My journey as a mom to a little boy named Jude has led me down so many different paths, meeting so many beautiful souls along the way. Little Leo is just one of those beautiful souls that I had the privilege to meet. Capturing Leo was one of the most challenging, and at times, emotionally charged photoshoots I’ve had to do in a while. As a photographer, newborn photography has never really been part of my core style – I’ve always struggled with it. But photographing Leo was different for so many different reasons. The end result was this…not technically correct or artistically brilliant, but real and challenging – like many things in life. Leo showed me how to be brave.