It was never my plan to photograph anything but newborns and maternity… but when fellow South African physician’s wife called me about her first grandbaby who was coming all the way from England to visit…. I couldn’t resist. Am I ever glad I said yes, little Max was so adorable and full of the most amazing smiles…. especially for his Oupa. What a fun shoot we had with Ouma, Oupa and Mommy involved. It was just too bad that Daddy couldn’t make it to Canada to join us on this 5 month old baby shoot. Max amazed us by being able to sit up so well for having just turned 5 months old… don’t panic new moms… this is early! I couldn’t resist putting Max on this springbok skin that my brother-in-law gave us when we were visiting my husband’s family in South Africa this past January. Thanks Andrew! The customs officials only gave us a minimal hard time about it. Thank you customs officials! Go Springboks!
And I especially loved the colour of Max’s skin on the white furry rug. And those eyes… don’t they just sparkle with intelligence and a zest for life. Keep loving life, Max… God made you into a beautiful creation. Let’s hope there will be more where Max came from…right Ouma?