For years, Melissa and I were inseparable. As best friends, we were able to laugh together about absolutely nothing and practically read each other’s minds when something was bothering us.
When Melissa contacted asking me to photograph a huge part of her life, I felt an excitement that couldn’t even be put into words.
A few years back, Melissa and Chad received heartbreaking news: they would never be able to have children. Always wanting to be a mother, this destroyed her. Still, she daydreamed about ‘one day’ having a little life to love.
Sometime around April, I found myself watching a documentary on Discovery Health (I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant) about a woman who was also told by her doctor that she would never become pregnant. She too, had always dreamt of becoming a mother but had to face the reality of never being able to conceive a child. Then, the woman found herself in labor, unbeknownst to her that she was even pregnant.
I didn’t hesitate in calling Melissa to tell her about this miracle, reminding her to not give up hope. I must have timed myself pretty well with that phone call because Melissa is now three months pregnant! I swear I cried for days when she first told me.
I’m so honored to document such an important time in Melissa and Chad’s life and can’t wait to meet this little miracle.