My grandson came into the world just the other day. It was hot and slightly humid as it has been here in the Coachella Valley. I remember the first sight of my son, my baby, my youngest son as he walked in to tell me that "he" was here. This would be shoot of a life time for this moment, at least for me. Could I do this without crying? Could I maintain my composure? This is actually my second grandchild. My first grandson lives in Michigan. So, I should be able to handle this even I was not there for the birth of my first one, but still. So, when I walked to the hallway, camera in hand, I lost it. He was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. Perfect in every way. He was all covered up in the incubator. My son standing there looking so proud. I could barely focus my camera. I forgot to change my settings. So many of my shots were bad. The nurse then moved my grandson to the recovery room while they waited for the mother to come out of OR as she had a C-Section. It had been a wonderful morning and experience. My husband, who is now a Grandfather, step-grandfather, as you will to be proper, was able to bond with my step-granddaughter. I was able to get to know my daughter-in-law (even though they aren't married, I consider her like a daughter now). This was such a lovely experience for all. So blessed to have made it around the sun to experience this little moment in my life and the life of my child and capture it for him and his new family.
Welcome to the world baby Ben and congratulations to my son and his little family!