pictures of hope…sweet elizabeth

i love these sessions…and have worked with nothing but exceptional families and parents.  these babies are true blessings…when i look into their beautiful, sweet eyes, i know how differently it could have been.  sweet baby elizabeth is doing so well and is getting so close to going home to her two big brothers and one sister…i am thinking she is going to get a lot of love and attention.:)  keeping growing strong miss elizabeth…you are a sweet pea, little one.

little miracles…pictures of hope

in the heart of the holiday season, i find it is so easy to get caught up  in the commercialization of Christmas…the gift buying, the decorations, the holiday cards…all of the things that seem to take over our lives during the month of december. and, not that all of these things are not wonderful because they are, but have you just stopped during this busy time to think about the true meaning of Christmas in the birth of  baby Jesus?  as i sit here writing this post, i am humbled by these sweet, little miracles which are the most special gift from above.  all three of these babies decided to come into the world early. they are so small, so innocent and are true blessings.  it is these little blessings which are one reminder to me of the true meaning of Christmas.  and, as you continue to prepare for the beautiful day of Christ’s birthday, take a deep breath, look at all the blessings in your life and hold them close to your heart. to the hedin and oswald familes…i truly loved meeting you all and your little ones.  i was moved with how much love filled both hospital rooms.  thank you for allowing me into your lives for just a bit to meet your sweet ones…i pray they all continue to grow strong so they can be home soon.

baby brayden…

babies reagan and eden…

shutter mission and pictures of hope…

ShutterMission…a website highlighting portrait charities and supporting photographers who give their time, talent and heart. this is their mission and it is wonderful…they are sharing amazing stories and i am honored they chose to highlight my story of beautiful shelby on their website.

portrait charities have brought comfort, peace, and joy to countless lives around the world, and yet, there are many deserving families and inviduals who aren’t aware these unique services exist. ShutterMission’s goal is simple ~ to spread the word about these amazing organizations and the photographers who serve them.  in doing so, they hope to inspire others to give back to their communities.

please take a peek at the ShutterMission website…it is a fabulous site to bookmark.

and, an update on sweet shelby…she is doing really well.  she is still at children’s hospital in minneapolis, but getting ever so close to going home.  i am so thrilled at the idea of her family being able to take her home for good…what a journey this has been for all of them and home sweet home will be a gift like no other to shelby’s family.