My dear friends, Sam and Brad, welcomed their first child and son, Ryder, into the world earlier this year, and I had the great honor of being asked to witness their miracle. I have no words to explain the emotions of this day and being there as a photographer, a friend, a bystander. These moments always have me in awe. Having had four children myself, knowing the pain and endurance, the sheer exhaustion, the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming moments, the fear the unknown… I was able to relive all of it with Sam, but from a different vantage point. She is amazing, strong, so strong! It was so hard to see her go through the pain, but it was so amazing to witness and capture all the love and support from her husband and entire family that came to share in the birth of their new son, grandson, nephew.
I cannot thank you enough, Sam and Brad, for allowing me to share in the magic of your happiest day, welcoming perfect little Ryder into this world! XOXO