I asked my fans to help me reach that next milestone, and within a matter of hours, not only was I approaching 200, but I was rapidly closing in on 250! I know you guys are the best - I hope I tell you that often enough - but I was really inspired that day and wanted to do something to say thank you, so I decided to give away a portrait session and three gift prints with no strings attached. I put all the names of my facebook fans into a (digital) hat - thank you random.com - and pulled out the name of a wonderful woman I went to high school with! Long story short, she lives out of state and is juggling her own career and her husband's medical school applications, so she graciously offered up her spot. Now, I would've loved to do a shoot with the lovely Courtney and her husband Russ (and I'm not giving up hope that it will one day happen!), but I have to say: it felt a little bit like the stars aligned, because the NEXT woman on the list lives just a few miles from me and - as luck would have it - was due with her first baby about two weeks later. Courtney, I hope you in particular enjoy these... your generosity made them possible :D Internet, meet sweet Esme:
Isn't she just the perfect little lady? It's amazing how much personality babies acquire in the first few weeks of life! And I think she's the spitting image of her mom... I only hope she's lucky enough to one day have Ali's supermodel cheekbones!
See what I mean about the cheekbones? Gorgeous!
I had such a lovely time with this, and am going to figure out an opportunity to do it again... soon! If you're not already pals with me on Facebook, you can find me here. Come hang out on Pinterest, too... and bring your friends! The more the merrier!