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It's a girl!

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I don’t usually post anything purely personal here, but I have to mention (and show off) our new daughter. We had our baby girl Moira Zabel Dadekian on Wednesday, February 3rd at 8:25 a.m. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 11 ozs. and is 19 inches long. Here she is solo and with big sister Brigid. Everyone is doing wonderfully.


Moira and Brigid

Newsletter, vol. 2 out now

Yesterday I sent out a new e-mail newsletter with information regarding deadlines for this year's holiday orders, Facebook photos and my 2009 prize freeze. You can read the entire newsletter here.

Newsletter, vol. 2

thank you note from Amy and Brad

October may have become the busiest month for me with fall weddings and lots of portraits. In between the new work came the nicest thank you note for photographs that I didn't take too long ago at Amy and Brad's wedding. This was very sweet. Thank you for the thank you, Amy and Brad!

Amy and Brad thank you note

Many of my portrait sessions are with perennial families. Coming up in the next week or so you'll see photos on the blog of children you may recognize from previous postings. In addition to printing portraits for hanging on the wall at home or on a desk at work, I've set up my client proofs galleries to include all past and current sessions for my perennial clients. I've found that it creates a one-stop web site (password-protected) for families to see the growth of their children and pass it along to their family and friends.

During the first year of a baby's life they seem to change almost daily, so I recommend portraits more than once a year for the first year. My daughter gets the benefit of almost daily photography! Not every photo is what I would consider a wall-hanging work of art (I take snapshots too!) but some days we create something special. The last one's for fun—Brigid loves banging on the piano.

Brigid 1

Brigid 2

Brigid 3

fortunate once again

I don't want to turn this into the "here's my baby" blog, but very kindly several of my past and future brides have been e-mailing me asking to see more baby photos. So from time to time I'll show you some of my favorites. Thank you everyone for your congratulations and kind words.

Brenda & Brigid asleep

I am a very fortunate man

Saturday 4:40 a.m.

Brenda & Brigid asleep

It's a girl!

We had our baby girl Brigid Rita Dadekian on Monday, February 4th at 6:26 a.m. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 10 ozs. and is 18 inches long. We came home from the hospital on Wedneday and are happily settled in. With an office at home I'm still "at work." You may find me responding to e-mails at odd hours or hear some crying in the background when I'm on the phone, but I'm still making photos. Heck, I've already taken about 200 of Brigid!

Brigid 1

Brigid 2

new office in East Greenwich, RI

Shortly before New Year's I stumbled upon a storefront office for rent on Main St. in East Greenwich. After sharing a space with Exquisite Events and Toni Chandler on Bellevue Ave. in Newport for the last few years, this looked like the perfect spot to fill up with solely my work. And so I leapt, and after a few coats of paint, a whole lot of scrubbing, a little furniture shopping, tons of new printing and framing and hanging—I have a new office. I'm really happy with it. Many of my couples and families that I've photographed over the last couple of years may see themselves through the big window. As is usually the case, I didn't take the time for myself to take pictures of the place yet, but here's a couple of quick snaps to give you some sense of the space. Please let me know if you'd like to stop in.

new office 1

new office 2