Itty Bitty Baby Cousins {Saint Louis Newborn Photographer}

My sister and her baby came to town for my daughter’s baptism a few weeks ago.
I was so excited to meet my little niece and god-daughter who is only 9 days older than my own daughter!
We really wanted to have the chance to take their pictures together.
It’s going to be so much fun that they can grow up together (even if they’re miles apart! <sniffle!>)
I think you will agree that these two look like they could be quite the future trouble-makers! 🙂

These two share even more than just close birthdays–they share a name.
Eliana.
Of the millions of names in this world, my sister and I chose the same one.
(Even stranger is the fact that we had the “what-if-we-choose-the-same-name” conversation.
Neither of us would share the name. We wanted it to be a surprise.
Neither of us thought it would matter because the names we liked weren’t common…ha!!)
But we chose the name for different reasons.

In Hebrew, Eliana means “My God has answered me.”
That’s why my sister and brother-in-law chose this as the first name for their precious little girl.

My little Gracen got her first name after grace, which is about the weirdest thing on earth.
As Christians, we are called to be “weird” to the rest of the world by doing things they don’t understand.
(my husband and I started reading Craig Groeschel’s book Weird to understand that even further! Good read! Pick it up!!)
One of the weird things we do as a family is sponsor a little girl in Colombia, South America.
Her name is Eliana.
We want Gracen to remember that she’s called to be weird too.

Well anyway…
This was quite an adventure! I wish we would have had more time, but this hour and a half only got us 3 poses.
One newborn is hard enough. Two. Oi. Of course they couldn’t be upset at the same time.
But I did get some hilarious outtakes. Maybe I’ll post those another day…

Enjoy the pictures!

And now for the fun part…I just love their expressions!!

And one more…

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August 26, 2011 - 7:14 am

shana - I could look at these pictures all day long! These two little girls are so special, and it is wonderful that you were able to capture some of their moments together. I can’t wait to see these re-posed in 40 years haha.

September 26, 2011 - 1:19 pm

Susie Harms - Lani, If you posted these via facebook I must have missed it. Spoke with your mom at church yesterday and she told me you had pics on your website. Very cute! Your family has the most beautiful babies! God’s blessings to you, Jon, Megan, and Matt!
Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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