Years ago while working as a staff photographer for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, I documented the journey of a young couple who were about to have their second child here in Bozeman. I was looking for a long-term family photography project. Something that would challenge me to slow down and really tell an in depth story through pictures and sound. I needed to do a personal project even if I wasn’t quite sure what I would end up with. Happenstance came upon meeting Rosie, who would later introduce me to her sister Knikka and husband Chris. They were gracious enough to trust me from the start and welcome me into their home.
Timing can be a funny thing. My project would start much sooner than expected.
That night, after our initial conversation, Knikka went into labor. I raced over to meet her and Chris at The Birth Center
in Bozeman, Montana at 1:30 am to watch their new daughter, “Ryleigh” be born.