Every Baby has a birth story, some are filled with Drama and others are quick and swift. This one was a journey filled with loss, love and waiting almost 6 years. (well the Aunties and Uncles were waiting for 6 years) And the wait was worth it.
Welcome Preston! We love you so very much.
Mike & Caroline are some of my Husband & I's dearest friends. Mike & Chad grew up together in Chittenango, NY. So, from the moment that they confirmed that lil' man was on the way... I had plans for them. This Auntie was NOT messing around. It was killing me that we were not going to know boy or girl until the arrival either.
So, on a warm Friday Evening in June, I headed to their Apartment in East Lakeview for their Maternity Photos in their home. It was the day before the shower so there were extra visitors there - Grandma, Grandpa H, Carolines Sister in law, her best friend and her daughter. So we were including them in this as well. (Preston, there will always be so much love surrounding you... seriously)
Anyways, I started with the nursery. A simple woodland theme awaiting a babe with details that were too cute. That Soccer bear belonged to Dad and some of the toys in the drawer belonged to Mom.
I photographed Mike and Caroline in the nursery, the fur babies (Molly and Barely) had to join.
Baby got excited and gave a few kicks before we decided to hang out in the living room for snuggles.
Taking to the streets, we took a few photos with the loved ones already gathered.