“It’s funny that you don’t know your own story until you look back. Like many, I always knew I wanted to be a mother. And so when my husband and I were married and both wanted children, I probably took for granted that I could have a family simply because I wanted one. No one can prepare you for an infertility journey- the way I would hang on to every word when the doctor would call, the bruises from blood draws and shots, the gut wrenching sight of another negative test, and the emptiness of a loss- but most of all, the ache in my heart knowing that it may never happen for me… for us. That ache would cloud my days, keep me awake at night, and challenge my faith. These pictures capture our miracle- the one I feared would never be. When I look at these pictures I see more than photos of our beautiful newborn- I see the beginning of our family. I see my husband becoming a father. I see my dream of becoming a mother, my faith renewed, and love that I didn’t know was possible before.” Kate, Mother
“There was a great deal of the infertility and pregnancy journey that fell heavy on my shoulders. I watched my husband take on creating the nursery as his own labor of love. It only made sense to take William’s pictures in his nursery. Rochelle was more than willing to work with us in this special room, capturing many of the details that made it uniquely his.”
“Kate and Stephen are a former wedding couple who I’ve known for a few years now. It was so exciting when Kate told me they were expecting a baby in September and that I would get to document yet another season of life. William was the sweetest babe throughout the session, happily looking at his parents and even spending some time in his crib by himself.
What stands out about this session is the warmth and love you can feel as you see Kate and Stephen gaze at their baby boy. These are truly some precious moments of the new family of three and it was an honor to tell this part of their story. I’ve never seen Kate and Stephen happier than they are now as parents to their sweet boy.” Rochelle, Photographer