Almost one year ago on April 14, 2008, my son, Maxwell, was born. I will never forget the blissful feeling I had when I first cradled his 7 lb./14 oz. body in my arms, gazed upon his sweet face, and squeezed my loving husband's hand tight. It has been a wild ride so far--this experience called motherhood! But I would never take back a moment. Maxwell inspires me to be a better photographer and a more compassionate person. His smiles and laughter have filled my life with joy. He is my little "son" shine.