I think I met Nicole in the 1st grade. Maybe 2nd, but anyway, it’s been a long time. We went to grade school and high school together and we’ve stayed in touch (thanks, Facebook!). I was so honored when Nicole asked me to photograph her maternity session for precious baby Jesse. I didn’t know it until I began reading her blog about how this baby is such a special gift and such a long-awaited blessing. I’m personally familiar with the story of watching everyone else have babies while you wait with empty arms wondering when, if ever, you’ll have your own and I can say that it worked out beautifully in my case with my four little blessings. While Nicole and Brent’s story is so much sweeter than I can tell here, I can say that I’m honored to be a small part of it in capturing this maternity session and his upcoming newborn session. Little Jesse has a few weeks before he makes his grand entrance and I’m so anxious to meet him!!! Thank you Nicole and Brent for including me in this beautiful chapter of your lives. His sweet little face better get ready for all the kisses I’m going to give him!