Baby J

This has to be my favorite photo shoot ever… the model happens to be my NEPHEW! Ladies and gents, meet Jonathan Crockett Armour, aka “Baby J!”  He has stolen my heart! One month ago today, October 7th, this beautiful life entered the world. Read his birth story here, written by his beautiful mama, my amazing sister-in-law, Natalie!

We were also honored to take maternity photos for her in September! How gorgeous is she?

Before we get to the photo shoot, here are a few iphone photos from J’s birthday that will melt your heart…

This first image was when we first met him through the window to the nursery. Can you just hear the blubbering women in the background?? (new grandmothers, great-grands, aunties, etc.!) I will never forget this moment.

Meet my big brother, proud new papa, Jonathan. I am so proud of the daddy he has become already! He is a pro at feeding, burping, soothing, etc.! I will NEVER forget this moment watching him meet his son, his namesake for the first time. So many powerful emotions captured in one image! How beautiful the love of a father!

Fast forward two weeks… Baby J’s first of MANY photo shoots by Aunt Ellie & Uncle Randy!! Just go ahead and prepare your oohs and ahhs. The adorableness is undeniable!

I love this love…
Sweet family!!
Already flexing for the ladies.
The following photo is dedicated to Yaya (Baby J’s grandmother, Lezlie) who passed on a unique trait!
“Excuse me… can y’all just let a man SLEEP??”
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1
I love these 3 so much!

Wait… it’s not normal for the favorite AUNT to be involved in the newborn portrait session?? That’s ok. I’ve never been normal.
And… this is the moment I began crying again. Overwhelming love. I cannot explain it!
Hey Baby J!! When you get a little bigger, we will have some fun sleepovers and sing-alongs and movie dates and splash-pad dates and whatever else you want to do!! But don’t rush. For now, I will just hold you and sing to you and give you millions of kisses.
Nat, you are already such a great mom! Thank you for loving me like a sister and for sharing your new, precious joy with us!


Lynette Adam - November 7, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Oh my gosh! These are incredible! I love every single one of them.

lezlie armour - November 7, 2013 - 12:38 pm

I have tears streaming down my face! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! And your captions are wonderful!!!
Love you!

Sherry Naron - November 7, 2013 - 1:58 pm

There’s nothing like being an Aunt, Ellen. You can describe it, just have to experience it. Keep smothering him with squeezes and kisses until he won’t let you any more. Your photo is beautiful!

Emily Franks - November 7, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Such a beautiful photo diary inside these precious moments. Gosh I love your whole family and everyone pictured. Can not wait to hold him some day! He is a lovely gift to your entire family! God has added much goodness to all. Emily

rhonda adam - November 7, 2013 - 7:28 pm

You and Randy did a wonderful job on the pictures. Of course it doesn’t hurt that you had 3 beautiful people to photograph. Love you all.

Ellen Dettore - November 7, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Oh my goodness……he is adorable! It’s no wonder you are in love! The two of you are so talented! Thank you for sharing them!


Sandy Daron - November 8, 2013 - 6:21 pm

OMGOSH!! What GREAT pictures!!! Baby J is ONE blessed little man!!!

Nelda West - November 8, 2013 - 7:23 pm

These pictures are awesome. You and Randy did a great job with your adorable subject. Oh, yes, Nat & Jonathan look great too.

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