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Baby Daniel

We are so beyond delighted to be sharing these images of baby Daniel with you! We have had the privilege to do a married couple session as well as a maternity session with Kyle and Laura.  So getting to take pictures of them with their first baby as they begin this awesome, challenging, beautiful adventure of parenthood is basically a dream come true for us! 

Daniel is such a sweet soul! What an incredible little guy! At two weeks new he was so very alert for our session. We only got a few images of him snuggly and sleepy and the rest of the time he was alert and attentive. It was amazing to me watching his deep beautiful eyes following my movements while the shutter clicked, turning his face as I moved, so interested in what was going on! 

Kyle and Laura, you two were made to be the parents of this sweet little boy! It will be hard and I'm sure there have already been many days where you feel so at the end of yourself, with not enough sleep and not enough patience and not enough time to just be the two of you. Your whole world is about your sweet baby at the moment. So much work goes into caring for his well being, especially so in these early days. Be gracious with yourselves as you learn how to step into this new, disarming, weighty and highly honored position of parents to your sweet boy.  Laura, you are a warrior Mama and brought this little boy earthside and I pray that when things feel overwhelming you will remember the strength you did not know that was in you that was summoned on the day of his birth. 

I love the way you two speak to Daniel with so much tenderness and with your genuine voices. I love the way you both were looking at him with awe and endearment and the way you looked at each other. It is truly amazing to see how the birth of a child changes the love of a couple in remarkable ways, deepening and enriching the love that was already there as you have become a family of three!  

Limeade

Since today is throw back Thursday, and things have been slow and quiet over here, I wanted to share something briefly. A little over 2 years ago, when we first decided that we were definitely going to make we are the Richards a real thing, and our sweet son was only a few months old, and we were still living in our first apartment, we made some limeade. 

Julia and I really love working together in the kitchen. It's a place where our marriage really shines. Today, we have been married for 1356 days. That's 3 years, 8 months, and 17 days. Thank you Google. 

Every day there are moments that are worth remembering. Worth cherishing. Worth telling stories about. Perhaps this story of "we made limeade and sat in our living room watching our 4 month old son be adorable" isn't the most thrilling story. But the point is that it's the true story of our life. So here are some #tbt photos of us from that day 2 years ago.