There are few people I would drive 7 hours in the rain for, but this mom makes that short list and a day trip to CT so I could capture little G was beyond worth it. It's fitting that my most personal shoot of the year was also my last one. Kim and I have been friends since college and she's been one of the most consistent, loyal, and kindhearted people in my life since that time, almost 20 years later now. I know the story behind these images. I got to bear witness to the heartache, physical pain, uncertainty, and tentative hope that comes with multiple rounds of IVF, and to finally share in the joy and relief of knowing that one of the most deserving, empathic, and solid human beings I know, whom I never questioned would be a phenomenal mother, is now finally one! These images were taken on a super rainy and overcast day, hence the moody and darker backdrop.