So the day has come and passed, it's been three months since Kolton's been born and two and a half months since his first photo shoot seen in this post. Yep, it's literally been three months since I've found the time to complete my new website and write this blog post. Babies have a way of filling up your time like that but in the best possible way. I can't even imagine now how my life was like before Kolton came, even thinking back to this photoshoot seems a world away.
The Dunedin Causeway was the perfect setting where I could lay down a quilt from Kolton's great-grandma and cuddle him while the waves splashed against the small rocks in the background. He's gone back to this very spot a couple times since this shoot. When my sister shot this near our house, it was amazing to see how calm he was the entire time. It's exactly how I feel whenever I'm near the water, so hopefully, he will find solace in the ocean just like his father and me.
WHAT I WORE -
I had somehow managed to throw on a beautiful dress, whip up some makeup and comb my hair despite the fact that I had only slept four hours the night before. I did plan to wear this stunning dress from GiraeRigira. A beautifully handcrafted piece from Italy made with vintage fabric. It was a little snug on my postpartum body, but I loved everything about it down to the beautiful trim around the collar and placket.
A lot of Kolton's clothes were second hand from other mom friends. Ken and I kept our baby registry pretty sparse when it came to clothing. I wanted to make sure Kolton's carbon footprint was as little as possible. It was hard approaching everything with a minimalist mindset when it came to our first baby, but we were able to conserve and use almost everything we received. He sported a second-hand sweater that my sister had bought for him and his pants were from a close friend of mine.
Having a baby is a surreal, challenging, messy, and entertaining to say the least. The whole time I wonder if I'm doing it right, but at the end of the day I realize there is no perfect way of 'doing it right'. I'm excited to teach him everything I've learned in the past few years when he's older and pave a way for him to love creating a style all of his own. But of course, I can't rush things, I just want to soak up this time as much as possible. The time where I can squeeze his cheeks, rock him in my arms and listen to all his coos.