Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Welcome to the World, Baby Harlow!

Monday was seriously one of the coolest days of my life.  Oh man. Somehow I got the crazy wonderful privilege of photographing my sweet friends Kaitlyn and Jacob in their last moments of waiting for their first little one and then their first moments of knowing her.  Being there all afternoon with their families was so special, and the delivery was absolutely incredible.  

Watching Kaitlyn calmly bring her baby into the world with determination and grace as her husband held her hand, touched her face, and cheered her on was perhaps the most pure example of marital love and teamwork I've ever seen.  And their faces when they saw their girl for the first time...I mean, come on. Life is a MIRACLE, you guys--nothing short of it.

Jacob fell in love as soon as he saw Harlow. He followed her around the room as doctors cleaned and weighed and measured until she was placed in his arms for the first time. He carried baby girl over to his wife and they marveled at her together for a few moments before feeding her and introducing her to the rest of her new family.

She is so teeny and so perfect!

I went back to the hospital for a little visit yesterday and got to see Miss Harlow all cleaned up and dressed.  Kaitlyn and Jacob are just swooning over her, as they should be, and I couldn't be happier for these sweet friends of mine!

Thank you thank you thank you, Kaitlyn, for asking me to capture these moments.  I'm so excited to be sharing a few of them with you, Jacob, your families and friends (I have more I'm not posting! :) ). Harlow is so blessed to have you two as her mommy and daddy.


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