You never know what you have until it’s gone. Sometimes I feel we get caught up in the moment and never stop to appreciate all that we have. Having had a loss of a child myself at 17 weeks, I never really understood what others went through. I had to carry my child that had past away in my womb for nearly a week. Mind you, I had a belly and looked pregnant. It was the hardest thing in the world to have people come up to you and congratulate you or ask how it is going, only to know yourself my baby is gone. This baby that had a heartbeat and looked so perfect was gone. The baby that you started to plan for….is no longer going to cry when you give birth to it. The kicks that you felt are now still. You begin to ask yourself what you did wrong. Where could I have done something different. But for some reason, which you may never know, it happened.

I recently did a maternity session for the kindest most beautiful clients who went through the same thing, except their baby was full term. The heartache that comes with a loss of a child is unbearable. This family knew there could be complications but the outlook seemed positive. About a week went by and they got to be with her every single day. When I heard the news, my heart dropped and I had a lump in my throat. It is the news that no parent ever wants to hear. It is the news that isn’t talked about much. It is the news that makes you so angry that others have a perfectly healthy baby, why can’t you or they? But it is also the news…. that your baby is at peace and will no longer be in pain. This is why I do what I do. This images will be cherished for a lifetime. Make sure you choose the photographer you absolutely love.