There is no greater privelege as a photographer than to tell a story... it's one of the main reasons I fell in love with photography and photojournalism to begin with. And with my background in press photography, passion and love for maternity and newborn, being able to tell the story from pregnancy through to newborn sweetness, including capturing birth, nothing sets my heart racing quite so much.
When I first spoke with Jeanie her excitement at having me capture the journey of pregnancy, birth and newborn images reached out through the phone line and tugged at my heart... I was swept up in the thrill and joy of a much longed for baby, a baby this couple had waited over 7 years to meet.
I am blessed in my own life to not have struggled with infertility, and while I have suffered losses, excrutating as they were I can only imagine the expectation and heartbreak with every cycle of hoping for a positive test.
When I spoke with Jeanie, and then with David when we all met, we covered it all... the love for this baby was so very real... there were hugs and kisses, and I knew this family would leave a lasting impression on my life.
Following are a series of images from Jeanie and David's maternity session, their birth slideshow, and images of the stunning little man, master James.