When I am lucky enough to be making photographs and memories for two people so near and dear to my heart, I can really feel my calling to be a photographer come full circle.
Have you ever met people without kids and thought, "if only they had kids...they would make such good parents?" That is how I have felt about these new parents for SO long, that I sometimes forget there was a time when we were all young and crazy and kids were NO where on our radar. I have known this baby's daddy for almost thirty years, and through it all, he has remained the same kind, funny, and grounded soul that he is today. I have known this baby's mommy since high school. She is fun, compassionate and strong. This woman is going to be one helluva mom. They both bring the best things to the parenting table. Geez, in some ways, it feels like I've been waiting for this baby longer than they have :)
And without further adieu, here he is!
I know. Go ahead--I'll give you a minute to collect yourself. Not only is he just perfect in pictures, but he was an angel to work with in real life. (Also worth mentioning, the losing streak for the Cubs has turned around since he came into this world, and as die hard Cubs fans, this family will believe it has everything to do with their little cub and the good luck he brings with him).
Dear, sleepy, calm, pretty baby...thank you for being so kind to my camera. You have just reminded me what is RIGHT with the world. Sleep tight, little one, you are incredibly loved :)