Karl William, fondly referred to as Willie, celebrated his day 0 birthday right around the time of our photo shoot. He has been around for a few months now after arriving early. Born in Utah on the way back from California, he has been thru more than most babies his young age.
Willie just had this air of contentment about him- not like a big smile contentment (although he did have lots of those!), but a peaceful contentment. Like many babies, he was happiest while cuddled up with his mama (and a little behind the scenes note- he was literally cuddled up on his mom in all his solo shots). More uniquely, it was like his mom was reading his mind, totally in sync with all of his needs. It was a beautiful rhythm to witness.
Willie’s a California boy at heart because of his dad’s roots there and since he’s been surrounded by California waves since he was born. He’s spent a lot of time wrapped up in his beautiful homemade blanket, gifted by a friend, that has been there with him and his parents thru a lot. If I had to guess– he’s also going to be a lover of sloths and cats, in addition to waves. Until Willie can make it out to California to see the real Pacific, I wish him lots of fond memories here on Madison’s lakes.