Newborn (and baby brother) Derek joined the world in March to proud parents Dawn & Bjorn along with big sister, Bree. Dawn was a superstar with Bjorn by her side, as Derek had no ordinary birth story. As the family says, Derek is worth every pain and every fear they endured. As a soon-to-be second time mom myself, this family is my hero! Congratulations on your beautiful boy, captured in photos here at 10 days old. I wish you many happy journeys ahead as a family. xo
I had the incredible honor of contributing to this family's story. Months ago, I was invited to capture a portrait of Shea and Noriyko, beautiful mommies to 3-year-old Z, with the intention of providing a photo that would serve as the last piece in a storybook to be prepared for the birth mother of their newest family member. Alongside Shea & Noriyko's incredible family history, this is the photo that helped to win over a birth mother's heart. Little did we know that 13 days after a designer assembled the portfolio, these two women would be paired as mommies to baby T.
These two photo shoots are a source of incredible pride for me personally, because it not only shows the beautiful family they are on the outside, but helped to tell the intimate story behind the faces. Ultimately, this is why I love doing what I do -- to help families grow.
Meeting baby T was such a privilege. We met on her first day home at 1 month old, and here are the results. Thank you, Shea & Noriyko!