All lifestyle newborn sessions are special, filled with joy and wonder in a baby's first home. But this session held a whole other level of emotion.
We recognize the joy in birth so readily, but sometimes forget that for many families, there is pain, hurt, or loss there as well. This family tragically lost their first son, Ezra, to miscarriage, and so with Benjamin's birth and life, he also became their answered prayer for another child in God's perfect timing.
They asked to incorporate Ezra's baby blanket into the images, so we literally wrapped Benjamin in the knitted memories of his brother. It was such a powerful sentiment to see these loving parents hold this sweet son, while also honoring the life of their first.
Benjamins' curly blond hair, the cards of congratulations they displayed in their living room, the signs of baby strewn about their cozy, warm home -- they are details that tell a story and make newborn photography so special, the details that so often slip by but that deep down, we want to cherish forever.
Benjamin's dad has a tattoo and his mom has a silver bracelet in remembrance of their first son. We wanted to capture those sentiments in a frame that also celebrated the miracle of the new baby boy. What a beautiful treasure of God's promises to hold near.