Being a parent is hard. There are many contributing factors, but sleep deprivation has always been the most challenging for my husband and I. We heart sleep. A lot. So when I arrived at my client's home this past Sunday morning and this mama told me she'd been up since 2 a.m. with her 6 week old little gal, I felt SO bad. I've been there! I had such a great time with this family, and despite their sleepless night, they were funny, relaxed and looked great! Years from now when they look at these images, I hope they remember how special this time in their lives was and not how utterly exhausted they were.