[If you came directly to this post, please read here first for a little background on the project]

In August of 2014, when I first asked for volunteers for this new project about having children, Jami was the first to respond. I was excited because I knew she and Colin were planning for a new addition to their family soon and it would be awesome to get her story and hopefully incorporate the newest little Mays into it when he/she arrived. We finally got together that October for brunch and the first thing she told me was that she thought she was pregnant, but hadn’t told anybody else yet! I felt so honored that she shared that with me, and that she agreed to take part in my work. On July 3, 2015, I was privileged to photograph the birth of Charles Howard Mays (Charlie) and then visit with him and Jami at home in October, exactly one year to the date of our interview. Thank you Jami!

{Click the first image to open slideshow and read Jami’s story}