I will forever think of this sweet, soft, loveable, huggable little guy as “Baby B.” Baby B is the endearing nickname Zechariah was known by before birth, since his adventurous parents – Jonathan and Elizabeth – waited to find out his gender. Baby B was such a peaceful little man all through his first portrait session. I just loved getting to work with such a little hunk of love!
Handsome Zechariah David has completely won over his parents’ hearts. No matter how wonderful we expect our babies to be, somehow they always exceed expectations once we get to hold them in our arms and find out who they are. Not only are his parents smitten, but Zechariah has a massive fan club with scores of family and friends who love him like none other.
Central to this new little family’s world is their faith. Jonathan and Elizabeth chose a biblical name with special meaning to them. They are praying for Zechariah to come to know and love the Lord with all his heart. It makes my heart happy to see a little one so cherished and so loved.
Jonathan and Elizabeth selected a few Bible verses to share in connection Zechariah’s name: “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.” –Zechariah 3:4
“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.” –Zechariah 3:7
We caught a few sweet, snuggly moments of Zechariah sleeping on his daddy’s baby quilt. Mom and grandma are going to love this one!
These proud new parents are taking on the world one milestone after another. Two years ago, they had just started dating when they celebrated Jonathan’s college graduation, last summer they enjoyed becoming husband and wife, and this spring they welcomed Zechariah between Jonathan’s Master’s defense and graduation!
Zechariah also arrived just in time to help Elizabeth celebrate her first Mother’s Day and cheer her on during finals week! I’m sure he’s planning to help his mama out with as many smiles and snuggles as she can handle as she finishes her own bachelor’s degree this fall. Best wishes to this incredible new family!