Yea for NYE! Jared and I have notoriously dull new years. There are many years we have been asleep before midnight. But, this year was a BLAST!!! We loved getting to know Kenneth and Nicole, and had sooooo much fun! We rung in the new year in the gorgeous presidential suite and its private rooftop balcony. We did the photos and video for this swanky affair. Video to come later.
Ah, Spring! Is there any better time for family photos?!?? I say 'no.' I so enjoyed spending time with this sweet family. Liam is adorable! There was a campfire with a few remaining glowing embers, and Liam LOVED the smell! He kept sniffing the air! Carlton family, thank you for allowing me to capture a bit of your family life at this stage. It's a good stage. :-)
Oh, man! It was soooo much fun (and a tiny bit terrifying) to capture this special moment in Robert and Paige's life! Terrifying because you don't want to mess up!!! And, I have to say, (phew) these photos turned out great! I mean, how could they not?!?? Just look at how cute and in love these two are!
Robert worked some magic to get the key to the top of the midtown plaza building! And (so genius) had all their friends across the way on the rooftop bar, BosoNova! Anyway, congrats to these two and happy wedding planning!
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,