Hey, Jude!

As it turned out, we had a one hour window of opportunity for our family photo shoot at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve before the rain fell. That was just enough time to try four different locations at the forest preserve for this darling family of three, starring baby Jude.

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Mom and Dad were naturals in front of the camera, and needed no coaching from us on posing or expressions. Jude is the happiest little guy, and is so photogenic. There may be some photogenetics involved, if that’s a thing. There sure is a lot of love in this little family, which you can see for yourself.

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My goal today was to bring my stuffed owl that jingles, thinking it might hold the baby’s interest. Unfortunately, Mr. Owl was left at home, so I had to get resourceful, and I borrowed one of Jude’s bright orange burp rags to wave behind Chuck.

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While Chuck managed to snap one adorable picture after another, I was bouncing behind him like a personal cheerleader for Jude, with my orange rag as a pompom, yelling, “Hey, Jude! Jude! Look over here, buddy! Hey, Jude!”

My antics may not have always impressed Jude, but at least it made Mom and Dad smile!

My antics may not have always impressed Jude, but at least it made Mom and Dad smile!

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Jude was ready for a snack and a snooze just about the same time it started to sprinkle, so we snapped just a few more shots, and called it a day. He really was such a happy baby during the photo shoot; he earned that bottle of milk and nap on the car ride home.

Anyone else humming “Hey, Jude” now? What a great song, and what an adorable little boy.

“Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey, Jude…”