Is your heart prepared to handle the cute? Because it’s about to get really sweet up in here. Tiny baby Max clearly couldn’t wait to meet his incredible parents when he arrived two months prior to his expected birth date. Weighing in at just 3 pounds, this teeny bundle was dealt a tough start. With a loving family cheering him on, I’m excited to announce that sweet Max is growing and thriving and making huge strides. To see more from this heartwarming shoot, captured by none other than the incredible White Loft Studio, you might want to spend some time in the gallery.
From Heidi… I loved shooting for Molly + Adam and their darling new son, Max. As you enter their cool Boston suburb home, you are met with the merging of hipster cool and baby sweet. I spent the morning with these new parents along with their very oversized lab, Moose who is not to be missed!
From Molly… Max’s nursery was a true labor of love (and panic!). The two months we hoped to spend putting the nursery together ended up being spent on bed rest & in the hospital with Max, who arrived 2 months earlier than planned. It was a difficult time for our family, and knowing that our son didn’t have a room of his own after being in the NICU for over a month made finishing the nursery that much more special.
We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl, and decided to stick with a neutral color palette with bright pops of color. We chose two shades of gray for the eaves to bring soft light into the room, and accented with teal, yellow & chartreuse, which we thought would work well for a boy or a girl. We loved the simple, modern look of the Sharon Montrose baby animals and fell in love with the bedding fabric (grey, yellow, and mint modern triangles) We incorporated details like the grey land of nod crib and the yellow pouf to tie the room together . We wanted to consistent with the look & feel of the rest of our house, which is a combination of modern & vintage, but add a touch of playfulness & whimsy. Our goal was to create a room that felt child-like without being childish, and to be a space to grow with our baby beyond his infant years.
While I was on bed rest, Adam built amazing custom shelves painted by his mother in a bold yellow. She stenciled two quotes on opposite sides of the nursery – “be silly. be honest. be kind,” an Emerson quote, and “Oh! the Places you’ll go,” a quote from Dr. Suess that still brings tears to my eyes. Max’s birth brought new significance to this quote, given Max’s tiny size when he was first born (just 3lbs, 2oz!) and how much he has overcome, grown & thrived since his early days on the NICU at Beth Israel in Boston
The flag bunting, mini ghost chair, and woodland creature drawing were wonderful gifts given to us at my baby shower, held 2 weeks after Max was born. I love that our 9 (?) year old nephew worked so hard to draw something special for his new baby cousin; and “Let the Wild Rumpus Start!” was the perfect tag line for our sweet Max, who came into the world like a wild thing, and has stolen our hearts so quickly. . The Max doll was mine from my own childhood, and I hope Max will love him as much as I did.
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