Every so often, I get a chance to sit and capture images for a family that really is special to me. This couple, Thayne and Melissa, have been wonderful friends to us for nearly a decade. After years of struggling and aching, their lives were blessed with the birth of their incredible daughter, Belle. I have never found so much joy in seeing one of my friends become a mother before and never before have I been blessed to witness a child so loved and cherished. She was a long wait, but she was worth it. Beautiful Belle is very, very loved.