Little Sulis came to her newborn photography session and slept like an angel for the first 30 or so minutes. And then she awoke. For the first time in a long time I found myself holding a baby that I couldn’t sooth. I tried all my little tricks and she just got more and more fussy. Her Dad came over and gently took her from me. Then in front of his wife and a total stranger (me) he started to sing sweet lullabies to his tender daughter. What an amazing dad. Never before have I desperately wished that I knew how to better use the video capabilities of my camera. I wanted so badly to film this soldier farther, who trains himself to be tough and strong and fights for our freedom, cradle his daughter and sing to her. Seriously between the heat of the room and the sweetness of that moment I felt like I was about to do one of those old movie star swoons.
What a wonderful moment it was and I feel so privileged that I get to be part of those moments. Sulis quieted right down for her father. He is her protector and her first love. So this is what I have to show for getting to witness that tender little scene…a sweetly sleeping angel with her proud and doting dad.