“Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute
You didn’t grow under my heart but in it.”
I am so blessed by the incredible families that come through my studio. Hearing their stories and getting to know them truly enriches my life.
Back in the spring a dear friend of mine bought a newborn session as a gift to her long time friends Elise & Josh who were thrilled to finally be starting their family through adoption. But due to the overwhelming emotion and the weight of such an incredibly hard decision to give up a child, the birth mother decided to keep the baby. But even with hearts broken Elise and Josh didn’t give up hope and knew they would have their family some day so they started the process again.
Well they say everything happens for a reason and I truly believe that. And I think if you asked Elise and Josh they would agree too because months later they have now been blessed with the most adorable, scrumptious little angel you’ve ever seen! Once Bennett was born he was able to stay with them in their own room at the hospital and the bonding was instantaneous. They have not been separated since and everyone is doing great. Elise and Josh will forever be greatful to Bennetts birth mother for giving them their greatest blessing and have even given him the middle name Cort after her name Cortney. -I told you they were incredible people!
It was such a pleasure to capture Bennett’s newborn pictures and this family will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for blessing my life.