Oh my goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more smiley newborn. Little Lydia was so sweet, and I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with her (and her parents!) last week. Lydia’s mom Dana is an amazing quilter, and it was a great treat to get to incorporate one of her quilts into the session, along with another hand-made blanket, made especially for this little girl by another relative. Right as we were getting ready to wrap up the session, Dana asked if we could use one more sentimental blanket — a replica of the blanket Dana’s dad had when he was in the army in Vietnam. This blanket has taken on a prominent place in Dana’s family, used by everyone for cuddling in front of the TV among other things. I absolutely love when families have something like this that helps make their session really their own! I am super excited to get to watch Lydia grow up over the course of the next year with a First Year portrait package!