Hawke Danger Arias :: Yes, Danger is his middle name!

June 22, 2009 | Family

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Needless to say my dear friends, it has been a tad bit crazy around here over the last 6 weeks since last I blogged!MOST importantly – Hawke has joined us May 16th!  He was born at home and both baby and mom are doing great!  I was apprehensive to say the least about home birthing but now I’m all for it.  IF we were to have another (which I don’t think we are!) there is no way we go back to hospital birthing. Ever.

For those who read the blog but don’t follow us on twitter and facebook and all that please know that I have been sharing lots of photos via twitter.  I mean, he’s not completely neglected on the Internet.  But life has been crazy to the point that I have yet to sit down and blog about our new little boy.

I could go into all the details but Meghan already has. Why reinvent the blog entry?

What’s going on from this point? Well, we just got home from vacation where we took all FOUR boys to Florida for a week. They had more of a vacation than Meg and I did and poor Meg got the shortest end of the stick since Hawke is pretty much dependent on her for all of his food. As soon as he was born my schedule blew up and I’ve been trying to balance work and home. You know how hard that is. Some things had to slide for awhile and the blog was one of those things that had to slide to the back burner.  I’m slowly coming back around and Meg and I will be back with some critiques in a week or two.  

I’m now off to San Francisco for some VERY cool speaking and teaching engagements!  Stay tuned!  

We are booked through July right now and we’re expanding the office to include a new face to our lineup in the studio. More on that in August!

Hope you all are doing well! Are you? Is the summer turning out to be busy?

Cheers, Zack  




Discussion

  • Jay Rodriguez said on June 22, 2009

    Sounds great Zack!
    God bless your whole family for being strong and the birth for being a healthy one!

    Welcome back bro. I look forward to more of ya posts :)

    BTW: can you have someone in your forum activate me please. I would like to participate in the posts :)

  • Takki said on June 22, 2009

    cool! I am working on a review of your OneLight DVD.

  • Schona Kessler said on June 22, 2009

    Being a mom of 3 I totally know how life turns upside down once a new little one enters the family. Congrats and it is just an exciting journey isn’t it. You are blessed, enjoy life don’t worry too much about the people who stalk the blog. lol. Thanks for the pics. Love that you caught him falling asleep. Sweet!

  • Ben Sassani said on June 22, 2009

    He’s damn cute. Congrats to you and the wife!!!

  • Brett Arthur said on June 22, 2009

    Beautiful child Zack. Congrats you, Meg and the rest of the family. I’ll be praying that the balance between work and home stays strong and you can enjoy your baby! God Bless.

  • Udi Tirosh said on June 22, 2009

    Zack,
    a big MAZAL TOV on Hawke. I can completely relate to the “vacation” aspects of the post. with 4 boys it must be a pretty busy for mom and dad.
    and a big KUDOS for the home bringing.

  • Aric Hoek said on June 22, 2009

    Congrats! I thought I worked hard before kids came into my life.

  • sherri said on June 22, 2009

    yay ;-)

    love those pursed little lips in pic 4 of the sleepy series.

  • Darren Chang said on June 22, 2009

    Congrats mate!

  • blik said on June 22, 2009

    Congrats! What a great experience to give birth at home!Enjoy your wonderful family!

  • chang said on June 22, 2009

    congrats on the new arrival!

  • Justin said on June 22, 2009

    Great news! Congratulations.

  • LluisGerard said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats for your sweet family!

  • Martin said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats with your new arrival!

  • Geoff said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations, he looks beautiful Zack. One of life’s ultimate blessings.Good on you with the homebith as well. Nothing like it is there…

    A quick question. I saw a video of yours on a photography training website (can’t remember which one now) where you photographed a woman in a great dress (wedding dress) in a cold desert. You painted her and the scene with light in multiple exposures and then blended them to create something quite special. It showed how you did it, both in shooting and post. Is there still a link to that somewhere? I’d like to see it again. Thanks

  • David duChemin said on June 23, 2009

    BEST. MIDDLE NAME. EVER.

    Hey, bro, we should talk soon, when you come up for air.

    Congrats again!

  • Ben said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations Meg & Zack! What a beautiful baby!

  • Henry said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats!

  • Nev said on June 23, 2009

    Grats Zack!
    You have a beautiful baby!

  • Tilman said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats to you, Meg and the rest of the family! What a cute boy!

  • Jeff said on June 23, 2009

    Danger. Didn’t see that comin! I wish you guys nothing but the best.

  • Jason said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations!!! Cute baby and a cool name.

  • johnlo said on June 23, 2009

    Your son is adorable. Congrats to you and the family. My wife also mentioned about doing Home birth if we decide to have a 2nd child. and me so not into it as she is.. i guess when that time arrive I might have to email you about it. Again Congrats!!!!! – johnlo

  • Eric Soubiron said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats Zack

  • Rich Hinton said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations, thats one beautiful baby. :) Looking forward to more of your critiques, have been missing them.

  • Brian said on June 23, 2009

    Welcome back to the world of the blog… the baby is beautiful! A week in Florida with four boys… you are a brave man!

  • Antony Sastre said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations Zack! Thank you for being a great inspiration to us all an now to a little boy =)

  • Les Doerfler said on June 23, 2009

    Hi Zack…congrats to you and Meghan on Hawke. If I had a cool name like that growing up, I would have ruled all I surveyed!

    I’ll be down for Photo 101 in Sept. I’m looking forward to meeting you and hopefully some of the fam. Start chilling the Newcastles.

  • Kris said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations to all of you!

    I was wondering where you were and had forgotten that Meg was pregnant.

    Wish you all the best!

  • Stephen said on June 23, 2009

    Take your time Zack! Glad to hear you’re booked up too, nned to come the gravy train running as well! If you want to open up a franchise in DC, i;m up for the challenge!

  • josh said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats to the both of you.. and congrats on going the “non-traditional” route! My wife and are are pregnant with our 2nd and we’re thinking of a home birth this time around!

  • bethanyfphotography said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations to you both! What a cute little guy. Love his name!
    Blessings,
    Bethany

  • zack said on June 23, 2009

    @Geoff – You’re thinking about John Michael Cooper with Alt-f! :)

    I know the video you are talking about …

    http://www.photographymentor.com/video/gallery/John-Michael-Cooper

    Cheers,
    Zack

  • Luke Copping said on June 23, 2009

    Best Baby Name Ever

  • Elma said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats! Glad the birth was a great experience – I agree – it’s the only way to go. Enjoy!

  • Aleksei Saunders said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations you two.

  • william said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats to you and yours. I love the name. Might have to bite it for my “not yet” born son. Hawk Lee. I like… if it is a girl Hawkettee…lol.

  • Graham said on June 23, 2009

    Congratulations to you both, I wish the little feller a long and happy life.

  • Kevin said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats again, Zack! I was just going to post THIS VERY DAY to bemoan the lack of updates (i’d planned to call it the Worst Month of My Life, but you got in under the wire!

    Keep your twit updated as to your availability while you’re in SF… Maybe you could do a Jarvis-esque casual meetup if you get a chance (hope-hope)

  • Matt Lange said on June 23, 2009

    Danger is an EPIC middle name.

    May 16 is an EPIC birthday, as it’s mine too. CONGRATS!

    Matt
    http://www.mattlange.com

  • Squeeker said on June 23, 2009

    congrats again! glad to see you blogging again!

    Wish you woulda looked me up though whilst in FL. Would have been nice to meet up and show y’all around a bit. =) If you were at the theme parks I might have hooked ya up!

  • Eric Cote said on June 23, 2009

    Congras Zack, he’s very cute

  • Maurice Ramirez said on June 23, 2009

    Congrats guys! Great name! Wow he’s gonna be bad-ass fashion photographer/spy for sure. Or maybe a starship captain?

  • brent... said on June 23, 2009

    wonderful!

  • Kimberly Gibson said on June 23, 2009

    congrats!!! have a great trip

  • Alan B. said on June 24, 2009

    Cool kid with an awesome name! Congrats to you and Meghan.

  • Bernie said on June 24, 2009

    Absolutely too mucking fuch! Love that name.

  • Darien Chin said on June 24, 2009

    your baby actually looks like a little human instead of an ugly alien. good job

  • Robin Gansle said on June 24, 2009

    Congratulations, he’s beeeyoooootiful!!!

  • Stefanos L. said on June 24, 2009

    Congrats on the newborn Zack!

  • Selwyn de Wind said on June 24, 2009

    Congrats Zack and Meghan,

    All the best.

  • Judy said on June 24, 2009

    He is beautiful. Congratulations! I can’t believe home births are illegal in some states. LAME!!

  • Mike Van Snellenberg said on June 24, 2009

    Congrats on your home birth. Badass name too.

  • emily said on June 24, 2009

    Hi Zack, congrats on the little guy. where will you be speaking in SF? (and is there any chance for me to sneak in?)

  • areeld said on June 24, 2009

    congrate zack!

  • Robbie said on June 24, 2009

    Awww he was born on my birthday! He is precious! And yes, I’m a faithful blog stalker and have missed you, but you have a great excuse. Congratulations to you both!

  • Roel said on June 25, 2009

    Zack and Meghan,

    Congratulations! I send you and your family much love and many blessings. All the best.

    Roel

  • Darryl said on June 25, 2009

    yep …I’ve been pretty selfishly upset with you Zack for not posting anything new…I guess I should be out shooting anyways…take care

  • Harry Arruda said on June 25, 2009

    Although I’m going to see you in two weeks I live just across the bay near Oakland. So if your craving a few Newcastles and got nothing to do email me.

  • Denis said on June 26, 2009

    Congrats!
    And that is a kickass name for a kid. I wish I had that name

  • Bart said on June 28, 2009

    Hey Zack,

    Congratulations with the child. I became father 3 weeks ago and I haven`t really got time to shoot either.

    GreetZ Bart

  • Curtis Copeland said on July 1, 2009

    You have been blessed with another beautiful child, Zack. Congratulation your your new tiny gift. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  • Ranjan Muthumalai said on July 2, 2009

    Congratulations! You got the best gift! Your son. All the best to you and your family. I saw the pacifier in the photo. Please don’t use that.

  • Benjamin Venegas said on July 2, 2009

    A terrific name. From now i’m going to celebrate my birthday thinking of him, Yes! we were born on 16 of May. You have a great kid just a LITTLE bit stubborn.

  • Iwan Sudrajat (Indonesia) said on July 6, 2009

    beautiful baby!.. Congratulation to you both, I wish the little feller a long and happy life.

  • joeri said on July 20, 2009

    absolutely georgeous child…

  • JP Sevillano said on July 21, 2009

    Z.
    just want to wish you guys the best. yeah.. i can’t see myself with another baby (got 2 girls 1 boy) i closed shop. lol.
    they are a blessing.
    More power to you guys – :o )

    your baby is gorgeous, congrats.
    many blessings.

    all the best
    jp

  • Lydia said on July 25, 2009

    Congratulations Meghan and Zack! Love the name! Can’t wait to see even more pictures!

  • Joanna said on August 24, 2009

    Congratulations!!! all best wishes for you and your whole family!!!

    And- thank you for inspiration!

  • Stacey said on November 2, 2009

    I just read through your white seamless tut series today. Amazing stuff. I was telling my teen daughter about you and how I love your stuff. I had to show her why. Then I was just clicking around and came to this post. I really, really love you as a photographer. But then, I saw that you are home birthers. So cool!!!!!!! I had the last of my two at home and think home birth is the most amazing thing ever! I’ve even gotten to photograph two home births.

    So now, you REALLY rock my world!

  • Brandon said on April 18, 2012

    I came across this post today and I just have to say….a man after my own heart. I too have a son with the middle name Danger.




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