What a unique “job” I have. One day I’m photographing a husband and wife’s first kiss; the next, I’m clicking away while chasing toddlers around the beach at sunset. Every now and then I document something so personal, that it transforms me, not just in the moment, but to the core. Maybe it’s the anticipation, the adrenaline, the emotion, the tears. It’s all of that and more. There couldn’t be anything more meaningful than documenting the very first moment a tiny baby enters this beautiful world. Instead of attempting to retell Brooklyn’s story with words, I’ve done my best to document this story with images. Thank you to the Butcher family for trusting me to tell their birth story.