we finally got to meet baby quin! if you can believe it, he is even cuter in person. quin, according to runners world, is the first post-olympic baby! he is precious as well. it also must be said that jon and blake are naturals at parenting. they both have such a gentle touch. so without further ado, introducing baby quin russell. welcome to the world!
reebok is already prepping to sponsor another russell in the olympics! how cute are those shoes!
congratulations jon + blake! you make a beautiful family! :)
after we set up our initial meeting with blake, she mentioned that a pregnant friend wanted to join us as well. and we are so glad she did! courtney is beautiful inside and out. stunning in fact. her smile is endearing and her laugh is contagious. we definitely felt like we had known her for years after just a couple of hours. we hope to be friends with courtney and blake for years to come.
we can't wait to meet chris and courtney's little girl (name still undisclosed) at the end of may. until then, here are some faves!
chris joined us on the beach a little later. he definitely kept us in stitches. beauty + humor = one lucky baby.
One of our favorites from the day .... just a touch of surreal. :)
before we headed out, another member of the family had to get a little camera time. sydney was a perfect model. just look at those pouty eyes! it took everything we had not to smuggle her in the back of the car.
some of you may recognize blake. that is because she is an olympian! yes ... we had the honor to photograph a bonified olympian. we are in awe of blake's talents as she is an incredible marathon runner! blake first contacted us to photograph her soon-to-be born, quin. when we first met, we realized we just had to get some photographs of blake in all her beautiful pregnant glory. she is just too cute for words. we love blake and we love that she let us talk her into a few shots of her looking stunning as ever!
Blake had one request before we left. A picture with the official "Made in China" seal. Yes ... Olympics in China ... baby due shortly there after. You do the math. :)
after we took these, quin decided to show up a little early. he was just too eager for his moment in front of the lens. keep an eye out for quin's post coming soon! congratulations blake and jon! we can't wait to meet quin and show the world how beautiful he is.