Baby Henley made his grand entrance into the world last week and I had the honor to capture those first moments when he was barely a day old. I also had the privilege to help his family announce the big news that they were growing by +1 as well as that they were expecting a little boy through a big balloon gender reveal over the last 9 months. With every session I always look for ways to incorporate details that have special meaning to a family. I was thrilled when I found out that Henley’s Momma had packed a pin that belonged her Nana who passed away last summer. We wrapped him up tight in a swaddler that she had gifted them and placed her pin on his chest, so that he may know she is always in his heart.
Being able to capture some of the very first moments together as a family is one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had as a photographer. The hours before birth and the first few days after inevitably become a blur of memories and emotions. Capturing these moments and sharing them with a family to cherish for a lifetime is an amazing gift! Sweet little Henley, you are surrounded by an amazing family who loves you so much and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of documenting your journey into the world. I can’t wait to watch you grow up and see what an amazing little man you are going to be!