Three babies have been born into my family this year. Three! A few days ago my cousin gave birth to a gorgeous little girl and I felt very honored that she asked me to come take some photos in the hospital when Lydia was just over 24 hours old. There's something so special about watching first time parents, and to see them in that initial transition on day one, is even more precious. Mom and Dad were so calm, so sure, so proud, and so in love with this little baby girl. It felt as if she has always been here. I loved watching them dote on her, the way they looked at her, the way they talked on the phone to family about her. It's a special thing and I feel very lucky to be able to capture these moments forever.