This here is my full time job. I am not sure how on earth it can be called a job. It is an absolute honor, privilege and pure joy for me to get to document the beauty of life and all of the surprises it has to offer!
Over the past year and a half I have had the opportunity to work with Brianna and Dan to help them document their journey into parenthood. In August of 2013, I was handed an envelope with my name on it. Inside the envelope was a handwritten note on an index card with the gender of the baby that Brianna and Dan were expecting. I was the only other person (other than Brianna’s doctor) to know the gender of their precious child. What an enormous privilege.
Together, Brianna and I decorated the box that would hold a dozen pink or blue colored balloons, to signify whether the baby was a girl or a boy. After Brianna left, I immediately tore open the envelope to learn the gender of the baby! I was over joyed to learn that they would be having a baby boy (although, I felt a bit defeated because I had predicted otherwise!) The following day, I filled the box with blue balloons, sealed it tight and delivered it to their home for their gender reveal party. I documented the entire process and helped them capture the moment that they, along with their closest family and friends, learned that a beautiful baby boy would be joining their family soon.
A few months later, we chose a gorgeous fall day in the Boston Public Gardens to photograph their maternity portraits. It was seriously some of the most gorgeous light I have seen and although it was freezing cold, we had an absolutely amazing time documenting Brianna’s gorgeous body and the precious bond that she and her husband shared.
Less than two months later, Ethan joined this adorable family and made it complete. During his newborn session, Ethan proved to have strong eating skills and loved to be held and rocked by his parents. We captured these moments as everyone learned how to adjust to their new lives. I knew instantly this baby would be an amazing child and that Brianna and Dan were going to be fantastic parents.
Flash forward to last week. I went back to Brianna and Dan’s home to photograph Ethan’s first birthday portraits. I was greeted by a beaming baby boy who was on the move! He loves playing with his trucks and smiling for the camera. He entertained us all and made sure I left feeling full of joy and with sore cheeks from smiling.
I want to take this moment to thank you Brianna and Dan for letting me have the privilege of working with you this past year and half. You are wonderful parents, clients and most importantly friends. Please join me in wishing Ethan a very Happy Birthday as we look back at Ethan’s Frame of Life story from the past 16 months.
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