there are a few moments that have separated themselves from the flow of my memory and have taken root in my heart… and allowed me to slow down, breathe deeply, and keep pace with the greater rhythms of life… like the birth of my son for instance. i have relived those moments again and again in my mind, but it’s my heart that remembers it best and keeps it alive while most everything else drifts away.
as a photographer there are many moments that have moved me, made me joyously happy and brought me to tears even… but not one event has EVER compared to the birth of my own son, expanded my humility, brought me back to my core truths and hit the reset button for me like these moments have.
i cannot adequately put words to this… but i want to say that watching two people hold one another and journey through this experience… witnessing a beautiful, strong woman align herself with the universe and summon forth life has changed me… has humbled me and nourished me in the deepest way possible. i am in the flow of life and have let go… i am ready to float and dream… to close my eyes and turn my face to the sun.
melia and jules and little j… we love you so. i am grateful for the trust and your sweet friendship. these moments are so wonderfully alive in me. thank you so very much for this.