to say i was excited to meet miss harper grace would be a huge understatement.
i have known derek and lauren for years; we were children together, and now they were having a child. seeing lauren's belly grow and being a part of her pregnancy documentation was extremely special to me. i thought the joy on her face when she talked about the baby before harper was born was beautiful. it was nothing compared to the look in her and derek's eyes when i saw them stare at harper when she was only 8 hours old.
harper was perfect, from her little toes, to pouty mouth, and newborn baby smell. i am so thankful to have met the little one when she was so new to the world, and can't wait to see her grow up!
thank you, derek and lauren, for letting me capture your little girl from pregnancy to mere hours old. i hope you enjoy the pictures now, and that harper loves them when she's older.