So fresh and raw is the new life that fills a hospital room. A room that is typically cold and uninviting suddenly turns into a place of warmth and privacy where a family is already building memories. A room where you hesitatingly peek your head in the door with a smile of anticipation for what you are about to see before you. Maybe a little striped hat through a distorted plastic bassinet or a tiny arm or foot in the air.
Take a break with me for a minute to soak in this family. A family that is doing family so well.
It may appear to be an ordinary day to some, but to a family that is trying so hard to invest every bit of goodness into their babies, it’s extraordinary. Filled with teaching opportunities and quality time. Isn’t that how a child spells love?
As a photographer who has finally found her niche, I come away confident this is where I should be and overwhelmed with joy that I was able to capture extraordinary and tender moments for another family. I know they will cherish each image.
Thank you for trusting me Michelle. Thank you for reminding me of what I love most.
Light, bright and airy is what Mandi and Miles envisioned for the atmosphere of their day. A beach ceremony and the open aired reception in the evening made for a spectacular setting. They opted for a first look for the sake of photos and the schedule of the day. It was clear to see this decision helped ease some pre-ceremony jitters and emotions as well. As soon as they saw each other, each of them breathed a sigh of relief.
These two and their entire family hold a special place in my heart. I’ve had the pleasure of documenting many milestones on Miles’ side of the family and it’s always such an honor to get a call from any of them with special news asking me to be there.
Congratulations Mandi and Miles!