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The Crying Baby | A Denver Portrait Story

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The Crying Baby | A Denver Portrait Story

Denver childhood, baby toddler photography 

Why would I want a photograph of my child crying? Don't we all want images of our sweet babies being perfect, smiling doll babies? 

Denver childhood, baby toddler photography

Sure. It's great to have images of your child looking super happy and loving their little life. Definitely. But as a parent, you know your little angel is not laughing 100% of the day. Some days are hard, some are full of struggles and wails and boo hoo babies. Those need extra hugs, extra snuggles, extra love that only we can provide. Those days are hard now, but as our sweet ones grow up , they turn to our arms less and less for comfort. Those damp, sobbing hugs will become a sweet memory of when we could fix it with a kiss on the forehead and a song. 

Denver childhood, baby toddler photography
Denver childhood, baby toddler photography

Personally, I love the crying baby images. There's something extra true and real about them and yes, I make them of my son too. Ou power as parents is limited. We can't take away their sorrows, but we can hug them into feeling better and those days are numbered. 

Denver childhood, baby toddler photography

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Letters to my son- 23 months

As we approach your 2nd birthday, I find myself full of cliche's " it went so fast!", " you're just a baby to me, always!".  I cannot believe you are so big already, and yet I look ahead and see action figure fights, second grades crushes, prom and college all approaching at breakneck speed. 

 

I try to just enjoy you now, the way you are; full of jokes and weird toddler humor. You have refined your sense of humor to include more elaborate set ups and now announce, in case we don't agree, that you are SO FUNNY.  You are, my love, you are so funny; and you are so much more. You've developed all kind of new tricks and sometimes while you are talking to me ( really talking now) I find that I am just staring at the baby parts of you to hang on to your childhood. Your mop of baby curls, your dimples that are always around since you are always smiling, your little 'dad bod', your chubby fingers and newly calloused feet.

 

You are my little star, my perfect gift. 

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