Sometimes you are just so busy running a business, you forget to run your business, you know? That must be what happened here because we have only posted two weddings from our 2017 season...but we have done quite a few more. For some reason, this one sticks out in my mind. Maybe because I shot this one by myself (something typically Jared does). But probably the reason is, I loved this family. I loved this wedding. I had a great time being a fly on the wall and watching all the joy shared. Best wishes to the happy couple!
We've been so slammed the last few months, I forgot to post some of the images from Danielle's birth. There is just something so special about that moment you become a parent and hold your baby for the first time. I don't think I will ever get over it. Gives me goosebumps every time I capture it.
Well, I had intended to post this last week, but that was before our family came down with some gnarly cold. Everyone was coughing and no one was sleeping. And, poor Jared, who had the shortest bought of it, got to play nurse-maid to everyone else. Anyway, one week and about 40 clorox wipes later, here we are.
Thank you again to Lauren and Matt! We soooo enjoyed working with you and your family! We wish you the best in all you do! May you have a long, happy marriage!
Seize the 'good stuff,'
It has been such a wonderful, amazing experience to watch your journey to motherhood. When we first spoke over the phone about you taking on a part-time caregiver role for Jude and Harvey (in 2013 was it? Harvey was just 4 months old), you apologized for not being able to start right at 8am that first day, because you were seeing a fertility specialist. I have been praying for this day for you since that phone call, and here it is.
When I told Jared I had finally found childcare, he asked what I knew about you, this stranger coming into our home, and I told him you had an inner light that shined bright and strong, and that was all I needed.
My kids fell in love with you almost instantly, and your grace was a calming presence in our home. Thank you for loving my children. I say that knowing you now know, truly know, what it means to be apart from your baby for even just a few seconds, let alone a whole work day. I always felt comforted knowing they were with you. And the testament to your love in grace is that my children still ask for mommy, daddy, and you when they are upset.
I was so honored when you asked me to document your delivery, and when you look at these photos, I hope you will sometimes think about the smiles of the two little boys whose lives you shaped before you started you own family. I am forever indebted to you.
From one mother to another,