Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beautiful Photos

I wanted to share a slideslow of photographs that we recently took on a Saturday morning in Old Town, Alexandria.  I have admired Rashmi Pappu's photographs for over a year, but we never had any intention of actually having any professional photos done; before or after Stephen was born.  But as you know, once things took a dramatic turn, I figured it was really important for us to photograph our journey so we could really remember things as time went on.  Well, back in early February, right after my birthday, I saw that Rashmi was hosting a contest on Facebook for a family to win a photo session with her.  We had just taken a family photo in the NICU on my birthday, so I submitted the photo and hoped for the best.  Well, once our friends and family and all the nurses and staff in the NICU heard about it, they rallied together and voted for us and our family, along with another mother fighting cancer and children, won photo sessions with Rashmi.  Click here to see the contest entry.

I waited so long to do the photos because I wanted Stephen to not only be healthy, but also able to sit up by himself so we could get some great photos of our little man.  It was a really chilly morning, but we had a blast and Rashmi definitely didn't disappoint!  The photos of Stephen are so beautiful and funny and perfectly capture his personality.  And I think we've definitely got a winner in the bunch for our Christmas card (or New Year's since I still haven't ordered them).

Sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy!


p.s. You have to watch the slideshow on a computer; not a tablet, iPad, or phone.


  1. What wonderful pictures! What a beautiful family!

  2. WOW! These are priceless!

  3. It doesn't get more beautiful than that!!! The pics of Stephen in his hat are just too cute for words. Thanks for making our day!!!
    Uncle Dick and Aunt LuAnn

  4. What a great slideshow of your handsome boys and you of course look beautiful as always. Love the reindeer sweater, that is too cute. Thank you for sharing :)

  5. These are really great. You all look so goooood.
    The photographer is right about Stephen's eyes----they look right through you. He is precious!
    Nana and Granddad Schwartz

  6. Beautiful doesn't even begin to cover it! These are so so wonderful. Love you and your sweet family.