Fitz decided to make his entrance into the world just a little earlier than expected. As I talked with Jes and Dave about their experience into the world of parenthood, they couldn't help but smile. When I asked if they were anxious that Fitz was a little early, they just shrugged it off, embracing their new role as Mom and Dad. Jes & Dave are naturals, caring, nurturing, loving. They fit effortlessly into this new reality of late nights, dirty diapers, baby cries and more. And despite the challenges that the first few weeks of newborn-ness can bring, Jes & Dave take it all in stride, learning at they go, together as a team.
It is pure delight as photographer to have the opportunity to watch as new parents interact with their new babies. With Jes and Dave the word I kept repeating in my mind over and over again was : Head over heels. Ok, I guess that's three words. I watched at how Jes looked at her newborn baby boy, with such tenderness and unhindered love. Or how Dave scooped Fitz up into his arms, with such protection and care. Or when Dave tenderly wrapped his arms around Jes as she held their baby boy, pouring out all the love and affection he felt for her at that moment. For me, that is what makes newborn sessions so special. There is nothing quite like the love of a parent and the way a couple grows together as they grow their family.
Jes & Dave, thank you for welcoming me into your home to document such a special time your family's journey! You are wonderful parents, it was beautiful to watch as you cared for and loved your little guy! Enjoy the images!