Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone
I had the incredible honor of getting to capture this beautiful newborn’s smiles, snuggles, and sleeps during his first week life.
(Don’t let those sweet chubby cheeks fool you — he’s less than a week old in these photos!)
And as special and beautiful as every newborn is, this one is just so much more so, because he’s my nephew. My brother and sister-in-law’s child.
I frequently get chills when I see a great picture happening from behind the camera.
But last weekend’s photo session was surreal. Chills and tears kept coming. I just can’t explain the weightiness of getting an invitation to be front and center, recording these special first moments as they happen.
And when it’s my family, it’s just a whole new level.
Welcome to the world, little one. You are so loved.