The miracle of birth. I am still in awe and for once I have no words. Well, maybe a few but I’ll save those for after the photographs…
Okay, so I really had no idea what to expect since I had never stepped foot inside a delivery room before. I’m quite certain every birth is different but this one was so chill. I credit that mostly to the parents and the fine company they chose. And I suppose a little Bob Marley in the background didn’t hurt either. In case you missed Thy and Tadashi’s pre-baby session just six short days prior, click here.
I’m so honored to have been in that room to document one of life’s biggest moments. I could do this every damn day. And with all of the iPhone and iPad use I’m thinking we should sell a few of these photographs to Apple for a pretty penny. That should take care of Noëlle’s college fund.
Oh, these two… these two are quite possibly the most creative couple I know.
Thy is a hairdresser, wigmaker and milliner. Tadashi is a skater, performer and actor. And together they dabble in artistic collaborations in the visual arts medium with their production company Pity Corp <<< click there to see all kinds of goodness. And click this one to see my personal favorite.
Every time I see these two they have a new project up their sleeves. I’m thinking their latest creation is gonna be a hard one to top, don’t ya think?
Thy and Tad, you two are going to make incredible parents. I’m giddy with excitement for you both and simply cannot wait for little Nöelle to arrive! xo
I’ve known the Sernas family for a few years now and was thrilled to learn their family had grown again. I was even more thrilled when Leah asked me to photograph the adoption finalization of their newest addition, baby Jonathan.
We met at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Monday, November 4th where Jonathan had a whole entourage of admirers. Not just his own family, but close friends, the Henry family. The Henry’s have four children, all about the same ages as the Sernas kids. How perfect is that?
Once everyone filed into the courtroom, Mom and Dad swore before God and the courts that they would love Jonathan forever and ever and ever. And everyone cheered. Even the judge.
I swear, this family spreads joy wherever they go. It was especially noticeable at the courthouse which is not always associated with happy events. So many strangers approached wanting to know the story and marveled at all of the little ones playing so happily together. I’m telling you, the smiles were certainly contagious that day.
I love how photography allows me to participate in moments like these. What I love even more is the fact that these memories have been captured forever and the photographs will be viewed and cherished for years to come.
And speaking of smiles? Yep, I did that all the way home.
Congratulations Leah and Ruben on that great big, loving family of yours! XO