Baby Abby has arrived!!! It took every ounce of restraint not to want to nibble on her little toes and hold her tight. Sooo precious!!! Check out her little feet below --- know what we mean? But we also had to chase after her big sis' with our cameras - now a preschooler so full of exuberant energy she literally ran around us in circles.
It's pretty incredible to document families as they grow. We feel so honored to be able to photograph the growing Schrader family, starting with maternity photos at the beach, (that bump yielded darling Cate), and now, with newborn baby Abby. We found the perfect location for the photo session as well. While the Bay crackled under 100+ degrees of heat, we followed Grant's wise request and ducked into the cool shade of the redwood grove at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. The comfortable temperature allowed Abby to sleep through most of the session, while Cate ran through the majestic trees collecting redwood sorrel and enjoyed the company of her new best friend.
We had the best time photographing this fab four and all their love and excitement under the canopy of California's ancient trees. Congratulations beautiful family!!
Ariel + Sam