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If there was one thing that I was really looking forward to with a new baby it was getting to create her first portraits.  And like any loving and proud mom, I wanted an image of both of my children together.  I wasn’t sure how Micah would react to my request to have his photo taken with his baby sister being that he often plays hard to get in front of my camera.

But he knew this was important to me…

big brother and baby sister

At seven days old, I was not expecting Eliora to give me eye contact AT THE SAME TIME as her big brother. So if I had to stop right here and there weren’t any more shots I would be fully satisfied.  I think God definitely gave me the desire of my heart with this shot.

Now, I won’t lie and say it was so much fun getting to create Eliora’s portraits, like it usually is when I do the same for clients.  Being her source of milk and also recovering from a c-section made it very challenging.  It took lots of sweat and tears–literally–to get what I did.  But it was so worth it.

newborn baby

8 lbs 4 oz of pure beauty.  We are in love, love, love with her.  She is the perfect addition to our family.

Micah has taken on the role of big brother very seriously and is super awesome with Eliora.  He talks to other people about “my baby” and corrects anyone that calls her Eli–“it’s Eliora.”  He gives her kisses and hugs, asks to hold her, and even wishes her a good night when he goes to bed.  Can you see how proud he is?  You can only imagine what his love for her does to my own heart.

brother and baby sister together

berks county newborn

John is totally head over heels with Eliora.  It might be because deep down in his heart he wanted a little girl although he never said so out loud.  Or it could be because she looks just like her mommy as a baby (although Eliora had me beat in weight by more than 2 lbs!).  When I tell John that Eliora looks just like me his face lights up and he flashes a big smile.

newborn baby with flower

newborn baby on belly portrait

close up of baby hands

Eliora is super sweet but can be feisty as well.  She loves to sleep with her arms stretched out by her head.  And the chunk of hair that she has at the top of her head (toward the back)–exactly like her mama at birth.  When she is sleeping or nursing she will make these sweet little soothing sounds that melt my heart.  Her new baby smell is better than any other scent.  I really wish I could bottle it up and keep it forever.

newborn baby face

newborn baby portrait

I can stare into this little face all day long.

baby resting on arms

Eliora means “the Lord is my light” and that is our prayer for her life.  We are so blessed to have her!

photo of newborn baby girl


CoreyJune 22, 2011 - 10:14 pm

I love her!!! Totally worth the tears!!!

petulaJune 22, 2011 - 10:15 pm

just beautiful, beira. congratulations!

erinJune 22, 2011 - 10:15 pm

she’s absolutely gorgeous beira! she’s not even my baby and i could stare at her all day as well 🙂

Crissie TraugottJune 22, 2011 - 10:22 pm

*sigh*!!! She is just breathtaking! I just want to hold her, Beira. Congratulations to your family and to big brother Micah. He looks so happy!

JaimeJune 22, 2011 - 11:09 pm

*sigh* she is perfect. and that first shot…to die for. congrats!!

KelleyJune 22, 2011 - 11:17 pm

She is simply perfect!!!

BridgetJune 23, 2011 - 5:34 pm

These pictures are beautiful…

Janel SJune 24, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Congrats! What a beauty! Big brother looks so proud, too.

Best wishes to all!

Jenne DunhamJuly 21, 2011 - 10:37 pm

She’s gorgeous! Congratulations! I just love that hat too, btw!

Tara Lynn Sen PhotographerJuly 22, 2011 - 5:30 am

So sweet and sleepy! Adorable session!

RaganJuly 26, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Oh my goodness! Definitely worth it. These are gorgeous!

[…] can’t believe that it has been two months since my baby girl, Eliora, was born.  My time with her and Micah the last two months has been amazing.  Of course, we’ve had […]

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