Tessa is due any second now. A week or so ago I traveled over to her and Dave’s house in Sequim to photograph the two of them and their son, Jobe, before the newest member comes along. Stay tuned for part two of our two part shoot series: I’ll be traveling back over to the islands to photograph the arrival as soon as I get the word. So I’m kinda on call… kinda like a doctor… it’s kinda fun…

Sidenotes: “Us 3 and a Bit” comes from Tessa’s hilarious emails to me. This is how she always signs the bottom saying that it’s from her, Dave, Jobe, and the little one still in her belly (is it a boy? is it a girl? we won’t know until we know!). She’s going to have to think of something new and witty to write soon! Also… if you have a keen eye you’ll notice that my gold reflector is the backdrop for the pictures of Job laughing: in order to get little kids to comply with your photographic ideas, sometimes you have to play a little and bribe a lot. He LOVED my reflecter and the “whoosh” sound it makes when it opens. I told him that it was my sunshine, and that was all we needed to get him to laugh. Needless to say, the first thing he was talking about the next morning when he woke up was, “Laurel? Sunshine?” I love that he had a great time-sometimes it doesn’t take much to entertain these little guys!

Here are some of my favorite images from our “Day in the Life Shoot.”