My Family welcomes Bess, and other miracles | Blog | Alicia Juniku Photography – Family Photographer – Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington North Carolina Family Photographer

These last three months or so have been a whirl-wind for my family and I.  I gave birth to our much-loved Bess, we moved to a new home, we have been working on said new home all-the-while doing renovations on our old home to prepare it for renting out, our 6.5 year old Dora started 1st grade, fall term at the university has begun for my husband, and my work as a Family Photographer is blissfully back in full-swing since the end of my maternity leave.  Yet, in all of this hubbubaloo and shenanigans, I am lucky enough to still have inspiration pulling at my fingers leading me towards beauty.

These are some of my favorite images of my family from the last three months, and I’d like to share them with you.

Mother sitting on a bed holding her infant daughter and her older daughter.family photographer

Back-lit image of a german shepherd dog GSD in front of a window.  Family Photographer

Two girls swinging on a rope swing hanging from a tall oak tree.  Family Photographer

One of the things that promoted us to move to a new home is outdoor space.  Our downtown house was delightful for so many reasons, but it was such a small lot.  Here, we have so so so much space for us all to enjoy.  A few days after we moved in, this epic rain storm came through and Dora and I couldn’t help ourselves to go out and play while Bess napped inside.

Young girl dances in the rain and her wet hair flies around her head.  Family Photographer

Young girls swings on a being while it rains heavily.  Family Photographer

Young girl hugging herself while she looks up to the sky while it is raining. Family Photographer

Well hello there!

Baby with long hair lays on a bed and stares at the camera.  Family Photographer

No pool, no problem!

Girl in a white bathing suit with red flowers plays in a storage tote filled with water in beautiful golden light.  Family Photographer

Girl in a white bathing suit with red flowers plays in a storage tote filled with water in beautiful golden light.  Family Photographer

Can you tell she’s growing her bangs out? Also, when did my 6.5 year old become a teenager?!?!

Young girl with her harms above her head and long bangs smiling. Family Photographer

Her very first time riding her bike, all on her own, without training wheels.

View of a young girl riding her bike in the living room, from the vantage point of inside the house through a window. Family Photographer

Father lays on the floor with his baby sitting on his stomach, backlit from the afternoon sun.  Family Photographer

Black and white portrait of a young girl with her eyes closed laying in the water with her face half submerged.  Family Photographer

Image of a baby with long hair laying on white sheets staring into the camera.  Family Photographer

A father and his two daughters laying on white sheets staring into the camera.  Family Photographer

Dora took this photo of my husband and me.  The look on my face is one part “Oh I’m so proud of her!” and “Pleeeeeease don’t drop my camera!”

Black and white photo of a husband with his arm around his wife.  Family Photographer

She’s so buff, and she doesn’t even have to work at it.  It’s just a lifestyle for her.

A girl climbing up a tree with the sun shining below her feet as the sun sets.  Family Photographer

A baby laying on gray sheets looking up towards the ceiling, backlit from a window.  Family Photographer

Me: Dora, what do you call an alligator in a vest?
Dora: What?
Me: An INVESTIGATOR!!! HAHAHAHHHAHA
Dora:

Young girl with short hair wearing glasses that are too big for her.  Family Photographer

We only go to the beach when it’s cloudy or raining.  It’s tough to be an Oregonian living in North Carolina! hahaha

A young girl playing in the waves at the beach on a cloudy day.  Family Photographer

Bess, 6 days new.

Black and white photo of a baby with long hair sleeping on a white sheet. Family Photographer

Dora the (moody) explorer.

Portrait of a young girl with long bangs standing in front of a blue wall. Family Photographer

These days, every day is laundry day.

Newborn baby laying on a bed surrounded with folded laundry.  Family Photographer

Hooray for being booooorn!

Newborn baby with arms raised laying on a bed surrounded by folded laundry.  Family Photographer

My daughters…..the two halves of my heart outside of my body.

Black and white photo of a young girl looking into the eyes of her baby sister.  Family Photographer

Her first time to the beach.

Black and white photo of a father holding his newborn baby at the beach.  Family Photographer

Dora lost her first tooth!

A mother holding the chin of a young girl showing that she has lost her first baby tooth.  Family Photographer

“Go ahead and call me ‘cute’ one. more TIME.”

Newborn baby laying on a white sheet looking into the camera. Family Photographer

A father holding his newborn baby up in front of him at the beach.  Family Photographer

In the past I’ve shared one blog post each year with my favorite personal family photos from the year, but I think I’ll do it a bit more often now.  Often the photos closest to my heart are those of my own much-loved little family.

2 thoughts on “My Family welcomes Bess, and other miracles | Blog | Alicia Juniku Photography – Family Photographer – Wilmington, North Carolina

  1. Hi this is Pete’s mom. What beautiful pictures of your family! Dora’s so precious and the new addition too delicious for words. Take care.

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