Sunday, September 25, 2011

Family Pictures

Last week Leann's cousin, Megan Dilworth [1], came and took some photographs for us. She is currently student teaching in anticipation of receiving a BS in Technology Education. She will be teaching Technology and Engineering classes in middle school or high school. Concomitant with that, she has taken up photography. Needless to say, she has a nicer camera than we do. A much nicer camera. Given that Lillian is still pretty vulnerable [2], we weren't willing to take her to the mall for her baby pictures. So when Megan offered to come to our house and take some pictures for us, we jumped at the opportunity. (I wasn't thrilled, though, when Leann told me I had to get my hair cut for the ordeal.) We think Megan did an awesome job and recommend you visit her blog ( to see more of her work.[3] Without further ado, here are the baby pictures:

The first batch we took with her on a fluffy pink blanket we were given by her great aunt Shawna O'Grady. That last one, with the smile, was all luck—she hasn't quite started smiling intentionally.

Then we dangled her in a muslin blanket, like a hammock, and took a few more pictures.

We followed those up with some pictures of me and Leann holding her in our arms.

We finished up by putting her in a sun dress and setting her in a basket (again with the fluffy pink blanket). By this time she was worn out and fell asleep.

And these are the family pictures.[4]


[1] née Pimentel.

[2] Lillian's pediatricians (she's had many due to her stay in the NICU and subsequent changes in insurance since Leann quit her job) have recommended that we don't take her to places where there are a lot of people (like church or the grocery store) until after RSV season (around April).

[3] If you're reasonably close by, we recommend you consider her to be your photographer.

[4] You can't see it in these pictures, but I stepped in a surprise (one of many) left behind by the neighbor's dog and managed to smear it on my pant leg while sitting down. Ewwwwwww.

Image attributions:

All photographs in this post are © Megan Dilworth, 2011. All rights reserved. Used with permission. This copyright supersedes the Creative Commons licensing claimed below.

1 comment:

  1. I think your photos are fantastic! Megan did a good job.