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'You arrived and everything changed': Hoda Kotb with daughter Haley Joy

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In honor of Hoda Kotb’s new book “I’ve Loved You Since Forever,” inspired by her daughter, Haley Joy, photographer Jordan Matter took photos of the mother-daughter one year after Haley’s adoption.

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“Haley is a very charismatic child,” Jordan told TODAY.com. “She was relaxed and fun during the shoot, but was definitely aware of Hoda’s whereabouts.”

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“When Hoda picked her up, Haley melted into her arms,” Jordan said. “It was a beautiful moment.”

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“Haley was constantly smiling or laughing whenever Hoda spoke to her. They’re obviously connected on a deep level.”

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“They are both at the beginning of a long journey together. I wanted to capture that excitement and intimacy.” 

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Hoda became a first-time mother in 2017 at age 52 when she adopted Haley. 

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“I used to think that work was the most important thing in the world,” Hoda said. “You arrived and everything changed.”

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