Take my word for it: there is nothing cuter than a three-week-old baby flanked by her daddy’s prized trumpet collection. Who needs growth charts when you can measure height relative to trumpet length?

Gabrielle is one of the most easy-going infants I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Not even old enough to bare her newly formed belly button, she was more than happy to oblige for just about anything the morning of our session. Snuggles? Gladly! Nap time? Of course! Trumpets? Why, sure!

The story behind the brass? Gabrielle’s dad, Kelley, is a trumpet player for the army band (and no doubt a fine one at that). His assortment of horns is beyond impressive, and I couldn’t have been more delighted when he suggested he pull them out for our time together. My favorite image of Gabrielle is shown first, below: Daddy’s little trumpet among his babies. Enjoy! xo

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