I love everything about stories like this – courage, determination, a hard race to run with a sweet reward at the finish line.

I swear I photograph the strongest of the mamas out there. When plans change, circumstances are tough, these mamas are tougher and it’s an honor to watch. Emily ran her race with the utmost patience and grace while her husband would lend a supporting hand whenever needed. These two together were a dream team and catching their baby girl in the water was the sweetest of gifts at the end.