As anyone who has seen my maternity session and/or William’s hospital shoot photos knows, I love props. I had props I had planned to use for his first month photo and other months in my head and did not use, so my shoot did not turn out exactly as expected.
Last year was the first that Matt, Candy and I had attended the Pleasanton Christmas Parade together. This year we were excited to go again and take William. He was dressed in his special polar bear inspired coat, which resmebles a famous Coca Cola mascot.
This is a weekend of tree decorating for the Perri family. To start Candy visited us in San Jose so we could decorate the tree together. Candy had the great idea for us to take photos of William with the special ornament to commemorate his very first Christmas.
It’s been wonderful having Matt at home to help me parent William these last few weeks. Still, Monday was the day when he had to go back to work and it would just be me one on one with William.
William’s First Thanksgiving was spent in Pleasanton so he could visit with Candy. She had the table ready the night before and took him around it telling him all about the plates and decorations. It looks like something out of a home style magazine.
With two parents who love to take photos, William’s first visit to see Santa was an occasion to be dreamed of and planned well in advance. I learned the local Santa was part of a system where an appointment could be booked in advance, so we booked him an afternoon time for yesterday. I love this grumpy little expression on his face when Candy, Matt and I first set out.
Though I had the time to nurse him, William was unwilling to be asleep or totally calm for the rest of his session. We decided to keep going and just let him do his thing as we captured these precious memories of him.