This was simply one of the most poignant and significant sessions I’ve had to date. This gorgeous woman is my friend Monica. She’s an extremely talented person and I’m in awe of her creative genius; she’s super stylish and full of wit and energy and she’s so so much more.
Monica is also in the midst of one of the most celebrated times of anyone’s life…pregnancy. Yet she recently discovered that this momentous occasion has taken a tragic turn in the other direction. At her 6m mark she received a very poor prognosis for baby Hudson. He won’t make it to term. It’s heartbreaking news for anyone to hear and I can only imagine how difficult things must be for her right now.
She contacted me earlier this month with the news and expressed her desire to document this time in her life. She wanted something simple to remember him by and to assure that his life wasn’t in vein. How beautiful and brave, I thought. And how honored I was to help.
Monica and her best friend Ronda met me early one morning at the lake. The serenity of the lake at sunrise was simply breathtaking. The powerful nature of the session was quickly transformed into beauty, celebration and remembrance. At times my eyes filled up with tears behind the camera and at other times I was one of 3 girls giggling at the lake. The range of emotions was beautiful.
This session is what I believe photography is about: truly grabbing onto moments in life that were once here and will forever be remembered.
Monica – I’m in awe of your strength, beauty and grace and I know you will be an amazing mother …
Hudson – you are forever remembered and loved by many…
Monica and I had an amazing time at this photo session and I’m looking forward to doing more maternity sessions. If you are an expecting mom … please contact me today 214-534-8060.