Jake & Cassidy | Valencia Newborn Photographer

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.

  1. ketti says:

    hold on, let me just wipe the tears away… okay. Absolutely beautiful photographs, and Janet, I am just beyond happy for you and Kevin!!! The twins are just beautiful :)

  2. Chrisie says:

    What a miracle to watch unfold, couldn’t have said it better! Love these guys. What beautiful pictures of such a beautiful family!!

  3. Claire says:

    Ok well I was crying – seriously. Beautiful family, beautiful life story, beautiful images. I wish them love and happiness.

  4. shannon says:

    Tears here too. I’m beyond happy for Janet and her newly-expanded family. What beautiful images to capture this time in their lives!

  5. erin marie says:

    Oh Laurie … Simply beautiful as always! And there is no favorite photo ~ they are all so amazing!!!!! What an incredible story. Tears of joy

  6. Julia says:

    Janet, I could not be happier for you … and Laurie you are incredible. What amazing joy is in these photos. Absolutely beautiful … every single one.

  7. Anna-Karin says:

    Simply stunning newborn photographs!! I think my favorite is with big brothers and the twins all awake. Gorgeous work!

  8. Erin says:

    So gorgeous. Every.single.image.

  9. Amazing story. Amazing strength, amazing outcome! These are beyond breathtaking! Another person in tears here! Love them all, especially the ones with their big brother!

  10. Lisa Kelly says:

    What a touching story and such beautiful images. I am so happy for this family and I have no doubt these images will be treasured forever.

  11. PamN says:

    If I HAD to pick – HAD to, mind you – it would be the one of big brother holding one on his tummy & one near his side. And it would be the biggest canvas I could have made!

  12. Janice says:

    Just breathtaking. Such beautiful images. I adore the black and white shot of the siblings. So beautiful!

  13. These are completely amazing! And I’m definitely in tears over their story – what a blessing to have these two brand new editions to their family!

  14. cherron says:

    Janet, I love you and your gorgeous little family!! Laurie, you did such a beautiful job. I am going to say it again, you have completely surpassed your normal amazing work with that black and white sibling shot. It’s stunning.

  15. Lisa says:

    LOVE these Laurie!! :) Absolutely beautiful.

  16. Erin B. says:

    I have to say, the fifth one down where the twins are holding hands takes my breath away as does their story! All three kids are gorgeous and Mom and Dad couldn’t look any prouder!

  17. Lisa says:

    What a gorgeous family and such a heartwarming story! You work is beautiful!

  18. I have just one word… incredible!

  19. heather garl says:

    My heart goes out to the loss this family has faced….you are definitely blessed with beautiful children. The photos are absolutely stunning!

  20. Angela says:

    Oh my goodness..that face the older sibling is making in the first one is soooo cute! Great job, Laurie!

  21. Sophie Crew says:

    Ohhh Laurie, how I love these!! You are so creative in your posing – what amazing shots you got! I love the ones with big brother, and those family shots are just perfection!!

  22. Love the heart shot–what a wonderful story!

  23. AMAZING!!! just love them all

  24. Patti says:

    Such a gorgeous session!

  25. Absolutely stunning, Lori, and what a miracle!

  26. Paula says:

    What an amazing newborn twins session with their big brother. WOW!

  27. Sachin Khona says:

    This is a beautiful session. Amazing. I love every single shot!

  28. Shannon Gray says:

    Amazing photos!! Totally wish you took my twins’ photos!! :) Amazing!!

  29. Paige says:

    I saw your pictures on pinterest. Wow! Amazing. You are some sort of wizard. My children never blinked during their pictures…much less slept and allowed poeple to move them!! These babies and parents and big brother are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. Karen says:

    What a beautiful session, and such a beautiful healing story for this family.

  31. Brooke says:

    WOOOOOWWW!!!! I LOVE LOVE this session! You are amazing!!!

  32. WOW, these are amazing!! I love them!

  33. So incredibly beautiful! What a story. I can imagine during that shoot it must have been emotional. So happy for the family!

  34. […] I wish I could take credit for coming up with this idea, but I didn’t.  Thanks Laurie, for the […]

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