It was perfect timing to be in Seattle and document these last moments of baby Paxton in his mom’s belly. There were a few contractions during our shoot to add to the mix. The bond that the Melang Family has for one another is so strong. They were sharing stories in the bed as if I wasn’t even there. I am so lucky to have them as close friends. I love them to pieces and I cannot wait to meet Paxton.
When I first moved to Sayulita from NYC I was chatting with Cortney and asked her what her plans were for the summer and she said she was going to North Dakota. I said, “What are you doing in North Dakota?” in awe (I was born there). She told me that her husband was from there. Long story short…Paul’s father and my uncle Kurt were born in the same hospital on the same day! Small world? Cannot get any smaller. Cortney and Paul are some of the raddest people I have ever met, they are sweet, with an edge…genuine as they come. First of all, I was so thrilled that I got to photograph them, and even more excited to meet their little boy. Congratulations my friends! Love you both and don’t forget -North Dakota Represent!