It is amazing to me how in this business it feels as if you just were photographing the beautiful birth story of a child, and then you blinked and you are doing a cake smash to celebrate turning 1 year! Gabby is one of my sisters very good friends and I have loved watching her become a mother. My first session with Gabby was in a blizzard and it was freezing cold outside. We laughed a lot and talked about meeting sweet little Declan, I remember Gabby’s eyes as they glowed waiting to meet her son. When Declan was born I watched Gabby become a wonderful mother, she did everything in her power to make him happy and keep him safe. One of the best parts about this job is growing with my beautiful people. I saw the love for her little boy as he moved in her tummy, then it only grew stronger day by day and moment by moment. Motherhood is one of my favorites to capture because it is REAL. It is so pure, and so honest. It is so very hard, but so rewarding, but most of all it is STRONG. It is very hard to believe you are turning 1 tomorrow, however you are the sweetest and most kind little boy. Thank you both for allowing me to grow with you and to laugh with you. Thank you for choosing me to capture unforgettable moments that you will look back on and cherish forever (even the blue food coloring that stained everything). Happy almost Birthday sweet little Declan. You are so loved by your beautiful mama and so many others.