It’s been quite a year for our family here at the Chin household. We take a lot of pride in what we do, capturing moments of the lives of all the wonderful people we get to meet along the way. We absolutely love what we do, but sadly, somehow we as photographers don’t take much opportunity to document our own lives. This was most apparent and most painful this past January when we lost my dad very suddenly to a heart attack. Not a day has gone by since where I don’t think of him, sigh, take a deep breath and then try my best to move on.
Grief is a very strange thing, in the midst of such deep sadness, you find immense appreciation for the joy that surrounds you. In a way, pain makes you so acutely aware of the blessings that are in your life . When I wake up each morning I get to live another day with my soulmate. Angela has been such a blessing to me and my family through our toughest of times. She has been strong and caring, beautiful and wise, and simply all-around amazing. I am so proud that she is going to be the mother of my children.
This past week we took a little time for ourselves. As many of you know we are expecting a little addition to the family any day now, and we didn’t want to let this opportunity to pass by without capturing our anticipation in image. In many ways, even though he’s not out in the world yet, our baby boy has also been such a blessing to us. Such miracles make you believe that joy can truly break the sorrow. I will never allow myself to forget the first time we heard his heart beat, or the first ultrasound, or the first swift kick to the face when I put my ear up to Ange’s belly, or Ange’s persistent cravings for cupcakes.
We wanted to share some images of our impending bundle of joy, we hope you enjoy them: