A few days went by. And a few more. And I still wasn't sure how I was going to get those photos before 9 months rolled around.
Then the moment arrived.
The girls were playing in the cabin. I sat on the floor to join them, and Nora immediately crawled over and started to climb all over me, babbling and smiling and nuzzling in—her favorite activities. We happened to be sitting by a sliding door when I realized the light streaming through the glass into the dark cabin was amazing.
I grabbed my camera, got back onto the ground and—with her once again climbing all over me—began taking photos. You won't find any mountain landscapes in these portraits. They just capture sweet Nora as I want to remember her at 8 months: happy, active, expressive and cuddly.