After what felt like an eternity… the moment they had all been waiting for finally arrived: “I see him! Michael’s out there with the baby!” You could feel the tension leave the air as everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief. Almost in unison, they popped up from their chairs, relieved, excited, and eager for their first peek at the new baby.
Meanwhile, in the middle of the hallway on the other side of the waiting room door, the proud daddy stood gazing lovingly at his sweet little girl. In that tender moment, you could almost see that special daddy-daughter bond being sealed. As his son excitedly joined him, Michael scooped him up in his arms and together, they looked down at the swaddled baby in the hospital bassinet. The rest of the family held back to preserve the magic of the moment and watched as the new big brother met his sister for the first time. He pointed sweetly at the little bundle below him, asking if that was his baby sister. "Yes," answered Michael, “that’s your baby sister.”
This session was extra special to me because my very first photo session after launching my photography business full time was Diana and Michael's son's newborn hospital session. I was so, so honored when Diana asked me to be there to photograph his first meeting with his new baby sister! Sessions like this — being able to tell the story of such an important day and capture all the emotion — are a huge reminder of why I love this job so much! And being able to tell pieces of the same family's story over the years... that's my absolute favorite part.
Diana and Michael, I am so blessed to call you both friends and so thankful for your constant friendship over these last five years! It was such an honor to be part of your special day and to share the experience with your family as you welcomed your sweet baby girl; I have to admit that I still cry every time I look through your gallery because it brings back all the emotions of the day! You two are such a wonderful example of love and marriage, and I am so glad our kids get to grow up together. Love you FOUR so much!