Welcome Norah James Marshall by Peter Marshall

May 17th, 2018, the greatest day of my life.

 Dear Norah,  Let me tell you about the best day of my life. It was the day you were born. Your mom and I were so anxiously waiting for you for a long time. We spent months trying to imagine what you would be like and how we would feel when we finally got to meet you. It was an incredibly surreal moment filled with awe and happiness. 

Dear Norah,

Let me tell you about the best day of my life. It was the day you were born. Your mom and I were so anxiously waiting for you for a long time. We spent months trying to imagine what you would be like and how we would feel when we finally got to meet you. It was an incredibly surreal moment filled with awe and happiness. 

 Neither of us *really* cried. We just couldn't stop staring at you, then at each other, then back at you without saying much at all. We just tried so hard to appreciate the fact that we now have this new person joining us for the rest of our lives.

Neither of us *really* cried. We just couldn't stop staring at you, then at each other, then back at you without saying much at all. We just tried so hard to appreciate the fact that we now have this new person joining us for the rest of our lives.

 I could only imagine how your mom might have felt on that day. She had to go through a much harder time to get to this day than I had obviously. You'll learn in time how strong your mother can be. I don't think I've ever seen her so determined as on the day you were born and through the twenty seven hours of labour. I've never been so proud of her.

I could only imagine how your mom might have felt on that day. She had to go through a much harder time to get to this day than I had obviously. You'll learn in time how strong your mother can be. I don't think I've ever seen her so determined as on the day you were born and through the twenty seven hours of labour. I've never been so proud of her.

 We were both surprised at how you didn't cry at all and your eyes were wide open the entire evening. You were just looking around. I wonder how much you saw. You had a beautiful head of hair in light brown, but I wouldn't be surprised if it changes to beautiful blonde like your mom's eventually.

We were both surprised at how you didn't cry at all and your eyes were wide open the entire evening. You were just looking around. I wonder how much you saw. You had a beautiful head of hair in light brown, but I wouldn't be surprised if it changes to beautiful blonde like your mom's eventually.

 You were such a good baby and very cooperative. You were easy to handle and our first night with you went very smoothly. This was the very beginning of a new life for all of us and I could not be more excited for all of the adventures the three of us are going to have. 

You were such a good baby and very cooperative. You were easy to handle and our first night with you went very smoothly. This was the very beginning of a new life for all of us and I could not be more excited for all of the adventures the three of us are going to have. 

Inspiration Series - What inspires me by Peter Marshall

One of my favourite photographs from Sam Abell, National Geographic photographer:

 I love the depth of the picture... it is a combination of several scenes that all help tell a story. Seeing this inspired me before going to India and helped me take one of my favourite pictures from the trip...    

I love the depth of the picture... it is a combination of several scenes that all help tell a story. Seeing this inspired me before going to India and helped me take one of my favourite pictures from the trip... 

 

 Pushkar Camel fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. My attempt at a more complex combination of multiple scenes.

Pushkar Camel fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.
My attempt at a more complex combination of multiple scenes.