Category Archives: Newborns

The Legacy Of Abigail Grace

 

Today is the first day of Trisomy 13 awareness month and is very much a sobering day for me. And I wanted to share a little bit about why with you today.

A year ago today, sweet little Abigail Grace was born and made a bigger impact on the world in that one day than many make in their entire lives.

He parents, Nick and Mellissa, are a couple that my husband and I greatly admire and look up to. We met them in a class at our local gym. They are both local high school teachers and are so incredibly strong and inspiring in their marriage and their faith! They had been letting God decide whether they would have more children for years before finding out they were pregnant with Abigail. Their excitement was contagious and we were so excited to celebrate this little one with them!

The beginning of their pregnancy seemed normal, and healthy, and just so full of joy! About half way through the pregnancy they learned that their sweet little Abigail was struggling. She was diagnosed with Trisomy 13. They held onto hope that they could meet her and spend time with her for a few days or even just a few hours!

On March 1st, 2016, little Abigail Grace passed away in utero. Mellissa was induced and delivered Abigail Grace. I was able to go to the hospital that day and take some images of her tiny body with her mom and dad. And even though they may have never heard her cry or seen her wriggle in her swaddled blanket, she was so incredibly loved. There was more love in that room for that little girl that I even have words to express.

We had a beautiful memorial service for Abigail. And Mellissa’s words during the service are ones that I will never forget. She spoke of the things that her daughter accomplished without ever even experiencing life outside the womb. Little Abigail grace made an impact like no other. She helped people to see the world differently. To open their hearts. And she caused a stir in people that nothing else ever could have. Little Abigail Grace left a legacy and impact that those that are blessed to live long lives could only dream of. We all sent balloons off for the sweet little girl.

Today marks one year since that heartbreaking day in the hospital. And also the start of Trisomy 13 awareness month. It’s still hard, a year later. But I am so thankful for the opportunity to know and love this family and their sweet Abigail Grace!

 

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Kennedy Newborn Session – Franklin TN Newborn Photographer

 

It was so wonderful seeing little Kennedy again! I shot her birth not too long ago! You can see that session here! She is such a little sweetheart! Just as beautiful now as the day she was born! She was a champ through the whole session! Clearly, being photographed from birth, has made her a pro baby model already! 😉 In even just a matter of day’s it’s crazy how fast they grow! She did so great with all the outfits and changes! And it was so great to see mom and dad again!

 

There were a lot of fun shots from this session! There is one where she is wrapped in white and just has the cutest big smile for the camera though and I think it might just take the cake! What is your favorite from the session? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Brayden Newborn Session – Franklin TN Newborn Photographer

 

Meet little Brayden! He clearly already has a knack for being in front of the camera! He did so great with all the outfit changes and posing! It was a blast having him in the studio with mom and dad!

 

As usual, there were so many wonderful shots from Brayden’s newborn session! I love the family shot! I love getting family shots with newborns because it’s often their very first professional family photo with their newest addition! But there is also a picture of Brayden where he looks like he’s in a little grey pocked! It’s so incredibly cute! Also one where he has a mildly irritated expression as if he’s done with the paparazzi! hehe! So many adorable shots from this shoot! Make sure to leave a comment below with your favorites!

 

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Meet Gabriel Newborn Session – Columbia TN Photographer

 

Meet Gabriel! He is such a sweet heart! I loved this newborn session! We got to include some sweet family mementos and get some photos with mom and dad! He did so great sleeping through his photo session and all the costume changes! Such a cutie pie!

 

There were so many wonderful photos in this session! I especially love the one with dad holding little Gabriel all wrapped up! So sweet! Also the one with his big sister’s ultrasound pic and cross just warms my heart! I know she’s watching over them now! So many wonderful sentimental moments through this session! What are your favorite images of little Gabriel?

 

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Meet Theodore Newborn Session – Nashville TN Newborn Photographer

Meet Theodore! Talk about a heartbreaker! Little Theodore was so great during his session! We had a wonderful time and even got some family shots in! Family photos with newborns are so sweet to me! They’re often the families first family photos with the newest addition and I just love that! And mom and dad were just as great through this session as little Theodore!

 

There were so many great images from this shoot! It’s so hard to pick favorites! I really love this first one with the big smile on Theadore’s face! What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments!

 

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