when your job requires you to hold a newborn baby in your arms for a few hours…
you can’t really call it a job.
and when your job requires that you participate in someone’s life every five weeks during their pregnancy
to the point where that person becomes your friend
to the point where you hold this newborn in your arms
and just cry because she’s just as much a part of your heart as she is to her family members
that… that is when your job isn’t a job.
that is when it becomes a blessing.
when it becomes a GIFT
three of my favorite people in the world
chance and lauren: words fail me here. because i have seen the two of you progress from individuals, to a couple, to a bride and groom – to celebrating your anniversary – to being expecting parents and now… as a family.
thank you for having me along for the journey. for the milestones. for the way you have incorporated me into your lives. and granted me the great gift of your friendship.
for letting me come over unannounced and spend hours with you at the hospital. for trusting me to create your memories. for sharing some of them with me. for always always always being so sweet. for showing laken how to do the perfect push up. for watching tv with him. for meeting us for ice cream when i had no make up on. for late night pizza. for the laughs. and giggles. and times where we failed to pick up the camera because we couldn’t stop talking. for knowing that i love you. for giving me this wonderful wonderful joy of photographing you time and again. you have truly become such great people in my life. i am truly blessed to know that i get to see so much more.