I’ve been friends with John and Natasha since they booked me to shoot their wedding about 2 years ago. While rock climbing one day I told him the news that my wife was pregnant with our first child and he was over the moon with excitement for me. I could tell he wanted to be a father as well. With that in mind, it was no surprise to learn of Natasha’s pregnancy last year. It just so happened that Natasha’s sister Shaylyn was getting coming back home to Nova Scotia from B.C., to get married, right around the due date for the baby.
Flash forward many months and Natasha was the Matron of Honour at Shaylyn and Denis’ wedding with a baby bump that was just about ready to pop. We joked on that day that the baby was going to upstage the wedding and come that day. Shaylyn and Denis both said they would love that to happen, just so they would both be able to meet the little one before they had to return home. Well, the baby did not come that day, but later that week, baby Jocelyn did arrive. It was early enough on Friday July 17th that most of us would still be calling it Thursday, at 12:53 am, she weighed 6lbs 15oz, and was 20.5″ long.
I got to meet her a few days later after a weekend of engagement sessions on PEI. The little precious was so little. I hadn’t held a baby that small for over a year. She’ll be big before John and Natasha know it. Hopefully the photos we took will serve as a reminder as the time goes by.
Here are just a few from our afternoon with sweet baby Jocelyn.