"It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime..."
As I started Grant's one year session, Christi reminded me that exactly one year ago to the date I was meeting her for the first time at her Ripe Belly Session. When we finished her session that day, I went home only to receive a call from her hours later, in the middle of the night, that they were heading to the hospital. So much changed for them overnight. If we would have not have taken her ripe belly pictures THAT afternoon, they would not have these moments captured........
(Check out Grant's Full BirthStory HERE.)
Less than 24 hours after her Ripe belly session, they held their beautiful boy in their arms. The little boy that they had spent the last 9 months dreaming about what he may look like....and here they were in the moment they had so anticipated with Grant crying in their arms. This is what life is all about.
I could not help but think about all of these things after Christi made that simple statement. As I took Grant's pictures, I took notice of how their life had changed in his first year. They moved into a beautiful home, they gave Grant more love than any boy could ask for, and they shaped him into the charismatic blonde haired, blue eyed, beautiful boy that stood in front of my Canon lens. This is what I love about my job. I am there to capture the moments that will bring my clients right back to days that changed their life, and re-feel the emotions, and give them the closest thing to re-living those precious moments.
Happy 1st Birthday, Monkey! :) You are so loved.