Charlie

My family is recovering from a long and exhausting season of loss. So the arrival of our newest member brings joy in the midst of sorrow. He arrived two weeks ahead of schedule, but really, he was right on time.

I had been invited to be in the delivery room for his birth. The sister in me wanted to be there to support my sister at this precious time. The photographer in me wanted to be there to capture the intimacy of the labor. And the mama in me wanted to be there to experience the miracle of delivering a baby. Not knowing if I will ever get to deliver a baby of my own, it was a gift to be present for the birth of this nephew of mine.

Tanner made it look easy and Charlie made a fast entry into the world. It was amazing.

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After two days in the hospital, Charlie got to go home to meet his big brother.

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Peterson, party of 4 🙂

The Jackson Family

Most years, the fall season in Charlotte seems to last about ten days. So I’ve been thankful for the long weeks of unseasonably warm weather that we’ve had this year. As autumn hung around into the late days of November, the trees hung onto their leaves longer than usual. The warm afternoon sun and the yellow and orange leaves provided a gorgeous backdrop for this beautiful family. Seriously, could they be any cuter?!

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