I had a moment of crazy while working on this post of Piper at 2 months old. As I was reviewing the final selection, I got to thinking I was looking at photos of her big sister, Cricket. Then I scrolled down to the image of Cricket, my photo assistant/laugh producer, with Piper and remembered these were Piper pictures. Oh my word. It's a little scary how strong Jeff's genes are, especially around the eyes. (I'll admit the chubbiness is all my family.) The last photo probably most resembles Cricket; I swear I have the exact one of her at this age.
But back to Piper. She continues to be an angel baby. This time around, however, we are experienced parents of the 5-and-under set, so we know she must have tricks up her sleeve, hidden beneath the silly smiles and her recent discovery that she controls her voice and can make us laugh by joyfully shrieking like a maniac.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.