Rachel & Brian welcomed Brooks Robert just a few days past his due date on the 9th anniversary of my business, the anniversaries of some dear clients, the birthdays of a few others ... needless to say, it was a big day!
In my network of photographer friends, there are a few who offer a Fresh Session, or a session within 48 hours after birth wherever the family has delivered - hospital, home, birth center. In my life as a person and friend (not photographer), I have only seen a newborn that NEW maybe twice in my life, so I was a little anxious about offering this option to clients without trying it out first. Brian & Rachel were more than gracious and said "YES!" right away, which eased my nerves just a bit.
When I walked into their hospital room, it was a flurry of Grandmas, a new Dad and a new Mom trying to figure things out. I was missing one key person: the new baby! Turns out, he was sleeping soundly in his bassinet right next to me :)
I shared the following text on my Instagram for Father's Day, which happened to be right after Brooks' arrival, and it's one of my favorite captions to date, so I'll share it here too:
Welcome to the world, Brooks. I'm so grateful you're here and I can't wait to watch you grow this first year and then for decades and decades after that. You are so loved!