I first met this mom last year when her now one-year-old was a newborn.  I remember sqeeee-ing and wanting to hold him but we had just met so that would have been awkward if I asked, no? 😉

Milestones like a first birthday are so important to capture and treasure.  We could have easily just taken little JM’s 1st year photos, but I am so pleased to have gotten mom in there. Years from now, when he’s past all those other important milestones, she has these to look back on to get glimpse of that feeling. You know that feeling. That feeling when your heart swells with so much love that it almost hurts. I see it when I look at these (especially that b&w!) and I hope she does, too.

I can’t wait to photograph the rest of this family later this month. She’s got four boys!