I arrived earlier than planned by an accident for our little at home shoot. Instead being flustered about that as I likely would have been, Courtney asked me to stay and photograph things as they really were, mere weeks after Iris’ birth. I love that about Courtney, she is who she is. And she was tired, and her baby was crying, and there were other children who needed attention to, and I took pictures. Motherhood is beautiful, but it’s also exhausting. It’s not glamorous, but it is priceless. I hope these photographs will be to their family as well.