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.
“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.”
“When Hoda picked her up, Haley melted into her arms,” Jordan said. “It was a beautiful moment.”
“Haley was constantly smiling or laughing whenever Hoda spoke to her. They’re obviously connected on a deep level.”
“They are both at the beginning of a long journey together. I wanted to capture that excitement and intimacy.”
Hoda became a first-time mother in 2017 at age 52 when she adopted Haley.
“I used to think that work was the most important thing in the world,” Hoda said. “You arrived and everything changed.”