Not all heroes wear capes …
Over year ago, I received an inquiry from a Mom interested in baby photos to celebrate her son’s one year birthday. Upon speaking with the Mom, I quickly realized their session was something that would not only celebrate their son’s birthday, but the also all the obstacles has overcome. Brian was born with microcephaly. As a baby he continued to fight and defeat the odds. He was also faced with the challenging diagnosis of epilepsy. What felt like hospital stay after hospital stay and a lot of trial and error, baby photos were something Mom longed for.
Since professional pictures was something they have yet been able to do due to Brian’s medical history, I knew how important this was . My heart immediately opened for this family. I wanted to plan the perfect session to document their beautiful family.
I wanted them to forever have these pictures capturing this time. After booking the session and finalizing the date, I received an email from Brian’s Mom. He sadly was back in the hospital facing difficult times and we would have to postpone his session. Being a mom myself, my heart broke for this family. I could not even imagine what their journey into parenthood had been like.
Fast forward one year, I received another email with the great news that Brian was doing well and (knock on wood) has been seizure free. We immediately scheduled a date to capture his second birthday milestone, but more importantly his family together.
Brian’s sweet mama came to my studio prior to Brian and his Dad so Nancy could pamper her. Nancy providing Mom with the full hair and makeup services while she got to sit back and relax.
For Brian’s session we did a mix of individual baby portraits as well as Mom & baby/Dad & baby/ and family portraits. You could feel their love and see it through the images. It was such a joy to capture this family. I know these pictures will truly be cherished for many years to come. As a Westchester, PA baby photographer I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with this sweet family.