It only took 39 hours of labor, but Baby Emry arrived when she was real good and ready. Despite the sleep deprivation, her mother continued to glow and glow as I watched her gaze upon her child with complete wonder for the bonds that formed around their new little family. I have so much love for the babies and Emry is one that I will remember for her patience and that shy smile we caught in the middle of her snooze – or maybe it was just gas – but still! In-home newborn portraits are my favorite way to capture the story of a new family settling in and enjoying each other in the comfort of their home, which is where they say the heart is. It’s true.