10 Fingers and 10 toes are what most parents may jokingly look for when their precious baby leaves the womb. As for Carrie & Robert, their concerns were a lot more severe; they prayed that their baby would make it out of the womb with enough development to survive. What Carrie believed to be just typical stomach cramps turned into the delivery of her son 12 weeks ahead of schedule. Miraculously Caelan Alexander was born 08/21/11 weighing only 2lbs. 9.5oz.. His was then quickly rushed off to an entirely different hospital to fight for his life with only a quick glimpse from mom & dad.
I had the opportunity to meet this blessing from God today. Caelan is steadily getting stronger and stronger and according to Carrie; it seems like he grew overnight. This morning she thought he was heavier than usually and much to her surprise after weighing him he finally reached 7lbs.
Caelan has been at home with his family for the past few weeks with the help of a breathing monitor (to alert Carrie & Rob if Caelan forgets to breathe), caffeine to help him to remember to keep breathing, and a few other things to help his body continue the developing stages.
Thanks to modern medicine and God above, this little man is doing really good breathing on his own. Although there are a few inconveniences like making use to grab the monitor pack before walking around with Caelan, Carrie & Robert are happy to have their whole family home. Please say a prayer for the Meusling Family and their miracle boy!
Thank you for allowing me the privilege to capture these special moments of a lifetime!
One of my favorite little girls to photograph! Miss Michaela has such a sweet, caring, silly, and quirk personality that is displayed in the diversity of her expressions. I have such a good time capturing her life. I met her last year when I did a fundraiser for the school and we have been best buddies ever since. I love hearing her little voice when she says: "How about this Miss April?" as she changes from pose to pose. I am always so anxious to see the result of her images. I know if we are having that much fun while we are shooting surely everyone else will feel that way when they see them. (At least that is how I feel.) Hope you are able to feel the joy and excitement this little girl brings to the world and everyone she encounters. God bless you Miss Michaela in everything you do! Love you!
The jacket has significant meaning to her. She might not know it now but this was her daddies varsity jacket from high school. What a great memory for her and her dad to share when she gets older.
The photo shoot wouldn't have been complete without her best friend, Mable.
When I first met with Amanda I wasn't sure what to expect. She was quiet but I was guessing it was just nerves. I knew I had to do something to bring her out of her shell. She couldn't see that I was the type of person that was not going to judge in any way. She soon figured that out when I asked her to do some crazy stuff like jump off of hay bails for her pictures. I could tell she wasn't that into the idea but she soon realized that getting your pictures taken can be FUN! Once she loosened up it turned into a whole new shoot. I saw a confidence in her that will take her far in life. I pray that she keeps that confidence in her self and knows no matter what life brings you there is always light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to look for it. Good luck with you senior year Amanda. I look forward to watching you grow.
Love to find your special quirks and personality. Love to find the love in every relationship. Want every image to make you "feel" some kind of emotion. Looking for the real emotions.
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