Max. 14 Months.

Max has been the sweetest, happiest, easiest little guy. He chirps and squeals very loudly, but I guess I should be grateful they’re happy sounds. We just can’t take him in public without getting lots of stares and comments like “he sure has some vocal chords!”

He’s still crawling around (who needs to walk when you are the speediest crawler on the planet?). I’ve gotten some sweet arm muscles from this big guy.

Max is very cuddly and social. He will bat his eyes and plunge towards strangers arms for them to hold him. I feel very lucky I get to hold and cuddle him all the time (although I won’t complain if he decides to finally walk one of these days….).

**Sydney just walked up to me, looked over my shoulder at these photos and said, “Wow. He’s handsome.” She also says she’s going to marry Max when she grows up.

he growls for car sounds

one of the only distraction that worked was a big red apple

These three photos were taken within seconds of each other. Posing for photos is no laughing matter.

This is what happened when I took the apple away. And THIS is why I can’t say no to him. Just look at that face!

Max has a special friend. Tommy doesn’t like it when I call it his doll. But it is the one thing he’s absolutely attached to. A $9 IKEA boy doll. He saw it in the store at around 10 months old and started squealing. I let him play with it in the cart, and he wouldn’t stop squeezing it tight. Now it’s his permanent buddy. I can’t decide if the doll looks cute or creepy.

hahahaha….I didn’t realize until just now how much the buggy is sagging to the left. Yeah, I probably shouldn’t have waited until Max was 14 months old to stuff him in here…heck, he was probably too chubby as a newborn.

suckers make great distractions

I found this adorable crown HERE and have been dying to use it with Max for a “little prince” shot. Max wasn’t so sure about it…

I tried several times, and every time it touched his head, he’d start to cry. Apparently I’ve got a spoiled prince on my hands. ;)


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  1. kirstin

    November 16th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Aria! I love Max and so does Suli! she is sitting on my lap and when She saw Max she immediately got excited and pointed to him! It must be true love… or we need a play date soon!

  2. Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen

    November 16th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Max & Hazel must be on the same picture wave length. Hazel has a red apple keeping her happy in both of our fall shoots with her. What a cute little man!

  3. Rosemarie Porter

    November 16th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Aria, Max is so adorable! I love to look at your pictures just to get a lift to my day. What a sweet boy…..and Sydney too!

  4. Erin

    November 16th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    these are so sweet, Aria!!!!!! :) They are all fabulous!!!! :)

  5. Lissa

    November 16th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Oh my goodness. He is so cute! I’ve got a blonde haired, blue eyed Max, too!

  6. Steve

    November 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Dude, Tommy–your wife lets your son play with dolls and wear tiaras. It’s time for some serious intervention, man.

  7. Stacey

    November 19th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    That crown turned out really adorable. Boy is he handsome! Sydney’s got it right. She will be heart broken when she finds out she can’t marry her favorite brother or daddy. Max is such a fun baby. I can already tell he is going to have a sweet loving personality.

  8. Tiffanie

    November 21st, 2011 at 4:33 pm


    Those pictures are sooo cute. I am so jealous of your talent. I wish I could take amazing pictures like that of my son. :)

  9. Kristen Duke Photography

    December 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    SO SO adorable! You do beautiful photography;) And I LOVE the images of your family by your friend, I love swapping with my friends, too.

  10. Richard Ibrahim

    December 25th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    The colours are beautiful! Lovely work :)

  11. cricket

    September 19th, 2016 at 4:53 am

    cuteness overloaded



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