Emma decided to go right to sleep after she was all warm and cozy in her wrap. And she certainly looked adorable in my new bucket that I painted. In addition to Emma being placed securely into the bucket, her mom was sitting right next to her with both hands placed on her. At my count of three, mom lifted her hands a few inches for only a second as we take the photo, and it allows us to safely create these images. Emma didn’t seem to notice that her big brother wasn’t particularly excited to take a picture with her. I can’t blame him because he couldn’t see me smiling underneath my mask, and that might be a little disconcerting to a 2 year old. I may have tried to pull out some of my silly dance moves to make up for my inability to smile at my little clients. But with a little singing, he did give a partial smile for a family portrait. Maybe it is the artist in me, but I love looking at newborn faces and figuring out who they look like. During the session, I saw her mother in one of Emma’s expressions.