The wife was due with their first child in just a couple days and I had a before / after tritych idea that I wanted to do after the style of my favorite editorial photographer Dan Winters. I did some test shots the day before to get the lighting right...
(My wife is my favorite model. She is beautiful and fun to work with in front and behind the camera.)
Then I asked them to come over for a shoot. They were so fun and easy in front of the camera it really made it fun. They were willing to try all of my crazy ideas. Not to mention that even at full-term our friend, Erica, was beautiful. She is the kind of person that simply radiates light.
I tell you all this now (before I have finished the project) because she gave birth to their boy this very day, Christmas Eve. A 9 pound 6 ounce 21 and three quarter inch bouncing baby boy which, until they give me a real name, I shall be calling Bartholomeu.