{desert sunset with an itty bitty newborn}

I've got newborns on my mind today since I'm photographing one later this afternoon.  I love newborns - their so squishy, squeaky, scrunchy!  And I get my newborn fix when I get to photograph them.  Ah... I miss that stage.  It was a hard stage but I loved every minute of it.  I knew my babies would grow in a blink of an eye and now I'm a mom of an 8 year old and 5 year old.  How did that happen?!  Each stage goes by so quickly yet when you're in it, sometimes it feels like a lifetime {the sleepless nights, the rocking -that I miss so much now, house chores wearing my baby in the Bjorn}.  New moms, treasure these times because you will miss them {really, you will}.  I do.

Not to long ago I photographed this little newborn and his family.  We ended our session with some family photos in the desert nearby.  Sadly this desert is no longer...they've cleared it to build houses :(  My heart sank when I saw that my favorite little desert space was gone - I know, there's a lot more desert around here.  But this was one I had grown to love.  So now these photos are even more special to me since they are the last pictures I have of this beautiful desert area...and I was lucky that I got to photograph this beautiful baby their.