I want you to have this too. Photos help me hold onto this fleeting moment so that I can let it go and move into the next phase of childhood alongside him. Photos help me see him: his interests, personality, struggles and feelings. Photos help me see us too: our love, care, and protection. Photos help me lean into our joy as a family.

Photo credit is shared with Sam and that very first shot is by our doula, Therese Hak-Kuhn