I photographed Steve & Melissa's wedding in early 2011, and was very excited to hear they were expecting their first bundle of joy later on that year. I had Melissa's maternity shoot scheduled for late May. However, the weekend before her photo shoot her son decided to make his appearance, 6 weeks early. He was in NICU for a few weeks until he reached a little under 5lbs and could eat on his own. Luckily, I was able to photograph him the week he was released from the hospital. He was so tiny and sweet. Being my first newborn photography shoot (other then my own daughter and my newphews)..I have to say I found it not to be as hectic as people claim it to be. It just takes lots of patience and soft hands. =) Welcome to this world baby Julius!