It’s such a surreal time right now.
I feel like it was just yesterday my sister was yelling at me to get out of her room..because obviously having a younger sister hang out with your high school friends is super uncool. But now I’m sitting in my niece-to-be’s nursery helping my sister fold tiny baby clothes in preparation to her arrival.
I said this before and I’ll say it again…life is so weird/awesome.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing my beautiful sister. With only days before bringing her little girl into this world, we haaaad to be to sure to document this special time in her life. I was nervous, I really wanted her to love them. Truly. I get way more nervous photographing for my family than I do for strangers. Funny how that works. But nonetheless, we knocked it out and had so much fun. I look at these images and I want to cry. I’m not even sure if I did the best job I possibly could, but it isn’t about that. It’s about the experience I had. It’s about watching my sister look down at her belly and get teary-eyed. It’s about making my sister feel beautiful. With the experience I had and meaning behind these photos, I can easily say these are some of my favorites.
My family is about to change forever and I couldn’t be happier. I get teary-eyed even picturing my parents as grandparents. They are going to be good ones. I get teary-eyed thinking of how much my sister and her husbands hearts will melt once they see their little girl for the very first time. I get teary-eyed thinking about the first time I’ll get to photograph her sweet face. Let’s be honest here, I’m an emotional wreck and I love it. People always say try to avoid having a kid around Christmas…but I’ll have to disagree, having a baby right around Christmas is the best idea (in my opinion). I’m surrounded by my family, cozy’d up by the fireplace while I sipping hot cocoa…doesn’t get much better than this.
My heart is full. That is all I can really say.