It’s always so fun for me to photograph families again and again. I photographed this gorgeous little girl as a newborn and was so amazed to see how much Sydney had grown since that time! I also really love being able to capture the love between parents and child. There’s just something so special and magical there. It’s hard to explain, but you can just feel it when you’re there witnessing it. There’s just no other type of love than that between parent and child. I know that Rachel, Dan and Sydney are going to cherish these images for years and years to come and that makes me feel so blessed to be able to do what I do.
This heart breaking post has been circulating on Facebook, but I wanted to share this here as well as I feel it’s so important. And I say this as a Mom. My family has had five family members pass this past year and it just makes you so appreciative of the short time we have here on earth. What is even more difficult to comprehend is the loss of a young life. A young Mom (I didn’t personally know her, but she was good friends with quite a few of my Mommy friends) passed recently leaving behind a young son. I’ve been praying for that little boy day and night. I can not imagine having your whole world taken away from you. It’s hard enough dealing with life and death as an adult, so I can not imagine a child having to go through it with his own Mother. My heart broke as I read about her son crying for his Mama at her memorial service and I can’t help but wish I’d known her so that I could have photographed her family. If you could, please send a prayer to this family and for that little boy.