This is a very special newborn session, one it seems like I waited forever for! Meet my friend Janet and her lovely family. Janet’s son Zack was premature, born at just 31 weeks gestation. He is a happy and healthy boy now but spent months in the NICU and has suffered many health effects related to his prematurity. Last year Janet became pregnant again but her little girl Corrine was born at just 23 weeks, too early to survive. Corrine lived for just 30 minutes. You can imagine the excitement and panic when Janet realized she was pregnant again, with fraternal twins! Every week we all counted down, it was a long and scary road. There were months of bedrest, weeks of hospitalization, medical procedures to try and maintain the pregnancy. We all breathed a sigh of relief when she passed the week she lost Corrine, another when she reached 28 weeks and survival rates went up, another when she passed Zack’s gestation! Every week Janet’s friends got a bit giddier, how far could she go? By sheer will and determination and some amazing medical care the girl made it 37 weeks, delivering FULL TERM HEALTHY TWINS. Last week when we shot the twins newborn session several times we all just stepped back to look at them and cried… and now I’m crying again. What a miracle to watch unfold. A cause that is near and dear to Janet’s heart is the March of Dimes, doing the hard work everyday to prevent prematurity and support the families of premature babies. If you are so inclined please click on through and support the March of Dimes, every little bit counts.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
You may remember Jackson’s pretty mom from her maternity session a few months ago. Well her little man arrived right on schedule. Jackson is just gorgeous and a joy to those around him! We continue to pray for a speedy recovery for Jackson’s dad who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident last December. He continues to improve and hopes are he can return home to his family very soon.
Some of my very favorite babies were back to see me this week, first up is Stella! Stella is an 18 month old little lady now, she could tell me the sounds that every animal made, she can tell you her favorite color… Yellow! What a smarty. She was so cute to watch and still so spunky, love Stella. Enjoy~
Meet gorgeous Briannah! The streak continues of perfectly behaved older newborns as Briannah was nearly 4 weeks old. Babies this age can be rough but go figure, I’ve had three great ones in a row. Briannah brought her three big brothers with her, boys I happen to have known since they were preschoolers. You can see in the pictures how in love they are with their little sister, what a lucky girl. Enjoy~
Stella’s year in pictures was very much a family affair! I have had so much fun photographing this wonderful family. Looking through their images you really get a sense of the adventure it is to have four children and two only 17 months apart. Stella and Max have laughed, they’ve cried, they’ve run away while the rest of us just tried to keep it together :) My baby planners graduating is always so bittersweet, boo hoo. Enjoy Stella’s first year~