So, this photo session was particularly special, because this little guy is my nephew, Nico John Santilli! It was truly an honor to be the one to document his first few days in the world, and I hope I was able to do these family memories justice. If not, I would never live it down! In case you were wondering, Nico is a common European short version for the name Nicholas, which is the father's name. Cute, huh? And unique! Nico was so precious throughout the whole session, and you could tell how connected he was to mom and dad. During each set, Nick or Jess would hold Nico to help keep him calm, peaceful, and content. A moment or two away from mom and dad, and he would definitely let you know! As a photographer, you can really feel the untenable bond that exists between parents and their newborns. I don't have children myself, but being part of these photo sessions has given me the privilege of feeling a small part of that unconditional love that comes with the miracle of bringing life into the world. It also makes you realize how trivial everything else becomes when you see that you would do absolutely anything to take care of this little soul. Congratulations, Nick and Jess, on your beautiful baby boy! And welcome to the world, Nico.
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