When Ella was six days old, my darling friend Bethany (who is not only a lovely person but an incredible photographer) came over and took some really gorgeous pictures of Ella.
You know they are a real friend when you let them move your couch to get some better light and you aren't even horrified to let them see all the dust balls that live behind it. (Actually, the fact that I'm mentioning the dust balls probably means I'm still horrified by it, but ah well. I shall move on with my life).
And then we made her drag her small son and camera out to the (very warm) beach and take some pictures of us there.
I tried to make it up to her by giving her all our Cinnamon Toast Crunch that I bought for 25 cents a box before we moved. I am nothing if not very generous.