Two of my friends (both of whom happen to be named Erica) gave birth to their second babies about a week apart in late July. In both cases, I was pre-booked for newborn potrait sessions, and had the pleasure of spending special time with the babies in their first week. The first tiny miracle to enter the world was little Claire Payne, born on July 17th to our friends Adam and Erica. When Claire was about a week old, Viola and I visited, and while Julie showed off her new baby and her new room and big girl bed, I stole some precious time with sweet Baby Claire. Here is the birth announcement and some images that resulted!