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Adrienne and Bill are Having a Baby.

There's a lot going on with these photos. For starters, Adrienne and Bill are some of my dearest friends, so little Leighton is sort of going to be my niece. And I already love her so darn much, it make me cry just thinking about meeting her.

So taking, editing, and just being a part of this whole experience is almost too much to handle. I'm really a sappy, sappy person. But that isn't a bad thing, right?

Trailing that is the fact that I got to take the Sony Alpha 99 for a spin (the exact model number is SLT-A99V). In full disclosure, not every picture was shot with the Alpha, but most of them were. After all, the camera was hosting the fantabulous 24-70mm F2.8 ZEISS lens. That's right; Zeiss glass. And on a Sony body, that baby has auto focus (which is great for folks like me whose vision could get compromised by flooding emotions).

The lens was perfect for what I needed it for: indoor shoots. Leighton's nursery is a typical bedroom with each wall being around 10 to 12 feet long. So wide angle worked here since I wanted to get some shots of the entire room but I couldn't really scoot back any further.