Five years ago, I photographed these two on their wedding day. The whole day, I kept thinking about how sweetly and deeply their family loved one another. There was joy with a special kind of connection amongst all of them….Read More
Mo and Jay and some of the most joyful people I know. I'm pretty sure that, if asked to choose their favorite pastime, they'd say belly-laughing. Not only that, but they care deeply, love wholeheartedly, and live with intention.
As they are embracing parenting (they had Murphy Rae a couple weeks after these were taken), I know that their sweet little girl is going to have all of those characteristics sewn into her personhood. Not only that, but she is going to feel delighted-in, loved, and cared for, which I know will be something positively contagious about her.
Mo & Jay--thank you so much for letting me cross paths with you as you patiently awaited the arrival of your sweet girl! You were perfectly cuddly & not-awkward, apart from when I tried to make you hide in a tree. That got a little out-there. You were a total trooper, Mo. ;) Ending your session on the swing made from the arch used at your wedding was absolute perfection, and all-in-all things just could not have gone better! Best wishes as you start this new chapter of your lives!
The Spare family warmly welcomed their sweet daughter to the world last May, and they let me join them in their home when she was a fresh 16 days old. To take pictures of Baby E at that point in her life meant that her family could forever look back on those moments when eating and sleeping were her favorite pastimes, we she was dwarfed by the old-fashioned basinet as she lay swaddled within it, and when her future heirloom baby quilts were merely freshly stitched gifts.
The whole family had such a peace and tenderness about them as they comforted and nurtured sweet Baby E, and it gave me the utmost confidence that she was going to be so well cared for for years to come.
They had a life-changing moment and kindly allowed me to briefly step into it and take a few photos. Because of that, they'll be able to always remember sweet Baby E in this way. All the loving feelings bubble up inside me just thinking about it, and I'm so thankful to have photographed them. Thank you, Spare family, for prioritizing these moments!