I have seen these two googly-eyed over each other many times. I had the privilege of taking them out for a night on the town for their engagement session in 2019. Then, because of the greatness of 2020, their ceremony got delayed, so we then took their Wedding Portraits in the spring near the gorgeous Jewel Box in Forest Park, and it was all followed by their Reception in the Fall! Three seasons of life I have watched through my lens. The smiles + laughter. The love that was so evident.
But seeing them as parents was wowing to me. Seeing that love that I had witnessed so many times, now reflecting on their daughter, honestly makes me tear up. This is why life is so beautiful. As you grow and age, your heart welcomes more and more love into it. As a child you can't fathom the massive amount of love you will feel in your lifetime. For your spouse, for your child, for your family and friends. It's not always easy, but it is pure and raw.
I can't wait to see the kind of parents you will be, my friends.
Welcome to the world, gorgeous Melissa.