Charlotte “Charlie” Rhea Andrus | Our New Niece!
One of the greatest things John brought into my life is our nieces and nephews, and we are so excited that the Mahaney family has grown again! You may remember Liz from her baby shower and maternity session. Well, now she’s a mommy! On May 19th, 2017, baby Charlie made her way into this world, and two days later, we got to greet the Andrus family as they came home from the hospital. This little one was so teeny, she could hardly wear her newborn size clothes! Charlie met her Aunt Michelle, Uncle John, Aunt Jo, and even the animals.
We also had a bit of a non-traditional newborn session right on the living room couch 🙂 Couldn’t resist, especially at “Camp Andrus,” with all that natural light from the huge, two-story windows making Charlie look like an absolute angel (well, she always looks like that). This collection features chubby cheeks, tiny toes, the cutest eyelashes, the sweetest sleepy head, and even some hand-made gifts from family members, like Mary’s headband and tutu, and a beautiful blue quilt Gram made for Charlie/Liz.
I am so thankful that Liz and Wally welcomed us into their house to share their homecoming with them. How amazing is it that the very first newborn I photographed was my own niece?! We are so excited to watch her grow up and get to know her as a person. In just a few weeks, the whole Mahaney clan will be back together for our annual July party, and we just can’t wait to see how much this little one has grown in her first month!
Welcome to the family little one! There are so many people who love you so much already. You have the best mommy and daddy, four aunts and four uncles who just adore you, five fun older cousins who are going to be such great friends one day, and grandparents who think the world of you.