The eclipse was total magic! We were in 98% totality range and as the sun was eclipsed by the moon, the earth grew darker than usual (not totally dark where we were, but close). The street lights turned on, the crickets and cicadas began to chirp and all was strange. It was such a cool thing to experience! Here are some shots I took while we hung out during the darkest day.
The last two images were taken by my sweet husband, Jonathan!
Early Monday morning we welcomed Leon Francis Hussey to our family. He had been letting me know he was coming for a few days, and after a weekend of laboring at home, we finally had him on August 14th. Even though he came 10 days early, he was a healthy 8lbs 2oz, 20" long. He was worth every bit of the pain that labor brings and is just as sweet as can be. I'll be on maternity leave until the beginning of October, but will be using this time as more of a creative sabbatical. Enjoying the sweet newborn snuggled up next to me as well as planning and ideating for the future months of shooting people surrounded by the ones they love and how we can make art together. Feel free to follow along with me on instagram for updates and baby instastories ;)
I've shot like every milestone for this family since they've been in Charlotte, and love it! So fun that I should just start a #mitchemfamily tag so you can peruse all of their photos. I always feel incredibly blessed when folks I shoot for turn into friends! Welcome earthside, Birdie James. You're such a little gem.