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The Maternal (long arm) Self Portrait Slideshow.

The irony of being a photographer in your spare time is that you’re not in many of the pictures. In fact I realized tonight that there aren’t many photos of myself with Vivi that aren’t taken long arm style by me. Sad right? Kind of.

You see, the photos I have taken of us together are some of my favorite. I can remember the exact moment of each photo. The warm baby snuggles, the sunshine coming in through the window…basically the bliss of being hunkered down with a new baby.

Vivi’s first three months in maternal self portraits after the jump!

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  • First day home. 1 of 11
    First day home.
  • Three days old. 2 of 11
    Three days old.
  • One week old. 3 of 11
    One week old.
  • Just another day at the office. 4 of 11
    Just another day at the office.
  • Sleepy in the Sleepywrap. 5 of 11
    Sleepy in the Sleepywrap.
  • First trip to Chicago. 6 of 11
    First trip to Chicago.
  • Vaccines, wah. 7 of 11
    Vaccines, wah.
  • Snuggly in the Sakura. 8 of 11
    Snuggly in the Sakura.
  • A good place to nap. 9 of 11
    A good place to nap.
  • Hanging out in our jammies. 10 of 11
    Hanging out in our jammies.
  • Her first trip to the beach. (She hated it.) 11 of 11
    Her first trip to the beach. (She hated it.)

As much as I love these, I’m ready for some grown up photos taken by another grown up of my baby and me.

How about you? Are you happy with long arm snapshots, everyday photos or do you hire a professional?

 

 

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