Monday, August 29, 2011

NICU Grad Photo Shoot-Daxton

Daxton (Dax) was born at 34 weeks and was only in the NICU for a short 16 days, although to the parents, I am sure that time crawled. He hasn't been home for very long before I received an email to do a photo session with this wonderful family.

I was welcomed into their home and shown around to get an idea for their lifestyle so we can start their session. The session was styled as a "lifestyle" photo shoot so as that the family was more comfortable doing what they do in their every day lives instead of worrying about posing and getting cheesy shots that may or may not turn out due to a fussing or hungry baby.

Many emotions come from a parent while their child is in the NICU. Dax's mother stated "....fear, anxiety, worry, love, pain, hope (at times) and hopeless (at other times)." were her emotions through all this but since posting some sneak peeks, she has stated how in love with the photos she is and how timeless they are and how she will cherish them. The photos definitely capture not just a mother's love for her baby but also the family connection as well as the strength in that child's eyes.

I hope to continue to watch Dax grow through many follow up photo sessions.

I was and am still very honored to be able to step into the lives of these wonderful, caring and very sweet people. Thank you Preemie Prints for introducing me to them!

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