To say I'm obsessed with these pictures is a total understatement. I have been wanting to take professional pictures with Addison since before he was even born (lol). After having our birth plans throw out the window my mind and body were a little shook. I wasn't totally in the mood to be dolled up and photographed. We tried making things work at one point and the dates just kept falling through. I debated setting up 6 months shots, but it was absolutely freezing in Minnesota at that time. So, here we are 8.5 months in and I wouldn't change anything. The blooming crabapple trees and beautiful lilac bushes are my favorite thing. I'm always so sad it's such a short time that we get to enjoy them. When I saw the colors coming out I just knew that this was it. Our photos from our Spring family photoshoot couldn't have turned out more perfect.
I will be honest, the photoshoot did not feel as magical as it turned out. It was basically an hour and half of entertaining a baby and trying to coordinate smiles at the same time. Addison did absolutely amazing given the fact that it was his bedtime, it felt like a fall day at the end of May and he had so much to look at. Alexa, our photographer, is a dream to work with! She also shot our maternity shoot and captures such pretty pictures. On top of her talent, she's so down to earth and the biggest sweetheart. Bravo to her!
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Q&A with Kirby
What's been the best part about being a Dad? What's been the scariest part?
Not knowing you could love another human being so much. My body will literally tingle at times when I’m just hanging out with him.
Initially, it was just the unknown. You could talk yourself in 100 different directions because you had nothing to compare it to, but you come to the realization pretty quick that you just kind of figure it out.
How has becoming a Dad changed your life? (Other than the obvious ways, i.e. lack of sleep, time, etc.)
Sounds cliche but having Addi does put time in perspective. So much can change in such a short amount of time. Also, the days can feel extremely long but the weeks fly by. It’s also taught me that being extremely patient is always the best option.
What's your #1 tip for new parents?
Learn to roll with it and don’t take things too seriously. It’s easy to nitpick your wife/husband but keep in mind everyone does things differently. Keep the big picture in mind... “what can be done now to make it easier for us tomorrow?”
What does your dream Father's Day look like?
It could be a few things because I’m not too picky. A day at a baseball game with the family would be great. An easy day at home with good food, a little time spent outside, and finished with hanging on the couch would be another great option.
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