You guys! I have been a newborn baby snuggling fool recently!! Which means I’ve been in heavennnnnn!!!! All of my babies are super special to me, but I was very excited to see this sweet family because I hadn’t seen them in AGES! I’ve known new daddy Charlton since before I even moved to Columbus. We worked in sales in the same industry (what seems like) a lifetime ago. I always remembered him as The Guy Who Introduced Me To Sugardaddy’s in Columbus. Oh you’ve never been there? You need to go. Now. Right after you read this. When I met his beautiful and awesome wife, Diana, I knew they were going to be great friends to have nearby when I finally relocated to Columbus. Just in time for THEM to move to Morgantown, WV. Dang! They’ve settled back down in C-bus and I was super excited to get a text from Charlton asking me to photograph their new baby. He’s so perfectly perfect I could hardly stand it. Enjoy my favorites from our time together.
One of my favorites! Diana…motherhood looks so incredibly beautiful on you! And that bluuuuue!! You look amazing!
Oh hey Oliver. Could you beeeee anymore adorable?
Charlton you are a super happy dad. Oliver makes you smile big time!
So Oliver stayed awake the entire time I visited. Which is a-ok with me! He only had one unhappy moment that was instantly mollified by laying him on his best friend Ralphie. Ralphie didn’t mind.
Can I meet your dogs? Because they are awesome. And I always want to include the whole family. 😉
I just can’t thank you and your families enough for welcoming into your home to meet and photograph your sweetest new boy. He’s perfect!! Congrats!!
CHARLTON + DIANA + OLIVER
(and pets Ralphie, Beaker, Tripper, & Wally too.)
Official arbitrarily set date of dating commencement :: 1/27/2007 : Engaged :: 05/29/2011 : Married :: 11/10/2012
CHARLTON :: Hometown :: Milwaukee, WI :: Favorite Color :: Red :: Favorite Food :: too many to name… anything Diana bakes? :: Described by Diana :: loving, selfless, passionate, engaged, hungry 🙂
DIANA :: Hometown :: Worthington, OH :: Favorite Color :: Purple :: Favorite Food :: Hot dogs! :: Described by Charlton :: caring, thoughtful, intelligent, generous, musical
OLIVER :: 1/19/2015 :: Nickname :: Ollie :: Future Occupation :: Given his massive hands and fingers, we expect him to be a future QB or pianist — and probably some sort of career in tech that doesn’t yet exist. :: Described by M&D :: hungry, adorable, cuddle, sleepy & notsleepy
How are the pets :: The pets all love him, though they’re still figuring him out. The cats, Ralphie and Beaker, watch him curiously and sometimes guard him. At present, the dogs, Tripper and Wally, love to smell him. However, when we first brought him home, Tripper, a 70 lb boxer/shepherd/st. bernard mix, backpedaled in fear at the sight of the 6lb thing invading our home.
Surprising :: How easy it is to wake up an hour after going to sleep, already sleep-deprived
Best Baby Item :: We were hoping it’d be the Momaroo, but he’s only recently taken to it. So, given that Ollie must always be held, the Boppy has been a huge lifesaver for us.
Worst Baby Item :: There isn’t one specific item, but we were alarmed at how many contraptions we ended up buying to hold him (rocking and bouncing things, carriers, etc).