When I got the text message "How far in advance do i need to schedule newborn pics? I'm due June 10th." on December 22,2015 I just about jumped for joy, but then I remembered, I've had two kids and jumping is never a good idea.
Anyway this family has been threw a lot. I have deleted and re-wrote this about 1000000 times . I'm not that good with words. I was blessed to have been able to create portraits for her in June of 2012, not long before tragedy struck and their little boy was called to heaven Oct. 2012. I recall the day of the portrait session his giggle, how he looked at his big sister, how she looked at him. Even more so how his mamma looked at him! With his curly blond hair and big blue eyes, a contagious giggle. Heck I had only met him briefly but I wanted to snuggle him and take him home!
I am beyond thankful that I was able to capture some portraits for them I can only begin to contemplate really what they mean to the family.
I am just so touched and humbled that I was chosen to photograph the new chapter of their life and help honor the memory of their middle child. We wanted to incorporate Ashton in a portrait somehow (so this is what I came up with). The image in the locket is one I had taken at that portrait session in June. Mamma brought the mermaid outfit , her eldest daughter's room is mermaid and they wanted if for her bedroom. I'm told the 11x14 canvas now hangs in her room.
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