The experience of becoming a mother can be described, but never accurately. There is a love that is created that is beyond words, an expansion that seems uncontainable at times, a heart that feels as if it might burst. It is a love that is boundless, forever growing, without comparison. When a mother welcomes a second child into her body, it can be difficult to imagine how her heart can possibly grown large enough to contain such a love for two. Will she love her second child as much as her first? Will her first child be loved less to make room? And then she feels the first flutter of her baby, she sees the first image of her on the ultrasound screen, she gives her a name, and then she remembers. Love is not finite. It is limitless. A mother’s love is not only contained in her heart. It is in her blood, her cells, every fiber of her being, and beyond. Her love does not have to be shared because it knows no bounds.
I had the honor of photographing my friend Brooke and her family during this beautiful and brief moment of their lives. This family of three will soon welcome a new baby named Reece into their embrace, a sister for Quinn, another daughter for Brooke and Toon. Part joyful celebration and part tender connection, this session captures the limitless love that already surrounds Reece. Your family cannot wait to meet you, baby girl.