I have never been more emotional about a shoot than I was for this one. I have battled with sharing this, but throughout the process of editing this sweet girl’s images, I felt maybe it was meant to be. The news of Sarah’s conception came to me about six months ago. At the time I was celebrating the possibility of a new life in my own little family. It seemed to me that it was perfect timing and such a blessing that there were so many lives that were to be celebrated in a few short months. It seemed like everyone was pregnant! 🙂 Sarah would be a few weeks older than my first! Unfortunately, our little peanut was meant to be an angel long before she/he became a newborn. For the past 5 months I have shyed away from holding or talking babies. I was so bitter, hurt and fearful. I didn’t want to talk about it. When Leigha contacted me I had a surge of excitement because I love what I do, and I love to capture special moments for people. Then my selfishness and fear came creeping back in. I was terrified that I would be cold, or just break into tears when I finally got to hold sweet Sarah; completely baffling all those around me. Along this short, painful journey I have met so many women that helped me heal and grow. It’s been a journey that has opened my eyes, my heart and my faith. Nothing could prepare me for the woman I would meet that would put that final touch on my healing. Two weeks ago, the sweetest family walked into my front studio area. I was greeted with the most gentle and amazing little boy, Bradley. Then I met Sarah. There were no tears, or anger, or sadness. Only joy and pure amazement at this sweet little girl. She is such a blessing, as each child is. The love surrounding her was so comforting. As I held her there were no thoughts of what I had lost, but what I had gained. I was holding a miracle in my arms, and I was getting to photograph her. WOW! 🙂 I can’t wait to see her grow and become that woman who changed my life on the first day I met her. If her family is any indication she will continue to make a joyful impression on all those who meet her. Now, on a lighter note, the whole session was a true newborn session, full of screams, burp up and sweet sleeping; and I can’t thank them enough for their patience and grace. It was truely a wonderful shoot. 🙂 What a blessing! 🙂
See all of Sarah’s portrait session here!