When we met Kelly and Jack it was kind of like meeting old friends. We just clicked as individuals, and that’s always nice when you are in the “nice to meet you, what kind of people will these two be?” phase. We found out pretty quickly that they are easy-going, down-to-earth kind of people, and it was refreshing knowing their expectations were realistic about becoming parents—realistic in the sense that you have to remain flexible and enjoy the ride into parenthood! Their love for each other and their soon-to-be-born son was evident, and their excitement contagious. We were thrilled to be the ones to shoot their first days at home as a family of three.

A few weeks later, baby Judah was born (what an awesome name, right?), and we planned for their story session once they felt settled in at home. The day of their shoot dawned a beautiful Saturday morning, and it was a wonderful experience all around to watch these two naturally parent their wee son. There is something so very special about those first months as a brand new mom and dad. You love like you never knew possible, you grow in ways you didn’t think you could, and you easily delight in caring for your baby. Life is certainly different now for these two, but honestly, for them, parenting seems to be second nature, and it sure does look beautiful.