There is something so special about photographing first time parents.
You spend 9 months in complete excitement about your new adventure and not knowing what to expect. And that the day arrives, when you hold your first child in your arms for the very first time, and you just know, your world will never be the same.
Your life has a new purpose, in a way that you didn't know existed before. Because, it didn't. You love more than you have ever loved before. You look at your partner, with such absolute appreciation and gratitude for giving you this perfect gift. You begin to have a whole new appreciation for your own parents, and all the sacrifices they made for you, that you didn't even know about or too young to realize.
You look at the world so much differently. Perhaps it's a bit scarier because you become so incredibly aware of every danger surrounding you. Perhaps it's a bit brighter and a happier place to be. You suddenly seem so connected to every mother that has ever existed.
And you never knew until this moment, that your heart could live outside of your own body.
There is so much beauty in motherhood (and fatherhood) and welcoming your first child into the world. It is a moment that has changed you, from this point on, you will never be the same again. And there is nothing else like this in the world.
I had the honor to photograph this brand new family of three. This gorgeous newborn portrait session was one of my favorites. It is impossible to look at these portraits, and not feel the love they have for each other. Not only for their brand new baby boy, but for each other.
Welcome to the world, Grant. You are one lucky little boy to have parents who love you so much.