Four years ago I had the privilege of photographing the birth of of a beautiful baby boy named Kaden, and even though it has been years, I will never forget his sweet face. Shortly after Kaden was born it was discovered that his little heart was very sick. He fought hard for three weeks before he went to be with our Lord in heaven. I have prayed hard for Kaden and his family. When his Mama messaged me this summer she had lost the photos from his birth, I must admit I was panicked. We have lived in three houses since I took these photos. I have changed backup systems, upgraded my equipment, taken classes, attended conferences, and shot hundreds of sessions since that day. Could I find the backup? Would the photos be any good? I spent many hours praying I would find them and that they would be perfect. That they would be everything that my client wanted and needed them to be. You see, she told me that in these last four years she hadn’t been able to look at them, and had never seen the love we captured that day.
Our prayers were answered! I found the backup! I loaded up the images and the tears began to fall. My style has changed, evolved, and improved since this day, but its not about these photos being technically “perfect”. To be able to give the gift of memories and moments forgotten, to a Mama who wants to remember and celebrate her son. I am pretty sure I have the best job in the world. I am so happy that I got to be there that day, to meet a sweet boy who is so loved by his family.
Please take a minute to learn more about Kaden’s story and his amazing and strong family through his Mama’s blog: DIANA WROTE . I am so happy that we have been able to reconnect and will be working together again soon on an exciting project. Stay tuned! Here are some more links about Kaden and his journey:
Taking Kaden Home 6 Months in Heaven CIHHV-6 and Us