When Madison's mom contacted me about newborn photos I was so excited for them! Sarah shared with me all about how they were expecting their little miracle after years of struggling with infertility and loss of hope after failed attempts, which is a topic so dear to my heart because of my own past history of loss and my sister-in-law's current struggles with infertility. (You can read about that journey here on her new blog about their family.) Watch the video then scroll down for more of Madison's story.
Sarah also joined in our pregnancy photography model call this summer and showed off some of our beautiful maternity gowns that we keep in our studio closet for clients. I was so excited to get to document this special time in her life for her.
We decided on the Heirloom Newborn Collection for their family, including a Fresh 48 photography session where we take hospital newborn photos as well as a studio newborn photo session. When I got the news that Madison would be arriving soon I was so excited! We made plans for me to join the family at Sacred Heart's Family Birth Place the next day and meet Madison before she headed home.
Baby Madison ONLY wanted to snuggle, so getting a portrait was a little difficult at first, but once her mom and I put on her very first outfit she settled right down.
One week later they came into the studio for their posed newborn photos.
We picked out some of our newborn props as well as this super cool dream catcher made by Madison’s grandmother, so neat to have her heritage represented! I love including things that are special to the family and planning custom newborn photos so that the images really represent them personally.
So after 4 years they got their little girl in their arms. I’m so very honored to have been chosen to capture this extremely important time in Madison, Sarah & Mike’s lives and can’t wait to watch as Madison grows!
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