I absolutely love this family and as of a week ago (1 week tomorrow to be exact) their awesomeness has grown exponentially. Their sweet baby boy was born after a short and sweet labor, in the afternoon with his grandmother present and soon after the room filled with his large, loving family.

I first met this wonderful family almost a year ago when I photographed his (little) big sister for her first birthday and already she has proved to be protective over her little brother, upset over the fact that he was crying during his first bath and wanting to stay close to him. So. Sweet.

Everyone was in great spirits, recalling stories of being new parents and excitedly texting updates and photos of the baby to loved ones. The guys were reveling in the fact that there was a new boy in the family, made more exciting by the fact that the gender was a surprise and when the room filled with baby’s new cousins, Grandpa was on it, doling out the snacks and playing air piano.

I’m already so grateful to do what I love for a living; I constantly feel like I’m getting away with something and one day (soon) someone is going to knock on my door and tell me that the jig is up. But it’s especially wonderful to bear witness to such important moments in a family’s life and to have that family make you feel so welcomed, ie: texting hilarious emoji updates of your pregnancy and labor and sharing your Fritos in the hospital room.

Here are some of my favorites of this most wonderful family on this most wonderful day. Congrats!

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

Austin Birth Photographer_ Asher's Fresh48 Session

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