February 19, 2008

Malachi • just three days old

This was, honestly, one of my most favorite shoots ever...because Malachi's mom had no idea I was coming to shoot their newborn. Melissa's husband, Jeremy, surprised her with a gift that she had her eyes on for a little while - the signature baby plan for their brand-new son. He arranged with me to have a gift certificate sent up, and gave her a card with it in it, just as I was arriving.

What a thoughtful husband and new daddy!

One of my favorites...in color. Malachi was so soothed by the gentle touch of their thumbs or their fingers as he calmed himself...I love this image of the two of them together with their son.






And itty bitty toes!


Curled up in a cozy sweater...


My very favorite image...he held on so tight to his daddy's thumb...






I can't wait to see Malachi as he grows...check back in a few months for his update! :)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Omg, Jeremy, hes soo cute. He looks alot like his dad. Congrats! =]

Anonymous said...

HE is so adorable!! I still cannot believe you guys are parents. I know you are great!! You have ha plenty of practice with all of our kiddos!!! <3 Pam-moo

Anonymous said...

I knew he would be adorable but wow! Nice job guys. You look like natural parents :) love ya'll -Tracy and familiy

Anonymous said...

Jeremy and Melissa,
What a beautiful son you have!! His is an angel from Heaven!!! How did you come about picking out his name? Just curious. He is going to keep you REAL BUSY!!! LOL!!! Hugs and Blessings! Lynne B.

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you. All three of you look so content. Love the pictures. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. Your life and love now has a new dimension.
Love, the Schneider Family

Anonymous said...

I am so glad your beautiful boy is finally here. I almost wanted to cry when I saw the pictures because they are that good!! He already looks perfect...and by the way his mom looks pretty good after all she went through as well! Miss you guys and can't wait to meet the little man in person.

Love Amy, Peter and "the girls"

Anonymous said...

Jeremy & Melissa,
Your sweet baby boy is so beautiful! Love the pictures. We rejoice with you! He is so blessed to have you as parents!
Love and miss you!
Joy Rounsavall

Anonymous said...

Of course I had to share these pics with the ladies at work and all agreed that Malachi is beautiful!! God has blessed him with such a loving family...! XoXoXo The Gillespie Family oXoXoX

Anonymous said...

Jeremy and Melissa....

He is absolutely gorgeous!!! Cant hold back the tears!!! I cant wait to share these with the kids and Chris. So when are you coming back???????? Cant wait to "squeeze" you all!

love, kisses and blessings for all... Dianne, Chris, Niko, Kyle and Olivia....

Anonymous said...

what a gift to life!!!!! thank you for shareing mahalo mary smith

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