Meet the Doyle Family. A friend of mine, Anita, from my university days gifted this intimate portrait session to Olivia and her young family for Mother’s Day. Olivia, a teacher, and Ryan, a volunteer surf lifesaver, welcomed their baby son, Peter this year, a little earlier than expected. This little boy peacefully rested in his loving parents arms as Olivia shared stories of his brave battles, the kind that are unique to premature babies.

To witness the love and adoration Olivia and Ryan showed to their sweet, now healthy little man was truly moving. Every day we are treated to new acts of kindness and generosity and I am grateful to my beautiful friend, Anita for allowing me the opportunity to meet the Doyle Family on a golden winter’s afternoon.

You can feel the love simply by looking at these portraits.