I cannot describe the joy with which I share this newborn post. Kim and Lisa are some of my dearest friends, and it is my honour to introduce their precious gift, Valley. For some, the road to parenthood isn’t always an easy one, but its always darkest before the dawn. We rejoice with Kim & Lisa as they bask in the sunshine that is their little Valley.
Valley, you have been entrusted to two of the most beautiful people I know. There is no doubt in my mind that your dad will teach you how to use that pink BB gun. He will teach you all about sports and how to be AMAZING at them, and how ALL things can result in competition. Including the very competitive world of NERF gun wars. He will teach you how to sniff out the best snacks available. More importantly, he will teach you how to give from the bottom of your heart. How to use the gifts you’ve been given to help others. He will model the Golden Rule for you. He’s wrapped around your adorable little finger, and will always be there for you.
Your mom and I have been friends since we were kids. She can teach you to master the odd muscles in your face, allowing you to make cartoon-like expressions. Your mom will show you how to dance in the rain. She will teach you to play softball, and will cheer the loudest from the stands at every single game. Can teach you grace, model patience, and perseverance. She will pick you up when you fall down, and help you dust yourself off. Your mom will support you, but will sometimes give you the kick in the pants that you need. She will listen when your day has gone terribly, and offer advice to comfort you. And will love you fiercely.
It is an incredible honour for me to photograph these precious moments of this beautiful family. Valley, you are truly a gift, and are so dearly loved.