It’s no secret that this sweet family has a special place in my heart.
We have been through some pretty special moments together!
Seriously. Everyone should be so lucky in love.
Maria had hired me as her wedding photographer a year before the big day… and in planning, we quickly became friends. I imagine everyone who knows Maria and Dan considers them friends. To know them is to love them. They are genuinely wonderful people.
I will never forget the day Maria invited me to meet her downtown. I explained I had the baby at home, and of course she said “bring the baby! I would love to see her!” When we arrived, we spoke about the wedding and what I recommended with regard to the venue and locations for formal photos. As we were wrapping up, Maria asked to hold the baby, and handed me a beautiful monogrammed necklace. She thanked ME for being wonderful and for a “great job” (that I hadn’t even done yet.) But really, she explained, the necklace was a token of friendship.
While this is so typical of Maria’s sweet and generous nature, I was still so completely caught off guard.
I explained to her that anyone on earth lucky enough to have her friendship knows that SHE is truly the gift herself!
This handsome baby boy was only a twinkle in her eye then. But she had already dreamed of him, for sure. I remember her talking about babies at the engagement session a year before. And about a baby that might be (only weeks after her wedding day.)
This beautiful baby boy is a dream come true.
He is so blessed to have Maria as his mother. And Dan as his Dad. In minutes I saw that he was born to be a father… One of the kindest, and most genuine fathers on earth.
But I have to say… it’s the documentary of the family that makes my heart happy.
Wishing these people all the best!