When I was pregnant with my first child years ago, one of my new coworkers (and friend) stood out to me as particularly enthusiastic about my pregnancy. She loved updates about what vegetable or fruit the baby had grown the size of, and adored the baby as if she was already with us in my arms as opposed to concealed inside my belly. She held my hand through much of my pregnancy and then held my baby for much of her first year.
Throughout the years while she married her prince charming and moving 10,000 km away, I patiently waited for news from her about her own little peanut on its way. As luck would have it, his arrival coincided perfectly with my trip to Toronto for a destination wedding. Nothing gave me more pleasure than having the opportunity to capture moments of this family’s new life and see my dear friend Negar, along her amazing husband Nima, finally holding her own beautiful baby, Jian.