You guys. I think I met my spirit animal.
The moment I walked into the Shannon family's lovely home, two things immediately happened. First, new-big-brother Riley strode up to me confidently and proclaimed, "Hi! We have a movie room and we can watch movies in it!" Second, I was greeted by Laska the mastiff. She is gorgeous and huge and after a few treats we immediately became best friends. You know, best friends who kiss. She did all of the kissing but it was very sincere and... wet.
Baby Lucy was only 12 days old on the day of our shoot, and already Riley (and Laska!) treated her with such care and affection. It was wonderful to see this family spend time in their element: reading, playing on the floor, doing puzzles, snuggling on the bed, and enjoying this sweet new addition to their family. Gazing at babies is better than TV. It's better than anything.
(Only one plastic fireman hat was harmed in the process of this shoot)
Caleb and Ashley, you are EXCELLENT parents and and I can't wait to see how Lucy and Riley grow to love each other more and more!