Yesterday I taught my first photography class to a group of local moms. As part of my lesson I wanted to capture some real-life moments of a real-life family; bedhead, naked butts, bad lighting and all. So I showed up, coffee in one hand, camera in the other, to my dear friend and neighbor’s house. She had no warning. She was, luckily, out of her PJ’s when I arrived. When I got home and started sorting the photos I felt like my heart would explode. I’ve watched Laura go from a newlywed to a mama, twice, with her third now on the way. I have watched her transform and grow into a great mom. She is real. She makes mistakes and yells sometimes and wants to pull her hair out. But she’s also amazing and fierce and wonderful. Watching their little family grow has been so special to me. Gah, I am such a sap. I love you, Laura!