“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
Eda J. LeShan
The joy of photographing friends from your past is that you get to catch up on all the changes and additions to their lives and revisit the good old days. Annie and I were in the same sorority in college. I am always amazed at how drastically all of our lives have changed from the Chico days of partying and studying. All of us girls are married and having babies, grown up with real jobs. Truly one of my favorite perks of my occupation is that I get to meet their families and hear the stories of their grown up lives.
This brings me to the story of how Annie met Ted. Hands down one of my favorites ever! It involves KT, another sorority sister whose zest for life is unsurpassed. KT is truly one of those people who is the life of the party. Both ladies were celebrating the end of the work at a local hang out when Annie and Ted spied one another. As Ted was exiting the restroom KT stuck her foot out and tripped him. As he stumbled and looked at her said she brightly exclaimed, “Have you met my friend Annie?” That chance meeting has resulted in their marriage and two adorable kids. I mean, what are the odds?!
When Annie asked if I would be able to photograph their sweet new addition, Lily I jumped at the chance. An opportunity to catch up with an old friend! It was such a joy to hear all about Annie’s life since our student lives in Chico, meet her husband Ted and insanely adorable wee ones Raylan and Lily. Annie and I discovered we have quite a bit in common. Our husbands work in the same field and we commiserated about trying to keep toddlers quiet while your husband sleeps during the day after working the graveyard shift (a near impossible task!) I loved hearing about their wedding, Ted’s experiences after moving to California from Texas, Raylan’s life as big brother, and their lives together as a family.
Lily welcome to this world! You are so lucky to have such an incredible family to love you and a sweet Weimaraner to give you lots of big wet dog kisses. May you not only share playful giggles with your big brother and loving cuddles with your mom and dad, but also the marvelous joy of sharing those so many new beginnings with your family and those who are madly in love with you.