I didn't meet Daniel & Megan until the day before their wedding, when we got together for their engagement session. But instantly I could tell that they might be two of the most chill people on the planet. The next day, when their sweet dog ran up and jumped on Megan's wedding dress, and she didn't bat an eye -- I knew my instincts had been correct. As if Megan's vivacious mermaid hair and Daniel's velvet jacket weren't eye-candy enough, their chemistry and "I can't get enough of you. EVER"-ness made for a wedding photographer's dream come true.
Oh boy. Here we go. Recognize that face? If you don't, you must be new here. This is my work-wife, and one of my very best friends, Lindsey Arlene Gomes. Her due date was technically this coming Sunday, but last Friday, she officially joined me in the "I just pushed a baby out of my body with no drugs" club. And I could not be more proud, inspired, in awe, or emotional about the whole freakin thing.
Obviously, birth stories are just that -- a story, with lots of gory details. And so I will leave most of the verbal storytelling to Lindsey whenever she is ready to sit down and put it on paper. As for me, I will say this:
I arrived to the hospital at 3:57am on Friday, September 15th.
Over a period of 8 hours, I witnessed a woman whom I am connected to on a soul-level experience the worst pain in her life and the most magical moment of her existence. Lindsey and I have SO many things in common: we share a business, a creative view on the world, a sense of humor, a love for rose wine and charcuterie plates, even an astrological sign -- but NOW, not only to we get to share motherhood, but motherhood to a daughter. And I could not be more grateful.